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.
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Very Positive (299 reviews) - 90% of the 299 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,703 reviews) - 95% of the 21,703 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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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.

A journey through gaming history


Start in the 80s
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.

Create games your way
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.

Grow your company
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.

Make larger more complex games
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.

Features


  • Start a game development company in the 80s
  • Design and create games
  • Gain new insights through game reports
  • Research new technologies
  • Create custom game engines
  • Move into bigger offices
  • Forge a world-class development team
  • Unlock secret labs
  • Conduct industry changing products
  • Unlock achievements
  • Modding support
  • Workshop support
  • Community translations for German, Spanish, French, Portoguese (Brazil), Russian, Czech, Swedish, Dutch and Italian are available through the in-game menu.

The full game has many more features which are not listed here to prevent spoilers.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7.5+
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.8
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Additional Notes: minimum resolution of 1024x768
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Very Positive (299 reviews)
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Khance Time
53.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Do I recommend Game Dev Tycoon? Yes, yes I do. Game Dev Tycoon is a videogame making simulation where you start at the begining of te era of videogames and ends pretty much where current consoles and computers are at to even what could be the "near future" of gaming.

Pros:
Difficulty- This game has a Simple to Learn Hard to master sort of difficulty where you even have the ability to take what you know from one savegame and use it in another.

Management- Rhe game has a great management system where you can kinda see how difficult making a game, hiring staff, paying upkeep, ect. can really be.

Historic- This game has a "pretty accurate" tale of how gaming has taken place over the years and what the future of gaming could hold.

Replayability- This game makes TONS of referances to other popular games and gaming devices, but has a decent amount of replayability thanks to all the achievments, Consoles, Generes, and mods.

Cons:

Apeal: This is not a Hardore game. Its a game made for Average/Casual gamers alike Remeber this Before you Buy.

SaveGames- Unfortunally this Game does not let you delete savegames only create new save ttill you run out of slots then you can save over prevous saves.

Others- This game may make it dificult to make you favorite companies. (i.e. nintendo and not bieng able to make platforming games.) no Competition from other companies. (yes there ard mods for that thought) and this aspect doesn't Personally bother me but may make the game "Too Easy" for some.

Critics- This Game much Like the Real World has Very Harse Reviewers that can Make or Break your company.

Overall I've Had Way TOO much fun playing this game without mods and Will DEFINITELY Buy the Sequel If They Ever Choose To Make One. :) -10/10 KhanceGames

P.S. If the Devs Read this Please allow us to delete saves in the next one.
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50 Shades of Moobs
9.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
They like 9/11
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SenseoSensei
4.3 hrs
Posted: August 30
its pretty good
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Turd Man Jones
80.5 hrs
Posted: August 29
Easily one of the most addicting games I've ever played. Once I start, I probably won't stop for the next 2 hours. This is a great debut game for Greenheart. 9/10.
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Bagles
15.2 hrs
Posted: August 29

FAST REVIEW
  • Graphics : 17/20
  • Soundtrack : 17/20
  • Gameplay : 18/20
  • Lifetime : 16/20
  • PC requirement : 19/20
  • Price : 8.99€
total : ☑ 17,5/20


COMPLETE REVIEW
  • Graphics : fesh graphics but too simple, making the game very repetitivegraphismes clairs mais pas très poussé ce qui le rend répétifif
  • Soundtrack : cool soundtrack,immersive but repetitive
  • Gameplay : Pleasant gameplay, very easy to learn. it's not hard to master the game's mechanics when you get used to them. the steam workshop is here to reinforce the original content that gets pretty boring after a few hours.
  • Lifetime : fun to play, until you accomplished most of the thing and get to a point where you can just try not to lose what you did. can get pretty boring. (average community playtime : 12.8h)
  • PC requirement : runs on anything.
  • Price : The price is ok for the content and the lifetime
  • ☒ : the game is too repetitive on many traits
Conclusion : theme rare sur steam, very addictive if you take the time to play it, the content is simple but well used. and the steam worksphop is here to bring you many mods, like new consoles, other possibilities, maybe someday a working online mode.

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Domtaz
17.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Hey. I just wanted to say thet GDT is a well made game which offers endless hours of fun. It's a cheap game worth every single penny you spend on it. I would recommend the game if you are looking for something that can help you relax and calm your mind in your spare time. It is one of those games that you can turn on for 30 minutes, come back a week later and still find it fun.
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PandaSvK
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
I keep going bankrupt but it's kay~~
8/10
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jkmcky
21.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
-Make No Man's Sky
-Hype is at 200
-Release Game
-Revewis are straight 6
-500k people buy in the first week
11/10 would recreate No Man's Scam slightly better again.
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needy
20.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
kill me
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sick of everyone
17.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
I love simple, one-scene indies like this. Unfortunately this and Coporation Inc (free online) are the only ones I know of like this.

It's a great game, but it can be annoyingly short when you get good. I can't imagine it would have been THAT much harder to write twice the story and have a bit more content. It definitely has some replay value, but at the same time after you've played it a few times, you've pretty much taken all courses through the game and seen the best and the worst of it, so after a few replays it no longer has value.
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69 of 75 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Developed post-apocalyptic RPG/Simulation and named it " DayX ". 64 Bugs - didnt fix them at all - 10/10 magazines love this game, made tons of money - Game Dev Tycoon is more realistic than a simulator lel
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
A very fun and addictive game, you start as a simple indie dev working in his garage and you have to make the road to become a top AAA company.

Pros
  1. Really Funny.
  2. Great management system.
  3. Easy to play.
  4. You will learn about game history.
Cons
  1. No replay value.
  2. No competition with others companies.
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
My story:
-Makes RTS
-Turns it into a series
-4 games later my friend suggest I make a TPS spin-off
-I make it
-More popular than the RTS
-I make more TPS games and less RTS
-Year 15
-TPS becomes FPS
-5 games later
-Online play released
-Zombies mode released
-Makes FPS into MMO
-Makes 60 expansions
-Year 57
-MMO still on market
-180 expansions
-I get a hardware lab finally
-Console is built to play MMO
-Keeps making expansions for MMO, never makes another game
-Year 106
-100th Anniversary of the series (including RTS, FPS, and TPS)
-Makes console in honour
-Releases grPad edition
-Flops
-Goes bankrupt
10/10 would have a 108 year long game again
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46 of 65 people (71%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
No option to sleep with game reviewers for better scores?

Game is broken :(
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Game Dev Tycoon is a cute and witty take on the video game development process. There is a certain level of addiction the game instills in the player, pushing you to continue to develop new titles or create new businesses to try and squeeze out the best review scores ensuring a steady stream of sales which equates to more cash for your little simulated development company.

The pacing works well and gives you roughly 6-8 hours of play time for the 30 years you get to play. Once you reach the end the game does allow you to keep going, but no more story elements unfold (nothing beyond the PS4 and next Xbox).

If you can find Game Dev Tycoon on sale on Steam it’s certainly worth picking up.

THE GOOD
- Addictive gameplay
- Solid design
- It is easy to understand
- Fun real life gaming representations
- You can interact with the community

THE BAD
- Can be very easy
- Flat gameplay
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
  • Doing pretty well, have a successful little company going, made some okay games
  • Decide to take the leap into making bigger more promising games
  • Begin developing a Space/Simulation procedurally generated game titled "No Man's Lie"
  • Press interviews me, hype up the game as much as humanly possible
  • Continue building hype
  • Hype reaching unprecedented levels
  • Finally finish game, time to squash the ungodly amount of bugs
  • Decide "♥♥♥♥ that, let the people play"
  • Release with bugs untouched
  • Rated 3/10 and now everyone hates my PR guy, Sean Flurry
11/10 game, surprisingly realistic
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
-made no mans sky
-got tons of hype
-flopped
10/10 reality simulator
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
- Makes a few games
- Makes Prison simulator
- Calls it school
11/10 Would make School again
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
you can make half-life 3 which is nice..
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
This is the only game where "Space Gangstas killin Old Ladies" gets a 10.25 average.
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