LATEST RELEASE from a new software company, Falcon Computing, is New Venture. It is a management game where you are put in charge of a shop and you can choose the type of goods you want to sell. They cover newspapers, sports equipment, clothes, shoes and groceries. While others have risen from such lowly beginnings it is unlikely you will join them.
Each month you have to re-stock and is is often left to chance as to which line will sell well. For example, as a newsagent it is almost impossible to sell more than £500 worth of newspapers from a city centre shop and while fireworks sold well in November, the gift items flopped miserably in December.
To liven the game you are offered the chance to buy sundry luxury items at different stages. That might be a microcomputer, a holiday, or even a fall-out shelter, most of which you will not be able to afford. The ultimate goal in the venture is to be offered a Falcmobile.
If you like this kind of game and do not want to strain your intellect, it will pass a rainy afternoon.