The game industry is one of the few industries that shows strong and continuous growth, despite great economic uncertainties in recent years. But what makes games’ market so big nowadays is the possibility of creating experiences that are not tied only to entertainment.
Education, science, engineering are some examples of areas that benefit from games. This is not different in the Oil & Gas Industry, which has seen an increase in this type of application and is increasingly investing on it.
What is so good about games that attract so many investments? They work as an easy and powerful teaching tool in which players learn while playing it. At the same time, it is a great visualization instrument that encourages observation and imagination.
For example, in the subsea world, where complex calculations are made for equipment design, installation and operation, games could be crafted to demonstrate how complex equipment and systems work individually and in an integrated way in the generation of increasingly demanding offshore systems. With an interactive UI and gameplay, learning while playing becomes intuitive, making the whole experience enjoyable.
By Rodolfo Costa
Software Developer at Deep Seed Solutions