Dive right into your career as owner of the newest store in town. Buy and sell the right articles. Build and design your store space. Manage your staff, and take good care of your customers. Plan the perfect marketing scheme, and become the most popular store. But the devil is in the detail.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (43) - 90% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (670) - 91% of the 670 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 26, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We decided to allow for early access to get a platform for receiving feedback. As internal play testing is simply not sufficient and the earlier players can get their hands on the game, the sooner we can catch bugs, errors or flawed design decisions. All in all the main purpose for Early Access is for a better end product.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We hope for sometime in 2020. As we progress with the game, new ideas that we wish to implement keep coming up, to make a better game.
Since we are only 3 developers, working on it part-time, the pace of progress will not be like that of a fully grown, full time studio.”

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

“In early access features will be constantly under development. This means all functions will be more basic but still playable, and that you will be able to run a store with everything that comes along with this. Managing the store, the articles, the staff, the design and so on. However not all of these features will be completed, and content-filled until very late in Early Access, or until the launch of the game itself.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game features lots af the features that we wanted to implement. Full control of the store, various after hours activites. The full corporation mode, which allows you to control lots of sotres, and play the game like a CEO of a large retail chain. The game has articles for 3 types of categories. Clothing, gorceries and electronics.
The game has provided over 400 hours of gamepley for several players.”

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

“The price will increase progressively during early access, as the game's implementation goals are achieved, up until a last increase when the finished product is released.”

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

“We are bery interested in listening to the feedback of the community. A lot of the development of the game has been based directly off suggestions of the players. We also have a discord, where players are more than welcome to join.
We have also created a community translator, where the game will be translated to various languages. These translations are also completely done by the players.”
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About This Game

King of Retail is a store management simulation game, where you as the owner of a new store must make the right decisions to make your store thrive and bring you the big bucks. Can you handle the pressure, or will you fail miserably in a big bankruptcy?

As the owner and manager you have a lot of responsibilities on a daily basis.

You must:

Choose the direction of your store

Should it be a Shoe Store for the fashionable type, an Electronics Store for your everyday needs, or a giant Hypermarket that sells a bit of everything? Not everything will work. Trying to sell high-fashion, high-priced items in the poor part of town will not generate endless queues at your register. Will you try to dominate a competitive market, or go in an unexplored direction.

Control the article flow

For an article to be taken home by a customer, a lot of things must be taken care of. First you must select and order the articles. For a delivery to take place, the storage space must be able to receive and handle the delivered articles. The sales area must have the right displays and registers to showcase and sell the articles. Building a good relationship with your suppliers is key to be able to sell their more exclusive items. Oh, and by the way, which article should be the first for your customers to see when they enter your store? The bulk selling jeans, or the hyped silk shirt?

Get people inside your store

Build your reputation among your customers, and make your store the most sought after in town. A good marketing scheme, along with happy customers will work wonders for your income. But don't oversell your idea. If you can't keep what you promise, the customers will leave the store dissatisfied, and nothing ruins a store quicker than unhappy customers.

Please the customer

Create an enjoyable atmosphere for your customers to shop in, and theme your store, so they will know it is YOUR store they have entered. Make sure they receive the help they need, and that the lines for the registers don't grow too long. Manage the in-store marketing, so that both the fashionistas and the discount-hunters knows where to go, and which article to pick.

Manage your personnel

When you have too much on your plate to handle yourself, it might be the time for you to get some staff. Find interesting candidates among the applications. Conduct interviews, get a feel for the person, and decide if they match the role you need taken care of. Negotiate their salary and hire them. Keep them happy, and make sure they are not overworked. A great working climate gives great dedication. But you still need to sort the slackers from the workers. Invest time in the right persons, and train them to become better so when you need a stand-in for yourself, when you move to the next store, you can pick from your own home-grown talents.

Optimize the store

The difference between a good store and a great store lies in the detail. Weed out the poor selling articles, and get more of the good ones. Make sure you don't order unnecessarily many articles, but still enough that you don't run out. Optimize the prizes to increase the income. Find the customer patterns and adjust the opening hours accordingly. Plan an efficient staff schedule, so you don't pay people for doing nothing.

Prepare for big events

Is a VIP coming? Christmas soon? Black Friday? Can you spot the next big trend before anyone else? Adjust your actions according to the events occurring in a dynamic city that changes day by day.

Corporation Mode

Control several stores in various parts of the city. Adapt and buy the right articles for the locals. Expand your headquarters and evolve you concepts. Find the right managers, and ensure that you make the right investments at the right time.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? If yes, then King of Retail is the game for you.

(Note: that this is the goal of the product that will be released. Please read about the current state under "Early Access" info)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 500 series or equivalent.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: MacOS 10.12.0 (Sierra)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, ATI Radeon HD 6750M
    • Storage: 10 GB available space

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