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Capitalism

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MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
79
3.7
Macintosh
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Description

Capitalism is a real-time strategy game where you are CEO of a corporation. Your goal is to defeat your competitors, gain market dominance, and make a profitable business.

The game contains countless aspects of real business, including the stock market, research & development, marketing, and hostile takeovers. In Capitalism, you must decide upon what to buy, what to sell, what prices to charge, what to manufacture, what to research, where to buy your supplies from, what to do with your money, and how to defeat your competitors.

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Capitalism DOS Title screen
Capitalism DOS Corporation summary - financial overview
Capitalism DOS Let's build a factory
Capitalism DOS Main menu

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The Press Says

High Score DOS Mar, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Mac Gamer Macintosh 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer DOS Dec, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Macworld Macintosh Feb, 1997 7.1 out of 10 71
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 18, 2012 4 out of 6 67
Power Play DOS Nov, 1995 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Reception

The high degree of realism in this game did not go unnoticed in educational environments. Harvard and Stanford University promoted the use of the game as a business simulation in instructional purposes. According to professor Tom Kosnik, gamers not only learn the subtleties of growing an entrepreneurial business but also learn about leadership and team building necessary in any business situation.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #6 Hardest Computer Game

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