Beta 27 is now available. Restart Steam to get it right away!
It has been 72 days since the latest beta (26) was released. I'm super excited to announce Beta 27, which is the biggest update to the game, both for content, and lines of code.
Let's jump right into it and see what's new.
Beta 27 introduces a brand new Career Mode, which is also the new primary game mode.
When you start the game, your CEO will be 18 years old. As the game progresses your CEO will now age along with your employees. At the age of 67, you will retire and the game is over.
As you're playing, your main objective is to move money from the company account to your retirement fund to secure your future.
"Custom Game" allows you to configure the game exactly how you like. Don't like investors? Turn it off. Don't like the new retirement feature? Turn it off. Hate that you have to research everything? Turn it off! Wanna go crazy and build your dream? Turn up your starting money.
From the CEO window you'll now able to access the Retirement tab. From here you can move money from your company account to your personal retirement fund. You'll have to think this through as your investors need to receive an equal cut (unless you have bought them out).
You'll also have to consider taxes. Paying out everything in the same year will hit you with a huge tax charge.
If we look at the world today, most successful entrepreneurs are investing in massive projects which move the world forward. Elon Musk with SpaceX and Tesla. Jeff Bezos going to space with Blue Origin and Mark Zuckerberg is aiming to provide access to the internet to everyone with internet.org. In Startup Company Beta 27 you'll be able to do the same. Each investment project will give you access to special abilities. Investment Projects are accessed via the city map.
The projects are incredibly expensive therefore it's only for well-established companies.
Beta 27 introduces the first project out of 3: Space-based Solar Power.
Have you ever worked with someone that was incredibly fast? In Beta 27 you'll now be able to hire those superstar employees.
The superstar employees are very rare and can only be found using expert-level Recruiters. They require a very high salary, but can also reach base speeds of up to 900%.
The Inventory Menu is probably the least used feature in Startup Company. Hopefully, this will change with Beta 27.
You'll finally be able to see both consumption, demand and production for each component/module.
This new information will allow you to make your office more efficient and cut down on overproduction.
Other minor changes
- 7 brand new achievements.
- Ability to disable workstation limits (be aware of lag).
- Designed Company & Benefits menu.
- Increased game speed (twice as fast in 3x speed).
- Beginner Kits for all employees are automatically researched.
- Sliders/UI for Sales Executives has been improved.
- 27 various bug fixes.
Check out [our Conflux board](https://ideas.startupcompanygame.com).``` As always, I'll be monitoring the release very closely for any potential issues that might arise or that we might have missed during testing. If you encounter any issues or bugs, please send me a message in our Discord channel (link provided below) or create a post in the Steam discussions. I really hope you like all the new changes and features! I have to go now, It's time to get started on Beta 28 ːschappyː Best, Jonas [url=https://discord.gg/hovgaardgames] !(https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/28693489/0c1ca7ac449e5f5cf87e27e7aa571c5c6a2f45d9.png) [/url]