Merge Games Announces Illicit Empire Building Sim Definitely Not Fried Chicken

Live out your wildest Gus Fring desires as you serve chicken up front and party goods in the back in Merge Games’ Definitely NOT Fried Chicken
Manchester, UK – Feb. 2nd, 2021 — *psst* Hey man, you need any of the good stuff? What you need? I got it! Step into my -ahem- fried chicken restaurant! Publisher Merge Games and developer Dope Games are excited to reveal the Breaking Bad inspired simulator, Definitely Not Fried Chicken, coming to Steam later on this year. With its tongue planted firmly in its cheek, Definitely Not Fried Chicken is the ultimate in drug empire strategy and simulation.
A business management sim with a twist, players will grow their drug trade empire through ‘legitimate’ fronts by managing both sides of the business. One uses the front door, another uses the back! Acquire new ‘businesses’, meet new clientele, develop more potent narcotics, make lots of money, and leave a city in ruin!

Set in a sunshine soaked city in the glamorous ’80s, Definitely Not Fried Chicken is the ultimate test of your entrepreneurial business skills.

Build your drugs compound from the ground up, buy adjoining plots of land and expand. Design and lay out your complete production line and establish distribution routes. Fortify your compound’s defences and make sure any ‘overly-enthusiastic’ customers can’t break in. Research and develop better strains of narcotics like marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine.

But simply making a great product is not enough. You need somewhere to sell it from! This is where your legitimate businesses come in – you’ll need to build and manage these fronts, including selling legal goods to avoid detection. People gotta eat right? Run a chain of fried chicken stores or diversify your portfolio with other businesses. Different places have different people with different tastes.

The backbone of every business is your workforce, the people who tirelessly carry out the tasks you assign them for minimum wage. A happy employee is a productive employee, so it’s important to make sure your staff has the basic necessities like washrooms and a place to eat. A well-furnished break room is great for staff morale!

And safety equipment will really help with staff turnover/mortality rates…

Key Features
  • Narcos ain’t got nothin’ on you – Build your drug empire from the ground up, distributing marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other goods
  • Balance is a delicate job – Balance the demanding tasks of managing both your illegal drugs trade and your “legit” businesses.
  • Gotta stand out to do good business – Build and customise your drugs compound and business fronts.
  • Better workplace, better products – Upgrade your facilities and staff equipment for a better product and a bigger profit
  • Any place is a good place to see your wares – Design your empire, from fried chicken shops to laundromats to nightclubs
  • Happy workers are productive workers – Manage your workforce, hire & fire, accommodate for their wants and needs to do great work.
Wishlist the game via Steam here.

About Dope Games
Dope Games is a small studio based in Birmingham, UK. Founded in 2018, they focus primarily on the development of simulation games with a passion for including a dark sense of humour you may not typically find in the genre. Dope Games consists of a dedicated team of three passionate gamers working together to make great games.

Currently working on the studio’s debut title ‘Definitely Not Fried Chicken’. A business management game about dealing drugs, making money and of course, Fried Chicken.

About Merge Games

At Merge we publish games that we think are freaking amazing, games that we would love to play ourselves, games we want to enjoy with our best friends, games that we’ll remember playing long after we’ve put a controller down.