Solutions Credit Counselling Service Inc.

Ayogo Games, Inc.

October 12, 2010 13:28 ET

Solutions Credit Counselling Service Inc. & Ayogo Games, Inc.: Media Advisory; New Facebook™ Application Helps You Play Your Way Out of Debt

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2010) - What if playing a game could help you get out of debt? Margaret Johnson, President of Vancouver's Solutions Credit Counselling Service Inc.™, is making learning about credit, debt and debt consolidation fun. "Credit Master or Debt Prisoner – Which One Are You?" is the first credit counselling application that leverages technology and financial knowledge. Transforming debt fear into credit knowledge™ has never been easier.

The game involves five quizzes with topics covering key aspects of financial life: credit cards, mortgages, credit bureaus, debt collectors and student loans. Each quiz has multiple choice questions with the answers revealed by Johnson in interview-style videos. Its aim is to reach people who are afraid or embarrassed to acknowledge their level of debt to a counsellor face-to-face. Each time an application user completes a quiz or answers a question correctly they are entered to win prizes including a free consultation session with Margaret. Margaret will also donate $1 for every quiz completed to The Debtor's Assistance Society, a non-profit resource in Metro Vancouver.

"There is a colossal problem of debt in our society, especially high-interest credit-card debt, and many people have a real fear of talking about it, let alone addressing it," says Johnson.

Johnson credits the Vancouver technology community for inspiring the idea. She says that a game platform could be a great way to help educate people who have debt and real fears and stress over their financial status.

Credit Master or Debt Prisoner – Which One Are You?™ can be accessed at The game was designed by Ayogo Games, Inc.

About Margaret Johnson
Johnson is a leader in the credit industry. With more than 35 years of experience, she started Solutions Credit Counselling Service Inc.™ in 1999 to set the highest industry standards of ethical practice and integrity in credit counselling. It is the only independent agency of its kind in Canada working for clients who need financial assistance.

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About Ayogo Games, Inc.
Ayogo Games, Inc. is a Vancouver-based studio that creates social games on social networks (Facebook™, MySpace, Bebo) and mobile platforms (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry), helping content creators and rights holders build new revenue streams and new audiences for their content.

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