Beta 28 is now available. Restart Steam to get it right away!
I'm happy to once again present you another big update for Startup Company. This update is really for you, as every single change and feature is based on community feedback.
Let's jump right into it and see what's new.
Dynamic DDoS Attacks & DDoS Protection
In Beta 28 I have greatly increased the effect of DDoS attacks both in duration, strength and how often they happen.
To help you counter these attacks we're introducing another Enhancement Feature: The DDoS Protection. Similar to the Adblock Obfuscator you can improve the feature from 0-100%. At 100% you'll be almost invincible to DDoS attacks.
DDoS Protection has a flaw though: The system will automatically ask users if they are a robot or not. This will annoy your users and result in increased dissatisfaction.
Understanding your users is a vital part of succeeding as a startup. This is why we're introducing Jitter. Users will send out Jeets expressing their feelings.
You'll also get weekly updates from the StockTraders account giving you hints on what companies to invest in.
I'll introduce even more types of Jeets over the next beta releases.
Updated Stock Market and UI
After a ton of requests (you guys really like investing in stocks), I've finally fixed the buggy stock market. Beta 28 will introduce brand new mechanics that makes the stocks much more dynamic.
The UI has also been updated:
- Added a transaction log to better track whether you're making money or not.
- Added a 1% trading fee for both buying and selling.
- Increased the amount of days stock prices are tracked.
Fusion Power Plant & Fusion Framework 2020
The second investment project is now available: The Fusion Power Plant. Once you have completed this investment you'll unlock the Fusion Framework 2020 which allows to reach even higher feature levels and add more features to the same website.
The projects are incredibly expensive therefore it's only for well-established companies.
Other minor changes
- Decreased the effect of Viral Boosts.
- Increase hours to recruit intermediate and expert employees.
- Decrease the chance of headhunting superstar employees.
- Added support for UI scaling as a replacement for "Big UI" (moved to top left corner of the main menu).
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! Best, Jonas [url=https://discord.gg/hovgaardgames] !(https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/28693489/0c1ca7ac449e5f5cf87e27e7aa571c5c6a2f45d9.png) [/url]