Travel the globe in search of flavorful and exotic ingredients to customize your own chocolate creations. You’ll use post-World War II economic and technological advances to customize your very own chocolate creations, assist the Baumiesters, and strive to become CEO of your very own chocolate empire!
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Release Date: Aug 12, 2009

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Travel the globe in search of flavorful and exotic ingredients to customize your own chocolate creations. You’ll use post-World War II economic and technological advances to customize your very own chocolate creations, assist the Baumiesters, and strive to become CEO of your very own chocolate empire!
  • For the first time ever, you have complete control over the ingredients, look, name and description of your customized recipes
  • How you customize your chocolates has an economic impact on your success
  • Travel to ports around the globe to discover ingredients, build your empire, and follow the continuing saga of the Baumeister family
  • Economic sim focused on mouth-watering chocolate
  • Latest installment of the award-winning Chocolatier® franchise

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows® 2000, XP, XP SP2
    • Processor: Pentium III 700 MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB
    • Graphics: 3D Video Card, 64 MB recommended
    • DirectX®: 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: G4 800 MHz or faster
    • Min Screen Resolution: 800x600
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor: G4 800 MHz or faster
    • Min Screen Resolution: 800x600
    • Video RAM: 64 MB
    • Sound Card: Recommended
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
This game is brilliantly addictive for anyone who likes a time management sim. Really annoying they seem to have stopped making the Chocolatier games.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
This is a fun Tycoon style game. Takes place post WWII. While 'Alexandra' is off trying to find her husband who was shot down during the war -- she places you in charge of resurrecting the now defunct Baumeister chocolate factory. You begin as a Novice chocolate maker, working your way through the game to become a Master Chocolatier. The storyline isn't much -- but with this style of game, it really didn't bother me. You receive tasks - some of which have strict time limits. You progress by completing tasks and filling orders efficiently. By doing so, this will open more ports. The more ports, the more ingredients you can obtain. Most ports have a variety of ingredients ... however, there are some ports that do have the same ingredient within their inventory as another port. Obtaining your ingredients at the ports selling them at the lowest price is key. As the game progresses, most ports increase their ingredient inventory. Thus, check ports for any possible additions that weren't available prior.

Your progression is measured by purchasing ingredients and producing items at your factories which include chocolate bars, coffees, infusions, truffles, exotics, and your own creations. You can haggle with a shop owner for a possible decrease in their ingredient price - being careful not to be too pushy or they become agitated and immediately increase all their prices. You are tasked with collecting ingredients, preparing orders, keeping your factories well stocked with ingredients for whatever product you're producing there, purchasing your own shops which will give you the best price to sell your own wares, and ultimately bringing all the Baumeister family members back together to resurrect the Baumeister chocolate empire. At a certain point in the game, you will be given an opportunity to purchase an airplane --- do it!! The travel costs and time to get between ports will deplete your money and your inventory.

"Chocolatier: Decadence By Design" is the only game in the "Chocolatier" series where you can make your own creations. You have the ability to pick the ingredients, create the appearances of, name the creations, describe them, and they become integrated into the game/inventory that customers will be asking for.

SIDE NOTE: especially when very, very, very tired, it is funny to see a particular character ask for X cases of your "________" creation. Meaning, don't let children play your profile -- make one especially for them. Else, you may get questions such as "Mommy/Daddy/Auntie/whomever, what does "________" mean???" Yeah, you can get real ... uhhhhhhhh ... creative with your names, appearances, and descriptions of your products.

(HINT: As soon as Havana opens up for you, hit the casino and the slots - not the other game - and you will see your money reserve explode! Bet max every time. Even if you hit "0" ... don't close that window! Just keep hitting max bet and you will get your money back plus a whole lot more! Time doesn't advance while you're in the casino ... so don't worry about that. Also, each factory can be retrofitted to produce any creation. Costs money, though. Thus, hitting the casino is well worth your while!)

Anywho, it is a simplistic time management/tycoon game that is fun to play when you don't want to immerse yourself into a game that takes a great deal of thought or strategy.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
This game is utterly delightful and brilliant. You build a chocolate empire while traveling the world in search of ingredients and the many mysteries within. You even get to invent your own chocolate! Play if you like:

* Matching three items: The chocolate mini-game is oddly relaxing and entertaining, and directly impacts your profits.
* Item-shop games like Recettear: Ingredients/inventory management gets very entertaining here.
* Linear stories: This is not Mass Effect ;).
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22 of 34 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2014
The Mac System Requirements are wrong!
*** Steam's verison of this game will not work will newer verison of OSX ***
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2013
Its an interesting little trade sim that pushes you to learn when certain goods are generally lowest price, explore for more kinds, and exploit them into profitable concotions which go in and out of fashion. It's built for dynamic min-max play, so people who like metagaming and optimizing will find an enjoyable experience here.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2011
Let me start with the conclusion: Chocolatier is a great game. One of those games you can't just simply put down, which is a very good thing. It's very addictive and I always have the urge to do one more quest. I can't quit before I do at least one more, it's crazy !
Anyway... You start the game as a beginning chocolatier and you have to work your way up by finding/collecting recipes, creating (by playing minigames) and selling chocolates or chocolate related items and buying ingredients. The more quests you complete the more things you'll unlock, so there's always an incentive to play.
The sounds are graphics are very simple, so don't expect anything fancy. There are basically no animations and the sounds are minimal. The graphics do look sharp though (windowed) and it gets the job done for a game with this style of gameplay.
If you want a fun game, look no further.

[Rating: 79/100]
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
It's definetly a 'mom' game, but one you won't mind playing if you're into trade games. You have to mantain tasks such as creating your own hit chocolates and coffees, playing ingredient shooting minigames to get a bigger weekly production, and balancing buying costs with selling price, tied together with a tidy, but lackluster, story. I guarentee you won't care much about said story, but everything else makes up for it, and the game makes for a great distraction when you want to listen or watch something else at the same time.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2013
A very fun Tycoon game. Won't make you hungry actually, you might not like it, it's a different game style.

Make cases of Chocolate, Coffee, Truffles, etc. over time while completing tasks, selling goods, unlocking new locations and progressing through the story.

It's 10$, I hope I get a prize for being I think the only person to recommend it. Hopefully they put it on sale so that all you cheapos feel like getting it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Good simulator game unusual among todays simulators
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
95.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
Very interesting game but it can get very teadious
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 19
I remember playing this when I was young, wish there was a more recent version :/
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2.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
I've been trying really hard to get this game to work and, over the course of a couple days, I've gotten about two hours in. It just keeps crashing! I used to play this game all the time when I was younger, but now that I've gotten this version, it's more angering than fun. Very annoyed. Would not purchase.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Things this made me:

1. Hungry
2. Anxious
3. A globe-trotting business woman
4. Money, hand over fist
5. The inventor of a green chocolate bar
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
Simply doesn't work on my mac... :/
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2.7 hrs
Posted: July 3
The game constantly crashes after about an hour of gameplay. Not worth the hassle and the cursor is slow as well.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: June 27
This game is aweasome. I used to play it at high school. But I payed for it and when I started playing it, it kept closing. I can't play it further than the first 5 minutes.
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Kaliska was here.
17.7 hrs
Posted: June 26
I played this game back when I was in high school and was very surprised to find it here on Steam. Would want the other Chocolatier games here as well.

Relaxing and fun. Lets you get creative when you're given an original recipe page. Story isn't much but it's not a huge concern, considering it's more of a tycoon game really. Games like Cinema Tycoon didn't have stories in them, but were also good options to pass the time.

You start off by helping Alexandra start up the factory in Zurich. As the game progresses, you are given opportunities and tasks by different people, which can help you get new ingredients and learn new recipes to complete your book. Fabrication gets more difficult as you go around the world. I'm not a fan of making exotics and infusions but they're quite challenging.

Buying ingredients, selling your wares, haggling and travelling (until you get your own private means of transportation) all have an impact on your profit so it's also good to be wise when making decisions from time to time.

Recommended if you just wanna lay back and enjoy a game at your own pace.
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14.8 hrs
Posted: May 28
I used to play these games a few years ago (when I was like 8). Out of curiosity, I searched for it on Steam one day, and later bought it.

It's a fun game, but I've played less than 15 hours, and I've beat the campaign. I rescued Alex's husband, became CEO, and then a Master Chocolatier, and now I fly around the world to keep my factories operational, with the ocasional special order. It's fun while there are quests, and I suppose I could start over, but it doesn't give much play time. It'd be nice if there was a longer campaign, or a secondary one. And I'd love to see more story, maybe a secondary campaign could include the people I'm constantly warned to be careful about, or maybe the person who hates Alex and her husband.

That said, it was fun while it lasted and it's only $10.

Now, would you like to buy a case of our Spicy Rose Coffee Blend for $10,000? How about Sweet Orange Chocolate Stars? They're made with real butter and are only a few thousand dollars a case.

EDIT:I just got a new computer, so I was going to play through the story again. Only problem is the mouse gets all screwed up. It worked fine on my old craptop, but the mouse lags really irritatingly with my new i5 and GTX 970. It's trailing, and the area immediately around it lags and shows the background of where the mouse just was when the screen changes quickly. I did a quick search, and didn't find anything, so I need to dig deeper when I have the time and initiative.
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8.5 hrs
Posted: May 8
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0.3 hrs
Posted: April 15
It kept crashing
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