Venture X
Venture X 2.2.6
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Become the most powerful Venture capitalist.   Shareware ($9.95)
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Venture X is a game where your goal in life is to become the world's most powerful Venture capitalist. You plan to accomplish this goal by making shrewd business decisions. What company should you start? When should you start it, and where? Should you try for a hostile take over of a neighboring company? Merge with the competition? Should you try to increase profits by taking short cuts? What about the local community? Will there be consequences for such actions? These are just some of the tough decisions you will have to make in order to become the world's leading Venture capitalist!
What's New
Version 2.2.6:
  • Fixed an issue with code signing and PPC support.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Sans Dieu Rien reviewed on 03 Jul 2007
Venture is an adaptation of the boardgame Acquire. Acquire is perhaps one of the most overlooked gems among the boardgaming community. Many wonder why it doesn't rank up there with Monopoly. I can see why there would be an adaptation sooner or later. The object is to find the balance between starting businesses, buying stock, and merging businesses. There are various strategies: hold on to a merged stock in hopes of having a jump start on your opponents if it ever starts up again, sell stock, or trade merged stock 2:1. The graphics are from a frontal isometric view, and the user interface is pleasantly easy. The demo version has four businesses locked out, perhaps the more prestigious, expensive ones. The graphics are somewhat retro, and the sound is minimal. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at this adaptation of a phenomenal boardgame. For $10, the cost of a movie, one can have just as much fun, perhaps even more so! I only wish there was an easier way of finding other players online.
[Version 2.0]


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Sans Dieu Rien commented on 27 May 2006
I noticed how often the company mentions "Aquire" on their website--there's a reason for this: it's a copy of the boardgame Aquire! I love the board game Aquire, and this seems to be a computer adaptation of it. I'm reluctant to download it as Aquire is by far one of my favorite boardgames!
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Oct 2004
It's fun to play and seems fairly stable. It is possible to "freeze" the game if no valid moves are possible; there should be a way to pass on your turn. Also, some erratic play (in the demo version) -- companies all of a sudden pop up randomly in other areas of the board.

Incidentally, "safty" should be "safety".
[Version 1.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Feb 2004
The rules are simple, but learning how to play *well* is a challenge. It's a fun game -- a good way to waste a couple hours. It would be better if two players could take turns on the same computer.
[Version 1.0.6]


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Downloads:8,533
Version Downloads:30
Type:Games : Strategy and War
License:Shareware
Date:15 Mar 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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Venture X is a game where your goal in life is to become the world's most powerful Venture capitalist. You plan to accomplish this goal by making shrewd business decisions. What company should you start? When should you start it, and where? Should you try for a hostile take over of a neighboring company? Merge with the competition? Should you try to increase profits by taking short cuts? What about the local community? Will there be consequences for such actions? These are just some of the tough decisions you will have to make in order to become the world's leading Venture capitalist!

Features:
  • Cross-platform network play.
  • 3 levels of computer opponents.
  • 4 game variations: Original, Safety Violation, Defunct Companies and Urban Renewal.
  • Exciting 3D display.


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