Profile: Galactic Zappers

Title Galactic Zappers
Version 1
Other versions
Sponsor/Producer Acton MBA
Developer ViaVivo, Inc.
Number in Series
Company Description ViaVivo cultivates exceptional learning experiences by pushing the boundaries of technology to challenge learners, to assess performance deeply with insightful feedback, and to distribute learning when and how it is needed.
Description "Acton’s Galactic Zappers simulation game challenges aspiring entrepreneurs to manage a production line to maximize throughput and quality while minimizing the cost per unit of production.
During the game, you’ll grapple with the following challenges:
• How do I sequence activities to increase efficiency and control costs?
• How do I identify and remove bottlenecks in my production line?
• How can I use quality control to increase output and lower cost?

Using a “trial and error” approach to solve problems, you’ll develop a deep understanding of workflow—and find that “asking the right question” is often more important than having the right answer.
Categories/Folksonomy business operations, bottleneck, quality assurance, cycle time, lead time, throughput
Lead Designer Joel Hobbs / Laura James / Ben Allen
Other Designers/ Writers
Lead Programmer Adam Gretencord
Lead Artist / Video
Demo Available
Link to Video
Link(s) to Support Material
Platform(s) mac/win
Customizable (1 to 10) 3
Special Hardware none
Toolkit/Language used Flash / actionscript
Year Designed 2009
LMS Integration/ SCORM
Skill Level (Corporate/Military/Government)/Grade Level (Academic) elementary to MBA
Student time 120 min
Available ([O]pen / [R]estricted by Organization / [N]o longer Available R
Single player/Multiplayer single player
Category: Serious Game

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