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Automation: The Car Company Tycoon Game
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1,221 Comments
WasmachinemanTT5/R AWD Apr 7 @ 2:39pm 
Any plans for adding other forced induction methods like supercharging and the Comprex turbo/SC hybrid?
-=[***xXx***]=- Apr 7 @ 8:10am 
ЭТО ШЕДЕЕЕЕЕЕЕЕЕЕЕВР!!!!1
wildbuss121296 Mar 13 @ 8:58pm 
How do you get??
8B Mar 13 @ 1:40pm 
@Daffyflyer dis will be great
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 13 @ 1:29pm 
@8B - Nope, though we might try and do an exporter for something like rFactor eventually.
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 13 @ 1:28pm 
IProT0TypE - Well, it's on Steam now, if that's your question?
IProT0TypE Mar 13 @ 1:21pm 
How are we able to play thsi game
8B Mar 13 @ 11:44am 
@Daffyflyer Probably I will repeat, but still ask: Is it possible to be in the future to ride a created machine?
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 11 @ 4:16pm 
@dareios90 - You'll still receive whatever extras you bought via the website, regardless of if you convert it to Steam or not :)


Thanks for your support!
dareios90 Mar 11 @ 12:52am 
@Daffyflyer: I repeat my doubt:

I hope that people that preordered Automation on your website but that don't want to "convert" their keys in Steam keys, they will be able to buy on Steam Early Access the "Supercharged Edition" in order to not lose the
"- The Making of Automation eBook/Art Book*
- V16 Engines* ".

Thanks. :D

P.S. Yes, I'm the same Dareios90 of the Automation forum that bought the game 1 year and 3 months ago! I'm promoting Automation on italian videogame social network "Ludomedia" since that day! ;) :D
[Kiseijuu][Parasyte] Mar 8 @ 12:39am 
@Daffyflyer can you pls pls make a car body with more than only 979 engine volium becaus i have a 3200 HP engine and it dosen´t fit on any body i have test evry singel body but nons is big enough sorry for bad english
Taro-Chan Mar 7 @ 12:15pm 
@Daffyflyer i sort of already guessed that this would be impossible or atleast very difficult to do in a user friendly manner but one can always dream on :P
dareios90 Mar 6 @ 11:23pm 
@snowybanana: I can't find/think about a quickier and easies solution for modeling.

You are talking in this way because you didn't try the modeling system of the other concurrent games about auto factory management...

I tried all of them (4 games: Automation, the concurrent that there is on Steam, a concurrent not on Steam and a very indie game that has the windows graphics of Windows 98) and, trust me, after trying Automation car designer is very difficult to like other car designers!
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 6 @ 3:31pm 
@snowybanana - I agree, but there just isn't a technical solution that both is easy and quick to use, and actually makes decent looking cars. You'd end up with almost an actual modeling package, which would have a hell of a learning curve.

Taro-Chan Mar 6 @ 6:46am 
i know this propably also isn't as easy as we think, but i think it would be awesome if we could do some more ''simplified click & drag'' modeling for the body.
dareios90 Feb 27 @ 10:19am 
Here there are the last "Little Dev Update":

Little Dev Update: Polishing Up & Steam (1 week ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-4AOCSzj5k

Little Dev Update: Car Tutorial Scenarios (22 hours ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oEALGcsQnw
Daffyflyer  [author] Feb 22 @ 5:35pm 
@Communist Cockroach - Maybe eventually, but not yet

@andrerenatobarreto - It'll be the usual steam deal, as in you can use Steam Offline Mode

dareios90 Feb 17 @ 11:23pm 
@DAWIZARD:
No they won't add a F1 car style body, because this is a real car factory tycoon game.

This is a question on the FAQ:

"11. When will you raise the 12krpm Rev limit, Give access to 130 octane Avgas etc.

As Automation is a game focused on running a car company that builds road cars, and maybe a few touring car style race cars, those kind of technologies don't make sense to include.

We chose the 12krpm rev limit as its should cover pretty much any roadcar you could desire, and because the way we get engine sounds produced starts to run into issues above 12,000rpm."

So at maximum we will able to build cars like Porsche, Ferrari GT etc.

Sorry for my gramatics, I'm Italian.
andrerenatobarreto Feb 2 @ 12:33pm 
@Daffyflyer Dont take me wrong I really want the game, I played for hours in the demo version, I will probably call in sick to work when the tycoon elements get in the game. The only reason why I did not bought it allready is because I do not own a credit card, and I really wish for an another ways to purchase.
If not a botter could you awser a question?
Can you tell me If ill be able to play whithout a internet connection on the LONG waited final version? :P
Alphaskater09 Feb 1 @ 8:35pm 
Are you guys going to be doing a steam workshop where people can upload their own car, and engine designs for others to use?
draggs636 Jan 30 @ 6:11pm 
When Is the Alpha on Steam, I want to buy. No I dont want to buy off your site.
DAWIZARD Jan 23 @ 9:30am 
Hey, are you guys going to add an f1 car style body in the future so we can build racecars?
And if not, can you please consider it?
Daffyflyer  [author] Jan 21 @ 1:01am 
Waaait, there is still a release date wrongly listed in the description. Fixing!
Daffyflyer  [author] Jan 20 @ 8:02pm 
@CooperTeam - Yeah, that was our prediction when we first came to greenlight. We removed it as soon as it was clear we were not going to make that date. We're still working away and releasing major updates, but don't really have an accurate final date.
Alf Jan 17 @ 7:31am 
Looking forward to this being released on Steam
CooperTeam Jan 16 @ 5:47am 
Personally, good work shouldn't be rushed... HOWEVER... if you give a release date, sometimes helps consumers know you are "reliable"... (unless it was a typo...)
Daffyflyer  [author] Jan 15 @ 4:59pm 
@andrerenatobarreto - Yeah, we're notoriously awful at predicting release dates. Development is still going really well, but IS taking a long time :)
andrerenatobarreto Jan 15 @ 4:19pm 
game looks great but. . . did he said 2014 release? not a good sign :S
CooperTeam Jan 15 @ 3:38am 
About time someone did a 3D version of the DOS game called DETROIT. Lets see how well this goes... VOTED!!!
Snirk Jan 13 @ 12:23pm 
Really looking forward to this. I hope so much that it will come soon!
@HVLO Kushothe Spróbuj może PayPalem. Przelej na konto PP przez przelew pocztowy czy coś i powinno działać.
JustReQt # nooberino xdd Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:36pm 
It's very hard to get ANY gift cards in Poland
JustReQt # nooberino xdd Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:35pm 
@Daffyflyer Visa Gift card, no, but i saw some 20PLN Steam Gift Cards. Maybe i'll buy four of these and wait till the game will be availble to buy through Steam. But i don't think it will work :/
Daffyflyer  [author] Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:03pm 
Ahh, well yes, that's a problem.

You might be able to buy a pre-paid Visa Gift Card using cash? Not sure if you can do that underage.
JustReQt # nooberino xdd Dec 24, 2014 @ 1:13am 
@Daffyflyer Im not an adult so i can't buy it myself. Also my parents think that buying games in the internet is a lie and their bank account will be stolen. :/
Daffyflyer  [author] Dec 23, 2014 @ 6:29pm 
@HVLO Kushothe - Why can you never buy it?
JustReQt # nooberino xdd Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:34am 
Ehh. This game is my biggest wish... The problem is, i can't buy it, and i never will able to. But good job guys, great game. Hope people will have fun with it.
chef boyardee Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:50pm 
one of my favorite games of all time
SHITEATINGCOCKMASTER Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:24am 
have the game and it is FUCKING AWESOME
rvdenik Nov 28, 2014 @ 2:11pm 
Add this game soon please !
dimkon76 Nov 23, 2014 @ 12:58pm 
I already own the game and it's fantastic.In my opinion,I would like to add some new more sportive car bodies,to be able to create a cooling system and a logo maker so that anyone can create one that matches his company name and spirit.And one more thing,is that to be able to have more freedom in creating the shape of the body,more points to be manipulated.Fantastic game!!!!!
GoomBass Nov 21, 2014 @ 7:11pm 
I WANT IT!!! AND I WANT IT NOW!!! =D
Amazing game!! =D
R32PECT Nov 10, 2014 @ 1:24am 
MAC SUPPORT PLEASE!!!!!!!
alchemicrus Nov 4, 2014 @ 2:45pm 
I tried the demo in English, interesting idea. But I want Russian version, then I'll just buy and play.
Foxi D'elegance Nov 2, 2014 @ 11:03am 
This game looks like it will dominate over Car mechanic simulator and street legal racing redline. It actually is REAL with specs. I sooo want it.
Somalian Butt-Pirate Nov 1, 2014 @ 10:20am 
PLEASE ADD THIS FOR THE LOVE OF GOOD IT LOOKS SO FUN
z9 Oct 3, 2014 @ 1:39pm 
<-Wants!!
Rorschach Sep 26, 2014 @ 7:09am 
you should add Duke engines
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okay?