Introducing the beta version of Athletic Director Simulator 3000
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Good morning, and thanks for your continued support of Extra Points.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me tweeting about a computer game we’ve been working on, Athletic Director Simulator 3000. If you’ve missed any of that news, here’s the gist of the project.
Inspired by the strong response we had to my jokey, high-school-level Python Athletic Director Simulator game from four months ago, we decided to try and turn the game into something actually real.
So in addition to reporting and writing, along with my D1.ticker colleagues, we began to work with some developers to create a working version of a real athletic director simulator game. Or at least, a real game that looks like we built it in 1985 on an Apple IIe.
In the game, the player is given a series of realistic scenarios that an AD might face, from sponsorship revenue to gameday operations, NIL to conference realignment, angry parents to a busted bus outside of Tulsa, and much, much more. Players need to manage their budget, Director’s Cup Ranking, and local support.
We’re not completely finished tweaking the game, but we are now happy to share a BETA version of that game with our Extra Points Premium subscribers.
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