At its heart, a tech company is a mentally challenging environment. Problem solving, developing queries and innovating creative solutions to complex issues is not easy, regardless of the product being created. So, when you’ve spent several hours building the latest in-depth solution to a seemingly impossible problem, what do you do? What is the best way to clear your head ready to tackle the next challenge?
Simple: You challenge a co-worker to a battle, one-on-one, in a game of your choosing.
And whilst there are a plethora of video games available for the modern gamer to get their teeth in to and show their prowess over others, we, at Digital Balance, have found one game proves more popular than the rest: Rocket League
Initially released in 2015, this seemingly simple game, a mix of football and a destruction derby event, has risen to be one of the biggest competitive games in modern years. Take to the pitch in a car in teams of 2, 3 or 4, or just go one vs one in the ultimate test of skill. The rules are easy to grasp; matches last 5 minutes and the winner is the team with most goals. A draw is handled by overtime and first goal wins.
It’s this quick paced action and easy pick-up-and-play controls that make it a hit and is the perfect game to distract after a hard mornings coding. All too often the challenge of who is going to take on who is used to make use of some down time, whilst improving camaraderie amongst the team. Did you lose in the last seconds of a frantic, high scoring match? Demand that rematch, prove it was a fluke!
At Digital Balance, we believe a competitive spirit amongst our colleagues, pushing each other to be better, is the ideal tool to development. And on top of that, Rocket League is the current tool of choice here at DB Towers for enhancing that competitive edge, letting of a bit of steam and, more importantly, bonding with your team.
That and table tennis..!