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Hello, 👋

We are back again with your regular update on our development journey. While we continued polishing the events system, we also spent some time implementing the recipe section.

The recipe section is where you craft your magic burger formula for various tastes and wallets in the city. It works like a kitchen without the heat of cooking, It’s up to you to decide the burger recipe and pricing for your food stand.

Your burger recipe has five ingredients with a minimum and maximum amount you can include in your burger:


Patty
: 100g – 300g per burger.

Tomato slices: 0 – 5 slices per burger.

Lettuce leaves: 0 – 5 leaves per burger.

Cheese slices: 0 – 5 slices per burger.

Sauce: 0 – 3 sachets per burger.

Your ultimate goal is to discover the perfect combination of ingredients and price for every customer group in the city. This isn’t as straightforward as you might think. The city’s population has nine customer groups.

Each group is particular about how your business can provide a food service that matches their lifestyle.

For example, Students mainly prefer a cheap burger than one that is healthy or nutritious and expensive. Fit Ones on the other hand, care more about the burger’s quality than it being relatively low cost.

After customers buy your burger, they give you feedback immediately about different aspects of your business.

If your recipe and price perfectly match their taste and wallet, you get a perfect recipe and perfect price feedback. If not, you get negative feedback, and you can adjust your recipe accordingly.

That’s all for today. Cheers 🥂.

Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/

Live Long and Prosper 👋,
Kunal & the team

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Hello, 👋

Welcome to today’s edition of our activity round-up for the last two weeks. We’ve been implementing the event system in the game and we are excited to show you how it is looking.

You can think of the game’s events system like the news media in real life. It informs you of all local and global activities or occurrences that impact your business.

The news section pops up whenever news breaks, and you can select your preferred news channel from three choices to get the latest news.

The news can directly affect your business or create a window of opportunity for you to capitalize on.

For instance, your business might go viral on social media overnight, causing an influx of new customers to your food truck. Or massive floods across the country could destroy farms and drive the price of tomatoes in the city sky-high.

You will encounter a wide range of events as you grow, and while the effect of most news is temporary, a few result in permanent changes to your business.

Often unexpected and beyond your control, news events could throw you a lifeline your business desperately needs or derail your best-laid plans. But managing unexpected conditions is the hallmark of successful entrepreneurs, right?

Brace yourself. This journey to becoming the next Business Hero will undoubtedly test your ability to handle unanticipated events.

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂.

Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/

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Hello, 👋

It’s great to catch up with you again. Today’s episode is about the drinks inventory system and how it differs from the burger inventory management system.

The drinks on offer in the game are a combination of water, soda, and juice. They serve as a complementary product that your business may sell to customers to increase revenue.

The inventory management for drinks works nearly the same way as that for burgers:

Stock (Total) – Shows the amount of drinks you have left in stock and your new total (in brackets) after you make an order.

Next Day’s Purchase Order – Where you order more drinks for the next business day.

Drinks Counter – Shows the total number of drinks in your inventory.

Daily Cost and Excess Loss – Daily cost is the amount your next day’s order costs. Excess loss is the cost of all wasted drinks.

Storage Capacity – The green bar represents how much storage your drink stock has used up and how much you have left.

Unlike burgers, however, drinks are not your business’s primary product. They require your food truck to be equipped with a cooler box or fridge before you can sell them.

Depending on the type you own, you can equip your food truck with a cooler box or fridge by going to the add-ons section (where all the equipment upgrades are for your food truck are).

Side note: Upgrades that have the padlock symbol on them indicate that they are not compatible with your food truck.

After equipping your food truck with a means of cold storage, you can begin to sell drinks to your customers. Notice in the image above that some fridges also increase the shelf life of burgers and ingredients.

Be sure to keep an eye on your storage consumption, though. Drinks ordered after your cold storage is at full capacity will go to waste. And we certainly do not want that. 😉

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂.

Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/

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Hello, 👋

Welcome back to this edition of our activity roundup. The last edition introduced the Burger Inventory section and how it works. Today, we’d go a step further.

Inventory management is one of the activities you will be carrying out daily to ensure you have enough stock for the next day.

You will frequently have to increase or decrease your stock to avoid buying more or less than what you need. For Burger Inventory, this means managing quantities for all your ingredients individually.

As you expand, it’s only normal that you will want to automate your inventory process. We implemented a pay-per-use solution called Auto-stock to provide this automation.

With one click, auto-stock helps you calculate the quantity of ingredients you require for the number of buns you have in stock. This way, you can quickly balance your order quantity across multiple stands, save time, and avoid overspending on inventory.

You will pay a fee every time you use the auto-stock function, so keep an eye on your account balance when you use it. If you are running low on cash, you can always manage your stock manually. 😊

After implementing this function, we were impressed with its impact on the gameplay experience. We are sure you’d appreciate the convenience it introduces to your business management activities when you can afford to use it.

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂.

Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/

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Hello, 👋
Glad to have you here for our latest round-up. We’ve been spending a tremendous amount of time just debugging the financials section. 😭 But we managed to still get some work done on the Inventory section for Burgers. There’s an Inventory section for drinks, and you’d get to see that soon.

The Burger Inventory section is where you manage all the stock you need for your burgers – Buns, Patties, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cheese, and Sauces.

Here’s an overview of how it works:

Stock (Total)
 – Helps you track how much of each ingredient you have left in stock and your new total (in brackets) after you make an order.

Next Day’s Purchase Order – Where you order how much of each ingredient you need for the next business day.

Burger Counter – Shows the number of burgers you can make with your current ingredient inventory size.

Side Note: Whenever an ingredient is not enough for the number of buns you are ordering, the stock total stays red. It turns green when it’s enough.

Daily Cost and Excess Loss – Daily cost is the amount your next day’s order costs. Excess loss is the cost of all wasted ingredients. Ingredients get wasted when you order after your storage is full.

Storage Capacity – The brown bar represents how much storage your total stock has used up and how much is left.

In our next round-up, we’d share a little bit more about the challenges we are facing in developing this section. We’d also show you a special auto stocking function we are working on. It automates the order selection for each ingredient, so you don’t have to do it manually.

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂.

Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/

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Hello,

It’s so great to catch up with you this new year. Most of the team took time off during the Christmas and New Year celebrations to unwind, and now we are back at it in full swing.

We resumed integrating the financial system into multiplayer and fixing the inevitable accounting bugs. You may recall we had successfully deployed the system for single-player in December.

During the integration, amongst other things, we ensured that:

  • All the correct financial models are updated during the business day so that your accounting always tallies whenever you check it.
  • All data values relating to your business’s financial history (Today, Year-to-date, Lifetime, etc.) get updated with each sale.
  • The Day, Month, and Year financial views are also updated with each sale.

With that done, we started implementing a special popup to highlight some of the more critical notifications in your business. We noticed you might miss them because we placed them at the bottom of the screen in the environment.

We’re now about 64% done with the new popup’s design and implementation, and we can’t wait to show you how it looks in our following email.

The entire team and I wish you an extremely productive 2022, and we certainly look forward to a fantastic time together this year.

That’s it for now. Cheers🥂.

Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/

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Hello,

Welcome to another round-up of our development activities prepared specially for you. Since the last time we reached out, we’ve been setting up the Financials section.

You can consider it your automated accounting system, and it comes fitted with all the main financial components of a real-world business. You will be able to generate and review your Income & Expense, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet statements to help you stay on top of your business.

Specifically, you’d get access to detailed reports of all aspects of your costs and income for each stand and the overall business.

For example, you can track how much you are spending on operational costs like permit fees, inventory, and stand maintenance over a period of time and make management decisions based on your findings.

The system can also display the daily, monthly, and yearly versions of the Income and Expenses, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Reports so you can track your business’s growth over time.

We included detailed tooltips to help provide more information about accounting terms like revenues, depreciation, current assets, liabilities, gross profit, and so on to players unfamiliar with financial statements.

The financials section is designed to help improve your decision-making by providing you with all the financial management information you need. Hopefully, you’d use it to take your burger truck business to higher levels of profitability.

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂.

Don’t forget to Wishlist the game if you haven’t: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1429080/Business_Heroes_Food_Truck_Simulation/

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Hello,

Hope you had a splendid week. We sure did on our end. We got to welcome a new member to the team! His name is Motawea and he is a talented developer based in Egypt. We are excited to have him join us as we bring Business Heroes to life.

Over the last couple of weeks, we worked on a multiple save/load files system and integrated it into the game’s User Interface. Multiple save/load file systems are a MUST today, and a game without it shouldn’t be released. 👀

How it works is, new games in Career mode are automatically saved after each business day. Currently, saved games display your company name, the number of stands you have, your cash balance at the time of your last save, and the date and time of the save.

Is there anything else you’d like to see shown here? You can reply to this email with your suggestions.

We also caught a bug that gets customers stuck in front of a stand and simultaneously removes the employee responsible for that stand. It’s a chase condition error that removes a dealing employee when trying to serve customers.

The bug probably likes seeing customers get frustrated 🤣. Fixing it has been a little bit tricky, but we’d get that bug annihilated soon enough. We certainly can’t have frustrated customers walking around the city.

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂.

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12 November 2021

Upgrades Management 🌟

Hello,

It’s great to catch up with you again and show you what we’ve been doing. We spent some time polishing up the Add-on Management section of the game.

Add-ons are equipment upgrades or enhancements that improve your service offering to customers when added to your burger stand. There are 21 available, ranging from Bluetooth speakers and freezers to stronger grills, super blowing fans, and even a nitro vehicle booster.

Not all add-ons are compatible with every stand though, and you can tell them apart by the blue padlock on some of them.

Want to make those impatient customers wait in line longer? Get a LED TV screen 📺 to entertain them. Need to cater to more diet-conscious customers? Get organic veggies and start using organic tomatoes 🍅, lettuce, and cheese 🧀 in your burgers.

Add-ons are a great way to deal with bad weather conditions and improve your customer satisfaction. Both of which ultimately improve your business profits. Knowing when to invest in purchasing them would play a big role in your success as a food truck entrepreneur.

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂.

Live Long and Prosper 👋,
Kunal & the team

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Hello,

Welcome to another edition of our progress update prepared specially for you. Still giddy from our release of the gameplay trailer, we spent the last two weeks implementing the employee management section of the game.

In a manner of speaking, the employee management section is your Human Resources department. This is where you take care of the earning 💰 and training 🏫 needs of your employees.

Your employees expect to earn a daily salary that’s comparable to the prevailing Market Rate in the city. Their salary is marked up against this rate, and paying a higher daily salary increases their happiness. You can also supplement their daily salary with bonus payments from time to time.

Training improves the performance of your employees and enables them to serve your customers better. Each level of training increases their service speed and customer service quality by a fixed amount.

Successful entrepreneurs know the impact of happy and skilled employees on the growth of their businesses. Remember to keep a keen eye on employee welfare as you grow your burger truck start-up.

That’s it for today. Cheers🥂…and don’t forget to Wishlist the game!

Live Long and Prosper 👋,
Kunal & the team

 

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