Market Tycoon is a Tycoon game where you Grow your Market from a small Mini Market all the way up to a Hyper Market. Manage, create, and customize your market from wall paint to placing cashiers, shelves, and fridges.
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May 11, 2017

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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?

Market Tycoon is a very large project for a small team like Protection Games, with Early Access we could share the game with the community before we could have all features implemented. As well as getting feedback and ideas from the community and try our best to satisfy you with all features Market Tycoon can have.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Early Access was never our goal for Market Tycoon, therefore, we would try our best to have all features implemented like Story Mode and more content (Markets, items, placeable object, etc...). We hope to get Market Tycoon out of Early Access by 2018.”

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

“Full version will have features like Story Mode and more content, as well as features and ideas proposed by you the community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, you could choose from 2 markets sizes and customize it as you wish. There are 154 different items, and various Racks, Cashiers, Fridges, and Freezers and some objects have multiple colors. You could also run Advertisement campaign for your market and discounts on items.”

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

“There are no plans to change the price, but we can't guarantee that the price would not rise after we get out of Early Access.”

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

“The community are encouraged to share their ideas and what they would like to see in the game. A roadmap on our website will show the status of the development of different features and an estimate of when it would be published.”
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June 9

Market Tycoon 1.3.0 Patch 7

Hey everyone,

We've just released patch 7 of version 1.3.0

There isn't much to say, bugs reported since the last patch have been fixed :steamhappy: and small other improvements. The biggest of which is the optimization for a smaller save game file size.

The one new thing here is the addition of a new language:
• Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese

Enjoy, and version 1.3.1 is on the way!
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May 16

Market Tycoon 1.3.0 Update (Biggest Update So Far)

Finally, after many delays Market Tycoon 1.3.0 is here.

First, we want to apologize for the many delays of this update, we wanted to give you the best we can and couldn't just rush things and give a flawed product. We hope that you'd understand.

So let's get into it, what's new?

Setting aside all the background improvements, bug fixes, and optimization let's tell you about the new features.

• Employee Uniform
This feature has been asked from the beginning, and it finally made it. We remember when many of you asked for this feature, but it didn't make much sense at the time, you only had one employee option which was cashiers. There are more than cashiers now (more on that later). For this feature, you will be able to choose the style of the uniform, as well as any color you can imagine with HSV sliders which will give you a wide range of colors to choose from and easily find the color you want.

• Cargo Vans and Storage
Did this catch your attention? This is loads of fun and opens an interesting potential feature for later updates like launching a website for your market and selling items through the internet (Planned feature). So what is this? After placing your item, the item will not instantly get on the shelf (More on that next). You'll have to buy a cargo van ·send it to go and get your ordered items to your storage. And your items will remain in your storage until it expires or...... (see next)

• Stocking Employee
Yes, stocking employee, the game now is much more fun and realistic. So how this will work? Well, you will no longer be able to instantly place items into shelves. You'll have to hire stocking employees that will stock your items from the storage. So basically, you will place items just like you did before but the item will be semi-transparent indicating that the item isn't' there yet. Once you have your item placed stocking employees will stock your items from the storage to the shelves. Now you will have to think and manage the quantity of an item you want to have. you don't want to have too much and risk losing it when it expires, and you don't want to have too little and lose potential profit you would have made while ordering ·more items and stocking it.

• New Markets
This is the most noticeable thing on this update. With the introduction of the storage area which the old market didn't have, we had to make new markets. On this update, we have two markets. So, and for the lack of the storage area which is necessary to support the new ·features, the old markets have been removed. Therefore, you will no longer be able to load any saved games before this update.

• Other Small New Features (Graphics, Camera Movement)
With the introduction of the new markets, we have drastically updated the graphics and the look of the game. And ·to give more views of your market, now you can pan the camera up and down by moving the mouse up or down when rotating the camera. We hope that you'll like how the game looks now as much as we did.

And that pretty much summarize the new features for this update, and as we said earlier there are many improvements on how things work in the background as well as loads of bugs that have been fixed many of them thanks to the bug reports we received from you over the past couple of months.

What's next?
One of the features we wanted to include in this update was a brand new UI. Unfortunately, we wouldn't have been able to make it on time.

So, here is the plan for the next couple of updates*

• Market Tycoon 1.3.1
Brand new UI. The whole UI of the game will be recreated to look prettier and more user-friendly.

• Market Tycoon 1.3.2
Steam Achievements, trading cards, and macOS support

• Market Tycoon 1.3.3
More content. Anything from items, shelves, fridges, freezers, etc...

• Market Tycoon 1.3.4
More features.

Now we need a small favor from you. Due to the new markets and the updated graphics we need new screenshots for Market Tycoon for both our website and the steam store page. To help us have great screenshots for the game and have a chance for your market to be featured as a screenshot on our website and the steam store page, make sure you have an internet connection and hold Ctrl + U to send us screenshots. Please give it a few seconds for the screenshots to be sent (time will depend on your internet speed).

If you have a good understanding in English and would like to contribute to translating Market Tycoon to other languages please contact us through ·email
Please don't hesitate to contact us even if Market Tycoon is already translated into your language. The more translators we have the faster and better quality of translation can be achieved for the speakers of your language.

Please note that due to the many new features added in this update, translation to your language might not be up to date yet. The translation should automatically update once it's available.

Thank you for your continued support for Market Tycoon. Have fun!

*Subject to change

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About This Game

What is Market Tycoon?

Market Tycoon is a Tycoon game developed by Protection Games.

Grow your Market from a small Mini Market all the way up to a Hyper Market.

Manage, Create and customize your Market all the from wall paint to placing Cashiers, Shelves, and Fridges. Stock items of your choosing and even get the satisfaction of making discounts or running advertisements for your market.


Item Expiration Date
Food items have an expiration date, That means if an item stays on shelves for too long it will get removed, Just like real life.

Money Management
Rent, Electricity cost, and Employees salaries have an effect on your market. Every Market has a different Rent and Electricity cost so be careful you don't want to go bankrupt.

Dynamic Item Removal
Every Item on shelves get removed one by one when an AI character actually takes it,
Which gives a high sense of realism.

Manage employees
Have a feeling of a boss by hiring cashiers or fire them to cut costs, Every employee has a different speed and salary so choose wisely.

154 Different items
A wide range of items to put in your market,
from Fruits and Vegetables all the way to Supplies like Tissue and Soap.

Whether your Market is in the city center, a Mall or a small Market on the highway, every environment has its attributes from Electricity cost to Population density.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 32/64 or better
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX745 equivalent or greater.
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • OS: Windows® 10 32/64 or better
    • Processor: Intel i7-4790 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX1070 equivalent or greater.
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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