Software Inc.



Create your own headquarters

Buy plots in a huge map to create and customize your own building. No grid necessary, just make sure there's coffee.

Design your own products

Craft and manufacture software and hardware products, corner your market, defeat the competition, and make them work for you.

Manage your employees

Create and optimize teams of employees with different skills and demands to release products in a timely fashion. Why not poach a big shot lead designer from a competitor to give you the edge?

Simulate the market

Every playthrough of Software Inc. is different, as the market is simulated and randomized. Each action you take affects how history plays out.

Current features
  • Build, furnish, style and maintain office buildings up to ten stories + basement, on an enormous land, using a free-form building system with simple copy-paste tools
  • Hire employees to design, develop, support, update, research and market software and hardware in teams
  • Build roads, paths, bike racks and parking to ease commuting for your employees
  • Tend to your employees' needs, demands, skills and specializations, while making sure each team has compatibility and cohesion
  • Customize your own founder or split the company between a team of founders
  • Design and manufacture your own software and hardware products and franchises
  • Compete in a simulated and randomly populated market by selling your products, taking on contract work, creating patents, making deals and trading stocks
  • Set up your own servers for products, source control and running your own online store
  • Hire staff to repair your furniture and computers, clean your office, make food for your employees, transport goods, secure your offices or greet visitors
  • Mod what kind of software you can develop, add your own furniture, upload your building blueprints, add support for your language or write your own code to modify the game
  • Delegate important tasks to your team leaders, such as managing development cycles and human resources

Get the DRM-free version of Software Inc.

Software Inc. is currently in Early Access, meaning it is still under development. Core features are subject to change and the game might be unstable in areas. This purchase does not include a Steam key.

The purchase includes:
  • Immediate access to the current version
  • All future updates
  • The final release
  • Windows, Mac and Linux builds
  • No ads and no In-app purchases, ever

Note that the difference between the Steam release and the version you can buy on this site, is that the Steam version will require that Steam is running when you launch Software Inc. The version sold on this site will not have any Steam synchronization. Buying the game on Steam does not include the version sold on this site.

What does DRM-free mean?
DRM(Digital Rights Management)-free means the game does not include any anti-piracy measures, such as requiring an online connection or a key to unlock. You just download the game files and they are yours to keep forever.

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Patch notes for Beta 1.4.6


Patch notes for Beta 1.4.11


  • Localizor is now integrated into the language selection menu


  • Fixed game breaking when getting hint notification about blocked assembly lines

Beta 1.4.10 Fixes save game window still bugging out if you scroll past corrupted saves

Beta 1.4.9 Fixes save game window bugging out if there are corrupted or no saves present at all

Patch notes for Beta 1.4.8


  • Complaint notifications wil now be removed for employees who are sick or on vacation

  • Heavily optimized save file window, which should decrease overall load times on computers with a lot of saves

  • Game will now also show grid aligned lengths of a wall when placing it at angles


  • Staff will now take assigned rooms into account when deciding where to park

  • Fixed issue where empty elevator could get stuck thinking it was farty inside and not allowing anyone on again

Patch notes for Beta 1.4.7


  • Fixed wall removal tool not working since last patch

  • Fixed atrium breaking when splitting it starting and ending on the same wall

  • Employees will no longer complain about benefits getting worse below a certain threshold (Some benefits affect employees differently as they age)

Patch notes for Beta 1.4.6


  • Added avoidance algorithm to avoid employees clipping into buildings and each other as much


  • Fixed employee thumbnails missing beard textures

  • Fixed Big Brain trait being impossible to pick with high creativity in new game menu

  • Adjusted some floating point comparisons to reduce false positive wall intersection and room around room issues

  • Fixed not being able to place a duplicated room such that it is twisted around an existing room

  • Fixed out of stock notification breaking since changing when stock deduction is handled in previous patch

Patch notes for Beta 1.4.3


Beta 1.4.5 fixes project info window

Beta 1.4.4 fixes game breaking when trying to iterate in alpha

Patch notes for Beta 1.4.3


  • Introduced male pattern baldness

  • Added more coloring options to wind turbine


  • Fixed bug that caused all add-on feature multipliers to be wrong, this also resets all factors to 1 for existing projects in save files

  • Optimized despawning of actors in-game to reduce "tearing down" time

  • Fixed undoing cloning room on top of existing not undoing style change

  • Fixed not being able to make tasks show up when loading save if they were all filtered out to begin with

  • Product stock is now deducted later in sales calculation so scripts can kick in beforehand, to fix Digital exclusive music feature

Brand new character model out now!


Software Inc. has now been through 6 character model iterations over 8 years, and the final version has gained a mouth, some sclera, pretty patterns and 44 things to change about the face!

Future plans

The immediate future of Software Inc. includes a campaign system, to introduce new players to all the mechanics at a steady pace, and an upgrade of the building materials. After that I'll be brainstorming a random event system, before focusing on getting Software Inc. ready for final release.

Patch notes for Beta 1.4.1


  • Character model has been completely overhauled

  • A bunch of new clothing items and hairstyles have been added

  • Faces now have 44 shape parameters that can be changed by pulling the face directly

  • Characters can now have different body types

  • Most clothing items can now have patterns


  • Fixed bug that could cause the game to break when using translations (E.g. German from Localizor)

Beta 1.4.2 Fixes game breaking when changing eyebrow color with no hair

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