Factsheet

Developer:
Progorion LLC
Based in Budapest, Hungary

Release date:
Planned Early Access - October 12th, 2017 in memory of Steve Jobs

Platforms:
Steam - windows

Website:
ComputerTycoon.com

Regular Price:

USD10

Description

Computer Tycoon is an indie business strategy game about Computer Evolution. Start your company in the 70s. Invent until 2034, create the best hardware and operating system, upgrade your infrastructure and handle your marketing! Promote games, rule the global market and became an immortal!

History

You can find a complete article about the connection of Andris towards computers and games here: http://progorion.com/blog/2017/05/17/computer-tycoon/ Computer Tycoon is basically a milestone in the life of Andris and Progorion from every aspect. "There are three things in my life that I always had a passion for: Computers, simulator/strategy games, and music. Well, the third is slightly less important in my story now, but the first two had a huge impact on my life. That’s why I joined the IT industry: I always wanted to be a game developer. Unfortunately, my financial background didn’t give me the chance to be a game developer in Hungary, so I went into the business sector and games and game development stayed to be a hobby. I reached over 10 years of experience in a “solution architect” position so far, but something happened a year ago,- I decided to change my life and to share my life. To give something to the people around me, especially for youngsters. They will never have the chance to do what I did, how I learned about computers. The IT sector develops just way too fast for that since the 70s. I’d like to push everything into a game. About games, about computers, about the poor kid’s dream of making money haha) Computer Tycoon is going to be my first real child. (oh yes, I’d love to have real ones in the future, but I’m just burning my career right now haha! ) Being a bit more serious, this is my BIG business game now, but it’s not a simulation anymore, and the difficulty is hard." Andris has decieded to put the early access to 05 October when Steve Jobs passad away. "Although Computer Tycoon isn't about Steve Jobs, we cannot deny that he has a big influence on our game by just simply having a huge influence on the industry. Back in the 70s we first had so called "Home Computer" just like in Computer Tycoon. The name is very accurate, but after a while marketing guys thought that they should avoid the expression because people will think that these are only for gaming. As time passed we got the IBM compatible PCs with replaceable parts. (Well, in fact upgrading from a given CPU to another was very hard and rare, but the marketing guys achieved their aim to make people believe that it's easy)." "And today we have two big class of "Home Computers" that we don't call like that. PCs and MAC. Why? Well, the PC architecture became very famous, meanwhile, the only computer system that didn't follow it and was able to be financially profitable at the same time was Steve Job's Macintosh."

Features

  • Start a computer manufacturer company in the 70s
  • Design and create hardware, home computers, personal computers, portable computers and handheld computers
  • Rule the market of the world on a grand strategy level
  • Research and study the technology of the earliest models to the near future computers
  • Expand your industrial sites across the globe
  • Conduct industry changing products
  • World Map with algorithmically generated data for increased replayability

Videos

Early Access Trailer YouTube


Images

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Developer Blog
You can find the Developer's blog here: progorion.com.

Press Copy
For a press copy contact us via email at press at progorion dot com. itch.io.

Giveaway and Newsletter
I'm looking for testers so I've created a newsletter. I will run a giveaway on it before release. Please share it! eepurl.com.

IndieDB
The official indieDB page of the game indiedb.com.

Homepage
Homepage of Computer Tycoon .


About Progorion LLC

Boilerplate
Progorion is a one-man company based in Hungary (EU). It was formed by gaming geek András Illés in 2016 next to his business career as a Solution Architect. His aim for the next years is to reach a professional level with his works, even though he has been creating games and music for around 12 years now. Andris does ALL the programming, design for all of his games. He has a strong focus on sci-fi settings and strategy/simulation/management games.

More information
More information on Progorion LLC, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Computer Tycoon Credits

András Illés
Business & Development, Progorion


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