HENNGE Creates the “Information System Sugoroku Game”, Representing Typical Challenges at Companies’ Information System Departments 〜Try it on October 20〜 2022.10.07

HENNGE K.K. (headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo, Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Kazuhiro Ogura, "HENNGE") is pleased to announce its original board game, “Information System Sugoroku”. The game represents typical challenges which people working at the information system departments of companies encounter and HENNGE will present the game and urge people to try it at the HENNGE business conference, "HENNGE NOW!", held on October 20, Thursday, in Tokyo.

■About the Information System Sugoroku
“Information System Sugoroku” is a Sugoroku board game for four players, utilizing a dice. Players are “the new employees who were assigned to work for the information system department of a company” in the game, and they must deal with various events and problems. A player who successfully had the least-troubled month (with the highest power reserved) will win.
For example, players will encounter problems, such as “received a message first thing in the morning that one of the employees lost its company cell phone” or “a laptop which is indispensable for work will not be available for the next three months because of a tight supply of semiconductor devices”, and players must cope with them, cooperating with each other when necessary, to complete the game. By this game, players can relive the experience as an information system staff, as well as they can appreciate the horizontal network and the community they belong among the players, thus the game will be one of the conversation pieces as the information system staff socialize and help employees of other departments understand the work of those of the information system departments.
People can try playing the game at the business conference, "HENNGE NOW!" as well as at the chameleon events, which are HENNGE-hosted user community events. At this point, there is no plan that the game will be commercially available as a board game to the public.

■How this game was developed
HENNGE has been hosting the "chameleon" user community and the community remains active even during the Covid-19 pandemic. On the other hand, when the pandemic is over, HENNGE would like to encourage direct face-to-face communication offline.
The Information System Sugoroku was created with the idea that it would be a conversation piece when users socialize offline and share common topics, such as typical challenges and their daily routines as the information system department staff. Based on the real voices from the users, the creators collected information on typical issues and case stories and completed the game after 8 months of development work.

■Comment by the Creators of the Game
“We planned and developed this game so that people working at the information system departments at companies will enjoy playing it and socialize with each other. While the game will throw a lot of challenges to players, it will end well; therefore, I would like that many people will play the game and discover the whole story”.
- Shinsuke Itagaki, Corporate Communication Division, Marketing Section, Section Manager

“HENNGE NOW!” is an event where attendants actively participate to share and jointly resolve issues which are common to companies’ information system departments. In 2022, the theme is “Accelerate SaaS with +1 (Plus One)” and the conference will be held on-site for the first time in the past three years.
The conference will provide multiple triggers for attendants to become jointly creative and to evolve themselves during the face-to-face on-site event. HENNGE looks forward to your participation!

Date: October 20, Thursday, 2022, 15:00-19:30 (Registration starts from 14:30)
Place: ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo (1-12-33, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Hosted by: HENNGE K.K.
Targeted to: People who work at companies’ information system departments
Fee: Free of charge (Prior registration necessary)
   ※Please note that attendants to this event will be determined by a draw.

■ About HENNGE K.K.
HENNGE K.K. was established in November 1996. It is a SaaS company, guided by the philosophy of "liberation of technology to change the world" and it develops and sells unique services that bridge the gap between technology and reality. HENNGE provides "HENNGE One", a one-stop cloud security service enabling consolidated IDs and passwords management of multiple cloud services, "Customers Mail Cloud" which is a cloud email distribution service, and "SumaMachi", which is an interactive communication service between local government bodies and their residents. Since October 2019, HENNGE had been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), Mothers, and then, a transition was made to the TSE Growth in April, 2022.
The company name "HENNGE" originated from the Japanese character for transformation, 'HENNKA' and 'CHALLENGE', which represents its commitment to keep challenging against every change we encounter.

Company name: HENNGE K.K. (securities code: 4475)
Address: Daiwa Shibuya Square, 16-28 Nanpeidaicho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Representative: Kazuhiro Ogura (Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer)

■ Contact information for inquiries regarding this press
Corporate Communication Division
TEL: 03-6415-3660
Person in charge: Yano

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