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Moonshine Inc.

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Klabater
Developer: Klabater
Release Date: Dec. 1, 2022

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'Moonshine Inc.' Gets New PC Date, Steam Playtest Beta Later This Month - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2022 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT

Moonshine Inc. is an isometric economic simulator with RPG elements, in which you will develop your character, hire multiple companions, and build your moonshining empire from the ground up.

Put your best distilling foot forward by crafting produce in 4 distinct categories of alcohol, trace the 5 flavour profiles (Sweet, Acrid, Sour, Salty, Bitter), change proportions between 50+ ingredients and modify fermentation method in order to recreate & tweak over 100+ cult recipes that borrow from the legends of moonshining.

Harness the real-life adapted chemistry processes behind distillation, and make your mash from scratch, differentiate heating with gas or open fire, choose the correct alcohol factions (Heads vs. Hearts vs. Tails), toy with the final alcohol concentration for your profit: water down or give the best to the clientele? The choice and consequence is all yours!

Open up the artistry behind moonshine distillation and unveil a rich technology tree to create eclectic, varied and nuanced batches of booze for the thirsty masses suffering from sobriety - the more variety, fair pricing, exciting flavours, the longer you’ll stay in business with customers ready to do anything to keep tasting your produce!

Hire only the best, manage their weaknesses and strengths, and build up your centre of operation in full 3D view of your base in 5 distinct locations (Forest, Swamps, Small City, City) with 30+ different distillation apparatuses to make sure your produce is top quality, accessible to process and varied enough the make the business profitable.

Make sure your business has solid foundations in correct prices, demand generation and more! Your actions have in-game consequences and every little decision counts - whether it’s producing a slightly different batch, tweaking the alcohol content, stashing all alcohol in one place or diversifying.

From choosing the final price, alcohol content, fulfilling or denying locals their cravings - the more careless you are, the harder it will be to succeed and some milestones, oh boy! They might be tough to accomplish without a cheering squad backing you up!

Choose between earning a quick buck at the risk of getting caught or look after the long-term prosperity of your unlawful operation by keeping a low profile and building the business brick by brick in the shadows.

The original in-game Red Flag Police system means game over whenever the Feds catch a whiff of you and put the final target on your back - evade the law by finding the delicate balance between fair pricing, big enough output and variety of routes you take to accomplish success.

Storyline missions, side missions, randomised events and your own thirst for success will make it all worth your while. You'll be harassed by corrupt sheriffs, a particular ATF agent, and even a corrupt governor! But with the help of your younger sister Elly-Jane and old grand-uncle Donald, you’ll fight the odds, the competition, and Johnny Law all at once.

Originally planned for October 27, 2022, Moonshine Inc. has been slightly delayed and will now debut on PC on December 1, 2022.

Save the date! 

A Steam Playtest Beta will precede the launch on October 27th, 2022.

A group of experts in the field of physical chemistry and economics is involved in the production. Thanks to their help Klabater development team has built a credible economic model for trading in illegal alcohol and accurately reproduced the chemical processes related to the fermentation and distillation. In addition, players will be captivated by an original story full of references to cult series and movies such as Breaking Bad or Ozark. For Moonshine Inc., the studio has also developed an innovative 'Red Flag Police' mechanic, which dynamically reacts to the player's actions and, depending on the results of those, controls the behavior of the police and federal agents.

Key Features:

  • A unique blend of isometric strategy and RPG
  • Create apparatus and recipes, both your own and those “borrowed” from legendary moonshiners who walked the Appalachian mountains before you.
  • Buy, expand and upgrade your illegal, hidden bases across a huge map.
  • Hire people and build an empire of independent moonshiners, the ‘last American heroes.’ Manage your employees and your delivery network to produce and sell thousands of liters of moonshine!
  • Manage the production and distribution of the moonshine - Craft and modify fermentation and distillation equipment! Use the real chemistry and concepts behind fermentation and distillation to create top-of-the-notch alcohols.
  • Unveil rich technology tree. Unlock new modifications for your equipment and create the most complex recipes.
  • A story full of twists and colorful characters which you start by making the biggest mistake of your life - and then it only gets worse.
  • The Red Flag Police system, specially developed for the game, intelligently controlling the behavior of the police and federal agents.
  • Don’t get arrested. Police and the feds are waiting for your slip-up.
  • Over 40 different ingredients and recipes to discover and produce!
  • More than 30 different moonshining machines and apparatuses and their modifications with a complete crafting system.
  • A five-chapter long plot
  • 5 geographically diverse gameplay areas: Rocky mountains, Woods, Wetlands - swamp, Town, and a grand finale in a City that never sleeps!

Moonshine Inc. is coming to PC (Steam) on December 1, 2022, followed by Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 and PS5 at a later time.

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