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Tycoon games & company management simulations

"US pilots started to hone their skills using flight simulators as early as the 1970s. It proved to be cheaper, and in some cases more effective, than training sorties. Today, anyone can learn the basics of driving in auto simulators in the same way that one can learn the fundamentals for building a company with the Virtonomics business simulation game."
Pavel DurovThe founder of Telegram
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A year ago, I decided that I was going to open my own small retail business. However, it was very frightening; I didn’t have any entrepreneurial experience or company management skills. I took several business courses and training seminars, but my questions and concerns only grew. My friends then advised me to try my hand at the startup simulator ‘Entrepreneur”. At first, I was skeptical; what can a game teach me? However, now I know for sure that this is the most effective way of practical training for entrepreneurs, and is certainly a fantastic tool for novice businessmen! It’s honestly a very realistic business simulator, with a huge amount of detail when it comes to business processes. This allows entrepreneurs to develop their practical skills regarding the process of managing and growing a startup. Without risking my capital, I was able to experiment with running a virtual company, while testing and improving my business model. The business simulator saved me from many failures in the real world, and it stopped me worrying about losing my investment. Six months later, I opened my first store, my investment was returned and I made a profit. Thanks Virtonomics!
Alex, 27 years old Startup simulator Entrepreneur - Alex review
I’ve been playing the economics game ‘Mafia Manager’ for about a year now. This is truly one of the coolest and most unusual strategy multiplayer games about the economy and the unwritten rules of the corporate world. The game offers a combination of tough economic strategy, company management puzzles and a varied PvP arsenal. The game is in no way short of industrial espionage and political intrigues. I ended up creating my own mafia clan and engaged in market wars with my competitors! In just a few months, I built a powerful corporation from scratch, I captured markets and companies from a dozen different tycoons, and even became president of a virtual state. My emotions from playing in this world are difficult to describe; you’ll have to give it a go yourself and understand that sweet feeling of victory. :)
Max Economic game Business and Mafia: Max review
I’ve been playing the tycoon game Virtonomics on and off for about 5 years now. As a fan of complex games about the economy, I’m constantly searching and trying different business simulation games for my students; good ones are hard to come by, I must be honest. Having said that, no business game I found managed to get even close to Virtonomics in terms of realism, variety and interesting gameplay. This game is constantly being developed and improved. It is as diverse and interesting as our life itself. Here, you can develop your economics, entrepreneurship, company management skills, finances, marketing, decision making, politics, market research, R&D, creativity, all while engaging with a really friendly community. Virtonomics Tycoon is a slow turn-based browsing business simulator for calm, thoughtful and intelligent people. Although, we are a passionate bunch to be honest. Give it a try!
Mary, 34 years old Business simulation game Virtonomics Tycoon - Mary review
Compete against other players
Compete against other players
Get a diploma confirming your competencies
Get a diploma confirming your competencies
Extract raw materials, produce goods
Extract raw materials, produce goods
Go for farming and agriculture
Go for farming and agriculture
Research and benefit from technology
Research and benefit from technology
Set-up an efficient retail supply chain
Set-up an efficient retail supply chain
Become a politician
Become a politician
Virtonomics business simulation games are a series of economics online games and business simulations about the economy, entrepreneurship, competition, finance, marketing, sales, production, strategy, innovation, startup development, R&D, HR, supply chain management, and more.


The startup game "Entrepreneur"


This is a serious educational startup simulation game designed for the practical training of novice entrepreneurs and start-up managerial teams. The main purpose of this business game is to simulate a realistic market environment. As a result, an entrepreneur can create a virtual prototype of his or her future company, develop and improve managerial and entrepreneurial skills, gain experience of surviving and developing a business in a competitive environment, while making all the typical mistakes without the risk of losing real capital. Do you have an idea and the desire to start your own business? Perhaps you’re already the founder of a startup, but you lack the necessary knowledge and experience? If you want to protect yourself and your company from making typical mistakes at the growth stage - you need to take a crack at “Virtonomics Entrepreneur”. If you want to test certain market strategies or economic models while improving your business management skills, make sure you’re doing it in a realistic startup simulator.

The management simulation game "Mafia Manager"


This browser-based online strategy game with PvP features is designed for true connoisseurs of hardcore economics games involving espionage and the mafia! Feel the plethora of gaming opportunities at your fingertips. With over 200 different industries for your corporation, dozens of countries where you can create your own political party and become the governor or president, the option of owning your own secret service, and the possibility of cooperating with other players, this game is worth the investment. Not only that, but you’ll gain access to a powerful PvP combat arsenal to either attack competitors or protect their interests. Form alliances, organize your mafia clan, master corporate espionage, engage in competitive wars, create a monopoly and walk on the razor’s edge- you are in control.

The economics online game "Tycoon"


The goal of this business simulation game is to build a globally efficient company in a difficult and competitive environment. You’ll receive start-up capital and the opportunity develop your virtual company in any way you want. Get acquainted with a huge world, its vast geography, dozens of industries, hundreds of products, and thousands of competitors! The uniqueness of this business simulation lies in its versatility and the complete freedom that it offers you. You can manage stores and factories, become an agricultural or industrial magnate, and even become the governor or president of a country. Moreover, you can choose to focus on technological or scientific research, urban planning, political races or public administration. The possibilities are endless! Start a tycoon game online now!

Retail Market

For market analysis click on «Analytics» > «Market Analysis». The information on market situations is categorized based on the following sectors:

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Retail market reports are one of the most important in the simulation. It includes information about the consumer market: products price and quality, market maturity and capacity, key players, etc. The information can be filtered based on specific geographic location that will help assess the selling potential of your product.

A sample of Clothes market report in USA:

Market development index

For quick assessment of market potential a market development index can be used. It can be found in «Market analysis» / «City Retail»:

The index rating:

AAA — oversaturated market, supply exceeds the demand by more than three times.

AA — oversaturated market, supply exceeds the demand by more than two times.

A — oversaturated market.

B — saturated market.

C — initial stage of saturation.

D — market is not saturated.

E — market is not saturated, the local suppliers’ share is more than 50%.

Sample report analysis

The market development index is «E—A», it means that the market has a potential. Two key players make one fourth of the market in total (sales volumes for both are 150 000 units and the whole market volume is 600 000 units.).

Local suppliers offer the product with a quality little higher than a unit at a price of about 1400. The market leader offers the product of a high quality (about 78) at price of 700. The products offered by another player are of a quality about 30 and price of 230. Both offers are clearly more attractive than the market average (the price is lower, whereas the quality is higher). Use this information as a guide before launching a product.

Market analysis: specific indicators

For detailed market and competition analysis select the city of your interest. You will receive information on key indicators.

A sample of detailed Clothes market report in New York:

Sample report analysis

Competition on the market is moderate – the development index is ”E”. Approximately 5/6 of the market belongs to local suppliers – computer shops and the stores, which offer products on the market, since there are no real participants with such offers. Just over 1/6 of the market is controlled by a real participant. The market volume is stable and has not drastically changed. The products’ brand is zero. There is a positive trend in quality and price dynamics in local stores. It is a reaction to the actions of a real participant, who has entered the market with a product of a higher quality and price.

Local suppliers have also begun to raise the prices and quality of their products to remain competitive.

Competitions assessment

You have the opportunity to see the behavior of your competition. Click on the subdivision of your competitor in the competition report (in the example of the report “store») or just a company name , in the second case, you will see the whole list of subdivisions of your competitor.

Competition analysis: products, sales, enterprises

Select the competitor of your choice In the «Market Analysis» tab. You will see the whole list of their enterprises.  By clicking on a specific enterprise you will see a detailed report of its activity. 

Competition assessment

The store is of the biggest size possible – 300 thousand square meters. It specializes only in selling clothes and shoes (there’s only one department). The store is of an elite service level, which means that the number of employees and their qualifications are of a relevant standard, the size of a trade hall meets the customer traffic flow.

In order to increase the traffic, you can select the following options:

  • Parking. One of the business boosters (available on the store’s homepage).
  • Advertising campaign

The store offers a wide range of products. The products that sell the most are the ones with a price higher than market average, their quality is also significantly higher than city average.

Market structure and sales volumes

A useful report on market structure and the key players is available in «Analytics» > «Market Analysis» > «Sales volumes». Just click on any competitor to access the information about their company.

Navigating the market

Reports on market structure are based on separate products. Select the product category first then specify the concrete product.

You can also select a specific location (regions and cities. If a concrete location is not selected, the product report is based on all data (market situation of the products in all geographical locations).

Service sector market

A sample of service sector market report: 

Navigating the market

Service sector market reports are based on specific service sector specializations and geographical locations.

The reports contain information on key players and market structure based on competitors’ specializations and geographical locations of their enterprises. The report also includes the data on market size and average prices.

Below the graph, there is detailed information on your competitors. You will be able to access the company or enterprise report of your competitors.

Production sector analysis

Production reports are available by clicking on «Analytics» > «Market analysis» and selecting the «Production» > «General report» tab. Select a product category and the product. 

A sample of Gasoline 92 production report:

The information on the market structure and key competitors is available in «Production» > «Today»: 

Reading graphic reports

Graphic reports show the data on production average quality and costs. These reports are useful for understanding general market trends. From the Gasoline example, we can see the increase in production quality and reduction in prime costs.

It means that someone has introduced new technology. The production volumes for this moment have decreased and at the same time

there is an increase in consumption of the product in the market.

Key manufactures

For detailed analysis see the information on key competitors («Production» / «Today»).

The key player in Gasoline production is the company “ImperCorp”, which is about 5 times bigger than the second biggest competitor. When choosing a production strategy, the information on the competition on the market is highly useful.

Reference

Information on the types of enterprises, product, raw materials and production type, trade and business boosters is essential in business management in Virtonomics. The information can be found by clicking on «Analytics» > «Reference».

For example, this data will inform you what raw materials are necessary for the production of Cars, the duration of construction of such factory, how many product units can be produced in one game turn:

By clicking on the component or raw material, you will see the information on what is needed to produce them. It is vital information for planning to establish a vertically integrated company.

The reference data is based on the following sections:

  • Types of enterprises

The list of all types of manufacturing enterprises, their production, required raw materials, and production cycle, time needed to build a factory.

  • Products and raw materials

Products and raw materials, which are bought and sold by the participants of business simulation. This section also contains the data on the raw material, from which products are made. By clicking on the raw material of your choice, you will see the same report and the information on where this raw material is used.

  • Trade

The products that are offered to the end users in retail. Also, the section contains information on raw materials, which are necessary for manufacturing the products.

  • Business boosters

The list of all business boosters in the simulation, their prices, service costs and validity periods.

Tycoon games & company management simulations