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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By Cadeaux Gratuit December 29, 2018

“Facile, amusant et relativement un reflet de la réalité de la boutique informatique. Il n'est pas parfait, mais très bien dans l'ensemble.”

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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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January 19

Update 0.2.30



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.
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 functionality and bugfix will continue to come.

Engine
Previously Hardware Engineers used an OpenGL based engine made by myself, i finally finish to convert it to DirectX.
You will now have a more stable and powerful engine compatibilities has been improved a lot too.
Big change involve potential bugs. That's why this update will only be available on the devbranch for a few days.
I take that opportunity to make another big change: the update of Monogame to v3.7.1.189
A new game intro with a super cool logo for Green127Studio !


Music
All royalty free music has been replace by new fun soundtracks !

Interface
SuperHash will now alway show you the right balance.
The 3D models of the map has been improved for performance ans aesthetic.

As always many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, you can report it 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:
  • DirectX Engine
  • Updating to MonoGame 3.7.1.189
  • Adding new logo
  • Adding new Music
  • Improved SuperHash
  • Improved Map
  • Fixed NPC walking on road in tutorials
  • Fixed Mission duration in tutorials
  • Fixed Build mission's text & tooltips
  • Fixed issue with audio quality
  • Fixed SuperHash Balance
  • Fixed Spawning distance (Passerby & Cars)


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January 12

Update 0.2.29



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, what was missing from the game right now.
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 functionality and bugfix will continue to come.

Map(s)
The map has been updated, lots of new details has been added
Cars and Walker has been improved, their animations and trajectory calculation will now be smoother.
Shaders has been improved, the background is now blue with a progressive fog.
Shadow quality has been improved and will now be more precise
Certain textures of the game has been reworked



As always many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, you can report it 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 Map
  • Improved Cars & Walkers
  • Improved Animations
  • Improved Shaders
  • Improved Textures
  • Improved Randomization
  • Fixed selling price in showcases
  • Fixed missing characters in fonts
  • Fixed negative number not accepted in preset editor
  • Fixed bug with Watercooling and blueprint
  • Fixed blueprint window not getting focus


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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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