You're a constructer and you’ve specialized in the "bringing up" of skyscrapers. Due to your specialization over the years you constantly get new orders for higher and higher skyscrapers in town. Within your responsibilities are the planning, the supply with construction materials and the worker management.
User reviews: Very Negative (171 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 9, 2010
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You're a constructer and you’ve specialized in the "bringing up" of skyscrapers. Due to your specialization over the years you constantly get new orders for higher and higher skyscrapers in town. Within your responsibilities are the planning, the supply with construction materials and the worker management.

In the beginning you are dealing with multi-storey town houses, but later on you find yourself in realizing magnificent buildings for the rich and famous. A level is considered to be solved, if, within the specified time, the received contracts and tasks have been fulfilled.

During the game the player receives more and more new tools, machines and experience points. On the hunt for the high score, the game can be played with friends too.

Key Features

  • Detailed scenery in 3D graphics
  • Detailed skyscraper models
  • Fully animated machinery
  • Planning, human resource and machinery management
  • Long lasting fun factor due to highscore function
  • Intuitive control via keyboard and mouse
  • Tutorial for beginners

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel or AMD up from 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce ® ATI Radeon ® up from 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 750 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c or higher
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
This can be a strangly entertaining game. I'm 8 hours into it and there isn't much point as far as I can tell, other than building and selling skyscrapers.. as it's name would imply. Honestly, even the focal point of the game, the construction process, is short sighted in that there simply isn't enough mechanics or substantial penalties for certain things so the aftermath tends to get somewhat stale because due to lack of challenge. The graphics aren't impressive but do the job just fine. In fact with a shader overhaul it could look nice.

Having said that, for some reason I keep playing it. For me the best part of this game is watching my money grow. Which in and of itself can rapidly dilute the game as the financial burdens disappear when you've accrued 8.4 billion dollars.

Some more specific points of the game include managing how many workers are assigned to any given task or crew such as foundation workers, or a dump truck crew.

There are three (3) different stages of construction: excavation, foundation, and construction. During the excavation stage you'll notice that it doesn't really matter how many excavators you have, only one (1) Earth block will be removed at a time and as far as I can tell, at the same pace.

The foundation and construction stages take the longest to complete. You may slightly notice the progress multiple dump trucks can make, but it's not by large margin.

During these last two stages, the more man power you can afford, the better and faster things will go. After your building is constructed, you can either set a renting price, or a selling price.

Unless I've yet to discover something, that's pretty much all there is to it. Happy gaming!
Posted: May 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
As a person who loves playing simulator games this one is a no no. Save your time and money, this game is is a huge letdown. Bought the game thinking it would be a strategic business and management sim and its nothing of the sort. Theres no variety in construction vehicles, only how quick they break down. The man management consists of clicking to add or remove workers, nothing more. No management of material resources need to build a skyscraper. You cant even take a lift to the top of the building you've spent millions building, to spit off!

This game could of been quite interesting if more indepth and actually provided the player with challenges and problems, in the end its just a point, click and wait.

All in all, very boring game, crap graphics and sound, no gameplay what so ever.
Posted: April 20
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
not game
Posted: July 18
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
It was 11th of September 2001 and I was casuaully building my Skyscraper and much to my dismay, I saw a plane crash into my building! Please fix this bug as soon as possible as it destoryed both of my Skyscrapers!
Posted: August 31
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Exceedingly dull.

You twiddle a few sliders, buy some heavy machinery and slowly watch a very generic tower get built. Computer game equivalent of watching paint dry.
Posted: July 2
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143 of 150 people (95%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
"0.2/10" According to My Own Rating.
Fails to deliver what is promised in the game description. The only "feature" they promised and delivered was the intuitive control. The navigation is pretty much the default for 3d software.

Incomplete. Not a work in progress. Not an early access. It's simply a pre-alpha quality release being sold as a final product. Typos, bugs, endless crashes. Not Steam quality standard.

You can hire extra engineers, but can't get them to do anything. The development was aborted before that. You have a tooltip they call a tutorial on description. But it explains what they planned to develop, not what they actually did. You can sell your skyscraper. And sometimes you'll be able to buy it back for the original land value... and sell again for the skyscraper value... and repeat... If for some reason the game sells you two vehicles with the same name, your save file is wasted. the game will crash when you try to sell or move the vehicle or when the building process is over.

For ages 6 and below. Not challenging. One of the only simulator games where anyone that can read will probably get everything right since the first attempt. If you sell your buildings, you'll get rich. If you rent them out, you'll get rich. You can just set the price to maximum and ensure maximum profits. Nothing to calculate, no need for operations research. Any building will sell for maximum price within one year. And you can't build a new one faster than that anyway... no need to hurry then. If you set the rent out price to the maximum, you'll get the maximum sale value every 4 years. You'll start slower, but will build up steady income faster (exponential income growth). You can use your steady income to ensure you won't run out of money when investing more than you have.

As a matter of fact, your only job is to allocate workforce and machinery. Too bad that's about half a thousandth of the skyscraper building costs. In other words, you can fail pathetically and will still look successful.

For some reason, you can rent out your skyscraper as soon as it's about 20% done constructing (60% total building time). That means you only need money enough for 60% of the building process. From that point on, the rent will give you more than you can possibly spend on its construction.

No maps or modding. No scripting to fix their bugs. Simulators really need modding capabilities. Especially if the developers decide not to finish the game before (or after) selling.

Only worth buying if it has a 98% off discount. The only two challenges in the game are:
1 - Play for one hour without quitting out of boredom or having the game crash.
2 - Try to have fun playing this. Your role is irrelevant. There is no real challenge.
3 - Go bankrupt without intentionally cutting all your revenue streams.

TL;DR: the official game screenshots will bring you more challenge and fun than the actual game. They've worked harder on them than the development.
Posted: October 23, 2013
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