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Automation: The Car Company Tycoon Game
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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
eldritchchristian Jul 3 @ 4:40pm 
i want to buy, but not form the site i only buy in steam pls make it possible
connor.moggach 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 $35 USD
(NCR)Edge Jun 9 @ 3:55pm 
I bought the Turbo Edition which was way more than 35$.. 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-$35 but I don't think people have that kind of money.
Fⓔdⓐ_Bⓐrⓣⓞv Qc Mar 23 @ 11:19pm 
25$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
Daffyflyer  [author] Mar 10 @ 7:00pm 
Early access will be coming in the next couple of months, we're just about to move our company from Australia to NZ, and once that's done we can think about Steam release.

In the meantime you can still get it from our website :)
Stellar [LDDK] Mar 8 @ 9:22pm 
Release it already on Steam ffs!
dareios90 Mar 6 @ 11:19pm 
Maybe Early Access on Q3/Q4 2014 but it's not sure, by now they are polishing and improving Car Designer, the tycoon part (that is the most important part of the game) there isn't in the demo yet, so until they won't release a beta of the tycoon I think no Early Access.
RivRend Mar 5 @ 12:49am 
any idea when this is going to be released on steam and for how much???
dareios90 Feb 23 @ 9:04am 

You won't be able to create the interior of the cars.
You will be able only to choose between some "types" of interiors, for example basic, standard, light weight, luxury and hand made.

But you won't see them, you will ony read the descriptions of the different types.

Remember, you first and important role will be "to be" the CEO of a motor company, not a owner of a tuning workshop.

So the Car/Engine designer there is only "for fun", because the main part of Automation is the tycoon part! ;)
Jason Feb 19 @ 12:13pm 
cant wait for steam release so i can do a 400HP NA V8 muscle car and some cool sports cars,
[AZP]Baceteker Feb 17 @ 5:51am 
Richtig gute Basis für ein Richtig gutes Spiel
jonnyscott10 Feb 17 @ 2:49am 
can you buy this game in the uk now
Captain Onishima Feb 6 @ 12:36am 
Will you be able to creat the interior of the cars?
NyanPandaa!~||iSupra Jan 29 @ 1:04pm 
The game i was waiting for ~ ^^
Fleetleader101 Jan 28 @ 8:54pm 
Car designer looks amazing. Can't w8 to buy the whole game! :) Then on to automation 2
Onecton Jan 23 @ 5:37am 
Tried the Demo..... And bought it ^^ it's just to good to not have it!
mbrighty21 Jan 23 @ 3:30am 
@Daffyflyer Yeah I realised after playing the demo. I noticed that the game states "man power". I've really got addicted to the demo. This game is going to be a definite purchase for me.
Daffyflyer  [author] Jan 23 @ 2:54am 
@mbrighty21 - Just design it and then get your company to build and sell it. This isn't a game about actually assembling the car yourself, if that's what you're asking?
Chaos_Mouse Jan 21 @ 12:55pm 
I used to love the old car tycoon game 'Detroit' on the Amiga, and since then there has been no decent in depth tycoon game. Until now! This looks ace!
mbrighty21 Jan 21 @ 5:46am 
This looks awesome. I do wonder if we'll actually be able to fit every individual part to the cars ourselves or if we just get to design the body and engine only.
Onecton Jan 16 @ 10:31am 
Oi, found it again after i read about it on some blog, totally exited! I so want to build that RB engine ^^
Lemon Jan 14 @ 10:57am 
I want this game so BAD!
evolution.400 Jan 10 @ 1:26pm 
XD YAY, grats on getting this game greenlit. This one is something I was looking forward to.
Layzner Jan 10 @ 8:26am 
I can't wait for this game
HarbingerXIII Jan 8 @ 9:31pm 
Oh my god this looks amazing
ssj4goku45 Jan 8 @ 12:00am 
No Wankel-Rotary engines? How can you call it a engine building/automotive enthusiast game without them?
Straycat Jan 6 @ 9:10pm 
This game struck my intrest the first time I seen it greenlit, this game is pretty sweet for any car enthusiast, totally what i was looking for. Hope to see it on the steam markets soon!