Press Release

Cartel Tycoon Rises to Power on PC Today

Purchase Today to Receive Early Access Supporter Reward Featuring Three Cartel Emblems
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


SEATTLE — July 26, 2022 — Cartel Tycoon, the survival business simulator from developer Moon Moose and publisher tinyBuild, takes over PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG today. Drug lords can smuggle goods to PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One in 2023.

Build an empire from the ground and become the powerful drug lord in charge of an ever-growing cartel. Set up a supply chain of farms, labs, and research centers to efficiently manufacture the best products and recruit lieutenants to handle production, money flow–and laundering–and all other logistics while keeping the right government officials in your pocket and heat off the business. Explore the ins and outs of a fictional ‘80s narco trade-inspired country where staying on people’s good side and keeping rogue deputies in line are as important to a successful enterprise as a quality product.

Cartel Tycoon’s full release brings a new commodity, heroin, to expand business and bring in even more profits, but don’t forget to keep track of dirty money that might draw attention from the wrong government agents. Keep tabs on the competition with a reworked Enemy Gangs system that allows for more nuance, offering optional less violent ways to procure enemy territories, trade, and handle special missions.

The new Prison system provides kingpins with an alternative method of managing  disobedient lieutenants while keeping their hands clean. Trade legal inventory with local populations for increased profits while Guerrillas maintain smuggling points loaded with firepower to defend operations. Complete quests to seize control Special Buildings scattered across the map including an Airport to serve as a massive throughput, and a Military Base for secure production. Survival Mode presents a barbarous campaign while Sandbox Mode showcases endless customization for a never-ending run.

Cartel Tycoon envisions the kingpin fantasy in full force while pushing the boundary of strategy and simulation games,” said Leonid Gorbachov, Creative Director. “After an exciting Early Access run, we are happy to introduce the full release with new content and more options for players to customize their experience.”

Cartel Tycoon is available for PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG for USD $24.99 / €20.99 today. It supports English, Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Turkish languages.

For more information, visit the official Cartel Tycoon website, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram, like its official Facebook page, subscribe to its YouTube channel, and join the cartel ranks on Discord.

Streaming Trailer
Release 1.0 Gameplay Trailer (Source)
Announcement Liveaction Trailer (Source)

About Moon Moose
Moon Moose is a multi-talented, fully remote studio spread across US, Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Turkey, Armenia, and other places. The core team, composed of gaming industry veterans with more than ten years of experience, decided to part ways with their previous company and take a swing at making their own games. In early 2021, the studio was officially acquired by tinyBuild. Cartel Tycoon is their first major project as a team.

About tinyBuild
tinyBuild is a Seattle-based indie label behind the Hello Neighbor franchise and over 30 renowned titles, including Hello Neighbor, Graveyard Keeper, SpeedRunners, Happy Humble’s Burger Farm, and Party Hard. With additional development offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Riga, Latvia, tinyBuild is rapidly building a portfolio of fun, high-quality games across multiple platforms.

Media Contacts
Veronica Stodolnik / Venisia Gonzalez / Eliott Garcia
Stride PR for tinyBuild
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