In GamersGoMakers, you found a little company creating the first video games in history. Create your first game with only basic sound and simple graphics available in the year 1980. You´re one of the pioneers entering the rising global market for computer games.
User reviews: Very Positive (308 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 8, 2014

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"A must have for hardcore gamers. Has tons of jokes and references. Although the imagery isn't great."
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In GamersGoMakers, you found a little company creating the first video games in history. Create your first game with only basic sound and simple graphics available in the year 1980. You´re one of the pioneers entering the rising global market for computer games. At the beginning, there are only few genres you can pick for a game to create, later you have plenty of options for more genres and sub-genres.

You start in 1980 creating one of the first computer games in history
Go your own way: Be a developer, designer, producer, artist or composer
Choose your starting location. Each starting location has its own characteristics, which may give you a benefit of some kind in play.
Optional start in 1990 or 2000, choose from 3 difficulty levels
31 genres of games to choose from
Real influence on creating games (find the genre matching game parts out of 15x4 options)
Intelligent game reviews give you hints about what to improve for next game in same genre
Sales are influenced by trends, platform market share, competitor´s performance and many more
You can create patches, addons, sequels or a new edition for a different platform
Hire up to 26 employees with specialisations in genre and/or platform
Rich role playing elements: level up your character and employees in 21 different skills
Learning by doing: Your employees gain levels in skills by takig part in projects
Improve your employees skills additionally by trainings, education programs and specializations
Employees will ask for more loan, holiday, trainings or they get sick, maybe even quit for a better job at a rival´s company
Become a specialized company of high renown in a certain genre, e.g. the global number 1 in Shooter games
Research new gaming technologies
Expand your business, rent or buy a bigger office
Equip 16 different rooms like studios for sound and motioncapture, labs and marketing office
Upgrade your rooms several times as time advances
Compete within a global simulated games market - hundreds of simulated competitors release games
Win awards for game of the month/game of the year
Consoles and platforms retire from the market...except you create a game hit extending the platform´s lifetime
Buy out your rival competitors: Let them work for you or destroy them
Win achievements and beat the global highscore
Become a publisher
Visit conventions or create your own convention
Pimp your games with "real" actors for voice acting, soundtracks and motion capturing!
Pay up to 30% tax per annum
...and many more features for a very deep gaming experience!

If you are not sure whether you can run the game or not or you want to try out the game before buying it; there is a free downloadable demo available on the website here.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min screen resolution: 1280x768
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win 7
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min screen resolution: 1280x768
Helpful customer reviews
148 of 175 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
The game is a direct ripoff of Game Dev Tycoon. The developer is apparently MIA and no updates have been done since November. The developer (and/or moderator) doesn't allow any constructive criticism of the game on the boards. I, like others, were permantently banned in the early goings of the game for bringing bugs to the attention of the developer. This is the only forum I've had a moderated message on, much less been banned. Even so, had these issues been fixed, I wouldn't have a negative review. But they haven't.

If you like these types of games, give Mad Games Tycoon a try. The developer constantly updates the game (it's early access, but updates average about one every four to five days).
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
It's seriously a bug fest. Half of the time I don't get paid by publishers, the other half my game projects simply stop at 100% and I can't release and have to quit the project and lose money. Can't make it past 4 years due to all the bugs.

Seems like it's a "done" product as well so no more patches.

Don't buy.
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
GamersGoMakers Review:

Graphics
This game might not have the best graphics, but that doesn't matter as there is so much more in the game than just graphics. However, this game only gets a low score of 5/10 since they are quite wierd (looks like they just used Clip Art for this game). The rooms look cool (and change over different time periods), the attention to detail is very high and it's clear how much time the spent re-making different cosoles, game ect.

Customization
You can customize a ton of different things in this game from the games packaging to different buildings. The game packages are terrible, they have just searched through Google Images or Clip Art for some pictures that feel just 'crammed' into the game. But apart from that, I'll give this topic a high score of 8/10. The only downside is that it's quite hard to get 100% on any game as you usually can't remember what skills your team is good at, so you might pick extra points for what skills your squad is good at which will give you a lower score. But you can change tons of things in your game such as Graphics, Gameplay, UI, AI, Level design, World design and much, much more. You can also choose what rooms in your building have what purpose, such as making a Research lab. After you progressed enough into the game, you can make your own Game engines, they will help make your games better and speed the entire game making process up, however you'll need to make new ones every 2-10 ingame years to keep up with the latest technology.

Gameplay
You can create games, make Game engines, make consoles, basically you can make a lot of stuff. Your team will upgrade over their time in game developement, as will you, however it gets a little bit slower at the endgame section of GGM. You have rival companies and you have to either buy them out (only available after the year 2000) or be bought out! If you're a newcomer, it is frustrating to see your rivals getting high scores of 75% or more, while you are getting 60% at most on your games. Another problem is going bakrupt after only a few years (especially if you start in the year 2000). Other than that, it's a very fun game with lots of jokes and references.

Pros VS Cons
Pros:
Customization is very nice
One game lasts a long time
Fun
References
Lots of jokes
You can do a lot of things
Cheap game
More features than Game Dev Tycoon (a very similar game)

Cons:
Graphics are not good at all
The game case creator is just... a big no.

Is it worth the money?
This is a hard question as it's not for everyone. However is you are a hardcore gamer, this game is a straight up yes, especially since it has so much jokes.

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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
I play this game a long time ago (like a year ago) ... when it was free (i think) but still not so shiny and "finished" like today ... and it was a little different.

BUT !!!

I also play this FINAL version ... and need to say its a little more harder and evolved than a year ago ... and Iam really happy to see somethin so finished like this.

Great work guys !!! (even year ago it was a great work).

BUT !!!

somethin still sux ... and that is a resolution / full screen option settings (there is it not).

Game is an real time "GAME CREATORS COMPANY" simulator. Where you choose the name of company, choose a date (1970s,80s,90s ... I think) and you receive some cash (10k dollars) ... and need to become the greatest and the famous game developer in industry (includes whole world).

+ game type
+ a lot of new features (compared to year ago)
+ great options/choices
+ addicting
+ real time simulation
+ simplicity

- game type
- can be more choices of upgrade
- slow time of research (in game)
- real time simulation (cant speed up simulation)
- simplicity

Graphics: 3/10
Level detail: 2/10
Sounds/Music: 2/10
Mechanics: 4/10
Idea: 5/10
Addicting: 9/10
RPG elements: 6/10
Story : 8/10
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Verdict: 5/10
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Cautious Recommendation

Get this if you enjoyed Game Dev Tycoon, but missed the complexity. If you are into videogames and indie tycoons this game has a lot to offer.

A couple of negatives though:

The UI might look similar to GDT, but it is not really suitable for a game that has more complexity.
Examples: No easily accessible comparison views for employees, games, (rival) companies, etc. This leads to a lot of "screenhopping", which is especially tedious for the development progress, if you have more than a handful of employees and don't know their stats by heart.

While game development has a lot more to offer, it itself is not quite as fun as in GDT, because it lacks visual feedback, feedback about the quality of the game and is non-interactive after you entered all the parameters at the beginning of the development process. The review screen could use a lot more polish as well, since it is the main "reward" mechanic of the game.

TL:DR

Get it, if you:

like Game Dev Tycoon and want a more complex experience

AND you can live with a flawed UI and some less-than-optimal design choices.

7.5/10
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