Things are confusing at first on what to actually do. The to-do list and CEO letter helps a little but not much. I had to go to a video tutorial on YouTube to actually help me get started on how the workflow actually works.
The game speed changers on the top right are a lot of help stopping, slowing, and speeding things up. Once you get going, it is addictive.
There's a problem with the smaller resolutions. As you can see, there are buttons that overlap on the GUI on the bottom of the screenshot. I like to have the game windowed while I multitask on other things.
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