||(Win95/98 Only!) (Retail) (STARTUPPR)
Monte Cristo / Interplay
Business Simulation Game
From Idea to IPO, the Year's Most
In Start Up 2000 you're the boss, a savvy CEO renegade
running a high-tech corporation. From your virtual desk, you oversee every
aspect of your product's development, production and distribution. You manage
your employees, devise marketing strategies and stay one step ahead of your
competitors. It's a risky market place, where fortunes are made overnight and
disappear in an instant.
Your success or failure will determine whether you retire
rich or go bankrupt.
Challenge Your Entrepreneurial
You're a young entrepreneur with a new product ready for
market, but the road to your first million is full of risk. Do you have the
business acumen to navigate the torrent of market change, keep competitors at
bay and parley investors' seed money into fortune? Create a thriving profit
machine, amass personal wealth, launch an IPO, and you'll cash out a
From your virtual desk and office you have access to
every department - Marketing, Human Resources, Public Relations, Finance and
Distribution. Hire and fire and motivate staff, conceive your marketing and
advertising strategies, push your distribution from national to worldwide and
negotiate the markets constant change.
Research and Development: Determine your market
sector-hardware or software. Develop a mobile video phone, and Internet TV or
even a new gaming console. More than 3,000 products can be designed, built and
bought to market.
Distribution: Choose between direct or indirect
sales. Negotiate discounts with buyers. The bigger the discount the more
exposure your product gets in stores, but how will that affect your
Manage Your Staff: Go from department to department
interact with your employees, assign tasks, and determine the efficiency and
motivation of your team. Click on an individual to see their corporate
Finance: Your market share is teetering but in order
to expand, you'll need financial backing. Your team can put you in contact with
bankers and venture capitalists, but maybe you're already thing about going
Marketing: Target your audiences. Set your prices and
marketing budgets. Follow your advertising campaigns attentively.
Watch the Market: Your most previous asset is
information. The Global Network News terminal enables you to stay ahead as a
leader in high-tech's fast track. Follow and set the trends, examine the
strategies of your competitors, and anticipate consumer reactions.
Reinvent the high tech industry through one of three
hot markets: interactive game consoles, mobile videophones, or Internet TV.
Build and develop more than 3,000 products.
Real-world, in depth scenarios impact your business and
challenge your instincts.
Ruthless AI opponents constantly keep you on guard.
Interact in a dynamic 3D environment.
Play with up to 8 players via LAN or Internet.
Windows 95/98 Only: Pentium 133 (with 3D
accelerator - Glide or D3D only) or Pentium 166 Mhz or higher (without 3D
accelerator) (Pentium 200 with 3D accelerator, Glide or D3D only
[Recommended]), 32 Mb RAM (48 Mb recommended), 210 Mb free hard disk space, 8x
CD-ROM drive, or Windows NT 4.0 with DirectX 3.0.
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