Simulation Games

Mapendo Team
October 17, 2022

Simulation games

A simulation game describes a genre of games designed to closely simulate real-world activities. The purpose of the game may be to teach something to the player, for example how to run a farm or a candy shop. 

What is a simulation game? 

A game in which participants are provided with a simulated environment in which the characters mimic real-world activities is called a simulation game. Usually, there are no strictly defined goals in the game and players are almost completely free to explore the environment. Such situations contain a mixture of skills, chances and strategies to simulate any aspect of the real world.  

Some of the most well-known subgenres are war games, business games and role play simulation, but there are also other types, such as sports, medical and flight simulations. Therefore, simulation games are one of the widest game genres. When it comes to the success of simulation games, there is an efficient user acquisition strategy to take into account. The most famous examples of simulation games are The Sims, Stardew Valley, Silent Hunter and Animal Crossing

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What do you need to know about simulation games? 

  • Simulation games are digital games that present a player with a simulation focused on a real-life scenario
  • The purpose of the game may be to teach something to the player and there are no strictly defined goals for the gamer
  • The most popular subgenres are: war games, business games and role-play simulations
  • Simulation games are the widest game genre and their success is also due to a successful user acquisition strategy