French game developer Monte Cristo sent us some information about its upcoming factory management game, Gadget Tycoon, along with a video trailer and a group of screenshots from the game that show off its colorful cartoon-style graphics and animation. In Gadget Tycoon, players will assume the role of a college dropout who rents a run-down warehouse with the dream of starting a company. As the leader of the start-up company, players will decide what products to develop and manufacture, how to get financing, and where to advertise.
The game includes 10 single-player missions, as well as freeplay and multiplayer modes. Players can develop, manufacture, and sell three different products: a futuristic toilet, jet-powered in-line skates, or housekeeping robots. Each product can be customized with more than 30 components--for example, toilets can be built with TV sets, voice-activated flushing, and built-in bidets.
Gadget Tycoon will let players make moral decisions, such as whether to get funding from respectable banks or from the mafia and whether to pay for legitimate research or use industrial spies to get the technology necessary to build the desired product.
-Organize your 4 main departments: research, Marketing, Administration and Production.
-Mass-produce 3 wacky products with thousands of different possible combinations.
-Prove your worth through 9 exciting campaigns and 10 mind-challenging missions!
-Spy, sabotage, sue: do all you can to hit the competition where it hurts.
-Play up to 8 players via the Internet, and Local Area Networks (LAN).
Windows 9x/2000/XP/Vista/7(tes x64)/8 | 266MHz | HD 150 MB | DirectX 8 | RAM 64MB