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The Corporate Machine (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
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3.7
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Description

"The Corporate Machine" is a board-game like manager game. You are the manager of a freshly founded company (usually called a "start-up" in the new economy). Your goal: become number one and get rich. The problem is, that there are other companies which are much bigger than your own - and they don't like your goals :)

Four business branches are available: cars, computers, airplanes and food. It's possible to play multiplayer with up to 8 players (LAN and Stardock.net).

Screenshots

The Corporate Machine Windows Creating Marketting Campaigns
The Corporate Machine Windows The Main Map
The Corporate Machine Windows Setting up a game
The Corporate Machine Windows Creating a company

Alternate Titles

  • "Der Start-Up Manager" -- German title
  • "Business Tycoon" -- European Title

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The Press Says

GameSpot Aug 02, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
Gaming Age Jan 31, 2001 B+ 83
IGN Aug 13, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 17, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Aug 10, 2001 79 out of 100 79
GameSpy Aug 01, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) May, 2000 70 out of 100 70
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2001 52 out of 100 52
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 36 out of 100 36

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Trivia

Sales

In Germany (and probably in other countries, too), this game sold so bad that the publisher himself decided to throw it out of the window for a wholesale price of about $0.50. They didn't even re-release it with a different cover or remove the box (there's a DVD case inside) - they just seem to want to get rid of it before the boxes begin to decompose.

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Kasey Chang (3654) added The Corporate Machine (Windows) on Feb 22, 2001