Step into the Shoes of your Local Dispatch, with 911 Operator
By: Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley | : 2463
In 911 Operator by Jutsu Games , you play a dispatcher at a city of your choice. There are hundreds of downloadable cities with real world cases that you will have to deploy Police, Fire, and Paramedics based on their 911 calls.
In my short time playing at PAX West, I was able to play my hometown of Portland and had several calls pop up that were convincing enough to believe it happened. I even had a caller call in to report a car accident several days after it happened.
You will need to assess the situation, manage your emergency units carefully and react to the most critical calls quickest. While this title was designed as a game, I can see some serious applications in training and preparing to be an actual dispatcher. This would even be a wonderful game for schools to use much like they did Oregon Trail in my day.
If you'd like to see the game first hand check it out on Steam or head over to: http://www.jutsugames.com/911
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About the Author
Benjamin "Foghladha" Foley
Benjamin founded the Gaiscioch Social Gaming Community in 2001 and has since been the founder & activities director for this well known community. His role has gone beyond just running the Gaming Community and now includes running the Athletics Program in Portland, Oregon, as well as acting as the Managing Editor of the Gaiscioch Magazine, and is the Lead Producer on the Gaiscioch Livestream Productions. Additionally he networks with game developers to form relationships between Gaiscioch and development studios.
His experience in publishing dates back to helping his Grandparents who operated a printing press for over 40 years. In high school and college Benjamin excelled in journalism and played an active part in the school newspaper. Benjamin currently works full time as the director of technology for a franchise trade publication & education company.