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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Mixed (105) - 62% of the 105 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,777) - 75% of the 1,777 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 11, 2017

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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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November 11

Devlog #31

Hey all,

Last week we didn't post a new devlog, mainly because there is not a lot to show graphically or feature-wise, as the new Beta 19 will be mostly focused on optimizing performance! However, this week we do have some awesome stuff to share, such as a new overlay, new desks and an update on the optimization for Beta 19.

Beta 19 - An update for performance
Beta 19 will be focused on making Startup Company a smoother experience, while also taking the future of the game into account. This pretty much entails that the amount of maximum employees will be increased significantly, which also put some other wheels in motion that will make sure your new employees will feel right at home!

A new office building will be available on the map, which will give you the ability to accommodate more employees. Other than that you will see a significant increase in managers and experts joining your company after Beta 19 has been released.

New desks
We'll be adding two new desks to the game, one that is perfect for managers and one that grants your programmers, SysAdmins and designers an amazing setup! Here are the images of these setups:

The executive setup

The ultimate setup

New overlay
We're also planning on updating the overlay of employees, providing some additional details.

The overlay is still subject to change, as we're still trying to figure out if we're happy with these changes. Please let us know in the comments below what you think about it!

It has been a pain to move certain items, especially when you had a bigger office with more items in there. We've now significantly improved the clickable area from where you can select items that you previously placed on the office floor. This will allow you to remove and/or change items in your office a lot easier.

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 all for this week. Thanks for reading!

Jonas & Robert

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October 28

Devlog #30

Hi everyone,

First of all we'd like to welcome all of the new players who have joined us (both on Steam and Discord) while the game was featured on Daily Deal on Steam. Concurrent players has again been above 600, something we haven't seen since the Early Access release back in August 2017.

In the last couple of weeks we've been busy, writing more complicated code than usually. Beta 19 is all about performance improvements and that is going to be visible in the devlogs the next couple of weeks/months.

The Research Tree
Beta 19 will introduce a brand new research "tree" which will replace the existing "Tiers and XP". We were never happy with the current unlocking mechanics as it was both scripted and impossible for the player to control. Now it will be entirely up to you how fast you unlock stuff (hiring more researchers) and which items you prioritize unlocking first.

Performance Improvements
Alright, this one is HUGE! Since the Early Access release Startup Company hasn't been the most optimized game and everyone who had 180 employees know what we're talking about.

The main reason for the bad performance has always been the way the office was rendered (DOM elements). This was a decision we took early on, as Startup Company at the time wasn't that "big" of a game. People usually had 10-20 employees.

Now as the game has progressed, it's time to move on to WebGL and something called canvas. This is all geek talk, but what it really means is the game is going to be incredible efficient compared to the latest Beta 18.

Here's some early stats showing the improvements (all based on i7 7700K and a GTX1060):

Beta 18
Beta 19
30x30 office with 100 employees
84 fps
144 fps
60x60 office with 200 employees
27 fps
144 fps
150x150 office with 400 employees
Unable to load
102 fps

As you can see, Beta 19 is going to be insanely fast and it opens up brand new opportunities when it comes to office sizes. Obviously increasing the maximum workstation count is coming, but we are also looking into much larger office buildings.

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

That all for this week. Thanks for reading!

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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