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?
User reviews:
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Mixed (10 reviews) - 40% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (741 reviews) - 77% of the 741 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 27, 2015

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April 7

v1.07.11

Hey everyone, I've just released the latest patch for Big Pharma. There are no major new features but I've fixed a few bugs and added a couple of small things that get requested every now and again and were easy for me to add.

Here's the changelog:

Changelog
  • Added a count for the "maker" (Pill Printer, Creamer etc.) upgrades on the research tab.
  • Added option to disable upgrade point indicators in video settings.
  • Fixed a bug where if you clicked on the analyzer directly after loading up a game you could cause a weird graphical issue.
  • Fixed bug where hover-over details on cures, on the cure tab would get hidden if you changed tabs while hovering over them.
  • Fixed bug where if two ingredients randomly generated the same name they would cause graphical error on ingredients tab (kinda embarrassed by this one, let's just say I'm a much better programmer than I was two years ago ).

I've also attempted to fix the relatively common issue where the game does not shut down properly on some Windows 10 machines. The current fix for this is to run the game in compatibility mode but I'm hoping the change I've made might stop the problem.

It's a bit of a shot in the dark because I can't reproduce the bug at my end. If anyone with this issue could try the game with compatibility mode off and let me know if it has helped, I would be very appreciative.

Tim

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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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