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Build and Run Your Business Empire with IndustryPlayer

For Immediate Release

Tycoon Systems has released IndustryPlayer v4, an complex and challenging online business simulation that makes it fun and exciting to engage in corporate competition. The goal of this turn-based business strategy game is to maximize your market share and wealth. Unlike simple tycoon-style simulations, IndustryPlayer uses actual industry data and allows its 80,000 worldwide players to simulate real business conditions in a real-time, interactive environment.

Level 1 game play is easy, with complexity increasing as you move up in wealth and power. Start with ten million dollars, and buy and run up to five companies. Choose from among 225 product licenses in 16 industry sectors. Before making your selection, you can see the purchase price, production capacity, market demand, and competitive profile.

Manage raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. Learn to deal with takeovers, labor strikes, supply shortages, disasters, insurance, and credit ratings, or get beaten by your competition. Read the news ticker, and learn what your competitors are doing to your market. To increase the competitive challenge, the game features Trusts, or collections of holdings. You can join with other companies to pool your resources, reduce production costs, and strengthen your market positions.

Level 1's 60 turns are available without charge. After you have played your first 60 turns, you can pay a modest fee and enjoy Levels 2 through 10, with 120 turns in each level.

IndustryPlayer's Gold Version gives you access to many exciting features that make the simulation more realistic, and enhance your control over your business options. The Gold Version's License Analyzer provides statistics on profitability, historical sales, current license ratings, and return on equity. The Business Graphs package lets you chart your sales, costs, cash flow, equity, debt ratio, and profit margin. The Materials Buying Agent fully automates the purchasing process, and selects the best offers. The Gold Version's Game Chat window makes it easy to hold private meetings with colleagues, and even chat with your opponents.

The Accounting Upgrade provides comprehensive accounting tools, including a balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow statement, and material costs analysis.

Whether you're a business manager who wants to learn more about the marketplace before starting your own company, an entrepreneur who likes to relax with a challenging simulation, or a student who wants to learn more about the machinations of the free enterprise system, IndustryPlayer provides the solution.

IndustryPlayer v4 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP, requires an Internet connection, and is free for players to enjoy Level 1's 60 turns. Pricing information for Levels 2 through 10, and for the Gold Version, are available on the IndustryPlayer web site: http://www.industryplayer.com/. For more information, visit http://www.industryplayer.com/, or contact Tycoon Systems, Rua Osni Ortiga 2883, 88062-451 Florianopolis, Brazil.

Attention editors: Please contact Thomas Lehnert at thomas@tycoonsystems.com for a free IndustryPlayer account.

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