Computer Tycoon is a fairly complex Business Grand Strategy game about Computer Evolution. Start in the 70s, invent until 2034, create the best computer systems, upgrade your infrastructure, lead a team, and alter computer history! It is time to "Think Different"
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Release Date:
Oct 12, 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?

“Early Access is the best way for me to get relevant feedback and advice. I do believe that by starting in EA, I will greatly increase the value of the final product. I'm a solo indie developer with some outsourced specialists so I need any help that I can get to create the best game I can.
I've been dreaming about a game like this since my first childhood computer, I count on you in helping me.
The game is under early access for 5 years, and I'm glad to say it really worked out so far! The community helped me to create the current roadmap of the game, and I've implemented their ideas, interacted with the community all along the way.
So check out the game's roadmap which was made from your feedback! I big update is in progress - please follow my news posts or join my discord to find out more!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'd like to stay here until I'm satisfied with the project. I'd like to release a stable and fun game. The development time will greatly depend on the feedback/bug reports that I get, so I can't promise anything - but I think the game will be finished in 2022.”

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

“The game has a roadmap created from the first year's feedback I got on Steam. I've greatly extended the game's scope and I'm working hard to implement everything. The extension is so big, that the game is basically going to be "Computer Tycoon 2" eventually.

Please consider that the EA versions of the game won't guarantee that your saves will be working correctly after version changes.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“This is an alpha stage of the game. You can start a company and manage its building sites, research new technology, and create your own hardware and computers. You have 3 different map modes, managers, offices, etc. The best way to know more about the game's state is by reading a few news posts on its steam page.”

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

“I plan to gradually raise the price as I ship new content and features. The amount isn't decided, yet.”

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

“I'm very interested in any kind of advice and suggestions about the game. Feel free to find me on Reddit (the game has its own subreddit) or on the official Progorion Forums OR on our DISCORD server - if you do not use the steam forums.
Computer science is a very deep subject and although I'm a passionate hobbyist on the topic, my knowledge is still limited, so I would greatly appreciate any corrections or suggestions about the technology part of the game, too.”
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“Didn’t expect Computer Tycoon to go so further into details, yet it was a pleasant surprise nonetheless. As the Steam debut of a single talented individual called Andris, Computer Tycoon aimed high and didn’t miss its target.”
8/10 – TICGN

“You get a lot of value for your game and you get a developer who listens to the community and tries to improve the game so that as many people as possible can enjoy this game. He doesn’t need to do a lot to make me enjoy this game since I’m already doing that!”

“While this game is still in its alpha stages, and so continues to be improved upon as time goes on, in its current form Computer Tycoon presents a solid, fun experience and I’m greatly enjoying my time with it. It hearkens back to the old Tycoon games with its simple concept while also presenting a fascinating and somewhat difficult business challenge to survive for over half a century in a technology field.”

About This Game

Computer Tycoon is a grand strategy and business management hybrid about Computer Evolution and starting your own company in the 70s. Lead the research race until 2034, create the best hardware and operating system, take care of your infrastructure handle your marketing, lead your team of experts, find video game gems to promote them on your platforms, conquer the global market and become literally immortal!



Computer Tycoon is different from other building/tycoon games because it has a "grand strategy game" aspect. You will control your "computer empire" by viewing a world map and managing resources. You won't build a park or railways, and you won't arrange furniture in offices, instead of these you will analyze the market and find ways to be profitable, reinvest in research, and push out your opponents from the business.

Unlike other games, here you will see your opponents' products and their pricing, which will compete with yours on a simulated market. While Computer Tycoon is not as deep as GearCity it is definitely more complex than most of the modern Tycoon games today. This means that the game has a steeper learning curve, but on the Beginner difficulty level (especially by turning off opponents) you can have a Sandbox-like experience as well.

Start your adventure in the 70s as a small business somewhere in the world. Learn more about hardware and software inventions that were the first steps to our current modern world, and get a taste of what is waiting for us in the future. Find the classic video games and help a new culture to be born.

In Computer Tycoon the decisions you make during development really matter. Take advantage of the technology, upgrade and design combinations! Does your product need more computing capacity or should you focus more on features, low price, or prestige? Maybe change to portable computers or develop more easy-to-use Operating Systems? These decisions will have a major impact on the success of your company.

Smartly expand your corporation into multiple countries, and build more offices, factories, laboratories, and other required facilities. Poor countries have cheaper labor, but richer countries will give you more educated engineers.

Having the best product isn't enough. Finding the right partner and managers is as important as a good product. Balance your budget well between development, production, marketing, and expansion.

You can win the game by becoming a monopoly or reaching the technological singularity if you are fast enough - but living through 60 years of computer history is let alone a victory!

The game is in an EA alpha state. You might find bugs and missing/simplified features. Everything is subject to change. Please read the EA details! Also here is a brief list of what is and isn't included (yet):

Features implemented

  • Start a computer manufacturer company in the 70s
  • Design and create hardware, home computers, personal computers, portable computers, and handheld computers
  • Rule the market of the world on a grand strategy level
  • Research and study technology from the earliest models to near-future computers
  • Expand your industrial sites across the globe
  • 3 Map Modes: Historical, Randomized, and Vanilla
  • Hire and lead a team of managers, advertise, train, or steal if you must

Features not implemented yet

  • Tech trading and "diplomacy" with the opponents (something like in Master Of Orion II or CIV)
  • Random events
  • Achievements/Steam Integration
  • Localizations for
    a. Hungarian
    b. German
    c. Chinese
    d. French
    e. Spanish
    f. Turkish
    g. Italian
    h. Russian
    i. Portuguese

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 6850 or similar
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS *: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Better than Radeon HD 6850
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: 10.12.x or newer
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Unfortunately testing is under progress. On a 5 years old or newer desktop computer you will be probably okay. But this doesn't apply to MacBooks.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game doesn't work on 10.11.x - if you still have problems with a newer version, please update to the latest one
    • OS: 10.12.x or newer
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Unfortunately testing is under progress. On a 5 years old or newer desktop computer you will be probably fine. But this doesn't apply to MacBooks.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The game doesn't work on 10.11.x - if you still have problems with a newer version, please update to the latest one

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