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After months of work and skipped Alpha 3, the CoffeeBiz Tycoon Alpha 4 update is released!

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After months of work and skipped Alpha 3, the CoffeeBiz Tycoon Alpha 4 update is released!

Key changes


New objects placing system
Kiosks and A-board advertisements can be moved around the district. No more "lost" and its restrictions, you can run your business almost anywhere.

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New ingredients system
Rewritten from scratch. Every ingredient now can be different quality, have different taste and freshness

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New marketing system

Customers evaluate and make decisions about where to drink (or not to drink) a coffee in a new, more complicated way. And players now have new instruments to understand customers' needs. Also, each kiosk now can be promoted on every district, even if it's not placed at all.

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More automatization
Managers now can automatically clean kiosk, buy ingredients and service or repair coffee machines.

Full changelog

Changes

  • "Lots" removed
  • Kiosks can be placed at many different positions with different rent prices
  • Kiosk mounting time showing above the kiosk
  • CLOSE label removed while the kiosk is in placing mode
  • More information about districts
  • Faster load game mechanics
  • Equipment renamed to upgrades and moved to new kiosk panel tab
  • Each kiosk have its unique possible upgrades
  • Movable advertisement a-boards
  • Customers who know or see kiosk or its advertisement can be highlighted
  • Kiosk and all its adv zones can be shown by one button
  • Three competitors kiosk at downtown, one at industrial districts
  • New ingredients system
  • Different ingredients taste
  • Ingredients freshness
  • Ingredients auto buy
  • Marketing funnel
  • The owner (player) can work as a barista
  • Updated tutorial
  • Campaign and sandbox modes
  • Known and visible kiosks shown in the customers' details panel
  • Snacks and drinks sales are different for different customer types and their wealth
  • Incorporation available only after some coffee brewed
  • Competitor zone can be shown
  • Customers distinct valuation
  • Customers forget about kiosk
  • Market share graphs of the district
  • Adverts aggressiveness are configurable
  • Auto repair and auto service of coffee machines
  • Auto clean of kiosks
  • Business points removed
  • Advertisement campaign can be canceled
  • Different company colors
  • Campaign winning condition
  • Neighborhood kiosk campaign
  • The coffee machine can be serviced without closing kiosk
  • Mouse wheel zoom in/out
  • Pause on keyboard ` key
  • Competitor kiosk can be vandalized
  • First research tiers cheaper

Fixes

  • Different kiosk outlines in placing and placed modes
  • Some kiosk 3d models fixed
  • Kiosk colliders fixed
  • Face generation saves bugs fixed
  • Kiosk attractiveness info changes at the moment kiosk upgraded
  • Log saves reworked to reduce save-load speed
  • Industry and tourists marketing values fixed
  • Not placed kiosk image fixed
  • Adv image after load game fixed
  • Adv contacts calc right
  • Used coffee machines prices
  • Subway entrance customers stop fixed
  • Permanent tooltip help
  • Kiosk work in progress 2d and 3d models

Some screenshots of Alpha4

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Comments
progorion
progorion

Nice job sir!

(dev of Computer Tycoon)

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TheSociopathSoftware

Thanks!

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