See the CNet article “IBM simulates business software in 3D game.” It begins:
IBM on Monday introduced a three-dimensional video game that puts a businessperson in a virtual office with the task of constructing a more efficient company.
The game, called Innov8, is meant to address a lack of skills in understanding and improving a company’s internal business processes.
Process improvement is a critical component to service-oriented architectures (SOA), a way of designing software as a series of interlinked, modular business services. The software for modeling and running this modular software is called business process management, or BPM.
Innov8 stems from a business school contest where students were asked to come up with good ways to educate business and IT people on BPM and SOA concepts, said Sandy Carter, vice president of SOA and WebSphere strategy and marketing.
There’s a video on YouTube that gives you an idea of what this will be like.