In the early days, software was mostly used to do work. When it came to software it was all serious business. As time went on programs were created for entertainment, media players to listen to songs and watch movies, games for pleasure and so on. These software broke the conventional rule of all work and no play and became the building blocks for a major break through in the software industry.
Now there are so many software which are created for entertainment, like media players, spin masters for DJ's, games, fun applications like flash and so on. All these software play major roles in the software world and the software companies who develop these types of software have become major giants in the world of software.
The computer gaming world has broken through many barriers and is amongst the largest in the software world. There are so many types of computer games available in stores that it is hard to choose one. There are a few basic types when it comes to computer games. There are strategic games where, for an example, the player has to build a civilization and conquer all the enemies. It's not as easy as it sounds, the player needs to harvest food, chop down trees for wood, dig for gold, silver and oil and so on. Then the player needs to make alliances with other player train solders as well. Then there are 3D shooters, which branches off to first person shooters and third person shooters. In the first person mode the user sees through the eyes of the character in the game. In the third person mode the user sees the character he or she is playing. Then you get the basic racing games, sports games like foot ball, basket ball, rugby, NFL, golf, as well as mind twisters like chess, and games for kids and so on.
Then there are entertainment software like media players which allows you to listen to songs, create albums, play-lists and so on. The user can watch movies through media players provided that the user has the require DVD or CD drive. There are DJ software which helps the user to mix songs and create and edit tracks. There are professional DJ kits for professional DJ's who uses these software to work their magic.
So many other interesting software are available today which anyone can download from the internet. Some of these software add color to your computer and makes it a nicer place to use. There are online friends' networks, where you can keep in contact with your friends. Chat services like hotmail and yahoo gives out free software so that you can chat with other people through the internet. Most of these software helps people to come home after a busy day at work (most probably after working on a computer) and unwind and relax. The entertainment industry has seen a boost with all these entertainment software which are available now. Humans are social beings who love to be entertained. These types of software helps us humans to have fun or to just kick back, relax and enjoy the ride to the future!
Summery: This article explains the evolution of computer software to encompass all nooks and corners of the entertainment industry, creating a whole new platform of entertainment options in the industry.