Build and manage the ultimate power grid on a developing island in Power Network Tycoon! Use real IEEE simulation methods to tackle electricity demands, face nature's fury and ensure electrical safety. Can you satisfy the ever-growing need for power?
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Why Early Access?

“Power Network Tycoon is a complex and ambitious project to create an engaging game whilst also producing an accurate model for simulating a power network, taking the player through engineering design and management processes. Since the inception of this idea, I’ve made a range of game design decisions to make this game the best it can be, but projects of this scale are difficult to be produced by one developer. Early Access will give me the opportunity to share the core mechanics of the game with some of my thoughts on what the future could be, but also get feedback from the gaming and engineering community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I plan to stay in Early Access until Power Network Tycoon reaches its full potential. While I don't have a fixed timeline, my goal is to launch the full version when I feel confident that it provides a comprehensive, engaging, and polished experience. It will not include every possible Power Engineering simulation known to man, but through the updates and community feedback, new features and enhancements will be considered and integrated until Power Network Tycoon becomes the game it was meant to be. My early estimate is one year of Early Access based off my current understanding of the game, however it should be noted I also work as a Power Engineer have a high standard for this Power Engineering game.”

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

“At the beginning of Early Access, Power Network Tycoon will have its core functions fully operational. However, it will also feature elements that serve as placeholders, intended for further development to enhance gameplay mechanics in both power engineering and tycoon-style gaming. For instance, in the initial Early Access release, players can add electromagnetic field shielding to substations. Future expansions may include upgrades to substations, poles, conductors or other assets to enhance network efficiency in the full game version. The current Early Access version includes 'Missions’ and ‘Alerts', which are planned to be developed further, offering player rewards, unlocking new features and helping to avert disasters. Additionally, it is planned to integrate an overarching objective that ties player progress across various gameplays. The goal throughout Early Access is to continuously engage with the community, integrating their feedback to ensure every game aspect truly resonates with our players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version provides a robust foundation, featuring the core gameplay mechanics and a significant portion of the planned content. Players can already experience the thrill of building and managing a dynamic power network, facing challenges like extreme weather events and balancing power demands. The game also contains elements of simulations with a level of accuracy and detail only used in industry grade engineering design software. While some areas are still under development, the current version offers a solid and enjoyable gaming experience, with plenty of content to explore.”

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

“I aim to reward early supporters with a marginally lower price point during the Early Access phase, but not deter future players unless its determined significantly more gameplay content was added between the Early Access version and the Full versions release.”

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

“I have social media platforms where I share screenshots or videos of ideas I’m working through and these have been good for obtaining feedback. I will continue to post content and ideas as well as be available for feedback.”
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About This Game



In Power Network Tycoon, you embark on a journey to establish and manage the power network for a thriving new island community. With an ever-growing demand for electricity, you must strategically plan and construct an efficient and robust power grid to meet the needs of community residents and businesses.



Power management is not just about keeping the lights on; it's about delivering a smooth and stable electricity supply. In Power Network Tycoon, you'll need to monitor and optimize various aspects of power quality, such as power factor and balancing loads between phases. Addressing these factors will improve the reliability of your network and keep your customers satisfied.

As you navigate the intricate world of power system analysis and industry engineering standards, you'll experience the most realistic power network simulation on the market. The game employs advanced physics-based calculations found in industrial electrical design software and challenges you to make decisions that reflect industry best practices.



Mother Nature can throw unexpected challenges your way, but as a resilient Power Network Tycoon, you're always prepared. Devastating storms, heatwaves, and other extreme weather events will put your skills to the test. Reinforce your infrastructure, strengthen power lines, use the weather forecasting systems to mitigate the impact of these natural disasters. Balancing resilience and cost-effectiveness becomes crucial as you strive to keep the lights on during even the harshest conditions.



As the island community flourishes, your expertise as a Power Network Tycoon will be put to the test. You'll have the opportunity to upgrade and expand your network by building new power generators, power lines, substations and capacitor banks.



Ensuring the safety of the community is paramount. As the Power Network Tycoon, you'll be responsible for preventing electrical accidents and protecting your island's residents. Assess earth potential rise under fault conditions, measure electromagnetic field strengths, and upgrade equipment to minimize the risk of electrical overloading. Failure to prioritize safety could lead to unhappy customers, outages, and even death!

With its immersive gameplay and realistic simulations, Power Network Tycoon allows you to harness your engineering skills, showcase your strategic thinking, and prove yourself as the ultimate Power Network Tycoon, shaping the electricity landscape of a vibrant new island community.

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770k
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 1060
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 11 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5-12600K
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 3050
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.15 Catalina or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6600 or Apple M1 Pro
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ Pro 560 or better, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M or better, or any graphics card with 2 GB VRAM or more
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 11 Big Sur or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-7700K or Apple M1 Max
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ Pro 5700 XT or better, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M or better, or any graphics card with 4 GB VRAM or more
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 22.00 LTS 64-bit or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770k
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 1060
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 22.00 LTS 64-bit or later
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5-12600K
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 3050
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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