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Automation: The Car Company Tycoon Game
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Борона Sep 17 @ 3:55am 
Борона Sep 17 @ 3:55am 
Wankle engine is the type of rotary engine
Daffyflyer  [author] Sep 16 @ 6:30pm 
@Rorschach - Unless you mean the aircraft rotary (a radial that spins the block while the crankshaft stays still!)
(TonD)-_- BRUTALBUUSE -_- Sep 9 @ 12:33pm 
push rods ftw
Rorschach Sep 4 @ 4:20pm 
Wankle and rotary engine are the same thing
Борона Aug 26 @ 11:57pm 
or another non piston exotic engines
Борона Aug 26 @ 11:54pm 
or Wankel engine
Борона Aug 26 @ 11:52pm 
what about rotary engine?
embix Aug 14 @ 11:16am 
looks promising, will the final game feature flatheads and lower compression ratios? (in the before the 1930ies fuel had about 40-60RON with a huge spread) What about 2 stroke systems?
Fecal Stream Aug 11 @ 11:59pm 
@CloseShave, Yes, the official site is and you can preorder it from there.
CloseShave Aug 11 @ 3:28am 
Will there be an external site where we can buy this before release ?
Marilyn Manson Aug 10 @ 8:36am 
this is a must have game on steam!
True Aug 6 @ 12:31pm 
PL Get this game in the store ASAP .
koogies Aug 5 @ 11:04am 
This looks so cool
Daffyflyer  [author] Jul 28 @ 1:02am 
@Alphaskater09 - There might be a prettier 3d test track, but you'll never be able to drive yourself. A good driving sim is a whole other project and realistically requires a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment.
Alphaskater09 Jul 23 @ 6:01am 
Will we ever be able to personally drive our cars in the game? or will we be stuck watching it on the track from a top-down perspective?
Daffyflyer  [author] Jul 21 @ 10:11pm 
@oloydude, could you please send an email to explaining what the problem is, and we'll work out what's going on :)
oloydude Jul 21 @ 11:04am 
daffyflyer im trying to play the demo and i have to download the update and is keep stoping and i cant play the demo fix that plz ;)
Jimmy J Pharon Jul 15 @ 9:59pm 
Can't wait for full version guys, keep up all your good work. :)
Daffyflyer  [author] Jul 14 @ 12:51am 
We want to do a bunch of work to improve the quality of various aspects of the game, I'd say near the end of the year at this point. You can get it from our website in the mean time though.
JakoB Jul 13 @ 11:27am 
daffyflyer when will the game be released on steam like a date ?
Daffyflyer  [author] Jul 12 @ 8:32pm 
@Jakob, It means that the game is not yet complete, but that if you pay for early access you'll not need to pay anything more for the finished game, you'll just get all the updates until it's finally done.

It also means that those paticular features (v16s for example) aren't done yet, but you'll get them for free as soon as they are.
JakoB Jul 12 @ 12:10pm 
Daffyflyer if i buy the supercharged editon it says i get these things

All of the standard preorder features as above, plus.
Supercharged Rank on the Automation Forums
The Making of Automation eBook/Art Book*
V16 Engines*
Your extra support will help us make Automation a better game.
*When Completed
what does the last thing mean its not complete will the game be free when completed ? or what
Daffyflyer  [author] Jul 7 @ 3:54pm 
Aha! We've just traced the source of the issues that were preventing some people from getting their keys. Hotmail is filing all emails from our purchase system into spam. We're working on a solution now, but if you buy it from a hotmail account make sure you check your spam folder for the key email.
Daffyflyer  [author] Jul 7 @ 2:56am 
@Applejack - We've had problems this week with people's keys not arriving by email, if that's what you're talking about? If so, email us at and we'll get it sorted ASAP
TehPostman Jul 6 @ 6:14pm 
oh sweet i want this.
Applejack Jul 6 @ 11:58am 
I would wait to and buy this on steam, belive I probably just got screwed out of $25
BuffGoo Jul 3 @ 4:40pm 
i want to buy, but not form the site i only buy in steam pls make it possible
DAWIZARD Jul 3 @ 1:42pm 
When is the mid engine car update coming out? And areyou going to add flat engine like the flat12?
♣My♣Gar♣ Jun 27 @ 8:21am 
Простите за мой английский
Привет. Я хотел бы вас попросить пожалуйста сделайте русский язык в игре.
Игра очень интересная и я хотел бы видеть ее на русском языке. Спасибо.

Sorry for my english Hey. I would like to ask you to please make the Russian language in the game. The game is very interesting and I would like to see her in Russian. Thank you.

Google translator
Daffyflyer  [author] Jun 26 @ 8:11pm 
It's coming, we're just aiming to polish/improve quite a few aspects of it before we put it out to a wider audience. It's still available on our website if you want to play it sooner.
♣My♣Gar♣ Jun 26 @ 7:34am 
Уважаемые разработчики огромная просьба к вам. Сделайте игру пожалуйста на русском языке! Пожалуйста!
Stellar [LDDK] Jun 26 @ 3:33am 
This is getting ridiculous, release it on steam already ffs!
JakoB Jun 23 @ 6:03am 
When will it hit steam i have been waitng for this game the whole 2014 :/ so sad that its still not on steam i will wait for it...
Hallowenman Jun 15 @ 3:05am 
@(NCR)Ops. Elite what does the Turbo Edition include? I can only see the Naturally Aspirated edition and the Supercharged edition. I bought the supercharged edition for $35 USD
(GH)Edge Jun 9 @ 3:55pm 
I bought the Turbo Edition which was way more than 35$.. I think some people can afford it.
Fleetleader101 May 21 @ 8:40am 
Just want to say I've been waiting for the complete copy of this game to hit steam. I think it looks amazing and I know it will be a day one purchase for me.

Do you guys have any idea when the game will be complete?

Also a suggestion on the buisness end. Play Railroad Tycoon 3 and check out the model there. It would be perfect for this game.
Darryl Apr 21 @ 6:11pm 
I know the business aspect of the game hasn't really been mentioned yet, but I would love to see the ability to aquire other companies and absorb them into your company. Not sure how indepth the business part will be but being able to buy part suppliers, outside research or design firms and even other car companies to gain their research and assets.

Just my ideas, and thought I would throw them out there.
Daffyflyer  [author] Apr 7 @ 10:25pm 
@Effenkool Thanks for the feedback.

We've found that the $25 - $35 price point is pretty good for now, have had around 10,000 sales despite minimal marketing so far.

The price will eventually go down of course, and we'll participate in Steam sales for sure.

As it's more of a niche enthusiasts game (think Euro Truck Sim or Cities in Motion)I'm not sure that it's going to be something that has huge widespread sales at a low price anyhow, and were not at all lacking in player feedback or anything along those lines.

EFFENKOOL Apr 6 @ 5:06am 
In my honest opinion I don't think they would sell this game for $25-$35 and hit sales over 25k, also hitting less sale's mean a small community. I would sell this game for $20 on the opening day release it for 50% off. I would even sell it for $5 then you could gain a huge audience enabling the sales of feature's in the game or a large player feedback. It is worth $25-$35 but I don't think people have that kind of money.
Dipsy. Fⓔdⓐ Qc Mar 23 @ 11:19pm 
25$usd regular version 35$usd supercharged version see at
TTKiNG13 Mar 22 @ 3:10pm 
COOOL Game :) How much will it cost?
dareios90 Mar 13 @ 12:30am 
Thanks for the asnwers Daffy!
Maybe in a few times, Automotion will have a new player! ;) :D
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 12 @ 4:26pm 
Yeah, you can just launch it in either mode with no problems, it doesn't delete anything.
dareios90 Mar 12 @ 3:39am 
I'm asking because I want to talk about the game to a friend of mine, but before I wanted to introduce the differences in the car/engine designer that there are between "DEmo" and "Full".
dareios90 Mar 12 @ 3:36am 
And If I choose "Play Demo", once in the game I'll lose for example my scenario medals?

Or, to be clear, can I switch between "Play Game" and "Play Demo" with the only limitations that what I created/gained in the "Full content" will be locked in "Demo version"?
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 12 @ 3:32am 
If you press demo in the launcher it'll just launch the demo, without asking for your login details.

Play Demo: Doesn't need login, limited content
Play Game: Does need login with purchased key, full content.
dareios90 Mar 12 @ 12:55am 
Daffy, a question: You know, I bought the game so I have a key linked to my account.
Will it happen something if a press "DEMO" in the luancher, even if I have a key?
Will I lose that key?
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 11 @ 8:44pm 
Well, it already has DRM in that you need an account and login to launch it :P
dareios90 Mar 11 @ 3:29am 
Good to see a new announcemente also on Steam! ;)
You know Daffy, I prefer DRM-FREE but I know that more players/buyers will mean more resources for you to improve the game! :D