Plutocracy is a great looking new business management sim that immerses the player in wealth power and corruption as they amass a gigantic monopoly in 1870’s America.
Set in back in America’s Gilded Age, Plutocracy asks you to put your morals to one side as you build up your empire to become the shadow ruler of the world. You buy out controlling stakes in profitable businesses, insert your own people into them, absorb your competitors and control the market. You can lobby politicians to change the law, use corrupt officials to make rivals lives harder and even use World Wars and economic crises to your advantage.
There are various different types of company for you to put your stock in, such as oil, transport and financial, and you need to keep an eye on the market to reap the biggest rewards. Even when you find a company you like you can’t just jump in and buy it outright – you’ve got to negotiate with shareholders to get them on your side, using your talents and influence to sway them. If you manage to collect controlling stakes in multiple companies in the same field then you’ll then capture the market share and earn even larger profits.
Throughout your playtime you’ll encounter real life historical events, such as the First and Second World Wars that you may be able to use to your advantage. You’ll also be able to befriend ‘Influence Agents’ – useful people in society who can dig up dirt on people in power, cause scandals and affect stock markets.
It’s a promising looking game that really immerses itself in the era and the dirtiness of big business and even features multiplayer if you fancy crushing some human opponents with your wealth and power. Sign up for the Beta now to see if greed is good!
Sign Up For The Plutocracy Beta Here (Click ‘Beta Access’)