How a Web Company Turned Their Business into a Game

30.04.2019 at 13:56 RJ 6175

Hey! It’s been almost 15 years since we started to create and develop web services. You might have heard about them, given them a try, or even be an avid fan, but that's not the point.

We had two well known products on the website building market — uCoz and uKit site builders. Over 90% of registered website creators never got down to creating a website, and this gave us the ambition to create Web Tycoon with the two and a half people on the team that had some game development experience. Not that this was a perfect launchpad for releasing a game about web industry … But you get the idea.

Start of the Winding Path

59,845 backend strings and 65,675 frontend strings coded. More than two years of development, failures, dead ends and seven interface options.These are the trials that we have experienced, though it may haunt the dreams of some team members for a long time.

Why d ... Read more »

The Longer a Competition, the Fiercer is a Battle

23.04.2019 at 19:42 RJ 5933

We make competitions more massive and profitable! In short competitions with three participants, it’s often predictable who will be the winner within first minutes of the game, and then players simply wait when it’s finished. To fix this situation, we have introduced a new type of a competition.

Over a long period of time, the leaders will always be different, so you will have a chance to compete with even stronger contestants. You will really need to think over your tactics here, because just launching a DDoS attack against your rivals may not work anymore.

Over a long period of time, the players will be taking turns leading the competition, so you will have a chance to compete with even stronger contestants. You will really need to think over your tactics here, because just launching a DDoS attack against your rivals may not work anymore.

If you think about inviting a good programmer to the team in advance, the result might be completely surpris ... Read more »

Attack and Defend — Hacker Attacks Are Out!

18.04.2019 at 19:42 RJ 5885

Now you are fully able to lay your hands on someone else’s site! The website hack feature has become available from Level 13. Find your target in the ratings, go to their profile and give your employee a task to hack them ... Read more »

Launching Official Discord Server

9.04.2019 at 19:12 RJ 227

Today we are excited to announce the launch of Web Tycoon’s official Discord server.

For those who do not know what it is: Discord is an instant messenger that helps players around the world communicate with each other. It is available both on desktops and on mobile devices. You can read more about its perks on the official website: https://discordapp.com/

Why does Web Tycoon need this? It will be one more place for players to be in touch, to learn the news about the game, chat and ask for help.

To join the English-speaking community, please follow this link: https://discord.gg/N3uKzUk 

Update from April 9

9.04.2019 at 19:12 RJ 134

Today we have released a small update which is meant to fix the following issues:

  • Direct traffic now works correctly when a website is restored from inactive
  • Page scrolling with the open pop-up windows in mobile apps has been fixed 
  • When connecting auto payments, salary debts are now paid off automatically
  • A free domain debuff after Level 13 now works properly
  • Login via Facebook has been fixed in iOS. We are waiting for the update to be reviewed by Apple

Today we also plan to release a fix that will resolve the issue with the raccoon showing up all the time. This week, we also expect to add website hacks and long-term competitions to the game.

In addition, the awards for best sites and players in the leaderboards are already being developed. We will share more details in our next posts. 
 

Update from March 28

28.03.2019 at 19:12 RJ 137

Today we have released a new update that will affect prices in the game bank and has some issues fixed ... Read more »