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 (216 reviews) - 89% of the 216 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,675 reviews) - 95% of the 21,675 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

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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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80 of 93 people (86%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
-Makes Game
-Called No man's sky
-Hype for game is high
-Comes out
-Gets 2/10 from all reviews
-Goes bankrupt
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
I made a game called "No Man's Sky", overhyped it during development, made sure it didn't have multiplayer then it released to a 4.0 review score.

10/10 would ruin gamers dreams again.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
JUST BUY IT, PLAY IT, THANK ME LATER.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Really amazing Management game where you have to build up a Gaming Company, hire people to work at your company, market your game and alot of other stuff, i bought this game only because i saw Jacksepticeye play it and loved his let's play so i decided to buy it for myself and play it :D, and im really glad i saw that lets play of jack and decided to buy it myself because this is a really amazing indie game, if you like games and really like to get the nostalgia back of how it al began back in the day i would highly recommend you to buy this game because this game is really accurate and is mostly based of of real life stuff that happend in the Golden Gaming Age :D, the music, gameplay and ''storyline'' of the game are really amazing and well done/well composed :)!

Overall i just really like this game and would really recommend this game to anyone who likes the gaming industry and just wants to get the nostalgia back of the good ol' days. I must say tho i only have one con with this game and that is that the ''storyline'' is in my opinion tooooooooooo short i would have loved to have a longer story in the game but yeah atleast they allow you to continue with ur company after the main storyline is done which is a cool feature!! Also the workshop has lots of cool mods for the game too if ur interested in mods :)!!

9.3/10 #PCMasterRace
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
This is a very addictive game.

You start alone in your garage in the 80's. Your long term goal is to grow bigger as a company and eventually become a huge game company. In order to achieve that, you'll have to sell hit games and hire people to work with you. You can research new topics for your games as well as developping your own engines to give your games the right assets. Your sells are heavely influenced by the reviews game magazines gives to your games which make it crucial for you to keep on with the newest technologies out there.

Anyway, BUY IT! For this price you cannot have better ;)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Fun game.
Not realistic at all, but VERY FUN
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
game is dope yo.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
You can create Half Life 3 10/Gaben
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Awesome game, and even after you finish it there's still an element of fun in it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Great game for when you aren't in the mood for any other game. Only Con is that the late game is a little boring
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Game Dev Tycoon in theory is a great idea and in making its an even better one.
Here's my detailed review of Game Dev Tycoon.
Overall i find this game to be clever,inuitive and good standing...
Pros- Steam workshop even if you finish the game theres steam workshop to keep you playing.Nostalgia, and
its well made for the price you pay.
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Posted: September 28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw-kNxeCpuE

This game is extremely fun and addictive. It doesn't have many micromanagement elements, and just get rights into the core gameplay. The art style is good, it's got tight, interesting gameplay, and has a mix of events that make this really memorable. The replayability for the vanilla game is rediculous (I have had 34 game slots in my career of playing, one of which I became richer than EA). Not to mention, there is a whole workshop full of dedicated content creators, and modding is very accesible for those who know how to code. If you want a good game, with a good soundtrack, art style, and fantastic gameplay, this is the game for you!

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ViridonE
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
So bad I keep getting kicked off the game and my steam just glitches and I always have to restart my computer I rather not risking this whoever created this please fix this.
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ByggeGaming341
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Posted: September 28
11/10 Nuff said.
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12.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
- Almost got nigerian scamed 11/10

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Posted: September 28
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