Cartel Tycoon Is A Management Sim Where You Play As A Drug Lord

If you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to management and business simulations, you might want to think again, as Cartel Tycoon is coming your way. Developed by Moon Moose and published by tinyBuild Games, Cartel Tycoon will allow you to become “the one who knocks” as you attempt to take on the seedy world of drug dealing.

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Based on the 1980s narcos trade, Cartel Tycoon will have you doing everything from smuggling drugs to money laundering, just like the true kingpins of yesteryear.

Heading to Steam later this year, you can now test out Cartel Tycoon for yourself thanks to the free demo (check it out here).

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The game’s description reads as follows: “Cartel Tycoon simulates every facet of the drug baron experience. Manage huge logistical systems in pursuit of profit. Establish farms, maintain housing, and build production lines and workshops. Optimize the trade of cannabis and cocaine, then research new drugs and ways to hide and transport them.

“The thing about war? It’s bad for business. As profits climb, a vicious cycle of violence begins, ultimately spelling the kingpin’s doom. But failure is part of the experience—take over the empire as one of your lieutenants to continue the succession, pick up the pieces, and start rebuilding. Survive as long as possible, facing roguelike challenges and conditions with each new leader.”

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“Our story about drug cartels focuses on the consequences of such an endeavor,” said game designer Margarita Shapovalova. “Cartel Tycoon invites players to test themselves against incredible depth and intense, persistent trials, but ultimately, even the hardest dealers succumb to the perils of the trade.”

Check out the trailer below, and try the free demo for yourself on Steam here.

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