Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You play as the CEO of a newly formed software company. Your job is to either complete client contracts to make money, or build your very own products.
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Aug 11, 2017
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Startup Company is now stable and playable. We believe this is the perfect time to start inviting the community to help optimize existing features, polish the game balance and most importantly deciding what new features should be added.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until we all agree it's done. Probably less than 1 year.”

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

“New features are constantly being added, but our current roadmap looks like this:

  • New employee type: Marketers (including marketing campaigns)
  • New employee type: Supporter (including support tickets)
  • Employees requiring raises and eventually switching to competitors
  • Random events
  • Improved sound effects
  • Achievements
  • Improved usability and tips/help
However we recommend only purchasing the game if you want to play it as it is right now.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is stable on all platforms and completely playable. Current content is providing up to 8 hours of playtime.

Please be aware that the game currently doesn't contain any tutorials.”

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

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

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

“Startup Company is already built by the community. From the beginning all development has been streamed on Twitch. Bugtracking is kept publicly available to everyone and new features has always been based on requests.

We will continue down this path and inviting Steam Early Access players to join the conversation.”
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Recent updates View all (14)

September 22

Beta 12.9 Released

Hi everyone,

Finally the Big UI update is ready! Once again, this was not a small task, as I had to go through all of the UI and optimize it for both regular and large screens. It's now ready and you can enable it in the Options view:


I understand this update is not exciting for anyone but people with 4K screens, but I believe that usability and bug fixing had to be my first priority since release.

Good thing is, that I'm done with all bugs/usability issues and can finally start focusing on new content! The next update will be Beta 13 containing brand new content. More about that later.

Remember to vote for your favorite suggestions/ideas here: http://status.startupcompanygame.com

That's all for now. Thanks for sticking around. I'm really looking forward to introduce new content to all of you.

All the best,
Jonas

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August 29

Beta 12.8 Released

Hi everyone,

I know, another one. I would have waited with this update, but I really think these bugs are too important for me to wait till the next big update.

This update only kill bugs, no new features, no improvements.

  • Optimized building assets for faster rendering.
  • Pause UI updates while dragging/panning.
  • Allow 15 pixels dragging before disabling click events (it was sometimes hard to click workstations)
  • Fixed bug causing multiple achievements not being achievable.
  • Fixed bug where you could break the game by switching between employees without closing dialog first.
  • Added missing formatting on stock buttons
  • Fixed bug where hype could be created by releasing new versions without new features.
  • Clean up Chrome cache on startup to fix white-screen issue.
  • Changed order of lifecycle execution to avoid items at 100% not being moved to inventory.
  • Fixed bug where it was possible to have 2 windows open at once.
  • Increased UI refresh rate of in-game timestamp to visualize fast-forward better.
  • Fixed bug where animations wouldn't stop when using SPACE key for pausing.
  • Changed required XP for Tier 13-17.
  • Fixed bug allowing a workstation or furniture to be placed on walls.
  • Fixed bug where you would be able to duplicate components using Lead Developer.

Also, remember to vote for your favorite suggestions/ideas here: http://status.startupcompanygame.com

That's all for now. Sorry for any frustration the bugs might have caused :-)

All the best,
Jonas
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About This Game

About the game

Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You play as the CEO of a newly formed software company. With an empty bank account you are forced to complete client contracts, but as soon as you get enough money you will be able to start competing against the largest tech giants, building your very own products and services.

Startup Company includes:

* Build Mode: Design your very own office.
* Contract Work: Win contracts by competing on price and service.
* Crafting System: Merge components to create modules. Use modules to create products.
* Products: Build outstanding products by adding features, managing servers and running marketing campaigns.

Hiring

A great company is built by great people. Optimize your staff benefits and working conditions to attract the best employees.

Win Contracts

You'll be facing hundreds of available contracts, but not all of them will be good for your team. Work your way up and compete with the best in the industry to win the big contracts!

Develop, Merge, Repeat

That's right, even software needs a little piecing together!

No matter if you want to deliver contracts or build your own product you need components and modules. Use developers, designers and lead developers to produce what you need.

Startup Company includes a fully featured crafting/development system where you will be able to merge components into modules, servers or product features.

Release, Update and Expand

Creating successful products is all about making the right decisions. Implementing or upgrading the right features is what generates hype. Hype generates users and users generate money.

You'll have to constantly pay attention to your hype otherwise users will start to drift away from your product. Keeping the product under constant development and releasing new versions is key to success.

It's your sandbox, let your imagination run wild!

Development Stream on Twitch

All parts of the game development are being streamed on Twitch. Come join the community and the stream at:
https://www.twitch.tv/jhovgaard

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 or similar
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 or similar
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 or similar
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64-bit. The game may be working on other distributions, but not guaranteed or supported.
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