Fact Sheet! 

  • Description: Poverty is a Choice is a stock based choose your own adventure game for the budding rich person in all of us.

  • Developer: Ugliest Horse Studio; Based in Dublin, Ireland

  • Release Date: October, 2018 (Windows/Steam & Itch)

  • Website: UgliestHorse.com

  • Price: USD 11.99

  • Availability: Digital Download

  • Languages: English (at launch) French, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazil, Russian (December 2018)

  • Press Contact: FakeNews@UgliestHorse.com

  • Social: Twitter


In this life simulator you can -

  • Trade stocks like a pro!

  • Place Market orders after-hours during a downturn!

  • Operate on Margin!

  • Purchase leveraged ETFs!

  • Take advantage of the working class*!

  • Get hooked to coke and beat your wife!

  • Uncover the cabal of lizard people manipulating the world**!!!

* Don't worry, they are probably black, foreign, or women
** JK its just old white guys

Screen shots!



Q - Are you worried the caustic nature of your advertisements might put people off buying your game?
A - Its an Indie game in 2018, no one will buy it anyway.

Q - What are the politics of this game?
A - There are none.

Q - What are you parodying? 
A - Nothing, this is 100% serious.

Q - Can I stream your game?
A - Yes, there is a streaming setting in the options that remove anything that may violate Twitch or Youtubes TOS. (I have no idea why you would want to tho)


Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Poverty is a Choice includes the Unreal® Engine code and other code, materials, and information (the “Epic Materials”) from Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”).  All Epic Materials are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, “with all faults” and without warranty of any kind. Ugliest Horse Studio, Epic, and Epic’s affiliates disclaim all warranties, conditions, common law duties, and representations (express, implied, oral, and written) with respect to the Epic Materials, including without limitation all express, implied, and statutory warranties and conditions of any kind, such as title, non-interference with your enjoyment, authority, non-infringement, merchantability, fitness or suitability for any purpose (whether or not Epic knows or has reason to know of any such purpose), system integration, accuracy or completeness, results, reasonable care, workmanlike effort, lack of negligence, and lack of viruses, whether alleged to arise under law, by reason of custom or usage in the trade, or by course of dealing.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Ugliest Horse Studio, Epic, and Epic’s affiliates make no warranty that (1) any of the Epic Materials will operate properly, including as integrated in the Poverty is a Choice, (2) that the Epic Materials will meet your requirements, (3) that the operation of the Epic Materials will be uninterrupted, bug free, or error free in any or all circumstances, (4) that any defects in the Epic Materials can or will be corrected, (5) that the Epic Materials are or will be in compliance with a platform manufacturer’s rules or requirements, or (6) that a platform manufacturer has approved or will approve this Poverty is a Choice, or will not revoke approval of this Poverty is a Choice for any or no reason. Any warranty against infringement that may be provided in Section 2-312 of the Uniform Commercial Code or in any other comparable statute is expressly disclaimed by Ugliest Horse Studio and Epic.  Ugliest Horse Studio, Epic, and Epic’s affiliates do not guarantee continuous, error-free, virus-free, or secure operation of or access to the Epic Materials. This paragraph will apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, neither Ugliest Horse Studio, Epic, Epic’s licensors, nor its or their affiliates, nor any of Ugliest Horse Studio's or Epic’s service providers, shall be liable in any way for loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use or inability to use the Epic Materials or otherwise in connection with this [Agreement], including but not limited to loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure, or malfunction, or any and all other commercial damages or losses.  In no event will Ugliest Horse Studio, Epic, Epic’s licensors, nor its or their affiliates, nor any of Ugliest Horse Studio's or Epic’s service providers be liable for any loss of profits or any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages, or any other damages arising out of or in connection with this [Agreement] or the Epic Materials, or the delay or inability to use or lack of functionality of the Epic Materials, even in the event of Ugliest Horse Studio's, Epic’s, or Epic’s affiliates’ fault, tort (including negligence), strict liability, indemnity, product liability, breach of contract, breach of warranty, or otherwise and even if Ugliest Horse Studio, Epic or Epic’s affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages.  These limitations and exclusions regarding damages apply even if any remedy fails to provide adequate compensation.

Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, the liability of Ugliest Horse Studio, Epic, Epic’s licensors, its and their affiliates, and any of Ugliest Horse Studio's or Epic’s service providers shall be limited to the full extent permitted by law.