Intel technologies game: IT Manager 3: Unseen Forces

So... Are you a skilled IT Manager? Or, did you ever wondered if you're fit to the job?

Intel has released a new game: IT Manager 3: Unseen Forces.
It is a promotional game, sure, but a very cool one. From the user guide:

In IT Manager 3: Unseen Forces, you play the IT manager of a small company with global ambitions. Part of your job is ensuring that everybody’s desktop PCs, laptops and servers keep running smoothly. A huge number of things can – and will – go wrong. There are dozens of different software and hardware faults to tackle. Sometimes these are easy to repair; sometimes they aren't.


Using a collection of technologies (cooling, security, mobility, multi-core machines) you have to keep the servers running and the people working. Some skills are locked at the beginning, but experience gives you opportunity to add them to your arsenal.
The problems users face range from virus attacks or slow computers to broken disks or strange beeps. And the problems you face range from simultaneous support requests to spam in your inbox.

Unseen Forces
IT Manager 3: Unseen Forces


One nice thing is that your game can be saved in order to continue in later sessions, and another nice thing are the quizzes like "what is the TCP port used for TLS connection with Intel AMT?" (cheating hint: 16993 ;)).

Link to the game: IT Manager 3: Unseen Forces.

 

This is not the first game that includes Intel AMT as a 'weapon' :). In 2005, Intel Crime Scene game was released (see review by Ajay). Unfortunately, the Crime Scene game is disconnected for some reason (the disconnection happened a few months ago, as I played it with my wife recently) :( - I guess after 3.5 years it was out of date :).

 

Update: ITM3:UF was upgraded and include now more options!
See for this link more info.

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Shmuel Gershon (Intel)'s picture

Thanks for your comments, Johannes, Josh and Joshua.
I'm glad the IT3 is helping to learn about technology while having fun!

Josh, sorry for IT2. But hey, this one is so much more advanced... Once you try it for a while, you'll get used to it.

anonymous's picture

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tanan,, poro
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anonymous's picture

Cant you just bring back intel IT manager 2 it was soooo much better than no. 3 :)

anonymous's picture

Really cool game:) Ive learned some new things about Intel technology as well!

Shmuel Gershon (Intel)'s picture

Kate, thanks for the comment!
Thanks for the link to the article, it is nice indeed.

Certainly IT Managers are the target audience of this game -- but anyone into technologies and systems will enjoy the game a lot. Anyone who works at an office will be able to identify with it too :)

anonymous's picture

There is a good article on the game on http://bit.ly/6fgIxJ
I think that it would be good to have a game like this for other sectors - why only IT?

Shmuel Gershon (Intel)'s picture

@Oscar, hi!

Ouch, that must hurt :(
I am sorry, but I have no answer to this problem. Are you sure it was on 'pause'? Maybe there's a bug somewhere?

Let me suggest, at least, that you fill a suport request at http://supportmail.intel.com/scripts-emf/welcome.aspx?id= .
(Select Programs and Services / Web Services / Intel Software Network / Report a problem, as the product area)
Maybe it would be useful if you included your player name (RACSOFT) in the request, so they can try to track the problem (please add the full description you wrote above, too).

Shmuel Gershon (Intel)'s picture

@ Mietek:
I am not aware of any special technique (or of any cheat :) ) to speed up points.

Myself, I didn't make it to Net Prophet, so I can't feel your pain and/or confirm if this is the way it goes. Any super expert out there cares to answer Mietek and tell him if there's some other ability he needs to foster?

What you describe reminds me of other games, too, Mietek :).
Like WoW, where the first levels go quickly and then they slow down and moving from level 65 to 66 takes as much time as jumping from 4 to 14 :).

Good luck!

oscar.aranagmail.com's picture

Hey guys. I had a problem with the game. My player name is RACSOFT. I managed to get to level 12 (Trojan Shogun) and 6 cities. I was in the game, then I received a call and I had to leave my office. I saved and paused the game. I would just leave for 30 minutes. When I got back I found a message that said "Your IT Manager had a Break Down.... GAME OVER". I thought "OK NO PROBLEM, I WILL RELOAD MY SAVED GAME", but when I reloaded it, the game was on the very beginning (first city, level 1), I did really had a break down !!.

What can I do ? Is there a way to get back until my last saved state ?

Thanks in advance.

anonymous's picture

Hey guys. I would like to ask U if U know of any way to speed up gathering of the points. I'm at the net prophet level atm and the points are going very slow, like 1k points per in game day. I'm wondering if spending money on the security ( since u can just spam click it in 1 comp, so its fast and u can do that while fixing other problems ) would increase the flow of the points cuz right now i have like 700 milions in budget and nothing to do with it. Thanks for any advices.

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