The Uber Game

Can you make it in the gig economy?

#1 Product of the DayOctober 07, 2017

The Uber Game is online game by The FT.

You're a full-time Uber driver with two kids to support, and a $1000 mortgage payment due in a week.

Can you earn enough to pay the bill — and make more than other players? Find out!

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Lesson: Tip your drivers.
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@faisal_hassanx Wasn't even aware there was tip functionality, Is it hidden away somewhere?
@faisal_hassanx @pthm_ Not for Uber. By choice. If drivers receive tips at all, they're cash. Lyft encourages tipping in their app though.
@maggiewhite I don’t think they rolled it out nationwide yet.
This is really cool - super eye opening!

Step into the life of an Uber driver - what is it like - what are your fears and concerns? Can you win?

Pros:

This is really well done and clearly created with empathy

Cons:

None that I can find after a day of playing.

It's rare I find a product created with such a deep level of empathy and whose focus is to give insight into a perspective someone may not have thought about or experienced first hand. 🎩 Hats off to the Financial Times for making this a reality. Having talked to so many Uber/Lyft drivers about life - this is really well done! Thanks for hunting it @jaredsilver 🚗 🙌
This is great thought provoking game. Tempts me to build a larger version with larger branching choices such as getting a university degree ie a modern version of Oregon Trail.