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.
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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
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c or higher
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172 of 181 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2013
"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.
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102 of 114 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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.
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74 of 82 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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.
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80 of 94 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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!
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2014
Complete disappointment. Please watch gameplay videos of Skyscraper Simulator before any attempt to buy. There is very little interactive gameplay:

1. Start with a set amount of money.
2. Purchase an affordable piece of land.
3. Choose desired size/shape of building to be built.
4. Buy construction equipment
5. Tell “crew” to start building phase one.
6. Wait…
7. Tell “crew” to start building phase two.
8. Wait…
9. Tell “crew” to start building phase three.
10. Wait…
11. Sell construction equipment.
12. Decide between selling new building/property or renting it out.
13. Repeat.

*Since the developer, United Independent Entertainment GmbH, feels the continued need to keep making their horrible “simulator” games, I feel the need to start writing reviews about their games. My hope is to prevent people from wasting their money.
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49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
This might be my shortest-ever review...

This might be a game you'll enjoy if:
  • You enjoy watching nothing happening at various different speeds of play
  • Appreciate the novelty of trucks bouncing back and forth but nothing else happening
  • You find 10 workers needed to drive a cement truck is feasible
  • Watching paint dry is your ultimate hobby.
However, you shouldn't buy it if:
  • You were hoping for a fun tycoon game
  • You expect a more modern take of Sim Tower
  • You like FUN!

Redeeming feature: lightning fast performance of the uninstall routine. That at least pleased me. It's a shame. This could have been a good game! Won't someone somewhere give us a modern-day Sim Tower yet?!

tl;dr: "Move along folks, there's nothing to see here."
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56 of 64 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
I think I fell asleep a few times... A great DLC or mod for this game would be to allow you to jump out of the window of the top floor. Hey if clicking a few buttons and watching your screen as a building is built is your thing, you just found paradise.
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60 of 76 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013

Seriously its not worth a penny.
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
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.
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
Here's my Experience

> Got In The Game
> Bought two properties
> Sold both of them
> Re-bought one of the properties (already 2 million $ down)
> Started Construction
> Bought an excavator and truck in Excellent condition
> Waited a minute
> Went and popped some Popcorn
> Two in-game months later the vehicles arrived in terrible condition
> Accidentally hired 50 workers
> Put 20 total workers inside the two vehicles
> Excavator dug a hole one meter in depth and broke down
> I don't know how to hire people who fix the vehicles
> Sold the excavator
> Seems the workers that were in the excavator were also sold
> I'm still paying the ten people who were sold their wages
> Press Escape
> Quit game

11/10 Would Uninstall Again
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Awesome Enterprises
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Not much gameplay in this, you buy the equipment, it builds your tower, you sit and wait for an hour then it's done building.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: September 18
-Skyscraper Simulator-

Sound: 4/10
Story: 1/10
Gameplay: 1/10
Overall: 2/10
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 11
This game is absolutely terrible. It should be called waste of time simulator. It took me 35 minutes to watch my sky scraper get built. All the while not being able to do anything else but watch. Couldn't even start building a 2nd one. I'm sure you can find something else to do with the time you don't waste playing this game.
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P47R1CK 74N
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 16
Game just isn't fun.
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Blue Is The Colour
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 15
This game is rubbish. Irredeemably so.

It's all waiting. Just buy land you don't see, build skyscrapers, hire workers, buy machinery, and WAIT about 5-10 minutes. And there are THREE stages you do this.

Then sell or rent the building for cash, repeat. That's all it is, no actual skyscraper simulation, but really should be called Construction Simulator.

But I still like it. Why?

Because it is a game you can play if you just want to relax. Minimal management, get the equipment and staff, and watch the building just grow. Just for all that's holy turn off all the freaking sound, because it's terrible.

I got this in a bundle with a bunch of UIG's other pieces of trash, but I genuinely actually enjoy this.

But then again I enjoy Sacred 3, Flatout 3 and the other UIG turd Airport Simulator 2014 and actually find them fun and entertaining so make of it what you will.

(Changed to not recommended because it's still ♥♥♥♥)
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
This game doesn't work, none of the games made by these people do. Not even in compatibility mode for any OS. Glad I was only taken for $1.99 for a bundle of them.
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Nyoobu ♡
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 2
Table of Contents:
- Foreword
- Graphics
- Gameplay
- Sounds
- Controls
- Quality
- Overall Experience

I expectet a worse version of Cities Skylines. Its not even that. It is what it says it is. "Skyscraper Simulator". Just... yeah, bad.

The graphics are insanely bad, i like how they display the working progress though.

The gameplay, probably the main reason why you should never get this game. Not even for 4€. Not even for 50 cents.
So, basically, you start out with some money, can get a property to build your house (i chose the insurance at the middle of the map) and then you basically hire workers and watch the progress over some years. Thats it.
Seriously, thats the game. The whole game. You watch those workers building your skypscraper in 3 different phases, there is nothing fun about this game.

Not much to say, except that the music is even worse than the music from the other 6 simulators i've been playing for the past 24 hours. I didnt hear any sound effects or anything, just that weird music.

You just use your courser to do things. Clickity Click Click.

The overall quality is pretty decent, didnt notice any bugs, except for the game starting in 4:3 mode ♥♥♥♥ing up my whole desktop ...

-Overall Experience
Probably the most boring game i've played for a year now. Even that bad farming simulator was a better experience.
I would defiently not recommend this game to anyone, except you want to stack up games on your Steam account.
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It's Me
20.8 hrs
Posted: July 27
Could never save a game and return to it later. The game would then crash. Afther i have played some hours the game crashed complettly. Now the game dosn't start. But if you see away from all the crashes and problems the game was mediocre
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General A
1.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
Its is Crap needs update and could be better i can't even run it on my windows 10
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0.1 hrs
Posted: July 3
Do NOT purchase for Windows 10: black screen after opening credits. No gameplay after 10 attempts to start.
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