Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You play as the CEO of a newly formed software company. Your job is to either complete client contracts to make money, or build your very own products.
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Aug 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?

“Startup Company is now stable and playable. We believe this is the perfect time to start inviting the community to help optimize existing features, polish the game balance and most importantly deciding what new features should be added.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Until we all agree it's done. Probably less than 1 year.”

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

“New features are constantly being added, but our current roadmap looks like this:

  • New employee type: Marketers (including marketing campaigns)
  • New employee type: Supporter (including support tickets)
  • Employees requiring raises and eventually switching to competitors
  • Random events
  • Improved sound effects
  • Achievements
  • Improved usability and tips/help
However we recommend only purchasing the game if you want to play it as it is right now.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is stable on all platforms and completely playable. Current content is providing up to 8 hours of playtime.

Please be aware that the game currently doesn't contain any tutorials.”

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

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

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

“Startup Company is already built by the community. From the beginning all development has been streamed on Twitch. Bugtracking is kept publicly available to everyone and new features has always been based on requests.

We will continue down this path and inviting Steam Early Access players to join the conversation.”
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May 11

Devlog #17



Hi everyone,

Huge progress on the new hosting features this week!

The devlog gives a sneak peek into what has been developed on the game over the past week. It is not a new release and is not available yet. New features are always released as official Beta releases.

Racks
As mentioned last week, the new hosting facilities allow you to place racks. Once a rack has been placed, you can install equipment such as servers, coolers, etc. All equipment can be rearranged using drag and drop.


Throughput, overclocking and temperatures
There are now 3 types of servers: web servers, database servers and cache servers. Each instance of a server produces a specific throughput. You’ll have to balance these server times to get the most out of your hosting facility. You can now see real-time stats above the bottom menu:


The new hosting facilities can work side by side with existing virtual servers:


Beta 15 changes
* Show error message when “Disk System” crashes.
* Fixed bug causing game to fail when reaching last investor milestone.
* Fixed incorrect order of competitors.

Do you have suggestions or ideas for the game? Check out our Conflux board.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading.

Next devlog: June 1.

All the best,
Jonas
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May 4

Devlog #16



Hi everyone,

A ton of work has been put into Beta 16 this week. I’ve also been working on rectifying a problem causing the first savegame to be lost for a small portion of first-time players.

The devlog gives a sneak peek into what has been developed on the game over the past week. It is not a new release and is not available yet. New features are always released as official Beta releases.

Hosting Buildings
Beta 16 is introducing a complete rewrite of the hosting functionality. The first step is adding new buildings dedicated to hosting. The first hosting building to be introduced will be the cheapest option and it will be located in a basement close to the small office.

In these new locations, you will only be able to place hosting related equipment such as server racks. By clicking on server racks, you will be able to easily configure each rack and design for maximum performance. I’ll describe and show screenshots of the “rack configurator” in next week’s devlog.

Virtual Servers will continue to be part of the game, but a maximum CU cap will be implemented to force players into building their own hosting facilities.

City Map
With the introduction of hosting buildings, it was clear that the game needed a better and more immersive way of showing buildings. This will be done with the brand new City Map. I don’t have any screenshots available yet, but I hope to be able to show it in a couple of weeks.

Beta 15 changes
🔵 Automatically disable and hide “Big UI” functionality if screen height is below 1440.
🔵 If saving to disk fails, the game will now throw an error and stop the game, forcing the player to restart the game. Errors will also be shown to the player for further research.
🔵 Fixed bug causing the game to allow upgrading efficiency to reach 105% when the maximum is 104%.
🔵 Added “Big UI” support to new “upgrade feature” dialog.
🔵 Fixed bug causing deleted savegames to reappear.
🔵 Fixed bug causing “load game” dialog to crash if two new savegames are created in the same session.

Do you have suggestions or ideas for the game? Check out our Conflux board.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading.

All the best,
Jonas
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“Startup Company is actually a pretty solid game!”
LIRIK

“Startup Company was a great game!”
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About This Game

About the game

Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You play as the CEO of a newly formed software company. With an empty bank account you are forced to complete client contracts, but as soon as you get enough money you will be able to start competing against the largest tech giants, building your very own products and services.

Startup Company includes:

* Build Mode: Design your very own office.
* Contract Work: Win contracts by competing on price and service.
* Crafting System: Merge components to create modules. Use modules to create products.
* Products: Build outstanding products by adding features, managing servers and running marketing campaigns.

Hiring

A great company is built by great people. Optimize your staff benefits and working conditions to attract the best employees.

Win Contracts

You'll be facing hundreds of available contracts, but not all of them will be good for your team. Work your way up and compete with the best in the industry to win the big contracts!

Develop, Merge, Repeat

That's right, even software needs a little piecing together!

No matter if you want to deliver contracts or build your own product you need components and modules. Use developers, designers and lead developers to produce what you need.

Startup Company includes a fully featured crafting/development system where you will be able to merge components into modules, servers or product features.

Release, Update and Expand

Creating successful products is all about making the right decisions. Implementing or upgrading the right features is what generates hype. Hype generates users and users generate money.

You'll have to constantly pay attention to your hype otherwise users will start to drift away from your product. Keeping the product under constant development and releasing new versions is key to success.

It's your sandbox, let your imagination run wild!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 or similar
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 or similar
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64-bit
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 or similar
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only 64-bit. The game may be working on other distributions, but not guaranteed or supported.
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