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 (235 reviews) - 88% of the 235 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,659 reviews) - 95% of the 21,659 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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Ushakkok
8.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
10/10 better than being a real developer hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha






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Sacred Sloth
2.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game is so awesome i like it tbh
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the walrus
6.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
I have very mixed feelings about this game.

PROS:
Very intuitive. Create your own game engines, choose your platform, choose genres and topics, and more!

CONS:
Very mobile-game, cartoony graphics (I know some people like this style, but it bothers me.)
THE MOST ANNOYING SOUNDTRACK EVER
Very difficult in the beginning, and if you do one thing wrong, you are screwed over. If you don't have backups, GAME OVER.

Not really for me, but by no means a bad game. 5.5/10
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MrCup_000
10.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
I have had SO much fun playing this Game! It Is very fun and is a good time waster. Hell! I've been playing since 12 AM Central time! Its 2:05 AM CT! Thus my ratings and other ratings for this game are:

10 Amazing! - ... Star Games

9 Tycoon games work well on PC. - ... All Games

10 Has potential. - ... Informed Gamer

7 Great game PLUS COMES WITH MODS! - MrCup_000

This game is very fun, trust me..I will probably be playing it all day tommorow.
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EPvP.Der-Eddy
11.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Game developer in a nutshell.
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sacha.hickman
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this game
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Docker =D
18.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
Well It's been almost 11 hours and I have 'completed' the game so I thought I'd write a review.

This game is not ground breaking and it doesn't have an algorithm you would compare to something made by google.

BUT....

It is good for killing a few hours in a blink of an hour and keeping you amused throughout that time, I managed to complete the game with a final score of 37427182 with only 5 large games, no AAA, no r&d and no specialization training so it appears you can complete it in more than one way which I think is important in a sim.
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Rocketman2334
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
So, I played the game for about 5 days, and i loved it. I came back to play more and... my save file was completely deleted. I was almost done with the game, and all the progress i put into the game was just gone. Please fix this Greenheart games, and i will change my review.
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Forgotten Beast
31.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
Absolutely love this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
49 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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
I'm dying, made a game in Game Dev Tycoon titled "Gay Vampire Swingers". The topic was vampire.

As it was released, the game received three 10/10's and a 9/10. According to the game news, the game was a change in history, an absolute masterpiece.

Best game ever 10/10
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
fun and easy gamplay

very good time killer


good buy

and you get alot content to the price
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8 of 9 people (89%) 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
2 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Fun game.
Not realistic at all, but VERY FUN
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