Smooth Operators is an advanced simulation where you take control of a call center company and lead it to financial success! Watch your company become alive and grow while your building reach the highest skyline. What type of CEO will you be?
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Data di rilascio: 14 gen 2013
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"Smooth Operators is a Call Centre simulator, and it's proper hard as nails."
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18 agosto

Small August Update

Hey all!

Here's another small update. Another one a bit larger is coming in a while.

So here's what's new:

  • The janitors are faster
  • The janitors only targets workstations where there is currently noone working
  • The it techs are faster
  • Extended error logging for failing to save the game
  • Press enter on credits exits the game immediately
  • Description of some shopmenu items are changed

Enjoy!

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“Heydeck Games [...] captures the overall madness very well in their workplace simulator.”
87% – Indie Game Magazine

“It's digital crack!”
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Smooth Operators is an advanced simulation where you take control of a call center company and lead it to financial success! Hire employees and customize your buildings with several types of offices, facilities and accessories! Watch your company become alive and grow while your building reach the highest skyline.

This won’t be an easy task! Employees will get upset if you don’t consider their well-being. Send them some coaches to cheer them up or arrange their working hours and vacations with Human resources employees.

Everything is upgradable! Hire projects managers to unlock new technologies, and improve your offices and employees. If your account managers bring you new contracts, pressure your employees with managers to increase their productivity.

What type of CEO will you be?

Features:
- A highly addictive game with numerous hours of gameplay.
- Customize your company by placing offices and furnitures where you see fit
- Upgrade everything! Improve employees, offices, elevators…
- Killable birds =)

Requisiti di sistema

    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP
    • Processor: 1ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 500mb
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 500mb
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Recensioni utili dai clienti
14 persone su 14 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
18.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 agosto
When I catch someone stealing from me--instead of firing them--I put them in an office on the top floor with three managers, to crush their spirit. 10/10
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 luglio
My IT guy kicked a computer that exploded and he fixed it.
10/10.

But as for a real review, this is a really fun game, comparable to the "Corporation Inc." game that's on sites such as Newgrounds and Kongregate.
One of the best things about this game is the ingame music. I immidiately started dancing to it...albeit dancing very badly xD
I also really love just how modest yet origional the game is. It's a fun twist on time management, but they developer was careful not to make that the selling point.
The "slightly pixel" graphics are very charming, and reinforce gameplay as being very appealing.
I was really surprised not to find a single bug in the game thus far, especially with it being from an indie developer.

Overall, I would consider this to be a "hidden gem," and is definately worth picking up if you have some spare cash or a coupon.

*Personal message to the developer:
I really hope to see more gems of yours on Steam sometime, I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
~Funny*
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 luglio
Smooth operators is a very good game if you like creating companies
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 luglio
Really nice little game. Not bad at all for the price!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 luglio
I shot birds, and my employee's. Caught thieves, and fired the ill.
11/10
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
24.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 luglio
I love this game!

Smooth Operators is a call centre sim in which you have the power to construct your own call centre, take on clients, manage staff and ensure that your business is working effectively and efficiently. For those familiar with Sim Tower, this game is not too dissimilar. Like Sim Tower, you have to ensure your elevators are working at their best to ensure your staff move around quickly. You also have to provide service staff to fix all your computer issues and provide general maintenance.

This game isn't a cakewalk, however, as balancing your funds and prioritising is paramount. You will not always be able to achieve what you'd like, and there is always something that is requiring of your attention (and money). The pixel art is great and overall looks polished. I would, however, like to see the speed capability increased, as oftentimes I am just waiting around for the next day.

Overall, I think this is a great casual game.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 settembre
Cheap, addicting, entertaining! If you are looking for something new to kill time, then I absolutely recommend this game. Especially if you are a fan of tower/management simulators. I see this is also available for ios and I plan on getting it for my ipad!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 settembre
I love this game. I can totally relate since this is my job. Thumbs up!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 luglio
I saw a youtuber by the name of Sips do a play of this, and as a lover of simulation games, I really wanted to get it and play. Alas, it was on Desura, and as my only payment option being a visa gift card, it woudn't process transactions outside the U.S. I noticed it was on greenlight and voted on it as to hopefully see it appear in the steam store... I recently found it and bought it, $2.99, cheaper than Desura, and on a nice platform.

The only things I have to say about this game is that it is really hard if you don't plan properly and understand the mechanics, yet it is possible to pull back a failing call center and start profiting.

I wish you the best of luck, and happy call centering... I think
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
35.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 novembre
Cost of Game/Time Spent Playing easily makes this one of the best deals you will find on Steam. I've had a lot of fun experimenting with different layouts and mixes of employees. If you like tower builders or business simulators, it's a fun light hearted game that will keep you challenged the whole way through. How high can you build before the nearly unescapable death spiral brings you crashing back down? Easy to pause and save at pretty much any point in the game, which is great for someone like myself who usually plays turn based strategy games or slower city building games.

Computer techs kicking computers until they start working again is quite possibly the best example of IT work I've ever seen in a video game. Watching managers storm around freaking out for no reason will make any call center, retail, or food service worker feel right at home.

This is one of those ones you buy that make you angry you spent $60 on some AAA title you got bored of in 20 minutes.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 settembre
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE!
Andreas Heydeck, You Are A GENIUS!
Loved this game on my Xbox 360 EVEN BETTER ON PC :)
My Hours Will Drastically increase in the future :)
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 luglio
A cheap game to pickup but almost impossible to put down.
Its been a while since I have played a managment game that is both challenging and fun to play.
Where games like Civilization has a just one more turn addiction this game has a just one more day.
I intended to have a quick play around last night and ended playing for well over an hour and a half.

Recommended for anyone that likes managment games. and deffinitly recomended for anyone trying to get a tiny tower fix but also looking for a much more complicated and satisfying game.

Elevators are important!
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
39.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 settembre
Good value. Not exactly challenging, but there's enough to it to keep it engaging. Both tracks of the soundtrack aren't obnoxious either, even after 40 hours.

There is enough room for improvement left in this game that I would consider getting a sequel or expansion if one were released. It'd be nice to have some metrics screens to help identify poorly performing employees, to be able to adjust schedules of several employees at once, to be able to see the previous day's performance again after you've closed the screen that comes up at midnight, and some way to more easily tell what hours you are over/under-staffed (especially with L2s!).

There seem to be odd algorithm issues that could be improved, such as when you have multiple flowtubes and employees sometimes take unnecessarily long routes or when your elevators are upgraded and people get stuck on them quite awhile because of how the floor stops get queued. Still, if you're a fan of casual tycoon/sim games, none of these are serious enough to ruin the game.

The biggest obstacle I ran into was IT staff quitting frequently because of the poor performance of the elevators (I finally caved and built them their own elevator at the end of the IT wing of the building).
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 settembre
Smooth Operators is a simple yet fun Management Sim, where you operate a call center. It can get quite tricky, but that's all part of the fun. For £2 I would definitely recomend it
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
28.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 settembre
Awesome game. I work at a Helpdesk and shift L2 and my god I do recognise a lot here, funny really but very etertaining. :)
Some kinks are annoying like the thief, Its very tiresome too go through your hole employee list to find the sucker but very rewarding when the cure is to fire the SOB ;)

It is harder than normal Tower Sim but think that makes it more fun and lasting, you must wait a long to get upgrades but then again it takes time to develop and get new thinks ideas working in real life too.
I love it and for 2.99 euro its really good value for money

Its also a big pluss that the developer are active in the Steam Community and are taking tips from gamers seriously and implementing some of the ideas\improvements.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
15.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 ottobre
I didn't think much of this game when I saw the price, £1.99, and now I have spent 19 hours playing it. It's just such an addictive game and I would think anyone would enjoy playing it, it's great. I cannot wait for the "bit larger" update coming soon, I hope they add more items and objects to use.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 agosto
I really like this game so worth the price I paid. Just played for 3 hours an had to force myself to stop...a great alternative to god games
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 novembre
An amusing little game which gives you a sense of how stressful it can be to manage a call center.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 giugno
Very addictive game!!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
5 persone su 8 (63%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 luglio
Someone once asked, "Whats the least amount of work I can do for a game and still get paid."
This is the final result.

The unlocking system in this game is unproductive. The first people unlocked are entirely based on how many days have passed. You won't get the janitor until after the second day, which leaves the office dirty the entire second day and makes employees unhappy. You won't unlock the Coaches (Employees that make others happy) until happyness because a problem. When you finally unlock the employee that unlocks other items you'll find that even 5 offices full of them have a rediculously slow research speed.

This game has a very vague information system. An employee will quit, why? "My dog is lonely at home" or "My sports team wins when I watch them at home." Very rarely will you find an excuse related to something they might have actually hated, like elevator queue times or Managers dragging down their morale. There is no research time table for unlocking items, you will never know when the next item will be unlocked or if you need more researchers.

Starting out in this game is very difficult. You are given a client without any option of choice and the number of calls they want done is realistically not possible. Even with 20k it is very hard to get the number of officies and employees to take all the calls. If you spend all your money trying to make this happen you will not have enough money to buy the offices or Janitors and IT techs when you really need them. On top of this, you will not get an elevator upgrade for a very long time, this causes an unhappiness black hole and you will see employees quit left and right, causing more financial ruin. Janitors are the most laughable programming when they come to their job too. They will stop cleaning a desk to use the restroom, they then return to their home desk before returning to the desk they were cleaning.

If you want to play a game like this, just look up Corporate Inc. a free flash game which Smooth Operators was clearly based on and save yourself $3.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No