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Virtonomics™

Virtonomics™ – is a free economic multiplayer online game. Our players create commercial networks, industrial holdings and business alliances. The goal of the game is to successful manage of your own business virtually close to reality. Virtonomics™ – is not only a perfect economic simulator, but also a unique space for communication and education, a place where you can establish new business connections and gain useful experience. To play Virtonomics you need a web-browser (Internet Explorer or other, but we strongly recommend Mozilla Firefox).

Game Worlds

After registration you can choose one or several game worlds (realms). Realms are created not on the same time therefore the level of economic development, update time, game geography, goods variety etc. Servers exist independently: you cannot transfer funds, enterprises or qualification. However, you can use one log in to play in different realms. To register a new character in one of the realms, go to «My office/Games» and click on «Start game» in a section of suitable realm. In this case you'll have several game characters in different game worlds. To switch server, go to the top right of your screen and select realm (next to the game date).

Game Economic

By playing Virtonomics™ you can try various economic sectors: Production, Agriculture, Mining, Science research or Commerce. You can read more about each sector in corresponding part of game Help. There are two kinds of production: initial (mining, logging, agriculture) and secondary (production of half-finished and finished goods, animal breeding). Most profitable strategy - is construction of production chains which involve several production fields. The more complicated production is, the longer the chain must be. For example, the longest chain is Cars production. Science research can improve quality of produced goods. However, before starting any science research, you need to create a reliable source of income — profit from science research is not stable. Commerce (trade) — is the most quick and faster way to earn stable income. To succeed in this field you need a store, which can sell ANY goods you want to city customers (city population).

Game Geography

Virtonomics™ game world consists of several countries, which are divided into cities and regions. Every city is the center of business activity: variety of enterprises produce consumer goods, natural resources and agricultural products. Cities create the stage for retail and wholesale trade. You can open any kind of enterprise in any city you like, but we strongly recommend that you study information about the city in advance (average salary, wealth and education index). If you want to know more, go to Virtonomics world map.

Timeline

Virtonomics™ time goes 7 times faster than the real time — one real day is equal to seven virtual days. Game situation is updated once per 24 hours. Thus, shifting it to new game date (additional 1 week). You can visit Virtonomics website any time you want to make changes in your business or to study new data and make proper decisions. After the update (at night, Moscow time) the game date will shift for all players simultaneously. To see more about the time of update, go to «My office — Games».