I just had a thought, instead of it being a video game why not just a show with virtual characters where the avatars play professionals and users roles out on the show. We could simulate actual experiences of actual people as a way to do or not do something. The stories could come from the files of professionals during their careers? Changes things but people seem to like reality TV, just a thought.
I also suggest NOT looking at it like "financial software" but finding another, less intimidating and clinical term. After all nobody uses financial software for very long, definitely not for life. I've always believed apps like this and other games need to be built on a platform because they aren't one on their own. People need a reason to still play after the novelty wears off.
Our platform is being built on the housing industry and would make a great place for a game like this. It's interesting to me at least. Is the plan to build an app or just a prototype or develop an idea for an app?
I'm designing a platform where real people can share their experiences as they try to manage their finances and housing experience. Same concept, trying to get people to follow those who find success by giving them a glimpse into someone else's life, although anonymously of course. It's an interesting challenge for sure. People like their privacy and nobody wants everyone to know they made money mistakes.