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(the disconnection happened a few months ago, as I played it with my wife recently) :( - I guess after 3.5 years it was out of date :).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

Wow Ibrahim, that is impressive!
I can't comment on your question because I never reached so far in the game! Congratulations!

What is your position on the Leaderboard high scores chart? Which rank are you on as of now?
If you enter your profile page, it will say your current rank, and will also say the next rank in line.

It is very hard to attain all the ranks -- the leader of the board is, as of now, in rank 15 ('oracle') and is on his way to gain the 16th rank ('architect').
Keep playing and look at the profiles on the high scores -- you'll see medals and badges taht you may not have yet.

Good luck!! :)

anonymous's picture

Hi, I'm attending IT Manager 3 from Turkey. Now I'm in 8th city (San Fransisco). I developed my all floor, all IT personnel. I educated myself and my IT personnel with all educations. I guess now I can't go another city because 8th city is the final city and I'll be in this city until I give up the idea of playing tihs game. Am I right?

Shmuel Gershon (Intel)'s picture

:) Yes, it starts simple but it gets more involving and interesting with the time.
Gastón, will we see your name in the Top 10 leaderboard? (http://itmanager3.intel.com/en-us/ranking/local/default.aspx)

gaston-hillar's picture

The game is indeed interesting. Cool :)

Shmuel Gershon (Intel)'s picture

:) Bob, I am a fan of the Civilization games myself. But I guess building a company infrastructure from scratch and declaring war on other IT fleets is not the image Intel has of IT admins day-to-day work ;).

Anyway, at the beginning the game can be slow, but it get's harder and more fun as you go. I reached 1475 points and was getting already quite involved with the courses and skills one have to develop.
Look at the highscore board (http://www.unseenforces.net/en-us/ranking/default.aspx), there is a guy who reached 462644 points! That's a lot of playing :)

anonymous's picture

This game looks cool but its soooo bad! I take it Intel didn't hire sid meier to work on this one.

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