This 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 game-play 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.
Comfort – 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.
DESKS – 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.
When 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.