One of the topics we like to cover is games that are about more than fun. Games can be used as marketing tools, as a source of education and enlightenment, as simulations for training, and so on. ElectroCity, from New Zealand's Genesis Energy, is one such game, a Flash-based SimCity-style game with a twist: The power company wants to explain to you what it's like to be the power company. It's fun, sure, but it's also a marketing and educational tool, a way to say, "These are the problems we're dealing with," a way to show the public that the power company isn't all about keeping the lights on. Playing ElectroCity, running your own little dream slice of New Zealand, is all about balance.
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