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 (345 reviews) - 82% of the 345 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min screen resolution: 1280x768
    • OS: Win 7
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Min screen resolution: 1280x768
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I used to enjoy this game when I bought it, now it's been about 3-4 months since I've played it.
In about 6+ months there is NO patches to fix bugs, and these bugs can lead up to crash and game not saving.

As stated 6+ months ago and still no patch, I would not recommend buying this title.
Current state, even though it is a full release, it is not even in a polished beta stage.

Project is dead.

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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
45.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
GamersGoMakers is a game that allows you, the player, to hop into the shoes of a company where you develop games of varying platforms and genres.

What caught my eye to buy this was another game, a similar game, its predecessor 'Game Dev Tycoon'. I really enjoyed what the game had to offer at such an early stage it even made me quite hyped and have myself question 'What type of updates and content will come in the future?' - the fabled hype got crushed the moment the Developer went MIA and no updates, patches, bugfixes or DLC of any kind have been released or discussed about.

The game is sadly deserted and doesn't deserve your money nor would it deserve my money but I can't very well refund it.

0/10 - just play Game Dev Tycoon with Mods.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Every time I exit this game, the words "Units sold" is copied to my clipboard.
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202 of 242 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
30.0 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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251 of 330 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
I bought GamersGoMakers based on reviews stating that it is a more complex Game Dev Tycoon.

In my experience, the only added complexity is in the reviewable detail like spreadsheets showing current trends and company history.

Everything else, however, feels less polished than Game Dev Tycoon (which I also found to be a far from ideal game).

First, the user interface is sometimes confusing. Does that green checkmark mean I need to click it to activate it? Or does that mean it is activated? Oh, okay, that means it *is* activated. On other dialogues and interfaces -- oops, wait, come back! I didn't mean to skip that question or step! You're also forced into full-screen. For casual simulation games like this, I'd prefer to use a small window while I do other things. With GamersGoMakers, you can have full-screen or windowed mode. Both will take up your entire screen (in my case, on a 2560x1600 screen). Yes, there is a lot of information in the interface, but there are far more complex data-driven presentation games out there that I can play at something other than full screen, if I wish.

Second, the game play itself is essentially the same as every other iteration of this genre. Research tech, train skills, name a game, select genre and focuses for game, click button and watch while the money rolls in (or doesn't). Repeat and rinse until you're bankrupt (no way to take bank or private loans or anything else - when you go negative for a year, you're toast) or until you have enough money to invest in a bigger building and more employees and advertising campaigns.

Third, and what kind of drove me nuts over everything else, are the incoherencies. The game starts in 1980 and can be started in the 80s, 90s, or 00s, if you prefer. In the beginning, the only graphical technology which exists is "text based". You'll see something like the current 1980 trend being "race simulators". So, you might create a race simulator using the currently available technology. The game will bomb -- probably because you didn't invest enough focus in graphics (as per the game reviews for your product). You know, those sexy text based graphics that really drive racing simulators of 1980.

If you play through production of a few games (which feels like it is always based around entirely random generation of events and desires, no matter how senseless) you'll reach the point where an ESRB-style ratings board appears. Only, not so much like the ESRB, because while the ESRB has no legal authority and are a voluntary industry ratings system, the ratings service in the game apparently has the capability to legally ban a game in America, for "excessive language".

That's right. A game developed in the US for a US market is banned in the US by a ratings service for its language. For those unfamiliar with the first amendment and repeated court decisions over the decades upholding it, let's put this into context: Only two games have ever been "banned" in the US. Ever. One was an adult title in 2005 which, due to an under age (17yrs) model being revealed, was taken off the market and the other was an arcade game which was "banned" due to defective peripheral parts which were potentially dangers and therefore recalled for safety issues. In other words, neither was technically "banned" and certainly no game has ever been banned due to language or violence or legal representations of sexual situations. While this may seem like a small thing, it's an annoyance and representative of countless incoherencies in a title which otherwise asserts itself to be an engaging simulation of an industry, sectioned into characteristic decades.

Over all, it is not a terrible game. I just can not suggest it over Game Dev Tycoon at a full $10. Frankly, I can't suggest Game Dev Tycoon at its full price, either. Both are very lack-luster games; GamersGoMakers more so. I would really like to see someone put in the work to produce a high quality game of this genre and subject, with the depth and complexity and coherence that it really deserves. As it is, every one of these that I've encountered are little more than a cheap mobile phone quality distraction.
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