There are some games out there that enter into Steam’s Early Access but they don’t quite make it out of it, sometimes staying stuck in the developmental branch like a baseball player jammed in the minor leagues, or a potential football star relegated to the AFL. However, the Irregular Corporation’s PC Building Simulator is not one of those games.
The edutainment title from Claudiu Kiss has officially graduated from Early Access on Steam, and is now currently available for download from the Steam store for $19.99. During the first week of its graduation you can get your hands on the game for 10% off the normal purchasing price, for only $17.99.
There’s also some DLC available in the form of the Overclocked Edition.
PC Building Simulator comes with a number of brand name parts, made in collaboration with various top-name OEMs and parts makers such as AMD, MSI, Intel, Gigabyte, Antec, ASUS, and Corsair. During the game’s initial launch into Early Access the game managed to move more than 100,000 copies during the first month.
Now the reason this is classified as edutainment is because it’s not just about building a fancy computer, it actually teaches you how to do so. From learning how to match up the proper motherboards and CPUs, to testing memory and benchmarking the hardware, you’ll actually learn how to put together a working PC, which will grant you the knowledge necessary to take into the real world to someday build your very own computer.
In addition to launching in full, there’s also a cool 1.0 update over on the Steam community from the developers, announcing that three more major partners have joined in on the project, including Nvidia, Thermaltake, and Deepcool.
You’ll now be able to mix and match different parts with the major brands to better understand how each one works, how much you can overclock your GPU, RAM and CPU, as well as which combinations work best for the kind of projects you plan to use your PC for.
PC Building Simulator is already a beloved game due to how realistic it is, so if you want to get in on the action you can do so right now by visiting the Steam store page.