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Sun, Jan 23, 2011

Virtual Team Challenge: New City Spill!

This February, Deloitte is sponsoring a high school business skills development competition involving student teams of four players that work together in a virtual environment to try and clean up an oil spill on a city’s river.  The simulation is presented to the player from a 3rd person, over-the-shoulder perspective, similar to the kind of viewpoint used in current action and role-playing games (RPGs) but without the violence. The simulation runs on Windows XP/Direct X9 and higher systems using a downloaded game installer.

The rules page provides a basic overview of the competition process. The students take on different roles that provide services to New City as they try to clean up the spill. Choices the students make help save money (which gets directed to United Way instead of to the spill cleanup), reduce environmental impacts and build cooperative relations.



Posted by: Bill Warters on 2011 01 23 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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