MIT Sloan’s Platform Wars is a Cute Game, I guess

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MIT Sloan business school just released a web game called Platform Wars that simulates the console business.  I’d skip the introductory video in the link below as it’s very pendantic and doesn’t provide much news.  Go straight to the game and you can play without any registration hassles.

The game itself is reminiscent of Galactic Civilizations and other “excel games”.  It comes with a nice set of charts to plot your progress as you make turn-based choices.  On the default setting, it seems like the game can be won in just a few turns.  Overall this is a cute game, but doesn’t carry much weight as either an educational device or something for a serious gamer.

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