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Guy builds video game in Excel. In other news, least efficient game designer in the world located.

BBC reports that an accountant (of course) named Cary Walkin developed a fantasy turn-based RPG in Excel(!) over the course of 4 months while he was studying for his MBA in Toronto.  “Sssssuuuuure he did” said his employer.

The game, called Arena.xlsm, is developed using nothing but macros (the things that you invariably use to delete all of your data in an important spreadsheet accidentally).

Unfortunately, Macs are not supported (WHO’S GOT THE BUSINESS COMPUTER NOW?!), and it works in Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013.

You can download Arena.xlsm here from Cary’s website.  I’m guessing his next employer will probably hook Cary up with a copy of MS Works for his day-to-day duties…

via BBC News