Download our Pre-Alpha launcher here to play Banking Tycoon for free. To play you will also need to register on our website here.

Introduction

Banking tycoon is a business simulation game inspired by games such as Theme Hospital or Prison Architect. In Banking Tycoon you need to build a working bank from a safe and $50,000. In the Pre-Alpha version of the game you manage a single bank.

In Banking Tycoon the role of money is very different from most other business simulations as you have no direct control of how much money you borrow and lend, and hence the size of your balance. Customers will borrow and deposit what they want, depending on the interest rates you set for your financial products. The aim of the game is to have a large balance and a positive daily income.

Global interest rates will fluctuate depending on what rates the Central Bank sets. In turn your competitors will set their rates based on the Central Bank rate, which will affect the rates you must set to attract customers to your bank.

Pre-Alpha

The game is currently in very early stages of development and a great number of features are missing. For example there is only basic sound and all 3D models and 2D textures are placeholders at present. We have released the game as an open pre-alpha because we feel that the greatest asset we have is the opinions and feedback from our customers; we do not want to waste time developing and implementing features that no one (besides the developers) wishes to see.

Updates

The current build is Pre-Alpha 5 and we intend to release new versions of the pre-alpha at least every month. Please follow us here for updates.

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Pre-Alpha 5 Update

Our 5th Pre-Alpha build is now available for download! The Banking Tycoon Pre-Alpha launcher will automatically handle all updates of the game, and is available here. To play Banking Tycoon for free you will need to register here.

Features

An overview of the latest features of Banking Tycoon are described in our latest Update Video:

Visual Updates

  • People now replaced with basic 3D models.
  • Tooltips.
  • Modified camera angle.

Trading Desk

  • New placeable item
  • Can accommodate Researchers and Sales.

New Staff Members

  • Researchers can predict future stock and commodity movements.
  • Sales allow you to quote stock and commodity prices to customers.

Conduct Research

  • Researchers can dedicate time to predicting future stock and commodity movements.
  • Select a sector and wait for the result
  • Higher ability results in more accurate predictions.

  • Results of research can be found in a new tab in the Positions Screen.

Price Requests

  • Assign Sales staff to a sector to receive price requests from customers.
  • Provide a quick and tight 2-way price (a buy price and a sell price) to get a high score and improve your bank's reputation.
  • Trades with customers can be hedged in the market to lock-in risk-free profits.
  • Ensure you provide a price before the time runs out to avoid damaging your reputation.

Exchange Cash for Electronic Money

  • Click on a safe to swap cash for electronic money or vice-versa.
  • Security Guard will leave bank and conduct swap.
  • You can now take customers' current account deposits and gamble it on the stock market!

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Use the launcher to download and play the latest development build of Banking Tycoon. You will need to register at www.bankingtycoon.com to use the launcher...

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InternetIan
InternetIan Jul 24 2014, 12:58am says:

Well this is an interesting concept. :)

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BankingTycoon
BankingTycoon Jul 24 2014, 3:37am replied:

Thanks!

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BankingTycoon Jun 23 2014, 4:11am replied:

Hi

To play the pre-alpha of Banking Tycoon you will need to register on our website here: Bankingtycoon.com

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BankingTycoon Jun 20 2014, 5:43am replied:

Hi there

Thanks for downloading the game and apologies for the lack of documentation so far; we are working on our first “How-To-Play” video at the moment and will upload it in the next few days. We just wanted to get our website and IndieDB page up and running first of all.

The problem probably is that the interest rate for your personal loan is too high, so customers will not want to take out loans with you. Go to the competitor tab of the product page and check what the competitor rates are. They will be roughly spread around some number, so you will need to estimate what this is. Then adjust your rate so it is say 3-5% lower than your competitors. People should now start to come to the desk and ask for loans with you.

The key to the game is setting the rates correctly; if not many people are borrowing from you, your rates may be a bit too high, similarly if too many people are borrowing from you they may be too low. The interest rates your competitors set will also change over time (and each time you start a new game) so you will need to update the rate periodically to keep the balance correct.

The reputation of your bank will also affect the willingness of people to borrow from you. At the start of the game the reputation is quite low; this is why you will need to set your rates much lower than your competitors to attract customers. As your reputation increases you will find people more willing to borrow from you (and also deposit money with you) so you can increase the rate for loans and make more money.

I hope this helps, sorry for the long reply!

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BankingTycoon Jun 21 2014, 2:00pm replied:

Hi

Yes credit cards are not implemented in the game yet; they were only there for testing / development. Credit cards will be removed from the next pre-alpha coming out before the end of the month. We may at some point re-introduce credit cards, but it will likely be when the game is quite mature.

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