What if you had it in your power to rid the world of disease, to improve the lives of millions, to ease suffering and cure the sick… and earn a tidy profit? As the head of your own Pharmaceutical Conglomerate you have this power resting in your hands. Will you use it for good?
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Release Date: Aug 27, 2015

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December 17, 2016

v1.07.10 Patch

Just pushed out v1.07.10. There were a couple of bugs introduced in the last patch which this one fixes.

Changelog
  • Fixed bug where you could no longer export products with boosters in them
  • Fixed bug where scrollbar on company tab no longer showed

Thank you to those that let me know about these bugs and please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please let me know if you see anything else off. :)

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December 16, 2016

Big Pharma v1.07.09 available now!

Hey guys, Tim here with another patch for Big Pharma. This one contains some nice quality of life improvements for the UI and a series of bug fixes.

The standout feature is the addition of socket labels to the factory floor. The labels that appear next to each socket depends on whether it is an import or export socket.

For import sockets you'll see the cure name or booster and any catalysts that are present in the ingredient. This should hopefully make it much easier to see at a glance what raw ingredients you have to work with and whether there are any opportunities to split a line of ingredients between multiple products e.g. a booster between two half speed lines.

For export sockets you'll see the name of the product, color-coded by the highest level of cure that is active in it. Green for level 1, blue for 2, purple for 3 and so on.

Assuming you give your products memorable names, or use the standard names which give a pretty large hint, this should make it much easier to remember what products you are producing where in your factory.

You can toggle these new socket labels on and off using the new buttons in the top right corner of the screen. One of them toggles the existing socket bubbles, the other toggles the labels.

Hope you like the new feature. Below are all the other bits and bobs I've managed to get in.

Changelog
  • Preview on ingredients screen now shows ALL catalysts rather than just the first one.
  • Added import count to ingredients on the ingredients screen so it's easier to work out which one to upgrade.
  • Fixed a bug where adding additional boosters in a custom game caused an error.
  • Changed the code used to quit to the game to potentially solve this issue.
  • Fixed bug where unfinished product button appeared when it shouldn't with the drug packer.
  • Made it so that drug packers that accept alternating ingredients will maintain a 1-a-day speed. They won't condense the number of drugs at all (drug packers can only pack identical drugs) but at least it won't slow down if you misuse it by accident.
  • Updated socket positions in buildings.
  • Fixed bug where you could select machines from different menus with hotkeys if the current menu didn't have that number of machines.

As always please let me know if you notice any bugs with this new patch. I am going away from the 20th December and won't be able to do another update until the new year, so if you notice something let me know ASAP.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays! :D

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Reviews

“Like all good management sims, Big Pharma has quietly turned me into a monster.”
Kotaku

“It's superb, absolutely superb.”
Nerd Cubed

“It’s f****** great.. This is a really good game”
Sips

About This Game

What if you had it in your power to rid the world of disease, to improve the lives of millions, to ease suffering and cure the sick… and earn a tidy profit?

As the head of your own Pharmaceutical Conglomerate you have this power resting in your hands. Will you use it for good? Being totally altruistic may not be the best business plan. The uncomfortable truth (is there an ointment for that?) is that some remedies are more profitable than others and illness is good for business.

Welcome to the world of Big Pharma!

From humble beginnings


with a few rusty reconditioned machines, you can progress from knocking out cheap generic treatments for minor ailments, to discovering new active ingredients and hi-tech machines to help refine the next generation of world-changing drugs.

But watch out,


you’re not alone out there. Rival corporations that want to put you out of business have their own set of competing cures and treatments.

Then there’s the dynamically shifting marketplace which means that your fancy cold and flu medicine from last winter might not sell so well now it’s the height of summer. Where did I put my anti-wrinkle sun cream?

Big Pharma


is part business sim, part logistics puzzle. It’s one thing to work away in the lab perfecting new formulas, but converting the ‘sciency stuff’ into cold hard cash means bringing an engineering and business mind to the problem.

Factory space is expensive, and those fancy new agglomerators and centrifuges don’t always slot nicely together.

Features:

  • 35 business-busting challenges spread out across 7 unique scenarios
  • Custom game mode
  • Freebuild mode
  • Modding support

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 600 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 600 series or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Latest Mac OS X
    • Processor: 2GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 series or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    Minimum:
    • OS: E.g. Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 600 series or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Requires the following packages to be installed: libc6:i386, libasound2:i386, libasound2-data:i386, libasound2-plugins:i386 and dependencies.
    Recommended:
    • OS: E.g. Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17
    • Processor: 2GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 700 series or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Requires the following packages to be installed: libc6:i386, libasound2:i386, libasound2-data:i386, libasound2-plugins:i386 and dependencies.

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