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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Release Date: 12 Aug, 2017

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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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Available: 12 Aug, 2017

 

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June 16

We got achievements!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick update. I've added Achievements to the game (integrates with Steam of course).

Here is the list of what we got so far:

Enjoy Your Stay
Hired 1 employee

Interviewer
Hire 5 employees

Employment Machine
Hire 10 employees

You're Out
Fire 1 employee

You Aswell
Fire 5 employees

Amateurs
Fire 10 employees

Economic Setback
Don't complete any contracts for 14 days

Starvation
Don't complete any contracts for 30 days

Into Black
Have a monthly profit of at least $0

It's Something
Complete your first contract

Same But Different
Install 1 mod

Install All The Mods
Install 5 mods

A Small Loan of a Million Dollars
Take out 1 loan

Hope you like it, more will come! :-)

All the best,
Jonas

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June 12

Startup Company official release date!

Hi everyone!

I can finally announce the official release date of Startup Company (Early Access):
12 August, 2017!

Right now I'm working hard on getting the Steam integration done for all platforms. Hopefully achievements and Trading Cards will be ready for the EA release.

If you haven't already, please consider clicking the "Add to wishlist" button, even if you have pre-ordered already (it will boost the game on Steam!).

To everyone who pre-ordered the game at www.startupcompanygame.com: You will receive a Steam key by email shortly after the EA release.

That's all for now. if you like the game, tell your friends :-) All help spreading the news is super duper much appreciated!

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: HD Graphics 4200
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics 4200
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04, Fedora 21 or Debian 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics 4200
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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