The store is your kingdom! Expand your humble boutique into a thriving business: hire the right staff, decorate your displays, and lure in customers. Even your wildest ideas can turn a profit. Why not start a business that sells only white T-shirts and ketchup? PCs and beans? Your rule, your rules!
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Mar 26, 2019
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Why Early Access?

“The main reason for doing Early Access is to get a platform for receiving feedback. Internal playtesting is simply not sufficient for this type of game. And the earlier players can get their hands on King of Retail, the sooner we can catch bugs, errors or flawed design decisions. We believe that the Early Access program will help us deliver a better end product.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming for a 2022 release. This will give us enough time to implement new ideas and deliver them in a polished state. Since we work with a very small team, the pace of progress will not be like that of a big studio.”

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

“In Early Access features will constantly be under development. This means all mechanics will be playable but not yet fleshed out. You will be able to run a store with everything that comes along with this. Managing the store, the goods, your staff, the design and so on. These features will be completed and content-filled until very late in Early Access, or until the launch of the game itself. In addition to that, the game will get a visual overhaul as well as new features like ‘big events’, that will require you to adjust your actions according to special holidays or sale events occurring in the city.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently includes a lot of the features that we wanted to implement at the start of Early Access: Full control of the store, various after-hour activities and the ‘Corporation mode’, which allows you to control lots of stores and play the game like a CEO of a large retail chain. The game has articles for 3 types of categories. Clothing, groceries and electronics. Our statistics show that the game has provided over 400 hours of gameplay 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 the last increase when the finished product is released.”

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

“We are very invested in listening to the suggestions of the community. A lot of the development of King of Retail has been based on player feedback and we will continue to do so. We also have a Discord, where players are more than welcome to join.”
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About This Game

Ever wanted to start your own business? In King of Retail, anything is possible!

Plan a shop theme and store design, and launch your very own enterprise. The store is your kingdom, and if you run it well you might be able to expand into a larger corporation! If you get it wrong… well, blame it on the economy.

Get Rich, Your Own Way

It’s your store, and you can sell whatever you want! Want to run a shop that only sells chicken? Do it! Every kind of electronic, and also fresh foods? Why not!


Design and customize your store, and achieve your dreams of running a unique emporium of your very own.

Make a Customer, Not a Sale

The secret is, you need people to choose YOUR location to spend their hard-earned money. What makes your store the best? Do you have the best shelf-stockers in town, or the most convincing salespeople? Maybe you simply have well-targeted online ads. There are many ways to make your store stand out!


Watch your customers closely! Study their behavior and figure out what makes them pull out their wallets. Then, do more of it!

Turn Employees Into Brand Ambassadors

Humanize your brand by hiring humans ⁠— the right ones! Conduct interviews with prospective employees to find the best mix of skills and culture fit. Negotiate salaries, manage shifts, and train people up so they thrive and grow with you

Don’t Get Comfortable

Why settle for one shop, when you could run a whole chain? Invest money in advertising to bring in greater throngs of customers; rebrand your store’s interior design; and keep optimising stock and pricing to maximize your profit. If it all pays off, you might be able to incorporate and expand into multiple stores across the city!

Your Company is an Extension of You

It’s your store, and you can run it how you want. Micro-manage every detail and constantly adjust for optimal profit, or just watch the ebb and flow of your perfect masterpiece. You’re your own boss and you can play your own way ⁠— it’s good to be the king.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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