With the ever advancing era of technology, the world is moving forward at a very rapid pace.
In order to cope up with this evolution in the field of science and technology, game developers are looking for more realistic situations with the purpose to immerse their audience in real life settings via advanced video games these days.
Not long ago we used to play 2d (two dimensional) games with simplistic graphics to support them, which we were able to complete in a mere couple of hours. But with the advancements occurring rapidly, the games developed these days have mega structures with in depth details where you can spend days and even months playing them just in order to finish the story line once.
Proper house management is a technique everyone should be familiar with these days. In order to perform to their desired potential, every individual in a household needs to feel like an integral part of society. In this article we will link the advancement in games and the need for home management with each other. Discuss how these advanced and realistic games can help educate youngsters regarding home management, society management and home security with their unique dynamics.
Many advanced Role Playing Games (RPG’s) like Witcher 3, GTA 5 (Grand Theft Auto), Uncharted 4, etc., along with other games having immersive gameplays, lets you manage an entire household during their in-game objectives. The number of tasks and involvement with the in-game house maintenance and managing dynamics can be very mesmerizing or it can be very tiring as well depending upon the type of gamer you are.
Firstly, a number of materials need to be supplied for building a structure in many of these RPG’s, as well as city building simulators such as SimCity, Banished and Urban Empire. This educates the players regarding the different materials required for building a specific structure and also how those materials can be acquired and refined according to their specific needs. For example, it teaches the players the most ideal situations and locations for acquiring clay, how to refine it and how to incorporate the goods acquired in a household.
Games such as The Sims, teach players how to manage the entire house environment. It also includes proper management for hazards such as a fire breakout or water leakage. Plus, it also urges players to employ and install home security systems and devices offered my various companies, into their homes. And in addition to that, you also get to manage the timings for these devices and their appropriate placements so that in case of a break-in, the gamer can observe what could have been the best and the worst case scenarios.
Another key element that these advanced games teach players is the ever increasing importance of currency management and how to distribute it properly according to their needs. Research shows that playing computer games increases the cognitive skills of the gamers and their ability to manage difficult situations becomes relatively easier. Such in-game situations help them relate the games to real life situations and as a result they tend to adapt much faster to them.
A complete genre relates to techniques such as farming, mining, digging, etc., and demonstrates to its players how to properly manage those practices as well as how to manage the resources accumulated from these techniques. It teaches inventory management for those commodities which tend to have a smaller shelf life, such as organic food items and also for substances which have relatively longer lives. Some games can be as comprehensive and detailed as to teach you proper supply chain management techniques.
These are just a few examples which depict and help us understand how these games can potentially educate us, especially the youth for various management skills.
The future for technology advancement holds a lot of untapped scope even now for further teaching, thus leading to the development of even more comprehensive games.