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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (399 reviews) - 91% of the 399 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (21,493 reviews) - 95% of the 21,493 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 (399 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,493 reviews)
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Fox:C
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Played one game and got bankrupt.

I couldn't stop playing so started again. Managed to complete the game with 3 other employees.

Great fun just creating your own gaming company, naming your games and developing them.

Extremley addictive!
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Maniek
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Just one last game more and I'm going to sleep....and then after 15 games...just one last game more....
That game is addictive like hell. I love it :)
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Lean and Ice®
( 27.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Game Dev Tycoon is a small look into the gaming dev industry thou not very realistic it shows some of the problems that companies can run into in its life time so in that regard I give this game a 10/10.
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idkPotato
( 44.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
This game used to be great.........
As you can see, I have 43 hours on Game Dev Tycoon and I've enjoyed the game.
Recently, I installed it back to experiment with mods. I installed a couple of simple and I played until Year 8.
When I started the game today, I noticed that the game had advanced me to Year 20 and It took out the monthly costs for every month that passed by..... It made me go $15 Million in debt and I had to start over again. As a fan of this game since it came out, this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off quite a bit.

Don't buy this game unless if you want to play the game WITHOUT mods.....
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IonPC
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Game Dev Tycoon is a video game developer simulation, where you go through major console releases as new technology allows game consoles to evolve. Your job is to make a variety of fun and exciting titles while you compete with Sega, Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony and more. You start in your garage and as you earn more you get a bigger working space, more companies wanting to make deals with you, and more employees. It's alot of fun, if a bit ironic as it is a video game of you making video games.

Move over Deadpool, there's a new 4th wall breaker here.
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Laquisha
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
This game es gud fam
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It's ya boy Bobby
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Half Life 3 was confirmed.
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TrueToxicity
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
ayyy thats pretty good
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Magnivilator
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Must Buy Game

This game will pass your time somehow casualy. In GDT you can create a game, an engine and in late stages of the game you can also create your own console. This game provides fun with challenge and lets you create games with tens of topics, 5 generes, tons of engine options and as you like.

Pros:
  • The graphic is nice to the eye. It is not fancy or with high quality 3D but it serves the game (as it should be).
  • Tons of options. You have a lot of topics, a lot of combinations and a lot of options in engines and research.
  • The easter eggs are funny and remind many of the old games throughout the game.
  • Modding is easy and there are tons of mods in the Steam Workshop.

Cons:
  • Too short, and after you get to a certain point you have no real challenge.
  • The game has no more updates (at least as I know). I think that updates could help the game.
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⚡️[TA]AquaEmerson⚡️
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Game Dev Tycoon may be long winded but it definately is fun! You can develop your very own games (hence the title) and become a millionaire, I recommend it to anyone!

~Aqua
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Started the game
Made my company & character
Made a game about cities and strategy with text based graphics
Got 2.1 Million dollars
Bought new office
Hired 3 people
Went bankrup

10/10 Best ecenomic rollercoaster ever
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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Oh no... I love it !!!
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Decided to be a smart ♥♥♥♥ and call my company Activision
Struggle to think of a player name so mash two names from Call of Duty characters
Soap Price has entered the building
Make first game called "Land of Losers" for PC
7 and 8's all around
Finally make another game after laughing for 5 straight minutes
Make Ninja Gay Den and Ninja Gay Den 2
Both flop and almost go bankrupt
Make a offensive Pokémon parody which I won't say the name of
straight 9's
Gain 2.3 million
Develop final fantasy parody named Waifu Fantasy
same ratings as last game
Still at 2.3 for some reason
4 in game years pass and I finally learn the Military topic
Go bankrupt in development of CoD rip off


3/10 this isn't realistic
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
-Started playing
-Made some mediocre 4-5 rated games
-Got Fantasy category
-Made Fantasy RPG for Gameboy and called it "Edgy Anime RPG"
-Got ratings of 9.75 and 6M of money while still being in garage

GG
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
10

"Love it"
-Cooldude Reviews
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This game is absolutely masterpiece! There's a lot of things to do. It worth it's price.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Hi and welcome to my super awesome review.

Starts game deving in basement

Makes games

I made 800k but then after 5 seconds got bankrupt

Made games again

Made more money

Went from basement to a pretty big office

Money went up and down, bankrupt and then back to a million

Suddenly got 5 million

10/10 would make rythm & racing games again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Addictive gameplay. Great managment and fun to replay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
"Game Dev Tycoon" is a fun little indie game about making video games. From starting off as a one-man-small-company to a major game devoloping team is fun. It works fine and it's always a fun to play!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
189.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
As for someone who has dumped more than 180 hours (and probably more after this) into this single game. I can safely say that this game is worth its $10 price tag. Although It’s limited in ways of progression, it’s how you get there and what games you make that make the difference for this game. I personally like to make a bunch of RPG’s every time (especially around the PS1 era). I also like to listen to some podcasts while playing this game, it really helps to break the game’s monotony.

So yes this game is totally worth it :)
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