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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December 2

Game Dev Tycoon Mobile Release And ETA For Steam Update



Mobile Relase

We released Game Dev Tycoon on the App Store this week and it has been an interesting journey.
You can read our release announcement here.

Developer log
We are also blogging the results of this release by showing sales data, reactions, and talking about our overall thoughts and struggles in our release reports. If you are interested in a look behind-the-scenes check them out:

  1. Report 1: A rough start
  2. Report 2: Steady Improvements
  3. Report 3 is coming next week.
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New Features Coming To Steam
I also wanted to give everyone here an update on when the new features will be available on Steam.

As mentioned in our previous announcement, we'll port new features such as new topics, the new 'pirate' game mode, the updated story and a few cosmetic improvements like new topic and genre icons to the PC version in a free update.

I really have to apologize for how we phrased the time plan on this though. When we said soon after the mobile release we really meant after both iOS and Android releases are out. The Android release is scheduled for some time in January and we expect the PC update to go live about two weeks after the Android launch.

However, as a way to apologize for our bad phrasing, and given the general interest in this, we are now planning to bring the PC update gradually to Steam and unlock a Beta version much sooner, hopefully in the next weeks.

Thanks for your patience!
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October 25

Game Dev Tycoon is coming to mobile, followed by a free update on Steam



We are happy to announce that Game Dev Tycoon is finally coming to mobile and to celebrate the occasion a free content update for Steam will follow soon after the mobile release.

You can look forward to:
  • an updated story line (something about bitter tasting cartridges).
  • new topics to enable even more game types.
  • a new super-difficult game mode, inspired by true events .
  • all-new gorgeous icons for every topic in the game.

To learn more about the update and mobile release and to see a teaser trailer
(packed with game references), head over to our announcement.


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About This Game

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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