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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Very Positive (31 reviews) - 93% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (764 reviews) - 78% of the 764 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 27, 2015

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October 21

v1.07.04 Patch

Hey guys, quite a big patch this one with lots of little UI improvements and bug fixes. Nothing that's really game changing but all of it based on community requests/feedback.

Changelog
  • Improved ingredient generation so that there is guaranteed (I really hope this time!) 1 of each 1st level cure in Free Build mode.
  • Fixed ingredient generation so that ingredients with boosters can have any starting concentration.
  • Fixed multiple cure product sales getting counted twice.
  • Price changing buttons in M&M DLC change quicker the longer you hold them.
  • Added a leave game button to the tutorial window.
  • Fixed typo in first tutorial.
  • First right click deletes stock gate only, instead of entire belt.
  • Corrected color of fixed direction corner belts.
  • Stop AI from adding two boosters of the same type to a product.
  • Cannot forget products with trials in progress or complete but not confirmed.
  • Cannot dismiss a trial complete message.
  • Removed superfluous "Max strength concentration" from boosters - it had no gameplay effect.
  • Changed hit box on options menu to stop clicks passing through to the Marketing and Malpractice enable/disable button.
  • Added a missing string to the Polish translation.
  • Added "icon" tag to research.data so that mods can create new research projects but borrow the icons from official game research projects.

For the next patch I'm hoping to get some more notable UI improvements in, again based on suggestions from the community.

As always, please let me know if you notice any new bugs after playing with this update. Keep the feedback coming and I hope you continue to enjoy the game. :)

Tim

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July 26

v1.07.03 Patch

Hey all, just another small patch with a few more bug fixes. Details below.

Changelog
  • Fixed bug introduced in the last patch where cures could not be permanently "cured".
  • Improved hover over tooltip for the graph on the cures tab in M&M DLC.
  • Fixed bug where Genius perk did not affect the ETA on research items with no researchers assigned (did not affect gameplay).
  • Fixed bug where AI would incorrectly use player upgrade levels for Pill Maker, Syringe, Creamer and Sachet.

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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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