Best Tycoon and Business Management Indie Games – Indie Game News March 2018

Best Tycoon and Business Management Indie Games –  Indie Game News March 2018

Hello Indie Game Lovers, Nerds and Nerdettes
my name is Feniks and this is the Indie Game News. Okay before we start quick announcement I
have opened a discord server where you can join me for chat links are in a video description. Today we look at Tycoon genre. We start this month news with recent releases. Rise of Industry released on steam early access
and so fra gathered 74% positive review score out of 250 reviews submitted. Game released with new Alpha 5 adding many
features. We will see 3 logistial permits to settlements
allowing you for different rights when placing your buildings. New driving settings for left and right side
traffic. Additionally developers retweaked tech tree
unlocks, adjusted dynamic economy formula. We will see many tweaks, improvements and
small balance changes to the game as well as bunch of bug fixes and some UI changes. Time for some updates. StartUp Company Beta 14 released on 9th of
February. Game introduces weekends and days off. Now HR Managers can control what day and hours
employees are working to help manage exhaustion or increase those hours during crunch time. Competition stock prices are now tracked on
a graph making it easier to decide when to buy and sell their stocks. Developers introduce activity log to replace
notification system to make it easier to track what happens in a game. We will see new production functionality allowing
you to set minimum stock of components allowing employees to focus on different tasks. We will see changes to employee training introducing
concept of potential and maximum speed. Each employee will be able to increase their
speed within their own individual potential. StartUp Company is available on steam currently
rated at 76% out of over 1100 reviews submitted. Airport CEO released Alpha 25 We will see New Flight Contract System. The system is intended to improve the scheduling
process and shift focus from tedious signing of new contracts to instead manage relationship
with airlines. This change will affect existing saves. We will also see addition of auto-scheduler
it will schedule any new flights completely automatic at the next available slot. Players will need to make sure they have both
a COO and a CIO at your board to enable the toggle in the flight planner. We will see many similar automatization improvements
in other areas of the game. It will allow you to have as much or as little
hands on experience with running the airport as you want. Finally memory leak some players have experienced
has been fixed. Additionally as always we will see more tweaks,
improvements and optimizations. Software Inc Alpha 10 is out in testing Branch. Work on alpha 10 has focused on balancing
expenses and adding more options regarding your company’s physical presence, namely the
ability to relocate your company, buy and sell plot areas, and lease rooms one at a
time. Furthermore, employee mechanics have received
a giant overhaul in regards to employee satisfaction and education, including a new benefit system
that allows you to give and remove perks for all your employees. Players will now have ability to Ability to
relocate company, New plot system, Ability to lease rooms, Rebalanced employee costs
and skills, and overhauled hiring mechanic and many more . Software Inc is software development tycoon
that has been in early access since 2015 and has so far gathered 92% positive review score
on steam out of over 2000 reviews submitted. Time for some announcements. This Grand Life is set to leave Early Access
on 17th of April this year. This Grand Life has been in Early Access since
October last year and have received 97% positive review score out of nearly 50 reviews submitted. Feel free to watch my review video that should
be on a screen right now. In This Grand Life you are in charge of your
avatar new rise in career. Your goal is to balance your needs, while
trying to climb career ladder, fulfill your goals of wealth education and recognition. Game allows you to trade stock, start a business
and even rent and flip houses for profit. I’m glad to see that developer used Early
Access right to gather feedback and improve the game before final release. Game Dev Studio has been announced for 12th
of March this year. As you can probably guess Game Dev Studio
is another startup simulator in which you are in charge of running your own game development
company. Game will allow you to find the best employees
for your studio. Employees have their skills, attributes, traits,
interests, and knowledge on topics. You will be able to create multiple teams,
work on multiple game projects at once, or reach for the stars by focusing all your workpower
on one game. Just don’t forget that you won’t get to keep
your employees forever. You will be able to make game engines, update
them with new tech, and revamp them when the code gets too messy! Advertise your games through a multitude of
ways: invite reviewers for an interview, start a mass advertisement campaign, contact online
personalities to create early playthrough videos of your game, hire agencies to shill
your game online, and even bribe reviewers! Running shovel-were company never was easier. I will let you know hopefully next month how
did the game do on steam in a meantime if you end up playing it before me give me a
shout in the comments. Our final announcement comes from the Foundation. I covered this game 2 months ago and today
I’m happy to let you know it past it’s goal on kickstarter and it’s on it’s way
to secure some extended goals. Foundation is a grid-less, sprawling medieval
city building simulation with a heavy focus on organic development and monument creation. The game features in-depth resource management
akin to the Anno (Dawn of Discovery) series, expertly mixed with city building elements
from Settlers, SimCity, and Pharaoh all topped with narrative encounters inspired by Crusader
Kings II to create the ultimate medieval city simulation! Setting to redefine the city-builder genre,
Foundation puts the emphasis on the organic aspects of urbanism in the cities of old,
powered by Polymorph Games’ in-house game engine, Hurricane, which allows for full mod
support and is optimized for the thousands of moving parts that come with building humongous
cities. As always links are in video description so
feel free to check it out as well as find link to my discord. Okay guys that is it in this month Indie Game
News. If you know of any other games that should
be featured in next month updates or you released a game yourself please contact me at [email protected]
or tweet @Feniks_Gaming. If you enjoyed this video please don’t forget
to subscribe for more. Nerds and Nerdettes my name Feniks and it
was pleasure to have you here.

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  1. Keep an eye on Starmancer The game was backed in just 3 days on Kickstarter. There is a demo for base building which you can download from their Kickstarter campaign page.

  2. Nice vid again.

    I find it funny that "Game Dev Studio" developers were trying to think of a new game to make then were like "Oh I know, lets make yet another game about making games" (and you featured 2 of those in this very video as you mentioned). Sounds like they ran out of ideas.

  3. I find Myself sitting there longing for the next videos every single month😂 Keep it up!😃😄

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