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:
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Very Positive (629 reviews) - 92% of the 629 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (21,190 reviews) - 96% of the 21,190 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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Namia_
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
9/10 Addictive, I like it.
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Shmeckledorfer
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great game. I witnessed the rise and fall of ♥♥♥♥.com, my company.
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Magnifex
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Built an empire, reached the end of the game, then watched as it crumbled to dust.

Game Dev Tycoon - 10.25

★ "Turn it up to 11"
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Mad
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
fun addicting game love it!
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NewtMyBoy
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Made my company Valve so I can develop Half-Life 3
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e.wilson1999
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
While I did enjoy the game during the time I played it, I believe I know why I've stopped playing it.

Even though it was fun pretending to be a game develloper throughout the decades while you evolve your games to the evolution of newer consoles, I felt I had played all the game during one entire playthrough. Just repeating the same kind of formula of game development throughout every game really made me feel as if all had been played and seen. Also, while there are certain different aspects to the gameplay, it all seems to boil down to creating game after game till you keep on racking a huge amount of cash; it then goes into researching new themes for your games, but it doesn't make anything more interesting, with no other interesting mechanic besides making games *IN MY OPINION*.

The game had its fun moments, but is unfortunately not worth the 10$ pricetag
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Unrecognized
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Good game would not play ever day. But I will come back and play it again.
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Septus
( 75.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I have Finished the Game like 20 times and i am not bored yet 10/10
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Giba
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great game, one of the better I played.
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Anjo
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
A great simple game to enjoy while you're bored.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
310 of 320 people (97%) found this review helpful
384 people found this review funny
Recommended
101.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
How on earth did I put 100 hours into this game......








Easy. Making millions of Call of Duty games to see how long it takes for the community to stop buying it. The answer is never.
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87 of 95 people (92%) found this review helpful
128 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Started a company called "Adam Sandler Games Inc".
Released a game called "you don't mess with the zohan".
The game got 5/10 on reviews (which is the same rank the actual movie got on IMDb).
went bankrupt.
10/10 would mess with the zohan again.
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46 of 55 people (84%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Named a game "Worst game ever made."
It got a 10/10

11/10 realism.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
"This game is absolutely stunning!"
- me

No. Seriously.
Besides of bringing a semi-fictional brief history of game development, this game provides you to live through the challenges of being a game developer in different eras. It is so much fun to experiment and discover what combination of game genre, platform and target audience is appreciated by the gamers. Your own experiences and insight sometimes proove you right, but sometimes they can get your company almost bankrupt.

It also gives a very optimistic sneak peek of how an indie game developer's life is.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Game Dev Tycoon is a fun and cute game, and I really enjoyed my two playthroughs. I will recommend it to anyone that likes simulation management games. The game is summed up well in the descriptions, so this review will more be my experience with the game and nitpicks.

I haven't fully figured out why some of my games fail, even though they were a great combination, and others just explode on the market. Which lead to me doing significantly worse during my second playthrough. The bank lending me money at least once during almost every stage of the game, but it was actually a bit funnier and more challenging when I constantly fluctuated between hits and failures.

The last phase was way to easy on my first playthrough, because I had no specialists in my team, so I didn't go into the labs. But even though spending money on discovering things in the lab and building consoles made it more challenging, it made it way more fun, and on my last years of my second playthrough I had the second generation of my console out and a hit MMORPG.

The reviewers in the game can be jerks. On my first playthrough I made a lot of hit games, and there were constantly two of them that switched between giving me 9, so I got 9.75 instead of perfect ten. Felt like they were just trying to keep me from getting the achievement. :( And like I said, I got worse at the game the second time, so I'm probably never gonna get that achievement.

There is a lot in the game, but it never gets too complex to manage. The game that comes closest to the same experience of playing for me is probably the sims series. Where you just keep playing and there is so much to do, and a lot of minor variables, but it is all easily presented and managable. However... It suffers from the same problem that the main Sims games have for, which is that there are no natural "exit points" no real quests, so it can be hard to stop before you reach the end and can lead to game burnout eventurally. (I know sims doesn't have an end, but this game kinda has one where you get your end score) You could argue every time you finish a game within the game it is an exit, but then you get the reviews, then it goes on the market, and while it is on the market or before it gets reviewed you put your team on the task of developing, reaching, or training something else. So there is no place where the game feels like it is a natural place to take a break I would love if they make a sequel or spinoff game where they include some kind of quests or in game objectives beyond the achievements.

But it is still a topranking simulation game, and I am glad I bought it. 9.75/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Really Really fun game! When I got it loads of people said that it didnt have play time in the game but i defintly think you could put at least 25 hours into the game and not get bored. The game making is extreamly fun, and the game itself is quite funny with lots of funny easter eggs. I would defintly recomend this game to anyone!
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I swear the ammount of people making HL3.
Can\'t anyone just make Call Of Duty or Fallout or Minecraft or Factorio or CSGO or GTA or anything that isn\'t Half life please
:)

But i still made HL3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Without a doubt this has become one of my go to games when i feel like playing casually, it's simple and easy to understand and can be a little addicting. I often find myself playing it for several hours without realizing it, or sometimes for just half an hour, and that's what makes this game so good. It's just so easy to pick up and play, and it can take a very long time to master or even simply complete the game. I often found my self ecstatic whenever i made a perfect 10/10 game, and what makes it so special is the reward you get for creating a master piece, keeping you exited and happy. It just makes you want to keep on playing, keep on succeding, trying to hit that perfect mark again. In all honesty this is a well polished game that is incredibly fun to play, and i would recommend it to any one who is looking for something new or just something fun and rewarding. It is very fearly priced that deserves your attention, so try it out because i doubt you'll be disopointed.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
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