In light of the power crisis South Africans are currently facing, it might be useful to play a game that teaches you to lower your electricity usage and Power House is just that game.

The game is free to play on Facebook and is almost like The Sims. But, instead of controlling your family, they do as they please and you are in charge of turning their lights on and off as well as running their water. Your power usage is measured using real life equivalents and your goal is to waste as little power as possibly during a four-day period.

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The game was developed by the US Department of Energy in collaboration with Stanford University and is aimed at showing you how important it is to use resources, like electricity and water, sparingly.

Try out Power House and let us know what you scored!