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The Glazial Group is developing a testing software to preselect potential candidates for the position of CEO. This CEO Test will be released as a single-player game, combining nonlinear storytelling with strategy-building elements to test potential applicants’ abilities to deal with economic complexity and emotional challenges.

Apply for the position of CEO by playing the game once it is released.


FEATURES:

CORPORATE CONTROL

  • MANAGE THE COMPANY: Construct new floors, start strange projects, hire (or, more amusingly, fire) hundreds of employees and give bonuses to your top managers.

  • GROW THE CONGLOMERATE: Expand your corporate empire into the weakened European market by acquiring unique companies or engaging them in hostile takeover battles.



A NONLINEAR STORY

  • EARLY STORY BRANCHING: Even the very first conversation in the game can alter the plot dramatically. We achieve this by simply writing a lot of stories.

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE: Any substance you consume influences your emotions, which in turn determine your choices in dialogue. And your choices themselves also have an emotional effect, naturally.

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When taking the CEO Test, the game will challenge you to gain control over other companies, either by means of a friendly merger or a hostile takeover. With our shareholders blessing, the Glazial Group has started to stalk several companies as potential takeover targets.

4 (of 13) companies in the CEO TEST


glazial

Glazial Group
Zurich, Switzerland
CEO: ?
Formerly a vast conglomerate, today an empty shell of a company with nothing but derelict offices. And money. As the new CEO of the Glazial Group, your task is to expand our corporate empire into the crisis-weakened European market.


molecule

Molecule Pharmaceuticals
Rennes, France
CEO: Dr. Andreas Tong
A pharmaceutical company that researches and sells psychiatric drugs and performance enhancing nutrient supplements - anything to enhance the human condition. Their CEO, Dr. Tong, currently has a hard time convincing shareholders of the value of their latest research. Mainly because the research is secret and slowly eating away their capital, making the company prone to hostile takeovers.


larvatech

LarvaTech
Kiev, Ukraine
CEO: Isabelle Vann
LarvaTech is a promising tech company specializing in manufacture robotics but also consumer-oriented gadgets like smartphones and -watches. The apple of the east. But the War in Donbass has made Ukrainian companies unattractive for investors. All the more reason for the ambitious CEO Isabelle Vann to look for a rich partner or parent company.


animus

Animus
Finland, outback
CEO: Prof. Susanne Suter
Formerly a research department of the Glazial Group before it was spint-off and sold. For Prof Suter, former head of the Glazial AI research department and now CEO of Animus, this was an annoying process that slowed down her research. It would be even more annoying if the Glazial Group would, for whatever reason, buy Animus back again…


TAKEOVER PROCESS


The CEO Test represents the complex process of acquiring companies as four stages:

1) STEP ONE (usually): negotiations

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Negotiate with the management of the target company. Consider using substances to bring yourself in the right emotional state and "click" with your business partners.

2) STEP TWO: M&A or hostile takeover project

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Depending on the outcome of the negotiations, initiate a merger or hostile takeover. This requires extensive paperwork on contracts and documents for financial market supervision authorities, meaning an army of office drones and lawyers. You may also consider hiring expensive consultants from investment banks.

3) STEP THREE: acquire shares

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At any time, you can acquire shares of a target company directly via stock market. If you buy without asking first, it is considered a hostile takeover.

4) STEP FOUR: consolidate, restructure, fire management

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After acquiring the target company, consider sensible measures to increase value. Such as: firing everyone and rehire at lower wages; or initiate synergy projects between your acquired companies.

CEO TEST update 1: Gesicht software & gameplay

CEO TEST update 1: Gesicht software & gameplay

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The development of the CEO Test has progressed as far as we have now have most details of the Gesicht software worked out and functioning. The Gesicht...

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parrot333
parrot333

Seems interesting. Gameplay could be clearer.

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