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Computer Tycoon

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Computer Tycoon is an indie business strategy game about Computer Evolution and starting your own company in the 70s. Lead the research race until 2034, create the best hardware and operating system, take care of your infrastructure and even handle your marketing. Find video game gems to promote them on your platforms, conquer the global market and became literally immortal!

Computer Tycoon is different compared to other building/tycoon games because it has a "grand strategy game" aspect. You will control your "computer empire" viewing a world map and managing resources.A journey through computer history
Start your adventure in the 70s as a small business somewhere in the world. Learn more about hardware and software inventions that were the first steps to our current modern world, and get a taste what is waiting for us in the future. Find the classic video games and help a new culture to born.Create computers your way!
In Computer Tycoon the decisions you make during development really matter. Take advantage of the technology, upgrade and architecture combinations! Does your product need more computing capacity or should you focus more on features, low price or prestige? Maybe change to portable computers or develop more easy-to-use Operating Systems? These decisions will have a major impact on the success of your company.Expand your multinational corporation
Expand your corporation in a smart way into multiple countries, build more offices, factories, laboratories and other needed facilities. Poor countries have cheaper labor, but richer countries will give you more educated engineers.Market your computers!
Having the best product isn't enough. You must take care of people's needs or even "change their needs" with different marketing tools. Balance your budget well between development, production, marketing, and expansion.You have only one life
We'll all die one day... but not in Computer Tycoon! You can win the game by becoming a monopoly or reaching the technological singularity if you are fast and healthy enough. Healthy? Yes, you have a small chance to die in the game, so you should regularly check your health.

The game is in an EA alpha state. Has bugs and missing features. Everything is subject to change. Please read the EA details! Also here is a brief list of what is included and what isn't included yet:

Features implemented
  • Start a computer manufacturer company in the 70s
  • Design and create hardware, home computers, personal computers, portable computers and handheld computers
  • Rule the market of the world on a grand strategy level
  • Research and study the technology of the earliest models to the near future computers
  • Expand your industrial sites across the globe
  • Basic AI opponents
  • World Map with algorithmically generated data for increased replayability

Features not implemented yet
  • Reviews about your products
  • Historical world map with more realistic population/economy/border data
  • Multiple industrial site environments (I will give some industrial environment variations)
  • Smarter AI opponents
  • Random events
  • Achievements
  • Localizations
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Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or never
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon HD 6850 or similar
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1366x768 resolution
  • OS: Windows 7 or never
  • Processor: Quad Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Better than Radeon HD 6850
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 resolution
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Early Access Review So in short: It's Fun when you're into Computers and Tycoon:-) It's still in Development, but it's definitely already playable. And there are updates over and over again, so there is still work on them. If 2 Scores Have now played intensively, the situation was similar for both of them. I'm small, get bigger, have some time in the 90s around 97% Market share and there's one Opponent after another Bust until 3-4 plus me's left. Somehow the others manage to get market Share, even though my Machines are the Best in all Respects. So I gradually lose market Share Until I'm either Bankrupt (in The first Game stand) or don't know what to do now (in The current Game balance) I have 1 High-end product each, a Midclass Product and one for the small Purse, but there will only be the expensive Stuff bought when I offer them. If I Take them from the Market, only the Middle Class Products are bought. I Take them from the Market, then the cheap ones, but then the Proceeds Are no longer enough. I just don't yet understand why only one of my Products is bought at a time, even though Wealth of the Population is so important in the Game. Well, I just don't know if it's up to me, or to the Game. I don't like one Thing so much. This is all kind of so short-lived. By this I mean that in the later Course of the Game I only have about every third CPU generation because I'm researching new Things so quickly that the old Stuff is still sold very well on the Market, while new ones are already there. Perhaps the Programmers there could still incorporate something that People in the Game somehow react to when new Things are "explored." So if, for example, the 486er is modern and sold everywhere, but then I explore the first Pentium, that People then absolutely want a Computer With this CPU, even if the Rest remains with the old one. Well, let's see what the Future holds. I'll play it (every few Updates) over and over again and see what's going to come of it. The few Euros euros have definitely been worth it to me.
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Early Access Review The Game is, or rather, great! It still had some very annoying Bugs at the Release a few days ago, especially in terms of handling the UI, but these were fixed on it in the Days. There has been a new Version every Day (!) so far, and many Bugs mentioned in the Discussion Forum have been eliminated in each version. And even in this very early Stadium, the Suggestions for Improvement expressed have been taken up and implemented. You can now archive Computers, for Example, Hardware Parts that you no longer need. Also, at the Request of many, the Writing was adapted in the List views. It's Fun to see how the Game develops and what potential it still has. The Developer is passionate about It and apparently puts time into the Game every Minute. Sometimes I even get the Impression he doesn't sleep;-) When I look at other Reviews like that, I really have to shake my Head ... What some are already in An EA One Man Dev title for expectations on the first Release day. It's EA, it has Bugs and there are sure to be some more to come, which then have to be eliminated. If you don't get there, you should basically leave your Fingers off EA titles. Or buy them just to support the Developer, but do not complain about Bugs, but help with the elimination constructively. Or just see the whole thing as a Pre-order and look forward to the discount. Because for 9.99 EUROS, the Game is too cheap. A reasonable Price would have been, in my Opinion, EUR 19.99, because it has a lot of Depth of Play. On the Subject of Difficulty: Here, too, you should not make a Judgement after a few Hours Of play, as you cannot yet understand all the Mechanisms of the Game. Performance: Can say little about this, because I have only played it on two Systems so far, the more different ones can not be ... On my Ryzen 7 1700X with 1080s and 32GB OF RAM, it runs, of course, no Question. But my Surface Pro with i5 and 8GB OF RAM I had tried it short (without keyboard kit trackpad, just Touch!) and had on maximum Details around 20 FPS. I find solid when I think that I was still in Energy-saving Mode and that the APU clocked down. And: It was operable without additional Input devices, also came up great with the Scaling.
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