Dealer’s Life updated: version 1.13 – New Items & Events

Good morning to all Great Dealers out there!
We are very pleased to announce that we just released the new and mighty 1.13 version of Dealer’s Life! There is a real lot of new content and improvements in this version, so make yourself comfortable and keep reading if you want to know them all!

Let’s start from new content: the brand new Item Pack #7 is out now, introducing furniture and houseware! From now on you’ll be able to find chairs, tables, armchairs, sofas and many other items related to the furniture theme for a total of almost 30 new item appearances and of course thousands of new combinations resulting from procedural generation!

Thrones are coming…

A new Random Event Pack is also available with this update! We didn’t release any new random event recently and many new features have been introduced in the game since then, so we thought that now it’s about time to give some more love to random events, extending their effects to game mechanics we hadn’t covered yet. This new pack includes 8 new events that will affect your reputation and item conditions! So from now on your reputation could be slightly changed by events: you could be a criminal and get a free boost of reputation, or you could be respectable and get an unexpected reputation bump, or anything in between. In addition your items could get repaired for free or be slightly damaged and it will be up to you to decide if a new repair will be worth or not!

An invasion of restorers!

Moving on, let’s now talk about game improvements. There’s really a lot to say here, we worked very hard to improve many aspects of the game!
First of all, as you may have already noticed form the above screenshot, we revamped the graphics of all alert and text windows. The new window appearance is now more regular and symmetric, granting a nicer look for you and a better space management for us to show text, buttons and everything else could be shown in a window. We hope you’ll like it!
Another small but very useful visual improvement regards the way task buttons are visualized in the inventory section of the notebook.

From now on, if you hired at least a Restorer, an Expert or a Forger, his “begin task” button will always be shown under every item you own, but it will be disabled if your employee is tasked on another item or if the item itself does not qualify to be assigned for that task. Of course it will also be disabled once you open your shop.
In order to give you a clearer idea, we will list here the right requirements needed to perform a specific task:

  • an item can be repaired by a Restorer only if it is not in very good condition
  • an item can be examined by an expert only once
  • an item can be forged by a Forger only if it has no “special features” (e.g.: being connected to a particular event or context, or being previously owned or signed by someone)

Will you remember them? Well, you really don’t have to since we also introduced a new help button in the employees section of the notebook that will give you all the details you need to know about a specific employee’s abilities and how they work!

Enough with improvements, you say? No way! Prepare yourself because the biggest ones are coming right now and have a huge impact on game balance! We always want to make you happy by listening to your awesome feedback and changing things accordingly, so this time we covered many aspects of the game, adjusting numbers and improving the overall experience for both early game and late game.
Since we introduced some new random events that affect reputation, we took that chance to make a new evaluation of all reputation ranges and modifiers, performing an overall adjustment on both ranges thresholds and impacts of all events that affect your reputation. For example your reputation starting point at the beginning of the game is slightly changed, making the overall reputation mechanic a little more challenging.
Moving on, we also hugely changed free gifts in order to make them more useful and rewarding, especially during late game: from now on free gifts won’t reward you with items anymore but in exchange they will grant you much more money on average! No jokes here, we’re talking about an increment of up to 800% of average money won from a single free gift in late game!

Why no more items, you say? Well, let’s say this: if you won a free item you could only try to sell it and make profit from it in a few days, but if you get free cash instead you can use it right away for every need you might have, and this includes having some more cash for an auction, buying some new skills or employees, or even avoiding bankruptcy just before it’s too late!
Have I mentioned auctions? We have improvements for them, too! We thought that auctions are great fun and it seemed quite a pity to make them available only after moving to commercial district, which is quite far in the game. So we changed this and now you’ll be able to join auctions starting from the Beginner fame level! We are sure that all our early game Great Dealers will enjoy this improvement and find a lot of cool rare items to fight for!

And that’s all for today’s update! It was a big one, we really hope you’ll like it! A lot of other news are coming soon, if you want to stay updated and keep in touch with us join our Public Roadmap!

Have fun and keep up the good deals!

Dealer’s Life updated: version 1.12 – iOS release!

Good morning Great Dealers of the World!

In this glorious day we are officially announcing that Dealer’s Life is now available on iOS with the new 1.12 version, released on Android too!
Starting from today, every Great Dealer with an iPhone or an iPad can download Dealer’s Life and Dealer’s Life Lite directly from the App Store!

This is a very big step forward for us, something that would have not been possible without the passion and support of you all, so our greatest “THANK YOU” goes to all our friends, our players, our fans and all our 1500+ followers on social pages! Thank you guys, if we reached this important milestone is also thanks to you!
Porting the game to iOS was a quite big task: we worked hard to guarantee the exact great experience and with this in mind we integrated Game Center, using its services to replicate Google Play Games services. Thanks to this, iOS players will be able to unlock achievements, see the game’s leaderboards and most importantly save to the cloud your progress! We will never stop telling you this: by cloud saving your game you’ll not only have a backup of your game but you’ll also have a way of transferring your game between devices (for example from iPhone to iPad) and from Lite to Premium version, so our suggestion is to save on cloud your game regularly in order to get the best of this feature!

The entire porting process took us quite a bit of time but we still found the time to develop something more! Since we wanted to increase the item awesomeness, we thought it would have been nice to give some love to item visuals and improve their overall quality: many items have been resized and repositioned for a better visualization while others have been modified and corrected. We really hope you’ll like them!
In addition to that we also introduced a nice visual effect in the item details screen that appears by tapping the item on the shop’s table: we added some colored rays behind the item’s image in order to visually represent the item’s rarity (and common items won’t have them, as they are… common!). In this way it is possible to have a good view of the item’s rarity and also a pretty visual effect, all in one!

Uh… What was that event again?

That’s quite all for this update! We are eager to know what our new iOS Dealers think about Dealer’s Life and hope to see you all on our Facebook page, on our Twitter profile and on our Public Roadmap!

Stay tuned for more updates and keep up the good deals!

Dealer’s Life updated: version 1.11 – Scary Deals Update

Welcome back Dealers!

Today we’re very proud to announce a shiny new version for Dealer’s Life, thanks to what we’ve called “Scary Deals Update”! Strange name, isn’t it? Let’s look what’s in the box this time!

Halloween is coming! That’s why Dealer’s Life now has a new look: with this update comes the brand new Halloween Theme, full of pumpkins, witches and skeletons! It’s a common tradition to all our special themes and in Halloween Theme too you will have all your shop nicely decorated and you’ll also be able to find theme dedicated items that you will find only during this period. Will you be able to find them all?

Moving on, let’s get to the biggest new feature coming with Scary Deals Update: auction sales!
Yes, you got it right: from now on, if you own a shop in at least the commercial district, you’ll be able to sell on auction an item of yours! Every Monday morning you will find a special article on the newspaper from witch you’ll be able to choose an item to be sold on auction during the week. You’ll receive the sale result on Saturday, one day before the fearful weekly expenses! What’s the advantage in this, you say? Well, we all know that anything could happen during a week: bad events, bad guys coming to your shop, bad deals… How can you be sure to get to the end of the week with enough cash to pay your expenses? Let’s be honest, you simply can’t BUT if you “invest” an item in order to keep it away from bad happenings and get its selling value just before having to pay, that could be interesting… Yes, because you can be sure on one thing about auctions sales: your item will always be sold, always. No matter what. Maybe you won’t make your best deal selling an item this way but hey it’s still shining cash, right?

Oh wait, I was about to forget the most fearsome detail about auctions sales: if you mistakenly sell a fake item on auction, bad things will happen! People at auctions don’t like to buy fakes so a special task force of Experts checks every item that comes to be sold on auction. This also explains why you’ll never find a fake to buy on your actions, the Experts task force protects your auctions as well, but let’s stay on the point: you simply won’t be able to sell on auction an item that you know to be a fake, but if the item is a fake and you don’t know it… well, that could be troublesome: your item will be confiscated, you won’t gain anything from it and your reputation will drop a lot! The worst thing is that you’ll come to know it only on Saturday and if that item of yours was your weekly expenses insurance that would be quite annoying. So here is my advice: if you want to live without any stress, try to sell on auction only items that are certified by your Expert, you can easily find them thanks to the brand new item stamp we introduced in our previous update!

Surely Mad Onna is not the owner of that nice Stellar Voyage starship scale model!

Next thing we introduced in this update is a new image in the Free Gift article, just to make it nicer to the eyes. As you also saw in the auction window above, we have implemented some graphic improvements and we are evaluating more of them, just to add some more variety and color. What do you think about them?

As you can see, we also introduced some effects in the background to give a little more emphasis, we know that we can do something different with them and… I won’t tell you more about it for now but stay sure you’ll see those rays again in our next release and I’m sure you’ll love them! 😀

That’s all for what concerns the Scary Deals Update but we still have something huge to announce: Dealer’s Life iOS version is currently in closed Beta!
The first Beta testers are already enjoying the game on their iPhone and iPad devices and things seem to go very well! If you want to join the Dealer’s Life Lite iOS Closed Beta you just have to submit this Google Form, you could be selected to be included in the Apple TestFlight Closed Beta group and receive an invite to start playing the game right now!
So be prepared: Dealer’s Life is coming to iOS!

That’s really all for now. Stay tuned for new great updates and keep up the good deals!