Design, build and manage a giant shopping center. Open shops, supermarkets, restaurants, movie theaters, bowling alleys and more. Hire and manage the best staff for the job and milk your customers for all they're worth!
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Another Brick in the Mall is meant to be a complex simulation and as such, could go in a number of (possibly conflicting) directions.
The community feedback will help make important design decisions such as going for automation versus micromanagement, and organize priorities such as polishing current features versus adding new ones.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“As long as it takes to deliver a polished, bug-free experience with good replayability.”

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

“Here are some ideas that are considered or currently in development:

  • Shoplifting and security
  • Buses
  • More business types
  • Seasonal and random events
  • Custom starting conditions and difficulty
  • Music and improved sound design
  • Improved UI and quality of life
  • Achievements

While some of these are already being worked on, you should only buy the game if you want to play it as it exists now, not based on what it might some day become. Read the 'About this game' section below for a list of current features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable and technically stable.

You should however be aware of the following:
The tutorial is minimal and it helps to be familiar with games with a similar building and zoning mechanism (Prison Architect, RimWorld).
There is no music.
Although everything will be done to avoid this, updates could make old saved games obsolete.

Read the 'About this game' section below for a list of current features.”

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

“The price will most likely increase as new content and features are added. The lower early access price is intended to thank early adopters for their support.”

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

“Feedback and suggestions from early adopters will be gathered from the Steam discussion boards and will help determine when and how new features and content are implemented.”
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Recent updates View all (36)

April 4

Update 0.23.1 released


Patch Notes

0.23.0

0.23.1
  • Fixed: 'Open all businesses' achievement now unlocks properly.
  • Changed: Reduced the disk i/o usage.

Translators can check the strings.xml changelog in this post:
https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/discussions/18446744073709551615/1771511442683764704/?appid=521150

If you have bugs to report, please post in the appropriate Discussions: http://steamcommunity.com/app/521150/discussions/1/

If you are experiencing crashes, please follow the instructions and post in this thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/521150/discussions/1/282992646970591669/
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March 15

Update 0.22.2 released


Patch Notes

0.22.0
  • Added: The research screen now uses a diagram structure.
  • Added: Customers will now be visibly angry for a few seconds whenever their satisfaction is dropping.
  • Changed: The 'Research basics' project has been removed.
  • Fixed: Tooltips' alpha is now properly tied to framerate and slightly faster.

0.22.1
  • Added: Category and Specialty stores now have specific name rather than just 'store' (eg: Grocery store, Newsagent, Butcher shop, Bakery, etc...).
  • Added: An icon and tooltips for specialty stores on the demand screen.
  • Added: Product mods can now optionally provide a name for a specialty store. Look for <specialty_name> in the Modding guide.
  • Added: A 'Word of mouth' notification that pops every day at midnight to highlight the unbuilt category store, specialty store and non-retail business with the most demand. It also reminds players to research the 'Sales monitoring' project until they have done so.
  • Added: A warning/tooltip when checkout/order counters have an obstructed queue.
  • Added: A warning/tooltip when a storage is too small to have any capacity.
  • Added: A tooltip when underground parkings are under construction.
  • Fixed: Projects with missing prerequisites showing as completed in the tooltip.
  • Fixed: Shelves with a 2 products capacity (50 depletion rate) not showing the half-empty state.
  • Fixed: Localized modded product names not working.

0.22.2
  • Fixed: A bug where when building an underground parking, right-clicking would remove roadwork and withdraw the parking cost.

If all goes well, 0.23 with achievements will be out before the end of the month!

Translators can check the strings.xml changelog in this post:
https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/discussions/18446744073709551615/1839063537792351471/?appid=521150

If you have bugs to report, please post in the appropriate Discussions: http://steamcommunity.com/app/521150/discussions/1/

If you are experiencing crashes, please follow the instructions and post in this thread: https://steamcommunity.com/app/521150/discussions/1/282992646970591669/
6 comments Read more
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About This Game

Design, build and manage a giant shopping center. Open shops, supermarkets, restaurants, movie theaters, bowling alleys and more. Hire and manage the best staff for the job and milk your customers for all they're worth!



  • Design and build your center from the ground up. You are responsible for every road, parking, wall, floor tile, door, shelf, plant, you name it. Arrange them optimally, or to your liking, and create a unique shopping empire.
  • Thousands of characters and vehicles are simulated on screen, for that ant colony feel.
  • Hire your staff from a panel of applicants, making sure their skills match the job.
  • Deploy your workforce efficiently to keep the queues short, the shelves stocked and the floors clean.
  • Keep your customers happy and satisfied. Unsatisfied customers will not come back tomorrow and furious ones will make a stink and tarnish your reputation.
  • Sell staple goods to attract more customers and prey on their cravings and addictions to trigger impulse purchases.
  • Starting your venture with limited funds, responsible accounting is paramount to your success. Open your first business, turn a profit, take out loans and expand progressively.
  • Or play in sandbox mode and carelessly spend your infinite money: “This is your world.”

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10
    • Processor: 4 threads capable CPU (Core i3 or equivalent) @ 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 640, GT 750M or equivalent with 2GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 display.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 8 threads capable CPU (Core i7, Ryzen 5 or equivalent) @ 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 750 or equivalent with 2GB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 display

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