Experience the sub-universe of stocks, bonds, loans and derivatives with a simulation providing setup to try out any investment strategy you may ever think of - Wall Street Junior will introduce you to the world of financial markets.
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Why Early Access?

“Thanks to the combination of the game's scope and the flexibility of individual parts involved in the the game mechanisms it is virtually impossible to perform rigorous testing of all possible situations. It was therefore decided to release this game first as an "Early Access" title and carry on improving it with the help of community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to update the game on a basis of regular intervals to reflect the feedback from players and unless any unforeseen circumstances come to our way, we should be confident to make a polished release in no more than four months.”

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

“What would a finance-related game without Taxing and Insurance be? We still plan on implementing these two large perks of realism into WSJ, together with Steam Workshop for player-designed scenarios.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of the game is as described on the Store page.”

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

“No.”

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

“Community is encouraged to give feedback and report any possible bugs on the Community Forums. Meanwhile there's work on implementing Steam Workshop, so that players can eventually submit their own mods/scenarios to be played with the game.”
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Available: February 23

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February 19

Store Page Updated - We Are Ready to Roll!

A final edit to the Store Page has now been submitted to Valve and we are waiting for their review to release the game.

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February 2

Releasing in 2 weeks!

We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing the game in the upcoming two weeks.

The past two months have been spent making improvements to the game and making sure that it isn't too easy nor too hard to beat, while keeping eye on the level of sophistication the game mechanics possess. The game is now in what we would call a "ready" state and we cannot wait for your feedback.

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About This Game

It dazzles us all - the world of trading, the trick of being able to trade paper and promise for money, the art of creating something of value from virtually nothing.

Wall Street Junior is a simulation game based on an equilibrium-targeted, event-driven model of economy and financial markets. The simulation evaluates the performance of economy's components and predicts the state of markets accordingly. Players have the option of interacting with the markets and trying out different investment strategies, yet to be successful in such one has to be aware of the current situation on the exchange floors and constantly keep up with the news not to miss anything that might render his investment invaluable.

The Freedom of Simulation

Your behavior on the market, as of a player, is entirely up to you; one may choose to buy a bunch of stocks today and sell them tomorrow with a profit, go for bonds while speeding up the simulation a little to receive the coupon payments claiming profit on the long run, or don't bother with the instrument trading at all and place their bets in the form of options that will expire one day with a (hopefully significant) premium. Some investments may, however, bear some risk, and it is then reasonable to hedge against inconvenient market moves in order to lessen the possible negative outcomes.

Extensions to the Original Model

Apart from the vanilla trading of instruments, currencies and derivatives, your company is fully capable trading on margin, offering loans to ordinary customers and issuing fixed-income securities on its own. These ways of raising capital give you the ability to operate with creditors money, thus maximizing the profits, but everything comes at a price and the interest responsibilities might one day present a significant burden, if not issued with care.

The game features a set of tutorials, campaign scenarios and a sandbox mode. The tutorials are written in an easy-going fashion, not going into much detail but covering all necessary topics and providing references to external resources discussing those of lesser importance. Campaign scenarios are merely a guided set-up with limitations regarding the options you have. The sandbox mode is stripped of all limitations and allows you to experiment on the simulation, with no exception of bringing companies on the brink of bankruptcy.

Development Decisions

Wall Street Junior was developed with the specific intentions of making a realistic simulation. These intentions had the positive effect of the game becoming (at times literally hand-) editable and easy to be modded, with the rather negative side effect of the user interface becoming complicated at the first sight. The game is in the Alpha stage and we actively encourage all player feedback to help us correct undesired behavior of the simulation and improve all the parts that might require further clarification.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4200
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Display Resultion: FullHD
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3210 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 510
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Relies primarily on CPU power, stronger recommended
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