|–||–PUBLISHER: Dovogame | DEVELOPER: Dovogame | GENRE: Strategy
–THEME: Real Life | PLATFORM: Browser | STATUS: Shutdown May 14
RichState is a free-to-play strategy game from Dovogame, publishers of Business Tycoon Online. Both games are browser-based business simulators, but RichState takes another approach by introducing a car racing system to complement the management aspect of things.
Players get to look over many sides of the management, by creating stores (comprised of 10 different types from 5 different industries), caring for the employees’ productivity and skills, and also keeping an eye on politics. The car system adds a welcome layer to a popular genre, preventing boredom from settling in and providing some excitement usually lacking in management games such as this.
The car system makes Rich$tate a game of different elements, being both simulator and RPG. Players battle with NPCs and other human players by creating a competitive car and upgrading it, using the experience they acquired during the races. There are different race groups such as super formula and cross-country, varying in difficulty and rewards. Players may show their skills in several leagues and tournaments, proving they’re just as good at management as in upgrading their car.
Although RichState moves in familiar territory, fans of the genre will be pleased with the management side of things and the car system brings a welcome change of pace to gameplay.