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Automation - The Car Company Tycoon Game

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**NEW UPDATE**The "Lite Campaign" simple Tycoon mode has now been released!

Automation will allow the player to become an armchair CEO - to build their own car company from the ground up. Create and run anything from a boutique supercar manufacturer to a mass-market multinational mogul. With powerful tools like the Engine Designer, the player can create cars and their engines in mind-boggling detail.

The grand campaign will start in the year 1946 and run until 2020, with the main goal being to build a successful, renowned car company from scratch. All types of car manufacturers can be led to success if managed properly; building the right image over the years is key. The player’s tasks are to design engines and cars, to manage factories, production, Research and Development, as well as advertising campaigns. In game, time advances at the pace the player chooses and pauses automatically for events and occurrences.

Automation is comprised of three major game components - the Engine Designer, the Car Designer and the Company Manager. These components are naturally strung together by the game’s goals, made to be user-friendly and intuitive to use. A multitude of tutorial missions, videos, and descriptive texts help car novices become experts. Almost infinite options give the player all the creative freedom to create unique cars with vastly different engines.KEY PLANNED FEATURES FOR THE COMPLETED GAME:
  • Extremely Deep, Technical, Creative – Experience unheard-of creative freedom in a highly technical, realistic gameplay experience revolving around building a car company from scratch. Go ahead and build your dream-car company!
  • Dynamic World Markets – Master realistically modeled dynamic markets, distribution, and demand. Try to cater to the needs of over 40 different target groups and their needs, or find your safe-haven niche in a cutthroat economic environment.
  • Flexible Car Designer – Design the cars you would have in your garage. Choose from diverse chassis types and materials, engine placements and drivetrain setups, gearboxes, suspensions, brakes, tyres, and finish off you design with fully customisable body types, looks and styles.
  • Highly Detailed Engine Designer – Delve into endless possibilities combining different 4-stroke petrol engine configurations, internals, head types, forced induction systems, fuel systems, headers and mufflers. All based on different 4-stroke petrol engine configurations: Inline 3, 4, 5, 6, V6, 8, 10, 12, 16, Boxer 4, 6.
  • Dynamic Engine Sounds - Turn up the volume and blast out the awesome fully adaptive, unique engine sounds that directly reflect your design choices.
  • Grand Campaign, Scenarios, Sandbox – Aim to dominate the world markets with your superior design skills in the grand campaign, play a quick scenario challenge, or just tinker away in sandbox mode to create the most insane engines ever.
  • Complex, yet Easy to Learn – While the game is highly technical, it is made easy to learn by means of well-illustrated in-game tutorial videos, detailed descriptive texts, as well as a multitude of tutorial scenarios.
  • Network Play – Play cooperatively with your friends or take your intuition for the perfect car design and challenge up to 7 human competitors in epic, multi-session network games.
  • Community – Join one of the most awesome and helpful communities out there, share stories about your exploits, talk to like-minded people, discuss your IRL car projects and engage in community challenges.
***IMPORTANT NOTE:*** The current version contains a simplified "Lite Campaign" version of the Tycoon aspects. More detailed Tycoon gameplay will be the focus of future major updates. Please read the Early Access description above for an overview of what is done so far. We are also in the process of porting the game to Unreal Engine 4, and you can expect major improvements in performance, UI design, visual quality, and stability in the next major update.
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Camshaft Software
Camshaft Software
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 - 64 bit
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Support Shader Model 4.0 (Intel HD3000 Integrated, Geforce 8 Series, Radeon 2000 Series)
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requirements for Ultra Low Settings. Framerate may be poor in some situations.
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • Processor: Recent Intel i5/i7 or AMD 6 core or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD 290x or nVidia 970GTX or Better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: System requirements for good frame rate Epic Settings. Solid State Drive highly recommended for best loading performance
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its hard to play but once you get into it its the best game on the world
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Early Access Review For what it's supposed to be pretty good. But clearly Worth Improving. Pick a Body Sling and shape it until you like it. Vebaue Air Openings, Headlights, and other Aerodynamic Buildings. Shame with the Anabuteilen beautiful CAR Fronts And Hecks. Then develop an Ottoman engine (Prior Knowledge required) and bring the Vehicle to the market and Production with your fictional Autofirma/brand. Personally, I am fascinated by designing my own Cars. However, there are a few Things that upset more Sour. There are no 5 Cylinder Engines, no Diesel engines and in the Future, as this Game can be played from 1930 to The future, the Hybrid and E Mobility approach is still lacking. In Addition, the current Unreal Engine version Downforce Does not calculate or can even be set. So a Montage of wing N/spoilers is Pointless. But all in one a good Game. If development were to progress much faster, it would be almost perfect
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Early Access Review Automation is an Economic Simulation about creating its own Automotive Company. Until now, the Car and Engine designer has been developed, with the Steam Launch, is immediately also developed in the Game mode, the Engineer designer is a Complex Program with which you can build your own Engine, whether it should have 3.4 or 16 Cylinders, whether it is 1L or 10L Displacement has what Material the whole Engine consists of. and what kind of Cylinder head, Compression, Ignition time, Turbo, Compressor, gasoline, or other it should run is up to everyone himself, the game is very realistic zb in terms of knock strength, for whom the whole With the Engines nothing is can also buy Engines in Career mode. And just build cars, which the Car Designer consists of building his own Car, what lamps what doors how long the Wheelbase and what it should look like in itself is also up to you. The Career mode is still in Development as I said, in any case I think I will be the same as I used to be with CarTycoon (just not so buosty):) LOVE THIS GAME
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Early Access Review Automation-The Car Company Tycoon Game Is every car reed's Dream come true! At the Heart of the Game is the extensive Sandbox Mode at The moment, which gives the Player the Opportunity to build a Vehicle from Scratch. There are virtually none restrictions, there are hardly any Limits to the Imagination of the Creator. Whether Sports Cars or Family Carriage-build your Dream Vehicle. Go further https://youtu.be/tEkj4L6qdXc In Addition, in numerous Scenarios, the User is introduced to the Technology around the Car, so that even Technology Pianos are not overwhelmed. The individual Components are also described in detail and Tutorial videos illustrate their Usefulness, so there is even a certain Learning Effect. The Developers Are currently working on Economic Simulation Mode, in which the self-designed vehicles can then be sold. In the best Manner of "Detroit" or "Vintage cars," the Player's economic Skill is then required. One can be curious to see how "Automation" Will develop in the Future. Even now, the Game offers weeks of high-level Entertainment. If the Boys and Girls around Camshaft Software maintain this Vigour, we have a further indie pearl in the House with the finished Program! For all Car Fans and those who want to become one: Thumbs up, let Clutch come and give Gas!
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