Ensure your thinking hats are well and truly on as Shoppe Keep – the ultimate game for fantasy businessmen – is out on Xbox One.

Start your own independent business from the very bottom, with just a few innocent shelves taking up your measly establishment, and build it up to a fully-blown shop for the residents of the fantasy world you find yourself in. But within this setting comes all the events that I’m sure the head of ASDA doesn’t have to deal with: tackling robbing barbarians with swords and lightning spells, for example!

Among all these magical distractions and you will find a decent managing affair, one which will have you seeking out opportunities to further your business, finding the optimum prices for your products and employing staff to do the dirty work of restocking shelves and dealing with intruders whilst you sit in the backroom counting your riches!

Shoppe Keep will also let your creative mind run free, with a fully customizable player house and various pieces of furniture to give your store a touch of personality. All this is achieved using a easy-to-use snap to grid mode and improved upon using a skill tree, building up your skills in alchemy, gardening and the like.

If Shoppe Keep takes your fancy then check out the game on the Microsoft Store for £10.39, but act fast with a purchase and you may pick up a discount. You should probably take a look – it’s also on PS4 and has sold over 100,000 copies on PC alone!

If you need convincing even more, then our review will sort you out.

Game Description:

Runaway indie hit Shoppe Keep has been enjoyed by over 100,000 gamers for PC as well as being nominated for Game of the Year on IndieDB in 2015. Take a magical journey back in time to CREATE your own fantasy retail business. Starting from scratch with a few shelves and limited stock availability, plan your displays and price your wares competitively to attract the most customers. DEVELOP your business by working out the perfect product selection to keep your customers returning. Will you be the Selfridges or the Primark of this fantasy world? Setting prices too high will attract the most theft but too low and you will be out of business in a puff of smoke. Putting in products pitched at the perfect price is key to surviving in this rough, tough trade. As your business skills improve and the profits begin to roll in then EMPLOY staff in the form of helper bots, fantasy computerised-robots who can zap thieves, restock shelves and keep the shop looking spick and span as you focus on business expansion. Unlock a champion in the skill tree and send them off to procure new items suitable to the business. BEWARE and be prepared to handle the crime-loving, hardened Barbarians who will be more likely to invade your business if you are successful – handling them can be a job in itself. Arm yourself against a Barbarian invasion with lightning spells and enchanted swords and be prepared for the devastation a visit from them will cause. Expand and BUILD your business as in real-life by looking for new opportunities. Why not open a street market stall or an inn to offer refreshments for customers after a busy day’s shopping and monopolise the medieval mall. Features • Enchanting fantasy art style • Choice of furniture to give your store it own unique character • Create a champion, select its class and send them out on adventures • Multiple file save system • Player house with unlockable decorations • Built-in snap to grid mode for easy to achieve structure • Expansive gameplay unlocks new perks in the skill tree from gardening, alchemy, new tools and higher tier stock • Cycle through four seasons with each featuring exclusive items such as frost resistant potions for the winter

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