Tycoon games have come in all types of endeavors. Those with their eyes set on upper-management positions can run amusement parks, zoos, and even lemonade stands. Anarchy Entertainment, creator of such PC business sims as Coffee Tycoon, Moon Tycoon, and Deep Sea Tycoon, is heating things up in its next game. Fittingly on 6/6/06, the company has opened the gates to the official Web site (may not be suitable for minors) for Hell Tycoon. The game pits players into the cloven hooves of the netherworld's ruler, with the task being to get Hell back in shape and keep the tortured souls screaming for all of eternity. The site introduces some of the game's celebrity parody characters and offers visitors a chance to sign up for the Hell Tycoon newsletter. The game's release date has also been updated and will now be released "before Hell freezes over."
Portal to Hell Tycoon opens
New Web site for Anarchy Entertainment's devilish sim welcomes visitors.
by Tim Surette on
Soo, eh, im guessing this game got cancelled? ...I randomly bumped into it, and it sounds pretty awesome. Must buy! (if they release it)
awesome. The fact that we are debating a tycoon game shows that the developers at least know how to market a game. Hopefully it will be good. Any game that angers the morality police is a good thing. I just think they made the devil look to evil, they should have used the Flanders devil. Hail Xenu
I for one thinks that this is a great idea for a game...I don't get why everyone's so negative...how is Hell Tycoon "sick"? Just imagine a game called "Heaven Tycoon"...now THAT would suck
This game just sounds stupid! I mean I'm semi-religious and am not to offended but I mean they have to realized more than half of the world is religious and would find this offensive...unless they toned it down. Like it one of the pictures on a website it showed some dead bodies stuck in a cross burning....that's a little to much for a what I assume will be a kid/teen game. Tycoon games need some new ideas...
The game will be crap. The screenshots of the character models looked like they were from 1999, and the developers use the phrase "WTF?" on their web site in large red letters. WTF, indeed.
Since Hell is a ficticious place conjured up by people trying to scare others, I see no problem with this game. Actually, it sounds like it might be fun. People who object to this game, by their logic, should have a problem with a simulation Heaven game as well, right?
sounds like an awesome game, some need to lighten up..not everyone needs to fear hell, some of us are decent people already and have nothing to answer to
NOT real. The site is in extremely poor taste, I'm sure no for-profit company would release such a risky game.It's just a stupid idea, apart from any 'evil' religious implications. Obviously, from the quality of the site and text contained therein, the authors were drunk, young, or stupid. I'm sure whoever wrote that site doesn't have the intelligence to create a game, plus no company would be dumb enough to risk a boycott from such a large demographic. Besides, look at the character names listed, they're full of potty mouth type words, that'll never fly...
All I have to say is GREATEST GAME EVER! Now i can practice taking hell over before i actually get there!
Well i checked the website and i dont believe a thing it looks SO FAKE cmon since when did a serious company made a website with everything written in white with BIG RED for keywords and wrote WTF in gigantic letters ? plus when the website loads you can see the adress wich have no meaning whatsoever with the real website i dont believe in this crap
"With Hell no matter what relegion (if they belive in hell), it's usually always the same, Demons with pitchforks poking you and you are in constant pain for all eternity." And...what Hell is that? If you did any research into what Hell is, you'd find it's nothing like that. It's a Lake of Fire, where Satan, his demons, and unbelievers will be for eternity. And you obviously have the common thought of what a "demon" looks like. let me ask you this: Does evil ussually look good? Or does it try to seduct you with things that seem good? Just look at what happened with Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Serpent, which is Satan, tempted her to eat of the fruit of the tree, by saying it would make her like God. She thought the fruit looked good to eat, so she ate it, even though she was told by God not to. To her, abosultely nothing about Satan or the fruit of the tree looked wrong. Seriously, I almost find it funny how many people think Satan is a horned red guy with a pitchfork who laughs maniacally all the time. Anyways, about this game, I think it is offensive. Not just because of the content, but because it's a Tycoon game that isn't about Rollercoasters. Seriously, this is a game where the premise is to be Satan, building up Hell as an evil empire, and torturing the souls of unbelievers (although I doubt they'll go to that point, and just make it "bad people"). Yeah. That doesn't sound sick or twisted at ALL. I mean, would you like a Tycoon game where you played as Hitler? Building up your Nazi empire and torturing Jews? Same basic premise, it's just not as religion-oriented. What I find annoying is that people think that as long as it's based on religion, which is all "made up" anyways, that it's just harmless fun and shouldn't be taken seriously. But, if someone were to make a Nazi Tycoon, would anyone truely be in support of that game? No. SF
finally we will get to see rodney dangerfield again! and to anyone who is offended by the game lighten up ppl. ITS A GAME not real, just like the "real" hell, somebody made it up to make money.
hahahaha, i looks like a couple of advanced 12 year olds put that site together, interesting none the less...gl with that one guys
I want gameplay details! Screen shots! I'm not forming a single opinion until I get that info. It is a GAME after all, and the only way to judge it will be on its merits as a GAME.
Being a Christian, I do not find the idea of the game amusing at all. But people have the freewill to play whatever games they want and decide how they choose to entertain themselves.
of course its offensive to christians of the more ....devoted kind, but there are plenty who would think this is a harmless, or at the very least, weak joke. if anyone actually believes that people are wrong in the head for enjoying these kind of games, think about it. its just a diversion from the norm. sure, it can be twisted and sadistic, but i doubt anyones gonna kill someone over it. besides, you all sound like a part of the problem, people who believe video games like this could do something bad. way to get our games banned, people
Religion is over rated. This game is no different then any other M rated game thats come out. I wonder if the comandment "Thou Shall Not Kill" applies to Video Games? Cause if that is so then we are all screwed.
What they should make is Dante's Inferno as a game. To battle through hell to find your dead wife. ("whatever dreams may come" anyone?)
Nearly as much hate as the "slow and broken PS3" thread. Really, don't we generally play video games to escape from all of this kind of BS that we're hearing here? [My views are better than yours because God, my parents, or my political party says so.] Give me a friggin' break.
Ernice says: ''but not as turned off as all those posted above me. come on, its just a game. lighten up.'' lol, lighten up
Wow, GameSpot = CatholicSpot. ;>.> Anyway, first of all, I can understand that some of you feel that, under your system of beliefs, that this is nothing but wrong. But get over it, not everyone has your beliefs. For those don't believe in, or even worship hell, please just shut up. If there was a heaven tycoon, do you think ANYONE would go and start complaining, whether or not their beliefs said it was ok? Besides, whether you want to admit it or not, IT'S JUST A GAME. Games are SUPPOSED to take you into a fantasy land where you do stuff you would never do in real life. I'm sure all of you complaining have played at least one Beat-Em Up/RPG/Fighting game in your live, yes? Do you enjoy it? Then by your logic, you "get over on this kind of stuff". You all need to grow up and realise somethings not wrong just because it goes against your beliefs. Sorry, but the mass mob of people taking the moral high-ground already is annoying me.
Awesome, I hope they go for an M rating. If so, this game will the first tycoon game I am going to play.
I can't wait. Seriously. I'm not even kidding. I might get some extra copies to give out to friends at Xmas.
Lucasarts already made a game like this years ago (Afterlife), but it was more like SimCity than a tycoon game. You also managed Heaven as well as Hell. The game was pretty well made (if not underrated). This title just seems like a mix of old ideas. Unless there is some new (or rarely used) feature that makes the game stand out, this game is doomed to bargain bins and trial game sites.
All I want to know, is will I be able to shove a pineapple up Hitler's arse end, while chilling out in a hot tub full of sexy succubi? If so, I'd hit it. if not, I'll pass.
In my own personal version of hell there would be nothing but creed music played on the radio, steve martin movies on tv, and everyone else would LOVE it. Even if this is just a prank, it sounds like it could be fun - who wouldnt like to subject their boss/neighbour/etc to eternal suffering :) (LMAO at the site though!)
It'll probably be crap. The only good Tycoon games come in rollercoaster and railroad variety, apparently. School, Prison, Tabloid, Game etc etc tycoon all sucked. Probably be of the same brand of suckage. Still on the rather off chance they get it right, it could be interesting. I wouldn't mind running hell. For people with their panties in a twist, get over it. It's a game. They've let you do worse things in games then become the almighty lord of darkness. :) Hail Satan!!! (Also a joke, but if it gets your panties in a bunch anyway theres no reason to be explaining it)
You know, I'll bet that Anarchy Ent. and Gamespot are having a nice ass-laugh over everyone whining about a game that doesn't exist. Here's your wake-up call, people. It's not real. Isn't it just the tiniest bit suspicious that those screens look as dated as they do, not to mention to total lack of credible information involved? BTW, anyone forget about Afterlife from LucasArts already?!
Hmm so games depicting bloodshed and such are a-ok. However, something to do with Hell and everybody screams in unison. Yup. The World has certainly changed since 06/06/06...alot more crazies online. pMsJp seems have gotten the jist of what the whole idea of this game is about....a friggin' joke. Jeez people grow up before you become too hypocritical or else you may as well join the Jack Thompson bandwagon.
pMsJp is completely right. what the hell is wrong with some of you people. I'm a bloody christian and I think this game is a fine idea. Hmm.. 5 people were murdered. Thats nothing new. But a game about hell! OMFG morons
Heh... These days christians on any level are hillariously entertaining... Anyone who actually read the website page knows that they are doing this as a complete and total joke, and if you really take offense to it, I'm sorry your parents messed you up so bad.
ok, let's reverse the rolls here (Plus you know it's coming now) Would you all be offended if it was Heaven Tycoon? how about people who post it's insulting to them because it isn't THEIR version of heaven. With Hell no matter what relegion (if they belive in hell), it's usually always the same, Demons with pitchforks poking you and you are in constant pain for all eternity. when I first saw the title I figured it would be another pointless tycoon game and the title was being sarcastic, once i saw it was a game I couldn't help but laugh. I agree with evldead123, aslong as they don't half ass it it should be an interesting game. The thing is, if you have ever played a Sims game at some point in time they have pissed you off, do you just let it roll off your shoulder? no, you get that SOB cause you can. That's what this game is, it's to help release your anger (I know, it's hard to think that a GAME could help release stress and anger, they only help promote & train for killing), GTA let people have fun and do things they wouldn't in real life (it sold over 30 million copies across them all and there has been THREE people who said the game made them do it), all the games that are like this are there to help relive stress and just do things you would normally never do. Sure they are going by shock value, but nothing is said about the game and there is only 4 pictures of the game, none of which shows what you can do. Will it be serious or will it be campy? will it be like an RTS or will it be like a Sim game? Maybe in the end it will be like Evil Genius, when you see still images of it you would think they take things seriously and it's an offensive game, yet when you play it everything is a joke, they do stupid things even though you are Evil.
Yeah and I thought Prision Tycoon was a lil rediculous........ I would only THINK about playing this game if you could give Hitler his 3'o clock enema.... I didn't even bother to go look at the site,bet this game gets cancelled too...Not a direction they wanna try to "milk" out of this whole Tycoon series I would think. Edit: I GAURANTEE you if this game DOES make it to shelves it won't be on most retailers shelves like Wal-Mart cause they will boycott this one.
This game sucked when it came out 5 years ago and was called heaven and hell. Looks like they're at it again.