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Building and management sim 'School Owner' coming to Linux in May

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For those who love their building and management sims, one I spotted recently was School Owner and it's coming to Linux in May.

First thing, it's not a fully completed game. It's going to be in Early Access, although the developer did say it's already in a "playable state" (I would hope so…) but they have plans to add in a lot more during the development of it like roads, updated graphics, more sound effects and background music and so on.

While we have a lot of these types of sims now, we don't have a lot that focus on the topic of education. The only other I can think of is UniverCity, which also isn't finished. Anyway, here's their most up to date short trailer for you:

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Features to be available first when it enters Early Access:

  • Hire employees that will build, research, assist, teach, cook, clean, and guard your school.
  • Complete control over the schedules of the staffs and students.
  • Buy TV advertising, set up a school website, and do other marketing stunts that will help make your school popular.
  • Day and Night, Season, and Weather system are integrated into the game.
  • If needed, you can take out loans from the bank.
  • Keep your students happy and satisfied by tending to their needs.
  • Do your "to-do" list and get rewarded.
  • Campaign and Sandbox mode

Their current plan, is to stick around in Early Access for 12-24 months so they're at least keeping players aware on how long they expect it to take to finish. I've seen quite a number enter Early Access saying it will only be 1 or 2 months, which always makes me chuckle at how they tend to underestimate the work involved in finishing a game.

You can wishlist and follow it on Steam.

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Purple Library Guy 13 March 2019 at 4:41 pm UTC
Sounds boring. Wasn't going to school bad enough, now we gotta simulate it?

Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 13 March 2019 at 4:45 pm UTC
dpanter 13 March 2019 at 5:38 pm UTC
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While Univercity is seeing ongoing development, it's still very rough. Their Linux client is working perfectly now btw (had issues with crashing and no sound)

School Owner looks to be a whole lot more polished and overall better designed. Keeping an eye on this one.
WJMazepas 13 March 2019 at 8:42 pm UTC
Quoteand do other marketing stunts that will help make your school popular.

If i cant do a really cringe marketing pun with fortnite that will embarrass the kids, wont worth buying it
Draconicrose 16 March 2019 at 7:42 pm UTC
Oh wow, it really has like a city skylines meets the sims meets school academia vibe! I'll keep my eye on it.
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