The Dope Game is a fun new drug dealing management sim, inspired by the 1984 DOS classic, Drugwars, in which you set out on a mission to sell as much drugs as possible and make as much money within a set time.
At it’s core The Dope Game is a business management sim, in which your aim is to buy low and sell high, but anyone who’s ever played Drugwars or Dope Wars in the past will know how addictive that can be, especially with all the other random events that can occur throughout a game. Players will be able to visit 15 locations and trade 15 different drugs, Buying cheap and travelling to a different location, where the price is hopefully higher to unload them for a profit. There’s much more to it than just selling drugs though, with you able to purchase guns and hire thugs to defend yourself, borrow cash from a loanshark, deal with law enforcement, and interact with townspeople (such as the mad old bus lady). These will all add a nice amount of randomness to the game, making each playthough different and adding to that crucial ‘just one more go’ factor.
There’s also promise of some fun online features, with players from around the world attempting to sell enough to make it to the top of the online leaderboard, and the devs are even considering adding player vs player fights into the game. The art style looks fun and if the gameplay is half as good as the game it was inspired by, The Dope Game could be more addictive than some of the drugs you’re trying to peddle!
Note: It’s a little tricky to figure out how to opt in to The Dope Game Beta. To opt in you must register for a CoaguCo account, activate it via the link sent to you via email, then log into the site. You then need to click the ‘Your Account’ tab, then the ‘Betas’ tab, then click to toggle the ‘no’ to a ‘yes’ next to The Dope Game. You can find more info about the Beta here.
Sign Up for The Dope Wars Beta Here (Follow Instructions In The Notes Above)