Finally another Friday has arrived and you’re sick of dealing with your IT department because they never fix anything. Today take a look at Server Quest II which is a fun game from Microsoft’s TechNet that puts you in the roll of an IT professional.
Server Quest II
The game is aimed at Administrators and IT Professionals but if you think you can do it better try it out.
Choose between two characters, Matt or Alicia where each has their own geeky characteristics.
Decide what kind of geek you are…
The controls are very basic…just the arrow keys and spacebar.
You start out in your IT dungeon office and people come to bug you about things not working. Challenges vary from querying a database to a user’s monitor not working because it isn’t plugged in.
You can walk around to the cubes and talk to the other employees.
Mini games with different challenges come up. In this example, Matt is biking around to grab a bunch of emails that were accidently sent out to an entire contact list.
After you complete a mission, go back to your computer and check your email for another task.
If you work in IT you’ll find a lot of humor and fun in Server Quest II. If you are a worker who thinks they can get things done better than those lazy game playing IT geeks, you’ll have fun with this game as well.
Programmer by day, geek by night, The Geek, also known as Lowell Heddings, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/6/09