Live the ultimate pawn shop experience in this funny retro style tycoon game!
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February 22

Dealer’s Life updated: version 1.15 – New items and many improvements!

Hello and welcome to all Great Dealers out there!



Today we’re back with another great update, the first one after the PC release that you guys made unforgettable thanks to all your fantastic reviews and playthroughs that every day pop up from around the world!
You are so awesome guys, we will never thank you enough for all your love and support! <3

Back to the update, today we released version 1.15 of Dealer’s Life!

V. 1.15
  • New Item Pack #9 - Ready to furnish your house? Look for more than 25 brand new items, from TV sets to collectible toasters!
  • New animation when examining the rarest items!
  • Add estimated price in auction sale result description
  • [German] Fix on personality generation text
  • [German] Fix on auction sale generated message
  • Minor text fixes/changes
In this update you will find a brand new item pack related to houseware and furniture! This time we focused more on houseware and introduced 25+ new items spacing from fridges and dishwashers to lamps and stereo systems!
We really hope you’ll like them all but of course you’ve got to find them so... Let the hunt begin! :lunar2019grinningpig:



Of course we’re not finished with items yet!
More of them will come in the following releases and we would love to know what kind of items you would like to see in our game! If you have a great idea about a specific item and you want to share your thoughts with us, come to our Public Roadmap or to our Steam Community and let us know! We will love to evaluate your suggestions!

Moving on, with this release we also introduced some visual changes on the item’s details screen, adding a little and lovely animation for particularly rare items.



We really would like to give some more love to this section of the game so this is just the first improvement, new enhancements will probably come soon within the following releases.

Let’s now talk about what you suggested! As usual, we care a lot about your feedback and always do our best to evaluate your ideas in order to put them into the game if possible!
This time we considered a smart suggestion from a Great Dealer on our Steam Community and we introduced the estimated price of the item you sold on auction in the “sale auction outcome” window. In this way you’ll have a much clearer idea not only about how much you gained from the auction but also about how the auction went in relation your item’s estimated value.



Any auction could bring a good as well as a bad result: if you sell an item on auction it will always be sold but you really cannot be sure of how much you will make out of it. If you’re lucky you will get a generous bidder that could pay your item much more than its value, but on the other hand you could also end up selling your treasure to a group of greedy bidders that would pay you a lot less.
You can’t really control or predict this behaviour so don’t be so confident when selling your most valuable item on auction!

This update also includes some small fixes on localizations: we took some time to find and correct them in various languages (many thanks for the ones some of you reported!), we hope these will improve the overall experience of your gameplay! If you find any other fix for your language do not hesitate to report them to us and we’ll correct them as soon as possible!

Finally, we would like to announce that we just opened to public our new Beta Test channels both for Steam and iOS users, so anyone can opt-in and try out new content before it will be publicly released!
How can you do it you say? Well, on this card on our Roadmap you’ll find all the info you need to know in order to participate to any of our Beta programs on Google Play, Steam and iOS!
For Steam players we also wrote an handy guide.

That’s all for this update, we really hope you enjoyed the reading! More great news will come soon (anybody said Steam Achievements…?) so stay tuned and keep up the good deals!

Your friendly indiedevs,
Abyte Entertainment
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February 14

Two weeks after the Steam release...

Hello everyone!

Two weeks have passed since our Steam release and we got so overwhelmed from all the things to do that we weren’t able to prepare a proper post-release announcement!

So… Let’s do it right away!



We worked very hard on our game for more than two years and its release on Steam was a big milestone. As always, such a big moment can bring fears and doubts which ultimately can cover all the positive things of such an accomplishment.
But every negative thought vanished as soon as we hit the big green release button and saw how much you all liked our game!
We are very happy for such a positive feedback and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your nice messages, for all the good reviews, for all the feedback and for all the screenshots and videos that you posted!



Speaking about screenshots, you accepted the challenge and uploaded lots of them in the Steam Community Hub! Be sure to like and comment your favorite ones to let us know who should win the race for the best screenshot!
And, speaking about videos, we are very thankful to all the creators that took the time to record a video, or even a series: we had a great time watching them play our game, even if we couldn’t understand a single word for any language different from English and Italian, it was great to see them surprised, find references, make jokes, mimic our characters and ultimately have fun! <3
If you haven't done it yet, check them out on the Steam Community Hub and on YouTube, you'll find dozens of videos in many languages, with German and English being the most common!

Enough with the release, now let's talk about our next update!

First of all, we completed the new Item Pack #9 which adds more than 25 new Houseware items to look for and buy!



With these items we have now completed all the item packs we had planned, so now it's your time to let us hear your voice and let us know what you’d like to see in the game! Post your ideas here or on the “Item Requests” card on the Roadmap, we'll keep track of the most desired items when we'll plan our next item pack!

Speaking of planning, you'll soon see a lot of movement on the Roadmap! We are checking all the tasks, both ours and community requested ones, in order to reevaluate them and plan the next releases for the following months!

As per today, in the new 1.15 update we will surely include:
  • The new Item Pack #9
  • Minor text fixes (thank you for reporting them!)
We are also already working on:
  • A new graphical improvement on the screen where you examine a customer’s item
  • Steam integrations: mentioned in our last announcement, with this you’ll be able to unlock our 45 achievements on Steam!
  • Portuguese localization: approximately at 15%, hopefully completed for the end of the month.
  • Some dedicated PC improvements (such as keyboard controls)
And then after completing the full reevaluation we’ll surely start working on something else!

Some of these tasks (e.g.: Steam integration or Portuguese localization) will need a special testing phase, so we will also check how to properly provide Beta releases on Steam. Which means that, if you like, you’ll soon be able to opt-in the Beta program and then be able to test our latest releases before everyone else! Of course we’ll also make a dedicated announcement on this and keep you updated on what you’ll be able to test in Beta!

Last, but not least, many of you noticed that Dealer’s Life price on Steam is particularly low, some of you were even scared a bit as usually a low price means a low-quality product.
Well, we obviously appreciate praises about the low price, but here’s the truth: this is the first game we develop and we had a lot of difficulties deciding a price tag. We know that DL is a high-quality product and we know we could have asked for more (on mobile we have been updating it every month for two years now) but being in doubt we decided to be "better safe than sorry".
Again, this may just be us two thinking in a different way than the "market standard", same as we did with IAPs that everyone probably would have included in a game like ours (energy bars, time to wait for customers and deals, and so on...).
Also, we managed to have a chat with a couple of experienced devs during these very frantic post-release days and decided to consider the possibility of raising the price after some updates, which in case will be announced in advance with no surprises.

In conclusion, we’d like to keep updating the game for free, with no IAPs and even no DLCs, evaluating a price increase in some updates. If this keeps going well we will show that there is an alternative which makes everyone happy: you, our players, will keep playing an updated game, we will be supported and we will have the financial stability to be able to update this game and then start developing a new one!
So… keep supporting our game and our decisions, spread the word on social platforms, share the game to your friends and tell us what you think!

That’s all for now, thanks to all the Great Dealers out there and keep up the good deals!

Your friendly indiedevs,
Abyte Entertainment

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About This Game

Dealer's Life is a funny tycoon game where you manage your own pawn shop. Haggle with infinite generated customers to buy and sell infinite generated items! Have fun for hours and use all your negotiation, psychology and management skills to create your pawn empire! Thanks to procedural generation, special characters and random events you’ll never know what’s coming next!

Dealer’s Life Main Features

  • Infinite items to buy and sell, all procedurally generated, with fake and counterfeit items to avoid (or exploit!)
  • Infinite customers to haggle with, each with his own personality and appearance, all procedurally generated. Will you manage to recognize their personality only by looking at them?
  • The most technically advanced negotiation engine you’ve ever seen
  • Beat your rivals to buy prestigious items on auction and put your items up for auction to watch bidders compete for them!
  • Customize your character’s skills and play different games depending on what you decide to increase, finding the game style that suits you most
  • Manage your pawn shop’s features: keep track of your inventory, position in town, maximum number of customers per day and many more
  • Hire employees to help you with your job: search for the best experts, restorers, profilers, analysts, clerks and many others. Buy, repair, estimate and resell for huge gain!
  • Random events, recurrent characters and different game endings will make every game a unique experience!
  • Lots of humour and quotes from cult movies and videogames

Thousands of unique customers, with unique behaviors and traits: they all behave differently during negotiations according to their unique psychological traits which are reflected on their appearance. It’s up to you, with the help of your character Insight skill, to understand who you have in front of you, how to treat them, when to push and when you will have to just accept their offer.

Try to amass enough money to transfer to a new pawn shop with a better look and better city placement: your daily number of customers will surely grow! And keep your inventory full of items, collecting legendary items to attract even more customers!

Fight the market to become the best trader out there and live the ultimate pawn shop experience with Dealer’s Life!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: 64bit CPU, 1 Ghz and up
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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