Hardware Engineers is a simulation game where you have to manage a IT business. In a world where technology expands every day, you will need to learn how to be competitive.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (24 reviews) - 91% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (112 reviews) - 89% of the 112 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“First of all I think it’s important to be transparent with my community,and it's my first public project that’s why I think I need to be very close to people who buy Hardware Engineers.

I want them to participate in the development process by exchanging their experience when the game is in progress.

Second, I’m independent and work practically alone on Hardware Engineers, it means that I really need external opinion.

Third, I think that if people can buy Hardware Engineers when I develop it, it will allow me to develop it faster and better.

The quality and player satisfaction are my first priorities in my work.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early access is scheduled for some 6-12 months dependent on the success of the game.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the final version all of the features describe in the shop page will be available and probably more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the current version many features are not completely done yet. At the moment only basic mechanism of the game and the engine can be playable.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we add new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The gameplay will evolve with your ideas and suggestions. Feel free to send me personally what you think about Hardware Engineers and how I can improve some part of it.”
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Recent updates View all (47)

July 14

Update 0.1.63



Hello everyone!

Interface
Complete redesign of the main interface:


By clicking on the shopping cart, the panel will extends to show you your current... shopping cart!


Upgrade Mission
I heard many of you think that Upgrade Mission was too difficult.
I have improve the generation algorithm for this kind of mission.
They should now be a lot easier and more and more difficult with time.

Customers
Customers frequency has been increase.

Rewritable disk
You can now makes your own WinDOOR bootable disk from a blank disk.

Decoration
10 new floor has been added.

And of course many bugs was fixed, If you found a bug, do not forget to report it on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB is very important!

As usual feel free to let me know what you think about this change in the comment section below.



Thanks for reading If you want to support Hardware Engineers share it with your friends!

I hope you will enjoy this patch and see you for the next one!

Summary:
  • Rework of main interface
  • Rework of cart window
  • Increase customers frequency
  • Improving upgrade mission(purple)
  • Improving animations smoothness
  • Adding rewritable disk
  • Adding ten new floor
  • Fixing Disk and USB consumption
  • Fixing missing icon (item's stat)
  • Fixing error in statistics count
  • Fixing error with text measurement
  • Fixing empty blueprint
  • Fixing two potential crash
  • Fixing category menu in shop
    #v0.1.62b:
  • Fixing crash when using Properties on USB
  • Fixing potential crash when updating computer's task

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July 8

Update 0.1.62



Hello everyone!

USB
New functionality for USB.
You will now be able to renaming your USB key and copy downloaded software on them.


Memory
Rebalancing of all memory price and performance.
3 new memory has been added.


Interface
Explorer>Computer screen:

Inventory:
Searching by customers name


Skill Improvement
Automatism:
Selling a computer identical to a supplier's computer, will add a new computer to cart instead of the list of components.
Selling custom computer with a serial, will add the WinDOOR serial to cart too.
Selling a computer with a stock CPU cooler, will ignore the stock CPU cooler (already sold with the CPU)

Computer's values
More things will be take in account for the evaluation of the different value of computers.
Virus, errors, drivers, software, serial will be now take in account in the price.
Additional hard disk drive will be take in account in the "Work" score
Anti-Virus will slightly increase "Office application score".


And of course many bugs was fixed, If you found a bug, do not forget to report it on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB is very important!

As usual feel free to let me know what you think about this change in the comment section below.



Thanks for reading If you want to support Hardware Engineers share it with your friends!

I hope you will enjoy this patch and see you for the next one!

Summary:
  • Adding USB key Renaming/Copy/Exploring
  • Adding 3 Memory
  • Rebalancing Memory
  • Improving Explorer "Computer" screen
  • Improving searching in inventory
  • Improving Skill "Automatism"
  • Improving Computer's value calculation
  • Fixing explorer error with OS theme
  • Fixing error when browsing local network
  • Fixing unlock notification when renaming computer
  • Fixing wrong number of unlocked items
  • Fixing uninstalled mod that count as unlocked item
  • Fixing Case still lock after buying computer
  • Fixing Free furniture when loading game
  • Fixing not responding Explorer
  • Fixing error in customer demand calculation
  • Fixing error in English translation
  • Removing blueprint auto-subscribe

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About This Game

Hardware Engineers is a simulation game where you have to manage a IT business.
In a world where technology expands every day, you will need to learn how to be competitive.
Economy, reputation , selling strategy and communication will be your best weapon to travel on the road of success!

  • Play with large number of components like processors, graphic cards, RAM with realistic and balanced characteristics!
  • Buy, sell, test, optimize, replace all devices and components in a computer.
  • Create your own rig for different profiles from the little workstation to powerful gaming computer.
  • Investigate on system of your client to repair and debug.
  • Reinvest in your company to expand your business.
  • Customize your shop
  • Native 4K support
  • Develop your skills
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Two Game mode
    • Easy : Suitable for neophytes in technology with a simplified mounting system and compatibility among components
    • Medium : An intermediary level to offer you the best way to learn quickly and play with the basic of IT

  • Steam Workshop ( to allow community to make their own content )
    • Components
    • Translations
    • Decoration

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (latest SP)
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 2GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: 3 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 4GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
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