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Software Inc. is releasing on Steam Early Access today! And coffee, why not.

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Today, Software Inc. releases on Steam Early Access. you can check it out here:

Which also means you no longer get a Steam key if you buy it off the official website, Swinc.net

I am equally excited and anxious about the release. I have no idea how people will react to the game. The current feedback has been extremely positive, constructive and meaningful, so I'm very hopeful.

I have many things planned for Software Inc. as you can see on Trello: Trello.com. My focus going forward will be to continue getting all the base mechanics in and feeling decent. To shake things up a bit, I will try to add some new content in each update, like new furniture. My development style will resemble the development of Prison Architect, except I will not have a regular update schedule.
My focus will be making a feature rich and in-depth game, rather than a compact and quick release; if the game takes 5 years to make, so be it. I am aiming for an earlier release, though.

I am releasing Software Inc. as an Early Access game, since I need a lot of feedback and I need it as soon as possible. Developing a game on my own is difficult enough as it is, but balancing, debugging, and trying to make everything come together as whole seems impossible without anybody to help me move in the right direction. Furthermore, I am mainly a programmer and other areas of game development, such as 3D modelling, are just hobbies of mine. There are so many talented and skilled artists that could take Software Inc. to the next level, but I need to raise enough funds to pay these people. It’s important to note that I will not back out of the project, if I don’t raise enough funds to hire outside help.


In other news, I went all out on the coffee mechanics in Software Inc. There are now coffee cups with actual coffee in them (not actual coffee) and steam coming off them, which employees will carry around and place by their computer when they work. Employees holding stuff is a general mechanic, which is also used for cleaning staff holding brooms, so there are a lot of possibilities here.

There are currently three types of coffee machines: A simple instant coffee container with a thermo pot, a filtered coffee machine and finally an espresso machine. They each have pros and cons in terms of employee energy effects and maintenance. The effect of drinking coffee has been changed from giving an energy boost to just slowing how quickly employees get fatigued, you know, like in real life.

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rsdworker
rsdworker

looks good so price yesterday was £5.99 on steam but its changed today

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Coredumping Author
Coredumping

The price was not publicly available yesterday, so that must have been an error on Steam.

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rsdworker
rsdworker

yeah could be but however its was on list yesterday - its was actually released with that price before its was changed - some people might be affected with incorrect price yesterday

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Coredumping Author
Coredumping

Are you sure? I have been keeping pretty close track of the store page and you need to go through a lot of steps before it is purchasable. The price is not publicized anywhere until it becomes available for purchase.

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rsdworker
rsdworker

pretty sure i saw in my eyes because i saw it last night when i came across the early access releases its was there with £5.99 but at that time i didn't buy it

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moquitaz
moquitaz

Hey there,

I want to buy the game, but I'm on a mac. Since there was a demo for OS X, is there going to be a OS X release on steam?

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Coredumping Author
Coredumping

Yes, in a month or so.

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Guest
Guest

If people already bought the game though your website will they get an e-mail to redeem a steam key for the mac version?

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Coredumping Author
Coredumping

If they bought it before May 1st they should already have gotten a key. Otherwise, as stated with big red letters on top of the buy page, you will not receive a Steam key with the purchase of the offline version.

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