Hardware Engineers is a simulation game where you have to manage a IT business. In a world where technology expands every day, you will need to learn how to be competitive.
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Very Positive (181) - 88% of the 181 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 22, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“First of all I think it’s important to be transparent with my community,and it's my first public project that’s why I think I need to be very close to people who buy Hardware Engineers.

I want them to participate in the development process by exchanging their experience when the game is in progress.

Second, I’m independent and work practically alone on Hardware Engineers, it means that I really need external opinion.

Third, I think that if people can buy Hardware Engineers when I develop it, it will allow me to develop it faster and better.

The quality and player satisfaction are my first priorities in my work.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early access is scheduled for some 6-12 months dependent on the success of the game.”

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

“In the final version all of the features describe in the shop page will be available and probably more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the current version many features are not completely done yet. At the moment only basic mechanism of the game and the engine can be playable.”

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

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

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

“The gameplay will evolve with your ideas and suggestions. Feel free to send me personally what you think about Hardware Engineers and how I can improve some part of it.”
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July 21

Update 0.2.10



Hello everyone!

Dust
Dirty components will now be considered as less attractive (showcase and blue mission).
Clean a computer will now give you a reputation bonus.

The higher your persuasive skill, the less it will be necessary to clean up to trigger the bonus
The speed bonus awarded by the skill "Hard-worker" will now affect cleaning time.

Explorer
Explorer ask for confirmation without using external prompt.
Confirmation requests from outside of winDOOR (like RamTest87 scan) will still use the external prompt.

You can now cancels long tasks like Antivirus scan, Hard drive copy or benchmark.

All software has been updated, they will now be cancelable and use the new prompt.

User Interface
MVidia drivers have been renamed to make them easier to understand.
A new icon for coolers has been added to differentiate them from fans.


And of course many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, do not forget to report it on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB this is very important!

As usual feel free to let me know what you think about this change and what you would like to see in Hardware Engineers in the comment section below.

If you haven't posted a review yet this duck will come for you, don't mess with him!


Thanks for reading! If you want to support Hardware Engineers share it with your friends!

I hope you will enjoy this patch and see you for the next one!

Summary:
  • Adding Cleaning computer bonus
  • Adding Malus for dirty items
  • Persuasive Skill affect cleaning computer bonus
  • Hard-worker Skill affect cleaning speed
  • Adding Explorer: Canceling task
  • Adding Explorer: Confirmation window
  • Updating Explorer's software
  • Adding new cooler's icon
  • Renaming GPU drivers
  • Fixed Fan models
  • Fixed Character editor
  • Fixed Effect initialization
  • Fixed Copy from File Explorer
  • Fixed Scan and Defragmentation view
  • Fixed Bug with walker's face when loading
  • Fixed NewGame: Difficulty calculation

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July 14

Update 0.2.09



Hello everyone!

Dust
Dust generation is now available! You will now find your clients machines more or less dirty.
In the assembly window, you will find a new tool dedicated to cleaning dust: The air spray can.
New sound effect has been added for this tool.


Shadow
Shadow direction will change over time.


3D Models
The case models have been improved.
Specularity of material has been partially reworked.
"Dusty" property has been added to every material.

Balancing
The average duration of the mission has been slightly increased to allow you to do more things.

And of course many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, do not forget to report it on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB this is very important!

As usual feel free to let me know what you think about this change and what you would like to see in Hardware Engineers in the comment section below.



Thanks for reading! If you want to support Hardware Engineers share it with your friends!

I hope you will enjoy this patch and see you for the next one!

Earlier this week:
    R0709298:
  • Fixed 1 crash when quitting map
  • Fixed Shadows refresh rate
  • Fixed minor text error
  • Fixed animation running during pause
    R0709680:
  • Fixed Eye blinking during pause
  • Fixed crash caused by tooltips

Summary:
  • Adding Dust !
  • Adding new tool to remove dust
  • Adding Sound effect
  • Improved Shadows & time
  • Improved Interface
  • Improved Specularity of material
  • Improved Cases models
  • Increasing mission duration
  • Fixed Threads issue when unlocking an item
  • Fixed Scary eyes bug
  • Fixed Eyes contours
  • Fixed Aluminum roughness
  • Fixed Mask view in Assembly

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About This Game

Hardware Engineers is a simulation game where you have to manage an IT business.
In a world where technology expands every day, you will need to learn how to be competitive.
Economy, reputation , selling strategy and communication will be your best weapon to travel on the road of success!



  • Play with large number of components like processors, graphic cards, RAM with realistic and balanced characteristics!
  • Buy, sell, test, optimize, replace all devices and components in a computer.
  • Create your own rig for different profiles from the little workstation to powerful gaming computer.
  • Investigate on system of your client to repair and debug.
  • Reinvest in your company to expand your business.
  • Customize your shop
  • Native 4K support
  • Develop your skills
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Two Game mode
    • Easy : Suitable for neophytes in technology with a simplified mounting system and compatibility among components
    • Medium : An intermediary level to offer you the best way to learn quickly and play with the basic of IT

  • Steam Workshop ( to allow community to make their own content )
    • Components
    • Translations
    • Decoration

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8.1/10
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 2GB or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: 3 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 4GB or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space

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