Press Release PR9.NET
Home Submit Press Release Search Archives
Press Release
Advanced Search

Computers Computers
Education, Hardware
Linux & Open Source
Internet, Organizations
Multimedia, Mobile
Operating Systems
Science & Technology
Software Development
Software & Shareware

Business Business
Entertainment Entertainment
Games Games
Health Health
Home Home
Science Science
Sports Sports
Society Society
Teens Teens
Press Release Category Computers - Internet - Defend the Towers Release Date: April 11, 2008

It's Game Over for Productivity as Tower Defense Invades the Workplace

By Defend the Towers
April 11, 2008
Send SEND Print PRINT Download PDF Version PDF Contact Defend the Towers CONTACT

Employees who are playing tower defense at their job instead of working is cause for alarm to employers.

PR9.NET April 11, 2008 - Sacramento, CA - An alarming new trend at the workplace is causing employers to take note of tasks left unfinished as employees leave from work. This is due to a new wave of addictive "flash games" (games that are played in an Internet browser). Of course, employees slacking of at work is not a new trend, but there has been a notable increase in the amount of "cyberslacking" as of late, due in part to a new genre of flash game called "tower defense."

Tower defense is a genre of strategy game that was born out of "mods," or user created maps, for a popular real-time strategy game. The premise is to build towers that shoot at invading monsters, called "creeps." If too many creeps get past the towers and reach the end of a maze the player will lose. The immense popularity of this style of game has spurred uncountable amateur and professional developers to create their own versions of these games, and they are popping up all over the Internet.

This may sound like a good innovation. The problem is, people are playing these games at their job when they should be working. Some companies deploy Internet blocks to stop their employees from accessing game sites, but web pages that allow users to play these tower defense games are coming up faster than anyone can contain them. Such as the popular site,, which has set an unprecedented growth record in it's number of visitors.

Games such as Vector Tower Defense and Desktop Tower Defense (whose owner has made over 100,000 dollars from in-game advertising) get players so involved that they are becoming more blatant in their disregards for their employer's wishes. Employees are now using a Windows shortcut key, Alt+Tab, to switch windows when their boss comes within their proximity. Some of the people interviewed even referred to this keystroke as "boss defense."

Managers need to be educated on this new trend. Increased supervision is not a bad idea for offices with Internet access. Network administrators should not rely on browsing history logs alone, as there are many "proxy" sites that can hide the user's tracks, and even let them access web sites that are blocked. Some of the more tech-savvy Internet users have been using these for years without the workplace knowing.

# # #

Contact Information of Defend the Towers Contact Information of Defend the Towers

About Defend the Towers

For more information: or
Phone: 530-300-5604

Recent News Headlines
  • PSL Report 50% Rate Cut On Premium Entertainment Services
    Jed Blake, from PSL reports the company are now slashing their rates by 50% to please consumers and subscribers of the current service. ...

  • CPG Accredited by CSA for STAR Certification
    Certification Partner Global (CPG) is pleased to announce that it Corporate Membership of CSA, the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. Concomitant with this, CSA has accredited CPG to audit Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) for STAR (Security, Trust and Assurance Registry) Certification. ...

  • Why Sex Dolls During the Coronavirus Crisis, Lockdown & Social Distancing?
    Trust me folks. It doesn’t get any better. Sex dolls or Realistic Masturbators are life changers, especially now when we’re living with the restrictions and uncertainty (When the government asks people to practise social distancing during the coronavirus crisis). ...

  • Portland Musical Theater Company produces the first virtual musical
    Confident Voice Studio & Portland Musical Theater Company produce The Show Must Go Online: A Virtual Musical for performers, young and old, with no audition required. ...

  • Start your PADI Instructor CourseOnline with Your-IDC
    As a big part of the world is closed down, make the most of it by signing up for your Instructor Development Course (IDC) and start the course from the comfort of your own home. With PADI’s new state of the art study tools, we can help you complete all of your IDC theory whilst waiting for a good time to come and plunge straight into the tropical waters of Indonesia! ...

More Press Releases
Industry Category of Current Press Release
    Copyright © 2004 - 2014 PR9.NET - All rights reserved RSS Feeds Submit Press Release Terms of Service Privacy Policy