Balance Of The Planet (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Accolade - 1990 USA, Canada Release

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Balance Of The Planet
Product ID 16997-10002
Product UPC 716997100028
Platform(s) PC
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1990
Publisher(s) Accolade
Developer(s) Chris Crawford
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Environment
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Could you solve the Earth's environmental problems?

Finally recognizing the gravity of the environmental crisis, the United Nations has appointed you its High Commissioner of the Environment. You have the powers to levy taxes on industry and grant subsidies to a variety of worthwhile activities.

You must use this power wisely, for you are responsible for all aspects of the environmental crisis. You are graded on your ability to balance the world's economic well-being with the vitality of the Earth's ecology. If your policies cripple industrial productivity, you will lose just as surely as if the world is destroyed by toxic pollution.

There are 150 different factors that go into the game: 150 screens, 150 equations, 150 problems. And they are all interrelated. Just like real life.

Balance Of The Planet features:

  • 150 Screens detailing environmental issues.
  • Simple hypertext-like browsing capabilities.
  • Easy to play, intellectually challenging.
  • Detailed reference manual with extensive background information.
  • User-changeable equations for direct control of the simulation.

You can raise the coal tax, for example, and coal use will be reduced, which will reduce acid rain- thereby raising the quality of lake habitats, hence the global gene pool.

You get positive points for the effects of biodiversity. That's good!

But the reduced coal use also reduces net energy, which in turn reduces industrial output.

Industrial output leads to reduced consumer goods, hence a reduced quality of life. This lowers your quality points. That's bad!

Balance Of The Planet incorporates a vast amount of information about the many problems that make up the global environmental crisis. From acid rain to water pollution, from nuclear accidents to global warming, from consumer goods to starvation- you'll have a lot of fun as you chart your way through the array of problems and use your newly acquired knowledge to save the planet from destruction.

System Requirements

Required CPU AT 286

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