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: Overwhelmingly Positive (19,133 reviews) - 96% of the 19,133 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
Helpful customer reviews
485 of 535 people (91%) found this review helpful
585 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Named my company Valve,

released a game called "Half Life"
was an instant hit 9/10 overall rating!


Released a sequel later called "Half Life 2"
again, instant hit 10/10


Waited many years and released a third sequel "Half Life 3"
everyone hated it, I got a 3/10

Less than a year later, my company Valve went bankrupt.


Is this a sign? Does Valve know already? WILL HALF LIFE 3 KILL VALVE?



10/10 would develop number 3 again
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657 of 780 people (84%) found this review helpful
844 people found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
Starts off
Makes a game which is surprisingly successful and makes 2m
Moves into the office
Employs people
Does really well
Make a city action game to mimic GTA V
Go bankrupt because it's a bad combination

11/10 would get punished for being unoriginal again.


In case you weren't happy with my review, here's a kickass recipe for chocolate brownies:

Ingredients

250g unsalted butter
200g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken up
75g dried sour cherries, optional
50g chopped nuts, optional
80g cocoa powder, sifted
65g plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
360g caster sugar
4 large free-range eggs
zest of 1 orange, optional
250ml crème fraîche, optional

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl over some simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate and mix until smooth. Add the cherries and nuts, if you’re using them, and stir together.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, then add this to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture. Stir together well. Beat the eggs and mix in until you have a silky consistency.

Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out all clean. The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.

Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares. These make a fantastic dessert served with a dollop of crème fraîche mixed with some orange zest.
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312 of 360 people (87%) found this review helpful
278 people found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
8/10
Game Dev and Simulation is a great combination.
-Star Games
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239 of 278 people (86%) found this review helpful
271 people found this review funny
112.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
I made crappy knock offs and called myself "Crappy Knock offs inc."
Who remembers people as "Sunny the hedgehog" and "Romeo the plumber" such iconic people.
10/10
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57 of 66 people (86%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
Try to be creative with video game names, realise you're just making alternate reality versions of existing ones.

10/10 would Duty of Calls again.
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