Bi-Monthly Update #26

 

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Hello everyone!

desk03This week’s update will be smaller, but focus on a cool and fun aspect of the game. Furnishing options that will be available to you the player for your headquarters. We are focusing on making the game as engaging and immersive to play as we possibly can. We want you to feel that you are running a real live operation.  To do this, we are attempting to make everything in the game detailed and fleshed out. So, there will be gameplay elements to each item that you can purchase. We aim to strike a balance with this however so that you are not spending most of your time in the game micromanaging and trying to min/max items that you purchase. The idea is to provide just enough depth to these items to make them an interesting aspect of the game. So let’s discuss this in a bit more detail.

To being, let’s talk about what each type of item brings to your operation. The hiring process allows you to gain employee’s, however if you do not assign them to a workstation and office, they will not benefit your company in any conceivable way. They will however drain your pocket… You want a return on investment so assigning employees to a workstation will provide you this benefit. Here are a few things that your employee’s desire when it comes to the physical work space where they perform their daily duties.

ui_image2Comfort – Each desk has a comfort score which is derived from the general comfort provided by the desks design and convenience (size and space)

Productivity – Each employee needs to be able to work efficiently, so storage space, storage capacity will all play an important role in how efficient your employee’s can work at their workstation.

Status – Each desk carries prestige and style. Some employee’s may care about this more than others. Both the productivity and comfort scores make up the status of the workstation.

Workstations are a combination of three essential items every employee requires before being able to be assigned and put to work. Those three items are the desk, computer and chair. These items also provide the three benefits above (comfort, productivity and status) in some way or another. Let’s discuss how each one.

slider_image_09DESKS – Desks are the first item that is needed before the others. You must set the desk in the game world first and then the other two items can be assigned. However, you can purchase these items in any order. It’s also worth noting that the computers you create in the game can be assigned as well.

Computers – Most employees need computers to fill their role within the company. From HR teams to your game developers, they will need a computer to complete their goals. Computers primarily provide productivity boosts to your employees.

Chairs – Self-explanatory as you might imagine, they are the primary source of comfort for your employees.

desk02When you put all three together, you have your workstation. Employees will make you aware regarding how they feel about their workstation via their overall comfort stat (soon to be “workstation” stat) on their employee card. Their overall happiness depends on a lot of different factors.

Next up: Detailed discussion on the development process for all products and the new revisions to the system.

11 comments to Bi-Monthly Update #26

  • CoastalWolves

    Quick question. Will the desks be available as the years progress? Or will we automatically have all the desks & chairs? I think it would be fun to unlock them as we play the game so we will be limited in quality workstation overall score. The need to upgrade provides a fun challenge for me.

    • WEB
      WEB

      Hello COASTALWOLVES,

      They will become available as the years go on 🙂

      • CoastalWolves

        Awesome! Thank you for the reply!

  • CoastalWolves

    Hey web can you show us some gameplay at the end of this month?

    • WEB
      WEB

      That is actually the plan. Looking to show a bit more this time. We will see how things are going with the new build. Stay tuned!

      • CoastalWolves

        I’m so excited! This game by far is my favorite by far! & idk if you prefer I called you Walter or Web but I know people are giving hate but I think it’s wrong! I would like to think that they would at be happy that you aren’t like the other game developer studios that try to put themselves into a corner & say we have to do this now! We’re running out of time! I think your on the right track & I respect you for being an honest game developer thank you for being so nice to your fans & being so transparent about where the game is & what’s going on in the studio! I really appreciate all your hard work & im looking forward to every update you post online wether it be a written blog or a video!

      • CoastalWolves

        I’m actually really looking to the next written blog for customization & product development it sounds exciting!

  • Sithjedi
    Sithjedi

    web can I add u on steam I have some questions about something main tester question cause I was a tester before you stoppen doing the test build a while back

    • WEB
      WEB

      Sure. Just send the invite

      • Sithjedi
        Sithjedi

        i added you and my name on steam is kirito(the dark knight)

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