Arcade Tycoon is a Management Strategy Sim, purchase from hundreds of machines to help relieve customers of their hard-earned cash, customize to keep guests happy and hire Mafia to stop crime!
All Reviews:
Mixed (53) - 66% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 12, 2019

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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?

“As we are a small 3 person indie team we decided to release to build up our community, see what the players want and have to suggest, and use their feedback and ideas to improve the overall Arcade Tycoon experience.
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Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“All the assets have been draw, puting them into the game now. As we are a small indie game we're working on getting this done and we should be able to deliver big updates each month and the final version without any delays, aimming Augest 2020.”

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

“The full versions will have differnet characters, thieves that try to steal money and products, gangs that break your machines, death as a baylifter, unlockables, 12 level campaign mode, 4 challange mode, hundreds of more machines including Virtual Reality, Shooters, Consoles, crazy golf, haunted house. Customization of objects and machines. Multi toilets, token machines and atm designs.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Whats in the Current Game? @12/09/19
We're releasing updates weekly.
Sandbox mode
Campaign Mode
Level Select
In game announcements
Machines Retro machines, Claws, Racing, Tables, Gambling, Pinball, Modern machines.
Finance Page
Staff - Handyman
Floor and wall decorations
Decoration Objects
Food and drink machines.
Toilets, ATM, Token Machines
Chiptune Soundtrack

Aimming Dates
All targeted updates completed
Game Over/Ending Screens - Completed

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

“Discount on EA by 20%.
Price will slowly increase.”

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

“We have been running competitions for the community to design their own arcade machines and characters for the game; we also have been incorporating feedback and currently have over 1,000 members on discord, that we chat to daily.”
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About This Game

Steve - Channel 4 TV, Go 8 Bit "Joyful, Fun, Addictive"
Geekism - "Retro Tycoon Fun"


Ever wanted to build your own Entertainment Empire?

Arcade Tycoon lets the player design, manage and build in this amazing world of classic isometric pixel art. Keep the guests happy by choosing from using a list of hundreds entertainment machines and decorative items. Remember that a happy guest spends more of their hard-earned dollars. Discover new games, tech and staff using the research and unlocking menus.


12 Campaign Levels and Challenge Levels
Experience the campaign mode to build and manage arcades at such diverse locations as the ghetto, wacky museums, theme parks, pirate ship, shopping malls and haunted hotels.

Content and Customization
Delight your guests with a huge variety of entertainment including consoles, pinball, crazy golf, retro, modern day, shooters, pool, ice hockey, virtual reality and more. Create awesome-looking themed areas by purchasing unique attractions and decorating all aspects: floors, walls, pictures, and all the required and very handy facilities.

Real World Environment
Your games centre is surrounded by a real-world environment. Guests that come into your arcade have individual needs and desires. They can shop, watch ducks, and eat and drink in the dynamic world outside your arcade.

Employee and Guests
Customers will drop litter, be sick, steal, poo themselves, crave specific machines, and need access to food and drinks. Select from a range of staff, whose wages depend on their skill levels. Security, cleaners, technician and entertainers are waiting to help with the guests' needs.

Sandbox Mode
Get creative with the Arcade Tycoon sandbox. If the pressures of a campaign aren't your thing, you can have a casual game with the sandbox mode, and still experience expansion and growth.

Power Management
Make sure you have enough juice for your machines otherwise you could end up with a chain of cataclysmic explosions.

Watch guests interact with comical machines and fellow guests in amusing ways. Your guest will show signs of their mood, such as sadness, anger, sickness and happiness.

Finance Pages
Detailed finance panel allows you to check all your profits or losses, with monthly statements, graphs, marketing and loans available at Donald Corp.

Below To Be Implemented - Keep up to date visit annoucements for details.

Tech Tree
Open up the newest catalogue of unlockables, upgrade machines, hot Tech and see Vinnie Blue Eyes' Best Buys to help your arcade run more smoothly or to do research so you can continue to make your arcade more amazing and entertaining

With multiple levels of difficulty, whether you're a hardcore tycooner or a complete novice, you can find a level that's challenging without being intimidating.

Crime Wave
Keep your eyes peeled as there are many varieties of criminal activity: gangs causing destruction, penny-pinching thieves, non-paying giant bugs. Should you hire the Mafia? Or would it be better to unlock new tech to catch these pests?

Want to help? Be brave enough to support our Early Access release! Support the Arcade Tycoon community on Discord take part in the chat!
Inspired by Two Point Hospital, Planet Coaster and Game Dev Tycoon.
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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nvidia 420m or equivalent (integrated cards not recommanded)
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Graphics: nvidia 750ti or 950m

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