Dystopian startup simulator lets anyone build a tech giant

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Silicon Valley startups, just like companies in any other industry, has their fair share of humorous stereotypes. The growth, innovation and disruption-driven ethos, with cult-like employee morale philosophies, are now inspiration for a new game. The Founder, brainchild of interactive designer Francis Tseng, is a simulated startup management game set in a dystopian universe. Users play the part of founders and launch a startup in an alternative universe, set in a very similar 2001 to reality, after the dotcom boom and crash. Beginning in a humble apartment, users build their company from the ground up by hiring employees (cone-shaped avatars)…

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