Play "The Founder" a dystopian startup business simulation


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/27/play-the-founder-a-dystopi.html


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The society that produces a simulation of startup culture for entertainment purposes has probably already elected zuckerberg as president #46


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Man, I’ve been playing this all night, and I had just about everything unlocked, but as I was hitting $10 billion the counters maxed out ($NaN) and the game became unplayable. I think there might be a victory condition where you colonize space, but I guess I’ll never find out.

Apart from that, it’s a cool game that requires you to imagine how different technologies might be combined. Some pairings work better than others, and new pairings work better than ones you’ve oft repeated, so you’re forced to continually explore new possibilities. It’s different from other business simulators in that it emphasizes skill development and institutional expertise above the usual bean counting.


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