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These events happen randomly, after a certain time or after a milestone/specific action.

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Random EventsEdit

Event           Conditions                 Dialogue                             Rewards       Penalties
Hobby Computer Club

  • Can only happen once
  • Before year 2

Hi, I'm Gordon Hench the host of the local hobby computer club. I just discovered that your company is close-by. I'm a huge fan of %Name of one of your games% and would love for you to join our meetup this week!

Eagerly awaiting your reply.


Hype : 8-13 Secrecy +1
Local Newspaper

  • Can only happen once
  • Before Y2M7
  • Currently developing a game
Hi, I'm Caroline Richards from the local news. I've heard rumours that you are already working on your next game and would love to do an interview about this. Do you have some time? Hype : 5-13 Secrecy +1

Scripted EventsEdit

Event           Conditions                 Dialogue                             Rewards Penalties
First Mature Game

  • Currently developing one's first game targeted at a mature audience

Hi, I'm Steve O'Connell, a reporter for Planet GG.

We've heard a rumour that your company is developing a game for mature audiences.

Would you be willing to give an interview about this?

  • Hype: 5-17
  • Secrecy reset to 0
Move to level 2

  • More than 1M cash
Congratulations! You have made quite a name for yourself and have saved up a lot of capital. If you want to grow the company further then moving into a new office is the next step. I've found the perfect office, situated in a technology park. Would you like to move your company to the next level? Level 2 office Will ask again later, until you accept

Small Office Stage (Level 2) or laterEdit

Random events

Event           Conditions                Dialogue/Misc information                          Rewards      Penalties
Improve Office Security
  • Can happen more than once
  • at least 2 staff including you

"Hi Boss! I have a knack for security and I think we could really do with some security upgrades in our office.I have done some research and I think with an investment of 50K we would be a lot safer than we're now. What do you say?" Note : amount is always 50K as of version 1.3.2

*Decrease in productivity of the staff
Women in Technology
  • Have one female employee (not the player)

"Hi Boss! A friend of mine is greatly involved in an organization which aims to get more women into technology. They are looking for a sponsor and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for us.
Would you like to help out?"

  • Pay 100K
  • Good +1
  • Evil +1
Nigerian scam 1

  • Can only happen once
  • After year 10

"Dear esteemed sir/madame. I'm financial advisor to CEO at WOMOBA OIL LIMITED in Nigeria. I'm writing because I know of your high repute and trustworthiness. Our CEO has authorzied me to invest 2.5M in %Company Name%. We have deposited the amount at a safe bank and will transfer this money to you but the bank requires confirmation from you. If you wish to receive the funds you must transfer a one-time verification payment of 120K. I trust in you."

(Note: This message is intentionally riddled with random grammar mistakes.)

  • None
  • Paying 120K
  • Lower Efficiency
Patch required

  • Published at least 3 games
  • More than 100 fans
  • Between 2 and 30 weeks since last release
  • Currently developing a game
  • More than 60 weeks since last patch event

"Oh no! It seems that %latest game% had quite a few undiscovered bugs when we released it.

Some of our customers are having a bad time with this and they demand that we patch the game.

We could either spend the money and time to patch it or ignore their pleas. If you want to patch the game then click/touch on a character and use the action menu to develop a patch but make sure that you don't wait for too long."

Cost is :

10,000 + (5-20 % of %latest game% total development cost)

You immediately lose 10-30% of fans gained with that title

  • Fans : +50% of fans lost

(Net loss of 5-15% of fans gained on last title)

  • None
Industrial Spy Topic

  • After Year 4
  • After you have already researched at least 4 new topics not including the starting 4
  • For it to happen a second time you must already have had "Industrial Sabotage" once as well
  • Bank account in the black

Note : can also happen at level 1

"This is a very special offer. Our agents have recently managed to 'borrow' some research information which might be of interest to you.

If you are interested then transfer %Cost% to the enclosed uplink location.

We'll contact you, Agent Blowfish"

Cost is 5K-65K

*New Game Topic

Evil + 1

Good + 1

Secrecy + 1

Industrial Sabotage

  • After Year 6
  • For it to happen a second time you must already have had "Industrial Spy Topic" once as well
  • Bank account in the black

Note : can also happen at level 1

"This is a very special offer. Our agents have recently managed to gain access to some critical systems of one of your competitors.

If you want to play war games then transfer %Cost% to the enclosed location and we'll initiate sabotage.,

Agent Blowfish"

Cost is 50K-170K

Evil + 1

Good + 1

Air conditioner

  • Year 7 Month 4 Week 3

"Boss, it's way too hot in our office and the heat is starting to impact on our work. I've researched and found an air conditioner which would be perfect for us. It costs 90K. Should we order it?"

If declined once, after random number of weeks:-

"Boss, the heat is becoming a serious problem. Just yesterday my mouse melted and my keyboard is covered in sweat. Not a good environment to work in. We really need an air conditioner.{n}Unfortunately the previous offer has expired and we would need to pay 180K. Should we order it?"

If declined again, after random number of weeks:-

"Boss, We've had enough and ordered the air conditioner ourselves. Thanks for nothing."


90K 1st time

180K 2nd time

Evil - 2
Solar panels from EPA
  • Can only happen once
  • After Year 12
  • Must have more than 500K in the bank

"I am an employee of the Environmental Protection Agency and have an offer for you. Your company has a high electrical footprint right now. If you would install solar panels you could decrease your footprint and save money in the long run. We would sponsor 50% of the costs which brings your investment to 200K! Would you like to install it?"

  • good + 1
  • Pay 200K
Evil + 1
Credit Card Stolen
  • At least 2 staff including you
  • 500K in the bank
  • Credit Card not stolen before
  • Evil => 2
"Boss, someone seems to have stolen our credit card information and used it to buy a lot of things in the past three months. Unfortunately we have lost (7% of total cash? - needs confirmation)" N/A -7% of total cash
Piracy (Not cracked version)
  • At least 2 staff including you
  • At least Year 5
  • Nothing pirated before
"Boss, it seems that quite a few players use illegal copies of *Game Title*. I've managed to identify some of them. We could either sue them to defend our copyright or send them warnings to ask them to stop. What do you want to do?"
  • Good+1
  • Fans+
  • Evil+1
  • Fans-
  • Cash+
Technology upgrade (Office level 3)
  • At least 2 staff including you
  • Past Y11 M6 W2
  • You must have at least 500K in the bank
  • More than 20 weeks after moving to level 2
"Boss, we should invest some money into new office equipment. We lose a lot of time working with our old PCs."
  • Moving to level 3
  • Pay 150K
  • Unlock G3 training

Will ask again if you take down the offer

Move to technology park (Office level 4)
  • At least 4 staff including you
  • 16M in the bank
  • Past Y13 M9 W2
  • More than 20 weeks after moving to level 3
"I've seen the perfect building for our new headquarters. It's not cheap but will us allow to grow even further. The new office also has space for additional expansions. Do you want to move?"
  • Room for 2 more coders (for a total of 6)
  • Possibility of having a R&D lab
  • Possibility of having a hardware lab
  • Pay 8M
Will ask again if you take down the offer

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