Definitely Not Fried Chicken is a business management sim with a Twist! Grow your drugs trade through legitimate fronts by managing both sides of the business. Acquire new "businesses", meet new clientele, Develop more potent narcotics, make lots of money and leave a city in ruin!
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Mostly Positive (51) - 74% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (567) - 76% of the 567 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 18, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game has been designed to be able to add new content relatively easy - from new business types and character items to additional products and potential stories - so we want to leverage this through Early Access. Additionally, prior to full launch we want to respond to player feedback in terms of gameplay loop and in-game balancing.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will be actively listening to the community during the early access period to implement changes and adapt the game based on player feedback. Based on this, we approximate the early access phase to last around 6 months.”

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

“During Early Access, we will slowly roll out new business fronts, product lines and parts of the story. At full launch, the story will finally conclude with the player having access to all businesses, NPCs and product lines available.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We have multiple business types, products, NPC questlines and the beginning of the campaign story ready to go.”

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

“Yes. Early Access players will receive the game at a reduced price, and when launching in 1.0 with new products in game, new features and a concluded story - the price will be raised.”

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

“We will be actively in the discussion threads listening to player feedback, as well as on the dedicated Definitely Not Fried Chicken channel on the Merge Games Discord. We will also be running closed-door beta tests throughout early access involving players who would like to test upcoming content.”
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About This Game

Definitely Not Fried Chicken - "For All Your Legitimate Fake Business Needs!"

Definitely Not Fried Chicken is a business management sim with a Twist!
Grow your drugs trade through legitimate fronts by managing both sides of the business. Acquire new "businesses", meet new clientele, develop more potent narcotics, make lots of money and leave a city in ruin!
Set in a sunshine soaked city in the glamorous 80's, DNFC will test your entrepreneurial business skills.

Build your drugs compound from the ground up, buy adjoining plots of land and expand. Design and lay out your complete production line and establish distribution routes. Fortify your compounds defences and make sure any "overly-enthusiastic" customers can't break in. Research and develop better strains of narcotics like marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.

But simply making a great product is not enough, you need somewhere to sell it from! This is where your legitimate businesses come in - you'll need to build and manage these fronts, including selling legal goods to avoid detection, people gotta eat right? Run a chain of Fried Chicken stores or diversify your portfolio with other businesses. Different places have different people with different tastes.

The backbone of every business is your workforce, the people who tirelessly carry out the tasks you assign them for minimum wage. A happy employee is a productive employee so it's important to make sure your staff have the basic necessities like washrooms and a place to eat. A well furnished break room is great for staff morale!

And safety equipment will really help with staff turnover/mortality rates...

Key features

  • Start your drugs empire from the ground up, distributing marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other goods
  • Balance the demanding tasks of managing both your illegal drugs trade and your “legit” businesses.
  • Build and customise your drugs compound and business fronts.
  • Upgrade your facilities and staff equipment for a better product and a bigger profit
  • Design your empire, from fried chicken shops to laundromats to nightclubs
  • Manage your workforce, hire & fire, accommodate for their wants and needs to do great work.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

References to criminal activities, drug use and violence.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10 or later
    • Processor: Processor Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon RX 580
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card
    • OS: Windows 10 or later
    • Processor: Intel i7-9700 / AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 6GB or AMD RX 5700
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated Sound Card

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