Future Friends Games and independent studio Dreihaus, run by solo developer Johannes Gäbler, have officially released the music festival sim, Festival Tycoon. The official v1.0 release and early access exit is being celebrated with a 40% discount.
From an idea for a muddy music festival game to making the first prototypes at university, Johannes Gäbler’s work is now on full display. After a Steam Early Access period with many updates such as the Full Moon Party update, the game is now officially available in version 1.0.
The game’s premise is straightforward, build a music festival empire. From the booking bands to setting up stages, every detail of the event will need to be managed and handled. To pull off a successful and profitable festival players will also find themselves organizing line-ups, designing the layout, rolling out food trucks, building-up the festivals reputation, and making sure there are plenty of accessible toilets.
Before building a massive festival empire, players must make their start as a humble tiny field event. Focusing on building cash flows and reputation with attendees, bands, and sponsors will help take their event from the small stage to the big stage.
A sandbox mode is available for those who want to experiment and build. With this mode players can craft their very own dream festival. Live mode allows players to react to festival events and challenges. Keep the crowds happy and the festival will grow.
Festival Tycoon is available on Windows PC through Steam and Epic Games Store for $12.99. A Festival Tycoon Supporter Pack DLC is also available for $4.99 that includes a special in-game item. To celebrate the Early Access exit, a 40% release discount is available until May 11, 2022. Follow @FestivalTycoon on Twitter or visit the game’s website at festivaltycoon.com for more information.
Dreihaus is a solo developer studio run by Johannes Gäbler and is based in Austria. Currently Gäbler is developing his debut game Festival Tycoon alongside his studies at University in Vienna. In 2020 the Vienna Business Agency provided funding to help launch his debut game into early access.
Future Friends Games (@FutureFriendsVG Twitter) was founded in 2017 with the simple mission of helping indie games get the love they deserve. Initially the company focused on PR and later branched out into publishing. The company’s debut titles include Omno, Exo One, and Festival Tycoon.