Game Classification

Micro$oft Simulator Pers' Wastaiset Produktiot, Pers' Wastaiset Produktiot, 1994  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Subjective message broadcasting
  • Storytelling


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old / 25 to 35 years old / 35 to 60 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Micro$oft Simulator Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of Bill Gates is like? Some cynical Finnish programmers decided to cobble together this little program to illustrate the big business decisions coming across Mr. Gates' desk. Starting with a pile of cash, the player needs to decide how to allocate it, in one of three ways:First, he can hire bodyguards. These fellows won't help you make any money further on down the line (in truth, they are a continual drain on your accounts) but in the event of Redmond getting stormed by rabid anti-Microsoft fanatics, their bodies will keep yours from harm.
Second, he can file a lawsuit -- most likely against an actual software innovator -- which is a bit of a crapshoot: money is allocated to the legal team and money comes out as a settlement, and if the player is lucky, the latter exceeds the former.
Finally, if he's really desperate, he can develop and publish software. Choosing whether to make a minor (3.1 to 3.11) or major (2.0 to 3.0) update, he then assigns varying sums to the programming and marketing departments. Cross your fingers and see how it pans out in the marketplace!(Conspicuously, this game was never ported to Linux or released for Amigas or Macs 8) [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : PC (Dos)