Want to have a go at 'big business'? Plutocracy is a 2D strategy and business sim that will let you attempt to build up your business empire along with all the politics that comes with it.
Developed by Redwood, who said they were directly inspired by Theodore Dreiser's the Trilogy of Desire, Plutocracy is currently in Early Access after running an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign our contributor BTRE covered on GOL back in 2018. Looks like it was a success to and as of this week, they delivered a Linux build that's available now on Steam too. You can see some of their early footage below:
It's a little hard to grasp exactly what you will be doing, even after reading through all the material on it as it sounds like there's quite a lot of depth with it being a grand-scale business sim where you start from nothing and gradually build up a financial empire. It's not just choosing buildings, workers and dealing with the stock market though, there's a whole political system involved in it too. Plutocracy is heavily based on the USA political system, and you're able to influence local and regional policies with plenty of tricks up your sleeve like hiring lobbyists to push your agenda or work directly against competitors.
You can find Plutocracy on Steam. Their current plan is to finish development this year, with the full version to include multiplayer which could be interesting for such a business sim.
We've also added it to our dedicated crowdfunding page, since it was successfully funded as it's one we missed from listing there.
Hat tip to NuSuey.