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 (566 reviews) - 92% of the 566 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,446 reviews) - 96% of the 21,446 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 (566 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,446 reviews)
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Potion
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This is a great game, (i know i only have 8 hours but i have watched countless gameplays) Forsure one of the best tycoon games out there! maybe come by and check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLDBnCLAEQM
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Entropy
( 44.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This game is great. Simple, not flashy, very entertaining.

Easy to pick up, hard to put down.

Brilliant
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Think less, stupid more.™
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Easily one of the best little games I've ever played.
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Blizzarddust
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Make a game in a game about making games. Gameception.
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HeroHuntington
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
10 Must have!

... Star Games
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Fr4chu
( 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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chief beef
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
So first things first. I am huge fan of simulation games like this one and i have played alot of them and i have to say that this is the best i have played. I think that the way that the developers included details that happened in real life that changed gaming history was a very good idea and one that adds to the whole experience you get from playing the game. In my opinion this game is excellent and with very few faults.

One thing that i think you as the developers should consider adding is adding 'skip' button to the text pop ups that come up (for example the ratings from reviews for each game you make) as i believe that people may begin to become annoyed at having to read all of the pop ups.
I also think that the developers should add more on to the end of the game as i feel that the ending is perharps a bit abrupt. Something that i believe would make the ending better is if you added in more consoles and expanded on the 35 year time frame that the game is set in. Also i believe that adding more things to research within the R&D lab would be a good idea as i feel that it is one of the few parts of the game lacking detail.

Overall, Game Dev Tycoon is a very well made game that is cheap, entertaining, addictive and can run on most computers so you dont have to go out and buy good hardware to play it. rating 9.7/10
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Kable
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Very fun game to binge on, however don't expect very many hours.
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Venomviper
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
nice game
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A cat with a camera.
( 94.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
One of the best games ever! First time playing took me 80 hours. second time 14 hours. it is just so fun and for £7 you wont waist your money
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
43 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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26 of 33 people (79%) 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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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I started playing this game for the first time 6 hours ago and I barely noticed them pass.
It's 1:40 AM and I have to work tomorrow.

Send help.

(10/10 would design one more game again).
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I've always wanted to make a big AAA game. But I'm lazy so screw that. This game is great for lazy people :P

All-in-all its a solid game, however after the 36 years are up theres not really much to do, sure you can carry on and amake more games, but there's no new competition or new console releases to make you work harder.

It's still an amazing game though!

9/10 (my CoD's are so much better than Activision's)
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
13 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 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
10

"Love it"
-Cooldude Reviews
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
111.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I'm a big fan of simulation/tycoon games and this is an exceptional case where an indie dev outmanuvers most named publishers.

There's a trend nowadays where simulation games tend to be so niche that devs hardly give a thought on if the game is too complex and will end up putting off everyone but the most dedicated sim gamers. This game strikes a decent balance between being accessible and having options, and with workshop support most people are able to mod in the complexity they desire.

If you're into management sim games, I'd be hard pressed to think of a better one for your money.
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4 of 5 people (80%) 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
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
SCREW YOU ALL GAMES, ALMOST GOT SOLID 10
9/10 *not rated by me, it's ALL GAMES.......SCREW THOSE GUY*
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