In a post yesterday I ran on at the mouth about the kind of fun a winemaking and wine marketing simulation game would be to a very limited number of people. Of course I assumed nothing of the sort existed.
Richard A. was kind enough in the post’s comment section to set me straight. Something of a simulation does exist.
SimVin is a very rudimentary simulation of the winemaking and wine marketing experience with the emphasis on rudimentary. However, it is something of an interesting experience. In the end, the whole simulation hinges on who makes the most money as a winemaker and wine marketer. Players need to be concerned with costs of grapes, cost of vineyard and winery upkeep, winemaking costs, where you place your winery, costs of grapes and how you market your wine. There’s also the problem that on occasion your wine will undergo bacterial spoilage…and that’s not good for business.
My best score after going through SimVin a couple times was 5001. All Time Top Score is something around 31,000.