“SimCity comes to Craft Beer, in a world where Brewing The Best Beer AND Operating The Best Brewery are the ONLY things that matter in order to survive AND win in the Brutal Marketplace”
BACKGROUND: The original “Beer Game” was created at MIT in the early 1960s to demonstrate key principles in distribution side dynamics of multi-tier supply chains. Inspired in part by the original analog game, in the late 1990s, over 500,000 computer game players worldwide enjoyed an economic simulation strategy game called “MeterSteiner Beer Manager”
NOW: New Company MSB Games Corp dba MeterSteiner develops and publishes branded strategy games & puzzles optimized for Tablets and Mobile devices. MSB is developing an updated version of MeterSteiner BeerGame with 2018 scheduled release.
MeterSteiner BeerGAME series are challenging economic strategy games about the brewing, distribution and the sale of one of the best beers in the world. You take over control of the mythical MeterSteiner brewery and the challenge is to build a thriving business with a beginning capital of $4 million dollars. In order to complete your goal, you have to build some breweries, advertise, manage production, ship the beer to various cities and sell it there. You have the power to control your empire – Build and Manage Factories, Headquarters, Brewing Plants, Warehouses, Loading Docks, Laboratories, etc. However, success does not come easy, and with the unique BMP game engine that is based on many random elements, the competition is fierce and the market is brutal. Three computer opponents will be competing against you, attempting to reduce your success. At the end of the game, your company’s net worth will be calculated and your score will be recorded to compare with the competition.
The Standard Versions run for “8 years” or approx 40 minutes of play time. The BMM Upgrade Extended Play version goes for up to “40 years” and has the ability to export top scores to our National Challenge Scoreboard.
Beer Game developed at MIT in 1960s: MIT Beer Game
Original MeterSteiner Beer Manager DOS version can be downloaded from many 3rd Party Sites like:
1997 reviews of the MeterSteiner Beer Manager Game:
“This is a wonderful game that constantly challenges the user. With its single-minded objective of building net worth, Metersteiner Beer Manager is easy to play; with its deceptively complex strategies, the game is immediately addictive”
Mark Silva / Publisher / The Real Beer Page / San Francisco
“Beer Manager has made a great impression on me…refreshingly new…and the operation is very easy while quite challenging…”
“A good economic game…could well cause a sensation.”
“Being a fan of all kinds of economic sims…in my opinion, Beer Manager is outstandingly right due to the successful concept and corresponding presentation.”