[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press] PQube (London, UK) – November 3rd, 2023 – PQube is excited to reveal our partnership with Crinkle Cut Games, and introduce gamers worldwide to the wholesome store management sim 'Discounty'!Nothing in life is handed to you… Except, this new job as a shopkeeper… And eventually the entire store… *Ahem*. Step into the shoes of an aspiring supermarket manager as you navigate the intricacies of salvaging your local store and growing it into a business empire!Organise your shop, manage your stock levels, work the checkout, and barter for trade goods within the community – all the while meeting your customer's specific needs. Build relationships or make enemiesbyinteracting with the local townsfolk and forging a new life of your own in Blomkest.Check out Discounty's Steam or TikTok pages to learn more about the game!A Warm-ish Welcome to Blomkest: Your dear old aunt beckons you to meet her in Blomkest, a run-down harbour town with a dwindling population, and puts you in charge of its only grocery store. Salvage the local Discounty branch and put Blomkest back on the map!Craft Your Shopkeeper: Personalise your appearance, handpick your outfit, and give yourself a name that resonates with your unique style. Rest assured, your ever-wise Aunt will always know you, no matter your chosen guise.Build & Expand Your Dream Shop: Rearrange shelves and products to create an inviting atmosphere where customer satisfaction is guaranteed! Design aisles thoughtfully to guide an array of shoppers to their unique needs. As profits grow, so can your store as you reinvest to build upon your shop! Be warned: too much growth might upset your fellow villagersThe Customer Is Always Right: Balance the many chaotic tasks of a shopkeeper…ensure shelves are stocked, floors gleam and the storage room exudes perfect order and tidiness! Each visitor arrives with their own shopping list and distinct preferences (not everyone is the easiest to deal with…). It's your heartfelt duty to ensure every shopper leaves with a smile!Ring Up Customer's Shopping Swiftly: Your customers don't have all day… quickly scan through shopping lists and successfully calculate total bills. Your efficiency will make customers happy, encouraging their loyalty. Can you navigate the bustling store to meet everyone's needs with grace and goodwill?Strike Trade Deals With Locals: Blomkestians don't take particularly well to newcomers, but there are still quite a few producers and manufacturers left in town. Gain their trust, make trade deals, and sell local goods to make more profit!Build Heartfelt Relationships (or make lifelong enemies): Don’t neglect customer relations! Outside of store hours, you are free to explore the town and get to know its quirky residents. Build relationships with everyone in town and unravel the mystery of Blomkest’s past. Plus, making a few friends can’t be bad for business…Although, not all of your fellow villagers want you to succeed. Turns out, selling frozen fries isn’t going to heal the town on its own.Check Out the'Discounty' Announcement Trailer:https://youtu.be/KnyBjeQO5_kWELCOME TO THE TOWN OF BLOMKEST (please ignore the rats)Following a call from your not-so-distant Aunt Tellar, you find yourself in Blomkest, a once-thriving run-down harbor town with a dwindling population. Your job? To help her revive the local Discounty branch as the shopkeeper and grow it into a business empire!Aunt Tellar may have forgotten to mention that you'll be living in an old garage…but you'll get used to it.NURTURE, OVERSEE AND BLOSSOM YOUR VERY OWN DREAM SHOPAs shopkeeper, it is your duty to rearrange shelves and products to create the most inviting and efficient shop layout. Each customer has personality traits that govern their behaviours as they wander around your store. Use this information to help thoughtfully design your aisles andguide an array of shoppers to their unique wants and needs.Add delightful decorations to try and encourage an extra sale or two! Reinvest your profits to expand and make your shop bigger!HAPPY SHOPPERS KEEP A SHOPKEEPER HAPPY…The customer is always right, right?… Ensuring customers' favourite stock is out on the shop floor and manually ring up items as quickly as you can! If you let the line get too long, your customers might start to get impatient or even leave. Keeping customer satisfaction is the most important thing to a shopkeeper!STRIKE TRADE DEALS WITH LOCAL BUSINESS FOR MORE PROFITWhile Blomkestians may have their reservations about newcomers, the town still thrives with numerous local producers and manufacturers. Earning their trust, crafting fair trade agreements, and promoting the sale of homegrown treasures will not only enrich your profits but also your bond within this close-knit community.CULTIVATE FRIENDSHIPS AND EMBRACE THE TOWNSFOLK… or make enemies.Beyond the store's regular hours, you're invited to discover the town's delightful quirks and befriend its charming residents. Building relationships with each soul in this town isn't just about business; it's an opportunity to uncover the enchanting mysteries of Blomkest's past. Although,not all of your fellow villagers want you to succeed. Turns out, not everyone loves ever-expanding, never-enough, cold-hearted, money-crazed capitalism. He-he.PQube Announced As Publisher For Crinkle Cut Games' 'Discounty'!For more information and the latest news, follow us onTwitter,Facebook,Twitch,Instagramand our official website:http://pqube.co.uk/About Crinkle Cut GamesCrinkle Cut Games is a tiny Copenhagen-based game studio founded in 2021 that specialises in creating peaceful games with well-crafted interactions and welcoming aesthetics. The studio is committed to inclusive game development and challenging stereotypes, crafting games for all. Their work blends “gameplay first”-approach with subversive mechanics, exploring the consequences of flawed systems in a comedic and light-hearted way.About PQubePQube is a leading international creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. 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