Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game where you’re the CEO of a new company. Your job is to build your very own website and compete against the largest tech giants on the planet!
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Mostly Positive (90) - 77% of the 90 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,968) - 76% of the 1,968 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
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 - we've got a lot of features that we want to implement into the game. In addition to that we're listening closely to our community, so features that were initially not planned for Startup Company might make it into the final release if there are a lot of requests.”

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)
  • Employees requiring raises and eventually switching to competitors
  • Random events
  • Improved sound effects
  • More achievements
  • Improved usability and tips/help
  • In-game Help system
  • Performance Optimization
  • New offices and items
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 20 hours of playtime.”

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. The game is working on Windows, Mac and Linux.”

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 also run a very active Discord community where community members mingle and share tips on how to build an even better company!

We will continue down this path and inviting Steam Early Access players to join the conversation.”
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January 20

Devlog #36

Hi all!

Last week we made some exciting announcements regarding the new features that will be available in Beta 21. A highly requested community feature was the ability to set up a customer service / support department, which will be making it's way into the game. This won't be the only exciting new feature for Beta 21, as we're planning to reveal a bunch more in this Devlog!

You can click here to read the previous Devlog in which we also unveiled cool features for Beta 21.

Recruiters and Headhunting
Beta 21 will introduce a revised recruitment functionality. You'll now have to use a "Recruiter" (or your CEO) in order to find and headhunt new employees.

You'll be able to poach (better known as steal) employees from your competitors and negotiate salaries and signing bonus in order to persuade them to take you up on your offer.

The new feature also allows you to research the candidates demands.

Age & Retirement
A new and very important feature will be added to all employees: age. As time goes by, your employees will start to age. It won't affect performance (mood or speed), but once the employee reaches the age of 65 he/she will retire.

Note: All employees from existing save games will be set to the age of 25.

A highly requested and popular demand of the community was the ability to add the CEO to the game. Beta 21 will deliver on that promise and will allow you to introduce "yourself" to the game as the CEO (Chief Executive Officer).

The first time you launch Beta 21 you will be required to customize your CEO. All CEOs will have a personal "bonus" that affects the rest of the game (see screenshot for more details).

The CEO will act identically with the new "Recruiter" employee type, however uniquely for the CEO he won't require a salary or age at all (I know, it's unrealistic, but imagine the Steam reviews if I retire the player themselves).

Progress of Beta 21
Right now we're super busy fixing bugs and testing out the new features. They still need a lot balancing. The new office building is also in the making (we hope to be able to present it in next week's Devlog).

Finally everything needs to be translated and tested on all platforms. You should expect a release in 2-3 weeks if everything goes well :-)

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

All the notes that are listed above are simply a preview of what's coming up in Startup Company. These new changes and items are not yet available in the public build of the game.

That's it for this Sunday!


Jonas & Robert

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January 13

Devlog #35

Hello everyone!

This week is an exciting week for us, as we're going to share some of features with you, which are planned for Beta 21.

It's always very interesting for us to implement new features and to see how the players will be managing and coming up with ingenious methods on optimizing everything. These new features will effect gameplay up to a certain degree where you'll have to manage another aspect in your Startup Company!

Support Tickets
Beta 21 will introduce support tickets. These are basically questions and issues coming from your users that you will have to handle. It adds a whole new dynamic to Startup Company where you have to make sure that your users will be happy with the support that you provide them.

Tickets has to be handled within 36 hours. Anything later than that will decrease your Support Satisfaction.

Support Teams
Tickets come in 3 different complexities (difficulties): low, medium and high complexity. To solve them, you have to hire new employees for a brand new role: Supporter.

As with any other employee type the Supporter comes with various degrees of experience such as Beginners, Intermediates and Experts.

However, unlike the other "production" employees the Supporters should be paired with matching ticket complexity. For example: Expert Supporters will be slower at resolving low complexity tickets than Beginner Supporters.

To overcome this challenge, you'll be able to set up Support Teams which will limit its members (employees) to the selected complexities.

Support Dissatisfaction
If you fail to handle support tickets in time, it will directly impact your website's overall satisfaction.

The support dissatisfaction is working a bit different from Features as the decrease is subtracted directly from the subtotal of your current website satisfaction.

All the notes that are listed above are simply a preview of what's coming up in Startup Company. These new changes and items are not yet available in the public build of the game.

We'd love to know what you think about the new features that are planned for Beta 21, make sure to leave a comment!

That's it for this Sunday!


Jonas & Robert

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“Startup Company is a pretty solid game!”

“Very cool management style game!”

About This Game

Start small, dream big

Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You’re the CEO of a small startup and are eager to grow your company. With a small investment, you set out to build an amazing website to compete against the largest tech giants in the world and dream of becoming the most valuable company in history!

What can you do in the game?

  • Design & Build: Design your very own offices.
  • Crafting System: Merge components, create modules and improve your website.
  • Manage Everything: Hire new staff, manage servers and run marketing campaigns.

Hire the brightest and best talent

A great company and product is built by great people. Optimize your staff benefits, improve their working conditions and train your staff to become more productive.

Profit: $0, Goals: Over 9000!

A startup entrepreneur doesn’t only care about revenue and profit, but also about overall growth! You’ll have to wear many hats in your company. Keep track of your server capacity, acquire users, spend dollars on marketing, keep an eye on production, manage your staff and do whatever it takes to take your company to the next level!

Developers, developers, developers!

If you want to build your own website, you’ll have to create the components and modules to do so yourself. Find the best developers, designers, researchers and managers to grow your product into something for the masses!

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

It’s your business sandbox, so let your imagination run wild!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 or similar
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • 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
    • 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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