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 (527 reviews) - 92% of the 527 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (21,456 reviews) - 96% of the 21,456 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 (527 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,456 reviews)
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Urgh of Tar
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Sold my soul to Ubersoft, 10/10 would sell again.
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unheardexpert22
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game is amazing and has a lot of great features!

Recommended!
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Drakeknight02
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Best game I have ever played. Very entertaining. 10/10
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Hinata2006
( 32.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Absolutely adore this game, its really addicting ! I would want even MORE story for this game tbh
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scarecrow
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Its a great realistic game to show what will happen in real life. For instance, I made a company called"Kickstarter fails"
my latest game called "mighty no.9":
I had a budget of 5 million,
Put no effort into it made it cost 30k,
made it into a hype game,
Put it on all consoles,
had it delayed many years,
had decent score of 2/10.
Also never fixed the bugs in the game,
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stan
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Its great its a really good tycoon
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darkheart1217
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Suprisingly a really fun game! I had my doubts because I thought it had a lack of gameplay but it adds more the farther you get into the game. This may be only for me but it is difficult but that keeps it more fun and so you don't beat the game in 2 hours. I am really enjoying this and I wonder what else Greenheart Games will make!
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MC_Best
( 31.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I've dedicated quite a few hours into this game, and i gotta say it was completely worth it, one of the best tycoon games out there, i definitely recommend it
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gantasm
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Year:53
2.3 Billion dolers in the bank. Starst to ♥♥♥♥around
Year:60
Gose bankrupt.
10/10 would try to simulate Nintendos fate agian
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Pointlessbrdcst
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
10/10 easier than unity
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
45 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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29 of 36 people (81%) 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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
9 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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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
14 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
-Booted up game
-Created Company called Activision
-Made Multiple games
-Created Call Of Duty got 10/10
-Created Sequel got less reviews sold less copies
-Keep making sequels
-Each Copies get worse reviews and lesser sales
-Eventually Bankrupt.

10/10 Would become Activision again
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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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