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Welcome to the Game Industry! The year is 1982. Three young entrepreneurs discover the computer and potential to strike it rich in the Games Industry! Their love for computer games is a common bond that they all share but they are also in fierce competition with one another in a race to build a successful Games Development House… They...
Release Date: Feb 11, 2014
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About the Game

Welcome to the Game Industry!

The year is 1982. Three young entrepreneurs discover the computer and potential to strike it rich in the Games Industry! Their love for computer games is a common bond that they all share but they are also in fierce competition with one another in a race to build a successful Games Development House…

They quickly find that the Games Development business is not as simple as it appears… Banks, Investors, Magazines, Retailers, Distributors, Manufacturers and the Press are all breathing down your neck...they want results! Do you have what it takes? You are now an up and a coming entrepreneur in the Games Business. Do you have what it takes to be the next Game Tycoon?

Features

  • Cartoon style graphics
  • Three characters to choose from
  • eleven mission including tutorial as well as a continuous play
  • Interactive advisor (when you need advice)
  • Realistic strategy game
  • Different market situations in accordance with the customer's requests of the respective years
  • As the years progress new technological advances offer new game development techniques
  • Animation of all speaking characters
  • Voices in English and German
  • A lot of laughs and jokes

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel / AMD (1,5 Ghz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / ATI 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
451 products in account
2 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
This game is about as badly made as is possible to make.
The purpose of the game is to fulfill 'goals'
But these goals don't seem to add up to creating a successful business. Even if it did, due to bugs in the game it's impossible to create a successful business from it.
For instance, if you create and publish a game and sell every copy of that game that you can create at an enormous profit, you don't actually get a penny of it.
Essentially, the ONLY income you can get in the game is to take out a loan from the bank. And when you run low on funds you have to take out another loan and another and another and another. This makes it rather broken from a business sim perspective.
Additional issues include not being able to publish a game unless the randomly generated publishing contracts fulfill the merits of a game. So you can create a game and not be able to publish it for months and months. Not that it matters since you can't earn off it anyway.

Basically, this is NOT Game Dev Tycoon, which is what you probably wanted to buy but the title of this tricked you into looking here. If you haven't paid a penny for it already, DON'T! If you have bought it then you have my condolences.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
69 products in account
3 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
HOLY MOTHER OF BALLS.... WOW! I really wanted this game to be good. Becouse I'm a stratagy game fan. But this... you didn't even have to do a lot right game. But you screw up on so many levels it's not funny. Most of it is just from those minor things, like no subtitles (voice acting is really bad and is hard to hear tutorial when in the production part), the thing with the missing .Exe file which I personally experianced becouse I was like one of the first people to buy it, and there are screens that are not translated from German(has been fixed)... and it's the F###### game delete screen(in game) ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?! That's the one thing you want to translate, like what if I hit the wrong button (since I can't read German) and delete the game I just created?
O.K. that's enough for nitpicks. I honestly have not got too far in this game since the lackluster tutorial fails to explain things like tips and tricks and things of that nature. And this game is not good enough for my time to learn its stratagies and mechanics. That said the one thing this game does get right is the mechanics. Things like contracts and liscences really do make me feel like I'm really running a game company. But this game is so vague in its design it's hard to get inveloped in this world. Oh yeah... the game is either really hard or my 30+ hours of Game Dev Tycoon has tought me nothing about company stratagizing, let alone a game dev company
So with this game being like another Sonic 06 to me as in a game I really wanted/needed to be good but.. nope not getting that genuine game dev experiance here so I give this game a 2.5/10
Posted: March 6th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
70 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This game has some glitches is not well made at all, I think it has a lot of potential, I un-installed this game 1 hour after the purchase, overall horrible game.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
106 products in account
2 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Choppy graphics, an annoying, repetative and amature voice actor for your advisor/tutor, and an unintiuitive interface mar what is otherwise a fun concept for a game: namely game development. If you want a real game in this genre, you're better off buying "Game dev tycoon."
Posted: March 31st, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11 products in account
10 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Too hard to play with even the first lvl. takes too many tries just to earn a profit
Posted: March 6th, 2014
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1,247 of 1,332 people (94%) found this review helpful
545 products in account
3 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
There's a major problem with this game at the time of this review being written: There's no executable file. The game doesn't run. If you buy this, you will be throwing your money away on a game that does not, cannot, run.
Someone in the forums linked to an archive on dropbox that is supposed to fix the problem by flat out replacing the game files, but seriously, don't get suckered like I did, just go buy a better game that actually works, like Game Dev Tycoon, or Game Dev Story.

TL;DR: Don't buy, it doesn't work.
Posted: February 11th, 2014
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