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 (305 reviews) - 92% of the 305 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (21,674 reviews) - 95% of the 21,674 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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Recent:
Very Positive (305 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (21,674 reviews)
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Link Farore Hylian
9.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Good game if you have a couple hours to kill.

No this obviously isn't a "realistic" simulation on game development but it is enjoyable none the less.
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jn9795
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Great depth for such a simple concept. I definately recommend this game to anyone who likes stratagy games.
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toxic
21.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
very tedious and buggy game, glad i didnt got it from family sharing. PIRATE THIS.
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lya♛
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Great idea, great execution.
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E_J_Gec101
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
This Is an Awesome Game. I really enjoyed it and would definitly tell my friends about it
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God Serena
10.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Starts a bit slow but when your company grows bigger it starts to get a lot more interesting!
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Venator
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
A game where I'm able to market a game called "♥♥♥♥ Cock Slapper" towards a young audience gets a thumbs up from me.
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Terong Nep Nep
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Dis gim worth every penny 10/10
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casperplayz1998
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
Its good but not my type of game
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colebonin
12.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
Tycoon and Simulation is a Great Combination
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
55 of 59 people (93%) found this review helpful
42 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Developed post-apocalyptic RPG/Simulation and named it " DayX ". 64 Bugs - didnt fix them at all - 10/10 magazines love this game, made tons of money - Game Dev Tycoon is more realistic than a simulator lel
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
A very fun and addictive game, you start as a simple indie dev working in his garage and you have to make the road to become a top AAA company.

Pros
  1. Really Funny.
  2. Great management system.
  3. Easy to play.
  4. You will learn about game history.
Cons
  1. No replay value.
  2. No competition with others companies.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
My story:
-Makes RTS
-Turns it into a series
-4 games later my friend suggest I make a TPS spin-off
-I make it
-More popular than the RTS
-I make more TPS games and less RTS
-Year 15
-TPS becomes FPS
-5 games later
-Online play released
-Zombies mode released
-Makes FPS into MMO
-Makes 60 expansions
-Year 57
-MMO still on market
-180 expansions
-I get a hardware lab finally
-Console is built to play MMO
-Keeps making expansions for MMO, never makes another game
-Year 106
-100th Anniversary of the series (including RTS, FPS, and TPS)
-Makes console in honour
-Releases grPad edition
-Flops
-Goes bankrupt
10/10 would have a 108 year long game again
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39 of 55 people (71%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
No option to sleep with game reviewers for better scores?

Game is broken :(
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Game Dev Tycoon is a cute and witty take on the video game development process. There is a certain level of addiction the game instills in the player, pushing you to continue to develop new titles or create new businesses to try and squeeze out the best review scores ensuring a steady stream of sales which equates to more cash for your little simulated development company.

The pacing works well and gives you roughly 6-8 hours of play time for the 30 years you get to play. Once you reach the end the game does allow you to keep going, but no more story elements unfold (nothing beyond the PS4 and next Xbox).

If you can find Game Dev Tycoon on sale on Steam it’s certainly worth picking up.

THE GOOD
- Addictive gameplay
- Solid design
- It is easy to understand
- Fun real life gaming representations
- You can interact with the community

THE BAD
- Can be very easy
- Flat gameplay
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
- Makes a few games
- Makes Prison simulator
- Calls it school
11/10 Would make School again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
This is the only game where "Space Gangstas killin Old Ladies" gets a 10.25 average.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
  • Doing pretty well, have a successful little company going, made some okay games
  • Decide to take the leap into making bigger more promising games
  • Begin developing a Space/Simulation procedurally generated game titled "No Man's Lie"
  • Press interviews me, hype up the game as much as humanly possible
  • Continue building hype
  • Hype reaching unprecedented levels
  • Finally finish game, time to squash the ungodly amount of bugs
  • Decide "♥♥♥♥ that, let the people play"
  • Release with bugs untouched
  • Rated 3/10 and now everyone hates my PR guy, Sean Flurry
11/10 game, surprisingly realistic
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
ayyy thats pretty good
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
The only world in which EA cannot release a bucketload of dlc for their shoddy games.

10/10
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