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Today’s Spotlight is Startup Company, a business management sim by Hovgaard Games that recently left Early Access.
Become the CEO of a massive tech conglomerate. Start from scratch and gradually build up to a multimillion dollar social media website empire. Hire employees, upgrade your website, optimize your servers, advertise, and more. You can find the release trailer below.
Startup Company is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via Steam) for $12.99.
You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:
Startup Company is a business simulation sandbox game. You’re the CEO of a small startup and are eager to grow your company. With a small investment, you set out to build an amazing website to compete against the largest tech giants in the world and dream of becoming the most valuable company in history.
RUNNING A WEBSITE
Your company’s success depends on your ability to run and manage a website. You’ll have to continously develop and improve features, while increasing hosting capacity and effectively run marketing campaigns.
SETTING UP OFFICES
The city offers you offices in all sizes and shapes. It’s up to you to select the most suitable. It’s your job to organize and decorate the office while keeping your employees happy.
Your employees are a vital part of your success. As you grow, you’ll have to continue recruiting more people. Over time, your employees will start demanding more of you and the company. It’s your job to keep them happy, before your competitors sends them a job offer they can’t reject!
There’s no website without stable and reliable servers. As your website attracts more traffic, you have to move from virtual servers to your own fully featured hosting center.
BEATING THE COMPETITION
The goal is obvious: becoming the biggest website in the industry. It’s up to you if you want to buy and merge your competitors or simply outrun them till they go out of business!
MOD SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY TRANSLATIONS
We believe a strong community only improves the game experience. This is why Startup Company is fully moddable through the Steam Workshop.
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