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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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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February 16

Update 0.2.34



Hello everyone! I hope you have a good holiday.

Beta phase upcoming
Before the patch note I would like to announce the upcoming exit of the Early Access phase!
The beta phase is coming soon. Let me know what you think and what was missing from the game right now.
Which menu, interface or window needs a redesign?
What are the weaknesses and strength of the game in your opinion? I would do my best to improve everything.
Don't worry, the end of the early access phase does not mean that the updates will stop.
It simply means that the core gameplay is now fix. New functionalities and bugfix will continue to come.

Interface
Boot window : The little disk icons will now turn red when the computer is off


Language
All language is now directly included in the game!
All the translation mod is now useless for people with version 0.2.34 or superior


Engine
Big performance improvement, you should see a framerate increase of 20 to 50%.
Video player has been updated

Discord
Feedback, help, question, idea ? Check out the new Discord !


As always many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, you can report it on discord or on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB thanks!

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



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

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

Summary:
  • Improved Video player
  • Reworked Translation
  • Improved Performance
  • Improved Boot window
  • Fixed Color of Yes/No buttons
  • Fixed Characters disappearing in editor
  • Fixed tooltips's icons masking graph
  • Fixed flower timer that does not follow the camera
  • Fixed last spawning point not working
  • Fixed pathfinding error prevent NPC spawning




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February 9

Update 0.2.33



Hello everyone! I hope you have a good holiday.

Beta phase upcoming
Before the patch note I would like to announce the upcoming exit of the Early Access phase!
The beta phase is coming soon. Let me know what you think and what was missing from the game right now.
Which menu, interface or window needs a redesign?
What are the weaknesses and strength of the game in your opinion? I would do my best to improve everything.
Don't worry, the end of the early access phase does not mean that the updates will stop.
It simply means that the core gameplay is now fix. New functionalities and bugfix will continue to come.

Preview Map
The inventory limit of the second map has been increased to 40 (25 for 1st map).
That's means you can have 40 items in your inventory at level 0 without any skill points. ( up to 53 with skill at max )
The number of computer and case under the desk has been double compare to the first map (20 instead of 10).


Interface
The message and question window have been reworked.

Drivers detector will now display its results on screen of ingame computers

The explorer will now display the list of hard drives correctly even with more than 6 drives

Language
Language mods has been updated

Engine
Shadow drawing is now 50% faster!

Discord
Feedback, help, question, idea ? Check out the new Discord !


As always many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, you can report it on discord or on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB thanks!

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



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

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

Summary:
  • Adding new window
  • Adding Driver detector results screen
  • Improved Explorer HDD listing
  • Improved Interface
  • Improved Map 2 inventory
  • Updated language
  • Fixed SFX error
  • Fixed 1 issue in 5th tutorial scenario
  • Fixed Decorations Editor
  • Fixed Antivirus results screen
  • Fixed bug with explorer and HDD's name




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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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