Automation-Car Company Tycoon

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by alex10798, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. alex10798

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    I discovered this recently, and I think it's really cool AWESOME.

    Basically, You run a car company (duh) and make engines, gearboxes, platforms, car bodies, etc., then put it on the market and hope it sells.

    It's still in development, and some beta testing is going on.

    Here's a recent video, showing the devs making a CRX 1980's hatch.



    And here's the mandatory website:

    http://automationgame.com/
     
  2. nk4e

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    Wasn't there another game like this?
     
  3. MildAshers

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    This looks pretty cool, very nice idea, will certainly keep and eye on this.
     
  4. CMvan46

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    That does look very cool. Nice find.
     
  5. yoman297

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    I'd play it if it was out. Great find.
     
  6. Northstar

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    Sounds awesome, sounds like they will make it easy to mod as well.


    Here is some more info from their site.
     
  7. theotherspongey

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    Wow, cool!
     
  8. Roush_fan_99

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    So I assume this is similar to rollercoaster tycoon? That's pretty cool, as long as we get to see our cars perform like how you can ride the coasters in RCT3
     
  9. theotherspongey

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    Yea I was thinking the same, I hope we can test drive them ourselves though to perfect the cars handling.
    The game, as it says on their site, says hard to learn but easy to use. Sounds and looks pretty fun.
     
  10. Milldrum

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    I'll cop to being old enough to have played Detroit. That was a game like this.
     
  11. X-Power

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    This looks good, I've been really wanting a game like this to be made. :)
     
  12. Lizard

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    Looks brilliant.
    Now how many of you will resist the urge to create the fastest thing you can.
     
  13. X-Power

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    I'll be making a perfectly sensible, low cost, practical little hatchback.








    With a V8 engine. :D
     
  14. theotherspongey

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    I'll have fun making a V4 Veyron , then selling it for millions. :D
     
  15. Lizard

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    I will just try to make a street legal adaptation of the X2010. :D
     
  16. theotherspongey

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    It looks like there's a chassis for that lol
    I hope this isint free to play :eek:
     
  17. Tesla

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    Signed up for the beta :D
     
  18. theotherspongey

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    How do you register for the site? :boggled:
     
  19. RobJackson85

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    Looks good - there was another game called Car Tycoon, similar idea but not as in depth as this one.
     
  20. Tesla

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    Register for the forums. And the minimum specs are nothing to be worried about, I asked them and received a reply in no time at all :tup:
     
  21. Tornado

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    I've played Detroit. That game was fun.
     
  22. Roush_fan_99

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    You would have to either ditch the fans or create some sort of thing to keep the rocks from shooting out of it...... Unless that was thought of already. I could so see a rock shooting out the back at another car at considerable speed
     
  23. Lizard

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    So I will have to generate ground effect the old fashioned way with skirts.
    Edit I have also registered for the beta.
     
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  24. Roush_fan_99

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    As far as I know, ground effect is for planes, downforce is for cars and work exactly opposite of each other.... but yes
     
  25. Lizard

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    Ground effect is what Adrian Newey did his thesis on at uni. Basics of it is you want to remove as much air from under the car as possible.

    Anyway the thing you have to take your hat off to these guys for is its a 2 man team and all of them create the game in their spare time as they all have full time jobs as well.
     
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  26. ghsnu

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    Hmm...
    *at work*
    Boss: What are you doing?
    Dev 1: Just checking on my companies earnings...err...I mean our companies earnings.


    I'll have to check it out. Might teach me a few things since I'm a noob at engines compared to the old guys :p.
     
  27. E28

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    This game looks like it could be quite good. I like the way you start post-war, and go all the way to the present day.
     
  28. yoman297

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    ...and beyond...

    Registered for the beta.
     
  29. Lizard

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    Well the programmer is a programming teacher so its more like.
    Class do this for me and I will give you straight A's
    One of them is in technical support so hopefully they will understand any complaints we have if any but I have a good feeling about this team so I dont think there will be.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
  30. daffyflyer

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    Hi, I'm one of the developers of this project

    We've started preorders to support development

    Go to Project: Automation - The Car Company Tycoon Game | RocketHub if you wish to preorder.

    Not only to you get the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting us to get Automation done better and faster, you also save $10 off the final price and get access to extra content when the demo comes out
    (When we release the demo it will be limited to Inline 4 hatchbacks, but those of you who've preordered will get access to everything as we finish it)

    Please spread the word about this to anyone you know who might like it, if this does well Automation could be done a lot quicker and to a higher standard :)