Software Inc.



Current Features

  • Build, furnish and maintain office buildings up to ten stories + basement, on an enormous land, using a free-form building system with easy copy-paste tools
  • Hire employees to design, develop, support, research and market software in teams
  • Build assembly lines to manufacture hardware
  • Build roads and parking to ease commuting for your employees
  • Tend to your employees' needs, demands, skills and specializations, while making sure each team has compatible personalities
  • Customize your own employee avatar
  • Create your own products and franchises
  • Compete in a simulated and randomly populated market by selling your products, taking on contract work, creating patents, making deals or trading stocks
  • Hire staff to repair your furniture and computers, clean your office, make food for your employees or greet visitors
  • Mod what kind of software and hardware you can develop, add your own furniture, upload your building blueprints or add support for your language
  • Delegate important tasks to your team leaders, such as managing development cycles and human resources
  • Set up your own servers for products, source control and running your own online store

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.

Get Software Inc. on Steam


Patch notes for Beta 1.1.20



  • Added company sign customization options

  • Highlighting for selected carpets and signs has been added

  • Default buildings are now loaded from RAM, so custom buildings can be cloud synced with Steam


  • Fixed Gas boiler, Heat pump and Roof AC usage estimations, that would otherwise make them break too quickly and make them seem cheaper in the build menu

  • Fixed bug that would make game think manufacturing process was invalid because a step was skipped

  • Fixed an infinite loop bug when dragging a wall in cramped spaces

  • Fixed divide by zero error in add-on sales calculation

  • Fixed walls also being lowered for pillars when toggling walls

  • Fixed component printer or assembler being marked as sending to an invalid destination in cases with many splits and merges along the assembly line

  • Fixed staff not picking closest furniture if they had assigned rooms and the furniture was placed directly above on another floor

Patch notes for Beta 1.1.19



Patch notes for Beta 1.1.19


  • All car models updated


  • Fixed fire alarms being animated on load

  • Fixed being able to place wind turbine in the middle of road and vice versa

  • Fixed bugs that would cause employees to get stuck until reload when deleting elevators they were using

  • Fixed game sometimes failing to restore stolen or burnt furniture

Patch notes for Beta 1.1.18


  • Made it take a little longer before lead designers quit over unmet demands

  • Team changes in project management is now also applied instantly for support, marketing and update tasks

  • Moved notifications out of the way of the money label in build mode

  • Added option to update tech for project management


  • Fixed wall furniture not getting collisions updated when dragging wall out

  • Made lead designers move computer if they are at work when they demand a private office and made them better at picking private offices when it happens

  • Fixed employees sometimes not waiting for IT to finish fixing their assigned computers before moving onto another free computer

Patch notes for Beta 1.1.17


  • Save files and some settings are now synced with Steam Cloud

  • Canteens and lounges are no longer treated as special rooms when assigned to teams, so employees stop avoiding them

  • Furniture that contains perishables can now define a expiration date, to avoid paying for a full refill every day


  • Game will no longer load mods with invalid name generators instead of failing silently during gameplay

  • Fixed a couple of edge cases when placing single room duplicate in existing room, using wall drag or rectangle split causing game to break

Beta 1 officially out!


New trailer

Software Inc. has entered its beta phase, which warranted an update of the now 5 year old trailer.

Major changes


  • Added add-ons, which are extra products that can be developed and sold for a software or hardware product

  • Added software updates, which allows increasing the tech level of a product to extend its life, and updates are now required to release bug fixes

  • Added subscription-based software

  • Added lead designers, who heavily impact the sales and marketing efforts of a product and have demands to boot

  • Added hardware design system, so each hardware product's look can be customized

  • Overhauled hiring with a limited hiring pool that refreshes every month

  • Overhauled employee traits, there are currently 30 traits

  • You can now have up to 4 founders when you start a new company

  • Overhauled utility values and prices and added more ways to generate and store electricity

  • Overhauled product reviews, you now get 3 reviews from various reviewers that focus on specific aspects of the product and company

  • Improved rectangle room building and added wall dragging tool

  • Overhauled notification system and look, issue messages now stick around until they are fixed

  • Added bikes, body odour and bathing

  • Save files, blueprints and some settings are now synced with Steam Cloud

You can still play Alpha 11 by switching to the legacy branch in Steam, click here to see how.

Alpha 11 save files are compatible with Beta 1, but won't take advantage of many of the new features, like add-ons and hardware designs.

New price

With the release of beta 1 the price of Software Inc. goes from $14 to $16 (Depending on your region). The plan was always to increase the price of the game as it neared completion. This would make the game cheaper the earlier you bought it, as a reward for backing it early.

The game is now 5 times bigger than I originally planned and I've been developing it for 7 years, rather than the 3 I initially planned for. Your support and feedback, and my enjoyment of developing Software Inc. has motivated me to continue improving on the game for so long, and it has made the game so much larger than what it would've otherwise been.

Now it's at the point where I'll be spending most of my time polishing what is there, rather than expanding on it (I won't rule out feature creeping completely, though ;). This includes finishing up some game mechanics that aren't quite there yet, like digital distribution. And I'll finally be pushing towards actually finishing the game.

Thank you so much for sticking with me all this time! But also thank you for not sticking with me all this time, but just playing it a couple of times 3 years ago and forgetting all about it, I still appreciate the support!

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