Slashdot It! Next-Generation Business Simulation integrates Carbon Footprint Designed for the next generation of business people, IndustryPlayer 5 is a business simulation which realistically reproduces all aspects of a corporation's business, including its interactions with stakeholders, competitors, and now even its greenhouse gas emissions. Tycoon Systems, a leading business education software firm, has released IndustryPlayer 5, a new high-end business simulation technology. IndustryPlayer 5 simulates a corporation's business, based on real life industry data, and now even its carbon footprint. "Corporations and the academic world are increasingly employing business simulations in their training offerings," said Thomas Lehnert, CEO of Tycoon Systems. "With IndustryPlayer, our customers will be able to offer the most realistic and engaging business simulation on the market, and the only one to raise awareness of sustainability." IndustryPlayer simulates all aspects of a corporation's business, including it's relationships with the workforce, suppliers, competitors, consumers, banks, insurers and the government. The simulation is based on real world economic models and industry data. To address global warming, the new release simulates the CO2 emissions caused in production and an emissions trading scheme. Participants are scored upon various financial performance indicators, their CSR policy and their carbon footprint. The new technology uniquely combines the educational value of a business simulation with the interactive functionality of Multi-player Online Games (MMOGs). Players compete in real time and every decision has an immediate effect on the competitive environment of all players. IndustryPlayer is not only more realistic than conventional business simulations, it's also more entertaining. Corporate Clients employ the IndustryPlayer technology using a custom made simulation of their own business. Such corporate business simulation creates new opportunities for world-wide training programmes, on-demand learning and internal competition events. The Classroom Edition of IndustryPlayer is customised for Business Schools, providing a risk-free environment for students to benefit from experience-based learning. It is continually fine tuned based on the responses of participants from hundreds of international Business Schools, such as Kellogg, Ross, IIMA and Ceibs. IndustryPlayer is deployed on campus, in distance learning and for international student competitions. With more than 150,000 registered users, IndustryPlayer remains the most popular online business simulation world wide.