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Moneycontrol.com launches political stock-market game

MUMBAI: Network18’s moneycontrol.com has undertaken a unique initiative to give users a chance to play king-maker before the elections, through a political stock exchange game appropriately named ‘Power Play’.

Aiming to capture the election fervour, the game gives users a chance to value their politicians and have fun as they interact and share their views on leadership values with other users.

Power Play is a fantasy stock-market game where people can trade in ‘politician’ shares. Similar to real-life stock markets, the trading of shares will lead to price movements.

However, price movements on the game will also be a function of media coverage received by the politicians, coupled with the number of votes they receive from users. Users will also get a chance to vote up or vote down the politicians through the ‘Sentiment Meter’, thereby affecting their share prices.

Moneycontrol.com COO Rubeena Singh said, “Power Play is a platform that integrates the core strengths of moneycontrol and the buzz of the upcoming general elections. It’s a fun game that is high on interactivity, and combined with the impending elections, is also highly topical. After all, the Sentiment Meter, which lets the users vote up or vote down, will also be an indicator of the public outlook on certain parties and politicians.”

The game will be available for users on the web and mobile platforms.