New Zealand Government spends $150,000 to create video game to teach people how to run a business
Government, Joy Business Academy, Xero and BNZ have teamed up and created a video game to give players insight into running their own business.
The Ministry of Social Development spent $150,000 on the game but the total cost of development could not be revealed. It took 14 months and eight designers to create.
The Tycoon Game series, which consists of Restaurant Tycoon and Tech Tycoon, challenges players to use what the World Economic Forum has deemed as 10 essential skills vital for the future of employment.
The educational game will teach players business skills including emotional intelligence and cognitive flexibility, as well as critical thinking and creativity - skills the Forum has this year bumped up the prescribed list.
See https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12095092. Restaurant Tycoon can be found at https://tycoongames.org/tycoon/diner and Tech Tycoon at https://tycoongames.org/tycoon/tech
|Government spends $150,000 to create video game to teach people how to run a business
Government has teamed up with Kiwi firms to create a business video game.