(1047 ratings – 15. Mar. 2013)
Game Dev Tycoon™ is a business simulation game available for Windows, Mac and Linux as well as on the Windows 8 Store. In Game Dev Tycoon you replay the history of the gaming industry by starting your own video game development company in the 80s. Create best selling games. Research new technologies and invent new game types. Become the leader of the market and gain worldwide fans.
Start your adventure in a small garage office in the 80s. Enjoy the hand-crafted level design while you develop your first simple games. Gain experience, unlock new options and create your first game engine.
In Game Dev Tycoon the decisions you make during development really matter. Decide which areas you want to focus on. Does your game need more gameplay or should you focus more on quests? These decisions will have a major impact on the success of your game.
Once you have successfully released a few games you can move into your own office and forge a world-class development team. Hire staff, train them and unlock new options.
With experience and a good team, you can release larger, more complex games. Larger games bring new challenges and you will have to manage your team well to deliver hit games.
Move beyond just releasing games and conduct industry-changing projects by unlocking labs later in the game. There are a number of secret projects that can be completed.
We love simulation games and that’s why we are proud to bring the very first simulation game to the Windows Store. It isn’t one of these ‘social’ or ‘ville’ type games either but a solid single player tycoon game which have become way too rare in our opinion. In Game Dev Tycoon there are no virtual coins that you need to buy. You don’t need to invite or bother your friends to be able to progress and developing a game or gaining experience doesn’t have you waiting for hours or days, it happens right in front of you. In order to give you this experience the game is not free but has a small up-front price. By purchasing the game you can enjoy a pure experience without constant reminders to purchase something and without distracting ads. You also support a small start-up and help to make sure that we can bring you more games in the future.
First thing I bought on the marketplace
As I tested the early releases of Windows 8, I also played just about every demo that was available on the marketplace. This is the only one that so utterly captivated me that I had to buy it. Awesome concept, awesome simulator, and the full version is much harder and much more immersive than the demo. Hypnotoad says BUY IT!
This game has so much depth to it it’s hard to believe; throughout 25 in-game years I’d done numerous amounts of contract work, a six-game series, created a digital distribution program, set up a convention, and so much more, and considering the fact that I’d only covered less than half the options, that’s quite impressive. Also had a lot of control over the development of in-game games. Had loads of fun, highly recommended.
I bought this game with some trepidation after trying the demo. I am glad I did as it is great fun! Don’t be fooled by the slow starting demo as things get really diverse and deep come the end, just like a good tycoon game should.
Matthew (United Kingdom)
Simply The Best
With the full release now out, this game has already provided me many more hours of enjoyment than its price tag would suggest it should. Brilliant concept, well executed with stellar customer support to boot. Better than most AAA publishers I might add. A definite MUST BUY for any windows 8/mobile user. Good Job!
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