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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.
Release Date: Sep 9, 2010
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About the Game

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
136 of 141 people (96%) found this review helpful
99 products in account
10 reviews
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 23rd, 2013
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78 of 87 people (90%) found this review helpful
900 products in account
37 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
This game is just terrible. I don't know what I expected, but it wouldn't even be a fun flash game. Basically skyscraper construction on rails. You control how much construction equipment you own and how many people you hire and not much else. And this determines only how quickly you finish building. And that's the whole game.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
9 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
What a total waste of money! I love building sims. I saw this in the store... checked out youtube - looked interesting so i bot it. Guess what - it wasn't the same game with the same name I looked at on Youtube. This is a one dimensional game where you select workers... wait wait... select workers... wait... wait... get the picture? Oh and I thought I would be able to choose different building types to build - dummy me. Two hours of playtime and uninstalled in boredom.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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68 of 81 people (84%) found this review helpful
133 products in account
1 review
0.4 hrs on record
Beware of this title, for many, like myself, it will not run. The developer does not respond to your emails and steam refused to refund me - even though it has never worked for me.

Burn your money instead, its probably more fun!
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
42 products in account
4 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
DON'T BUY IT! ITS A PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥ GAME!

Seriously its not worth a penny.
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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