Technology

Types of Games

Of course you know some of today’s most popular video games, like Minecraft and Fortnite. Technically speaking, a ‘video game’ is a game that includes a digital user interface (like computer or hand-help device). But did you know there are many different types of games?

In addition to video games, here are 10 different types of games:

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And the cool part is that Game Designers are needed for all these types of games! Because there are so many different types of games, and because games are becoming increasingly popular (both for fun and for learning), video game designers are in high demand.

What type of game are you most interested in designing, and why? Tell us about it in the Group. [note: If it is your first time you will need to click the join group button in the top right to be able to post your replies and your own topics]

What Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory Would Cost Today

Guest post by The Advanced Technology Services Marketing Dept.

Few fictional businesses are as iconic and instantly recognizable as Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Although the eccentric chocolatier can get away with running his operation on “pure imagination” in Roald Dahl’s book and the movies based on it, real-life ledgers have to be balanced with cold, hard cash.

Having a flying glass elevator in your facility might be a hit with employees and visitors, but how much would that cost the company? Not surprisingly, the answer is mind-blowing. Based on the current cost of an all-glass elevator — not to mention the rocket you’d need to get it airborne — you would need to spend an estimated $109 million on that extravagance alone. That’s not to mention footing the bill for the other unusual amenities in Willy Wonka’s factory, such as the 150,000-gallon chocolate river or the edible fruit wallpaper. There are also the more ho-hum expenses, like the factory’s energy bill, and employee wages and benefits. Oompa-Loompas have to eat, too.

Preparing for a STEM career means thinking about all of the practicalities that come with running a business, even one staffed by mythical orange people with green hair. The accompanying infographic breaks down exactly what the operating costs of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory might be if it existed in real life. Spoiler alert: They’re as over-the-top as the factory itself.

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Author bio: The Advanced Technology Services Marketing Department is an innovative, collaborative, results-driven team focused on driving the business forward. The department consists of four pillars: Business Intelligence, Product Management, Marketing Communications and Demand Generation.  All team members work cross-functionally to increase brand awareness and drive demand for continuous bottom-line growth in the industrial maintenance and MRO asset management sectors.

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