From Competitive Movie Leagues to Politically Accurate Soccer Games

By: Joey Haar - Dec 16, 2016
It might seem odd for someone to welcome the burden of stress that a corporate executive carries on a day-to-day basis, but in fact there are entire industries of games that exist to fulfill such a desire. From fantasy sports to stock brokering simulators and even competitive film producer leagues, game companies have found ways to make the high-powered corporate world manageable and appealing for consumers.

Sports were the first area to create executive simulations, with baseball's rotisserie leagues popping up in the 80s and similar leagues for the other major sports following. Today, constant connectivity lets faux-owners have incredible and constant control over their signings and trades, and some games have taken it to an incredibly detailed level. 'Football Manager 2017,' for example, is a fantasy soccer game for PC that includes the effects of Brexit on how players can move between teams.