After having found an interesting business simulation game perfectcompetition.net, i have been developing some software tools in excel to make more informative and fun game play. Here is a picture of one of the features I have created:
This particular picture shows the in-game leasehold price that would be offered by the in-game government to a player were a plot of land sold by the government to a player. Land is represented as cells in a grid. Prices shown are in $thousands (in-game currency units). The price equation used is: 5k+1k*neighbors in a 3 square move area(no diagonals). Squares that are priced at 5k are the lowest possible price, and are colored blue.
This excel document of mine performs computations to represent data in another way from that provided in the game, in order to make game-play more fun and efficient. Now if I want to get new data, all I have to do is copy and paste the latest version of the in-game map into my excel document, and the new result will be instantly calculated.
Contact me for a copy (i intend to sell that excel software in-game, so i have not provided it publicly).
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