King of Retail

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King of Retail is a store management simulation game, where you as the owner of a new store must make the right decisions to make your store thrive and bring you the big bucks. Can you handle the pressure, or will you fail miserably in a big bankruptcy?

As the owner and manager you have a lot of responsibilities on a daily basis.

You must:

Choose the direction of your store

Should it be a Shoe Store for the fashionable type, an Electronics Store for your everyday needs, or a giant Hypermarket that sells a bit of everything? Not everything will work. Trying to sell high-fashion, high-priced items in the poor part of town will not generate endless queues at your register. Will you try to dominate a competitive market, or go in an unexplored direction.

Control the article flow

For an article to be taken home by a customer, a lot of things must be taken care of. First you must select and order the articles. For a delivery to take place, the storage space must be able to receive and handle the delivered articles. The sales area must have the right displays and registers to showcase and sell the articles. Building a good relationship with your suppliers is key to be able to sell their more exclusive items. Oh, and by the way, which article should be the first for your customers to see when they enter your store? The bulk selling jeans, or the hyped silk shirt?

Get people inside your store

Build your reputation among your customers, and make your store the most sought after in town. A good marketing scheme, along with happy customers will work wonders for your income. But don't oversell your idea. If you can't keep what you promise, the customers will leave the store dissatisfied, and nothing ruins a store quicker than unhappy customers.

Please the customer

Create an enjoyable atmosphere for your customers to shop in, and theme your store, so they will know it is YOUR store they have entered. Make sure they receive the help they need, and that the lines for the registers don't grow too long. Manage the in-store marketing, so that both the fashionistas and the discount-hunters knows where to go, and which article to pick.

Manage your personnel

When you have too much on your plate to handle yourself, it might be the time for you to get some staff. Find interesting candidates among the applications. Conduct interviews, get a feel for the person, and decide if they match the role you need taken care of. Negotiate their salary and hire them. Keep them happy, and make sure they are not overworked. A great working climate gives great dedication. But you still need to sort the slackers from the workers. Invest time in the right persons, and train them to become better so when you need a stand-in for yourself, when you move to the next store, you can pick from your own home-grown talents.

Optimize the store

The difference between a good store and a great store lies in the detail. Weed out the poor selling articles, and get more of the good ones. Make sure you don't order unnecessarily many articles, but still enough that you don't run out. Optimize the prizes to increase the income. Find the customer patterns and adjust the opening hours accordingly. Plan an efficient staff schedule, so you don't pay people for doing nothing.

Prepare for big events

Is a VIP coming? Christmas soon? Black Friday? Can you spot the next big trend before anyone else? Adjust your actions according to the events occurring in a dynamic city that changes day by day.

All of this is is just an ordinary day as a store owner.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? If yes, then King of Retail is the game for you.

(Note: that this is the goal of the product that will be released. Please read about the current state under "Early Access" info)

Dear Retailers! It has been 2 weeks since the release of the last update, and it is time to let you know a bit about what i have been working on, and tell you what you can expect in the next update. --- Custom Currencies --- Many of you have commented that prices are too hign in general, and that you would like to see them regulated. However it doesn't state anywhere in the game what the currency is, but from what i can tell, you mentally translate them into your local currencies, which in hinds...


Dear Retailers, The latest version is now live! Initially, this update only included new tablets. However, along the way a bit more stuff has been added. This combined with the new partnership with Iceberg Interactive, the brand new publishers of the game, has resulted in a longer development period than originally intended. Let’s have a look at the new content: --- Tablets --- As mentioned, tablets have been added to the game. More precisely, 60 of them. Tablets are part of the Mobile Devices c...


Dear Retailers! There is exciting news for King of Retail. Over the last months, I have been talking to the Iceberg Interactive team. This is a company specializing in game publishing, and they loved King of Retail enough to want to partner up. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/34023693/92d89bc6107f7d7c6b6fa31bd7ca7629804f7154.png So what does this actually mean. First of all this brings some professionalism into the project. Up until now the game, and everything regarding it, has been done as I see fit and be...


Dear retailers! It's been over a month since the last update came out, so it's about time you get some information about what the time has been spent on. ----- Tablets ----- As promised, electronics need to be expanded further. So some of the time has been spent making tablets, which is an item to be sold along with the mobile devices, so there is a little more content in this category. My goal is for these items to be available next week. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE} /34023693/357f745feeb44d54e036f47c54e...


Dear Retailers Another update is ready for you! As Electronics are receiving some much needed attention, the articles will be added in packs as they are being completed. This makes for shorter development periods, but also lesser content in each update. --- Category changes --- First of all a new subcategory has been added. Mobile Devices is a new entry under the Electronics segment. This will in future contain items such as phones, tablet as well as other smartunits and various accessories. Thi...






  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 500 series or equivalent.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 1 GB available space






  • OS: MacOS 10.12.0 (Sierra)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, ATI Radeon HD 6750M
  • Storage: 2 GB available space






  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual Core or similar
  • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 500 series or equivalent.


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