Contest: Win Cartel Tycoon, new to Steam Early Access

D.A.R.E. to be a drug kingpin

In today’s contest you can win a Steam Early Access copy of Cartel Tycoon!

Management sims stress me out. My day job is essentially a management sim — I sure as hell don’t want to continue to manage things in my free time, as well! Drugs also stress me out, so this one is a hard sell for me.

But hey, we’re all different people so Cartel Tycoon might be right up your alley! Win a copy and become the drug kingpin you’ve always dreamt of being.

Read all about it below:

A tropical paradise and Cumbia rhythms is the perfect set up for an ‘80s crime drama.  Rise from nothing to become a legendary drug kingpin. Conquer a vast continent by expanding operations and winning the people’s loyalty. Start under-the-table relationships with local governments, grow small coca and cannabis farms into massive productions, and build a sprawling supply chain of farms, workshops, laboratories and smuggling fronts. Set up intricate laundering enterprises to clean dirty cash flows with a variety of cover businesses.

Similar to the likes of Frostpunk or Rise of Industry, Cartel Tycoon is designed to be a challenging experience. Drug superprofits are both a blessing and a curse, with rapid growth of business making  survival difficult. The kingpin’s life gets more dangerous as they find more success. Rival cartels will try to reclaim territory, local authorities watch for suspicious money moves, and the DEA, FBI and CIA wait like vipers to clamp down on the entire operation. Flows of product and cash always leave trails that will attract attention from your enemies. Death is inevitable, whether from a knife in the dark, a mutinous lieutenant, or a gang war gone south.

If I stub my toe I’m out for weeks, so anything more high-stakes than a door frame scares me. Good luck out there!

Use the widget below to enter for your chance to win a copy. You can enter daily. Be sure to click around for your bonus entries, and comment below telling us upon which object you last stubbed your toe.

We have 15 Steam Early Access keys to give away; we’ll draw winners next Monday.

Cartel Tycoon is available now via Steam Early Access.

Dtoid Contest: Win Cartel Tycoon, new to Steam Early Access


Similar to the likes of Frostpunk or Rise of Industry, Cartel Tycoon is designed to be a challenging experience. Drug superprofits are both a blessing and a curse, with rapid growth of business making  survival difficult. The kingpin’s life gets more dangerous as they find more success. Rival cartels will try to reclaim territory, local authorities watch for suspicious money moves, and the DEA, FBI and CIA wait like vipers to clamp down on the entire operation. Flows of product and cash always leave trails that will attract attention from your enemies. Death is inevitable, whether from a knife in the dark, a mutinous lieutenant, or a gang war gone south.

Wes Tacos
Contest Baboon, part-time Mod, full-time dick joke specialist. Destructoid's official Hot Biscuits. I've personally backed exactly one KickStarter/crowdfunding project: Sony's PlayStation, by Dtoid community member darrenhupke.