Automation allows the player to become an armchair CEO - to build their own car company from the ground up. Create and run anything from a boutique supercar manufacturer to a mass-market multinational mogul.

With powerful tools like the Engine Designer, the player can create cars and their engines in mind-boggling detail.

The grand campaign starts in the year 1946 and runs until 2020, with the main goal being to build a successful, renowned car company from scratch. All types of car manufacturers can be led to success if managed properly; building the right image over the years is key.

The player’s tasks are to design engines and cars, to manage factories, production, R&D, as well as advertising campaigns. In game, time advances at the pace the player chooses and pauses automatically for events and occurrences.

Automation is comprised of three major game components - the Engine Designer, the Car Designer and the Company Manager.

These components are naturally strung together by the game’s goals, made to be user-friendly and intuitive to use.

A multitude of tutorial missions, videos, and descriptive texts help car novices become experts.

Almost infinite options give the player all the creative freedom to create unique cars with vastly different engines.

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3 comments by Daffyflyer on Apr 24th, 2014

After a few delays, caused partially by the fact that we've moved ourselves and our company from Melbourne, Australia to lovely Wellington, New Zealand. Update B1362 is now out as a public release.

New Features

A lot more car stat calculations, the foundations for how the cars will be evaluated in the Tycoon aspect. New stats include:TamenessSportinessComfortPrestigeSafetyMore options and controls added. We are more or less at the final design of all designers.A new test track mode. Where the car is driven virtually around a track from a birds eye perspective.Custom Tracks can be made, check the forums for player made tracks and competitions.New bodies added.

Bavarian Rally Challenges

To take advantage of the new test track features, our car physics expert Der Bayer is running a set of rally challenges. Build cars to various class specs and try for the best stage times down a challenging set of stages. Details can be found in the video and forum thread below


What's Next?

Next project is further work on the car designer and will focus on some of the stats that are still missing, such as Cargo Space, Off Road Ability, Passenger Space etc.  It'll also add some car design scenarios, visual feedback on ride height and some more car bodies.

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Soilworker78
Soilworker78 Feb 20 2012, 6:59pm says:

You won't be able to build a smaller kind of a gas turbine engine or fuel cell engines right? Would have been fun if you could expriment a little with other kinds of engines as well...

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Feb 20 2012, 9:43pm replied:

Hah, that would be cool, but we have our plate full with normal engines, even diesels and wankel rotaries won't be in the first version of the game

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MaestroGamer
MaestroGamer Feb 10 2012, 8:30am says:

Will a Core i3 run this game ?

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Feb 12 2012, 7:58am replied:

Would need to know more about it - Graphics card is most important

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MaestroGamer
MaestroGamer Feb 18 2012, 12:17pm replied:

Nvm about that.

would an i5 and ATI radeon 1 GB run this ?

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Feb 18 2012, 11:33pm replied:

The i5 will be fine - the 1GB Radeon depends WHICH Radeon, but most modern gaming cards will be fine, just might need to turn the settings down depending on what card it is

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Rostov-na-Don
Rostov-na-Don Jan 21 2012, 3:39pm says:

How're you guys doing :) ?

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Jan 23 2012, 4:06pm replied:

Workin' away :)

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BigA
BigA Nov 10 2011, 5:21am says:

Are you going to incorpate Diesels at all? I have noticed that diesels are not in vehicle sim games.

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Daffyflyer
Daffyflyer Nov 30 2011, 2:47am replied:

I'm not sure if they'll make it into the first release, but the will be in the game at some point

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