It was bound to happen eventually.
Someone, somewhere, was always going to design a game you could play in the office with the boss a few steps away. It took four cheeky developers from Amsterdam to do it, and their current tally of timewasters is three. Before you ask – no, this has nothing to do with Evony Online’s boobalicious “play discretely” ad campaign.
As the lads at CantYouSeeImBusy.com say: “Let’s face it; we all want to relax every now and then, but still want to appear professional or busy!”
To that end, they’ve made a small collection of simple games that appear to be bar/line graphs and word documents. Each game can even be customised by typing in your company name.
Mostly they play like classic arcade titles – the Word game (Breakdown) is a Breakout clone, the line graph game (Leadership) is a more challenging take on Lunar Lander, and the bar graph game (Cost Cutter), while more original, is reminiscent of Tetris.
Use at your own risk – we don’t recommend spending too long in Breakdown. Unless your office version of Word supports animated bouncy balls?