Have you ever wanted to run your own software company? Go to IT is a business simulation game with a multitude of parameters to manage and meaningful choices to enjoy. Build your company and bring it to the top, surviving almost 30 years of software industry ups and downs.
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Mixed (14) - 64% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Nov 16, 2018
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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?

“For us, Early Access is the best way to polish parameters and gather feedback from our community. The game is stable and playable, still, we see a room for improvement. We are going to make several iterations more to achieve the best balance possible and tweak some features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current estimate is around 6-8 months. We will use this time to make sure the players' experience is smooth and the game is bug-free!”

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

“In the full version, we are planning to get more convenient GUI, better balance and some additional features. All the core functionality is delivered in Early Access version. We may add new features basing on the community feedback.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently, we have the basic gameplay cycle fully functional, the game still requires balance tweaks and may have some minor bugs.

Core gameplay features available in the current version:
  • Character creation (create a character and get skill points depending on your choices).
  • Inbox (receive CVs from potential employees to accept or reject them; get notifications about core milestones in IT industry to see how it affects you company; get new requests from customers and reports when the project is finished and shipped).
  • Accepting clients' projects or starting in-house ones (choose core parameters and assign employees).
  • Project management (assign resources, manage employees, complete tasks and fix bugs to achieve the best results possible).
  • The multitude of personal traits and working skills for your employees (run your company depending on the soft and hard skills of each team member, manage vacation time, salaries, employees' satisfaction).
  • Methodologies and frameworks (apply different methodologies while running a project to get better results).
  • Reputation and Public relations (improve your reputation by finishing projects successfully to get more opportunities while recruiting, taking loans, etc.).
  • Improving the office (purchase new devices and working tools for your company, choose different types of office space to increase the productivity of your team).

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

“It depends on the feedback we get. If we see the strong demand on even more strategically complex and realistic gameplay, the final price may get higher than Early Access price. Otherwise, the price will remain the same.”

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

“We have dedicated community managers to collect feedback from the community. We highly value any input from our players.”
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Recent updates View all (20)

April 21

Patch Notes 1.9.5

It’s been a while! Updates from us:
  • German localization is available! Komm schon!
  • Historical events now affect current market situation.
Rebalanced
:
  • Technologies
  • Learning
Fixed:
  • A bug with win screen
  • The error on loading the game, that blocks every other action
  • Menu button that isn’t working
Let us know what do you think about the last updates and don't forget to share :)
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March 22

Achievement unlocked

For quite some time we've been focusing on game balance and competitiveness. We’ve integrated score system, updated main storylines and introduced the ways to lose and win the game. Balancing the game could never be finished, but could be good enough. And now we believe that it is good enough to focus on something else. So we decided to reintroduce achievements.



What’s new?
  • You can unlock up to 27 Steam/in-game achievements.
  • Project complexity will now have lower impact in the early stages of the game and higher impact in the later stages.
  • Low-skilled employees will now correctly earn experience.
  • Late game salaries have been lowered.
  • Freelance projects will be better rewarded in the late stages.
  • Employee dreams have been fixed and now can be fulfilled again.
  • Tons of other fixes and tweaks were implemented to make the game more enjoyable.
Stay tuned for more updates! As always, your feedback is very welcome.

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About This Game

Have you ever wanted to run your own software company? Go to IT is a business simulation game with a multitude of parameters to manage and meaningful choices to enjoy. Build your company and bring it to the top, surviving almost 30 years of software industry ups and downs.

Tactical Depth
  • Choose your corporate strategy. In-house projects or outsource? Tight deadlines when stakes are high or playing safe while missing on profit?
  • Manage the entire project lifecycle. Implement methodologies and techniques: test-driven development, refactoring, pair programming. Build your processes and test them against market reality.
  • Loans, investments, recruitment, buying development tools, setting up an office. Challenging decisions await.

Multidimensional Management Challenges
  • Additionally to hard skills, each employee has soft skills and personality. A highly qualified person, who is always late and not really willing to learn? Or jack-of-all-trades, punctual, but lacking motivation? Choose wisely while recruiting and assigning tasks.
  • Find new employees, promote and educate them, and don’t forget to take care of their job satisfaction.
  • 10+ parameters affect job satisfaction level. Who said it would be easy?

The History of the Software Industry
  • The game starts in 1991 when the software market establishes. You will live through all industry milestones and pivotal points.
  • As the market develops, you get new technological opportunities. Use them for your good and profit.
  • The game features cutting-edge software technologies as well. Starting in 2009, you can build blockchain projects.
  • We did our best to make the timeline as realistic as possible. Have fun and learn new facts simultaneously.

All in-game music is produced by The Flashbulb .

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7.5+
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768

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