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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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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December 3

Monday night patch notes 1.1.2

In a new version, we expanded office capabilities and integrated Steam Overlay.

Specifically, you can have a certain room in your office that affects work efficiency as well as manage your team’s stamina level.



Besides that, we want to introduce an indication of some methodologies. Now you are able to track whether your methodology choice is relevant to the current work in progress.

From now on Non-stop refactoring and Test Driven Development have their own indication. We plan to continue this expansion.

Included bugfixes:
  • Employees have a normal level of happiness entering the company
  • The exchange got more optimized.
  • Small not profitable projects won’t come to your inbox
  • Back button on creation steps added

Thanks every reviewer who leaves feedback on the game, it's really leading us to a better product.
Black Deck Crew
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November 23

Friday Patch Notes v. 1.1.0

In this patch, we focused on the stability of the game and visualization of the data needed for running a company.

New feature - Accounting
You can now see when and how your company’s money is spent tapping on your wallet in the header.

Bug fixes including:
  • The menu is opened on launch (instead of the last save played)
  • Broken achievement fixed
  • Done percentage display fixed
  • Removing projects with NaN deadline or reward
  • You can now disable animations to avoid freezes on the late stages of company growth

We’re still aware of this list of this list of issues and will fix them in the next patches:
  • The happiness of the employees found with Hiring Agency is lowered by the fact that they instantly require a pay raise
  • Issues on old machines on Linux OS

Please use a hotkey “Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + O” to refresh the game in case you’ve got an error that crashes it.

Thank you for the reports in discussions, they help a lot!
Stay tuned,
Black Deck Crew
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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.

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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