|Game Title: Tycoon Online|
Graphics: Text With Graphics
|Period: Present Time|
Time Units: Realtime
Fee: Optional Premium Accounts
Developer: Capitalist Enterprises, Inc.
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This review is reproduced from the original one written by Wade on GDN (http://www.gamersdailynews.com/).
By Wade @ GDN
You start out by naming your company and then picking your "specialty." What your specialty is determines what bonus you get when you build your company. Build factories and produce goods to sell on the market or in your own shops. Build offices to offer various services to the population of the city you are based in. Whatever you do, the world of Tycoon Online changes every day depending on your actions and those of other players. The game plays in real time and your company continues to function even when you are not logged on.
There are many other aspects of the game, such as hiring your staff and of course each staff member has their own specialty. One of the challenges of staff is whether the person you need is actually available. With all the other players, some looking for the same people you are, you may have to hire someone else that isn't "qualified" for the job and there are deductions because of it. The unemployed staff list always has at least 200 people and when it goes below the 200 mark, the game will regenerate new ones but the timing and what they are qualified for are random, so just because there may not be any "woodcutters" when the list goes below the 200 doesn't mean that they will be the ones regenerated. Other challenges include employees going on vacation, getting sick and just disappearing for a certain period of time, which will effect your productivity.
The game is text-based, so if you need graphics, this isn't the game for you. It does have some graphics which are of low quality but I don't think it would be fair to the game to score.
I found myself time and time again, just logging in to find out how my company, was doing, whether items had been sold or if staff were available. I won't say I am addicted to it, but for some odd reason, I do keep getting dragged back to it, which estentially is what a game should do.
The game as a whole can be very addictive, and has a very large following and many have come over from other versions to play this one. This has a negative and positive impact, the positive being that the game started with a lot of players,and have added more as the game has progress. The negative side of it is that many of the players have played the swedish version, so they already have a huge advantage to succeed in the round.
Read the full review on GDN: Tycoon Online Review
About Tycoon Online
Tycoon Online is an online business simulation game. As a player in Tycoon Online, you create a company which can produce, transport, and sell various goods. All players compete against each other, trying to get the highest company value by the end of each 70-day round. Tycoon Online is free to play, but Gold Memberships are also available for US$8 per round.
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