It's time to become the Game Developer you always wanted to be. Make use of a large array of features, and player skills to create stunning 10 / 10 games. Compete with and eventually acquire other dynamic Ai Studio's. Raise the talent of your team and studio's in an effort to dominate the market.
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Positive (30) - 83% of the 30 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jun 3, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a solo developer I need to make use of player feedback / data to complete this game. The game provides and overwhelming amount of player options, and choice. It will take some time to ensure a good balance is reached before moving to release. The core game play mechanics are all in the game and running brilliantly, but I have a long list of additional features to add. I also have big plans to improve the visuals, and add additional language localizations. Using EA I can make these improvements, while players are already enjoying the game, and helping with feedback, and suggestions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I want to make the best experience possible. An Exact timeline would be very difficult to establish. Ideally 6 months to 1 year. However, I have a lot of plans for the game over EA development, and if the community has great ideas. Those will also be added before leaving EA. My top priority is releasing a quality game regardless of how long that takes, but I also dont intend to linger in EA when the game is ready. I will be listening close to my community for feedback, and I will not release the game until the EA players tell me it's ready.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There is a ton of great content I want to deliver with Game Dev Masters, with a focus on a complex endgame, and scaling difficulty. The complete list for what I am planning to add over EA can be found in the Roadmap post in the GDM discussion boards. As an Early Access player you will be able to contribute ideas for development. Every idea will be considered, and if possible implemented. My goal is to create the deepest, most immersive, and challenging tycoon experience ever created. Your feedback will go a long way to helping achieve this.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the start of Early Access, I intend for Game Dev Masters to be a fully functioning and deep game ready for consumption. Please refer to the About section to see listed features which are already implemented.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“I have no intention of raising the price of the game. I want the game to be extremely worth its value, and as such I don't intend to over-charge. I have a series of exclusive rewards, and events planned for Early Access players. As well as Hall of Fame events, where you can have your name permanently recorded for all to see your Game Dev Dominance. On top of this EA players will be able to contribute feedback, and suggestions that will shape the games future. I am open to every idea, and if it can improve the experience. I will add it to the game. Game Dev Masters development is a marathon, and as an EA player you can play a major role in creating the tycoon experience we all want.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“This game is everything to me, and I believe I have the passion and talent to create a wonderful tycoon simulation experience using modern visuals and procedural generation to engage the player. Combined with a plethora of player options I truly think I can create a wonderful experience, but I can not do it without you. I need to hear the good, the bad, and of course the ugly. I want to hear your suggestions and ideas as well as critiques in all forms. You can use the Steam forum or hit me directly on twitter / reddit / email / discord. No matter how you speak I can assure you I will listen and if its within my power I will try to make everyone happy. I will always favor game first decisions and fun factor, so please take the leap and try the game. Then let me know how to make it better and I will. This game is a work of passion, not a work of profit. If you give me a chance I will make you a believer. In addition to feedback there are several ways you can participate in development of the game. I will be using the community to name many things in game, as well as provide lines for certain aspects. There will also be a community page in game highlighting some of the special people and it will showcase every player who manages to reach "Game Dev Master" rank in discord. Come leave your mark on the game, and help it become the game we all want it to be.”
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About This Game

Community Driven



As a full time solo developer I highly value player feedback and suggestions. Come join a growing community and leave your mark on this games development during Early Access.

Basic Info



In Game Dev Masters you play as a brand new solo developer in a modern 3D office. Train, Research, Acquire Skills, and create best selling games using over 4,000 Topic + Genre Combinations.

In Game Dev Masters all the data you have gathered is made available to you during game development. You will need to make critical decisions on how to spend your time, as well as meet all the minimum requirements that dynamically change as time passes based on your audience's expectations.

Advanced Info



After you have released a few successful games, you can progress to additional offices which lets you forge your own world class development team. Every team member has their own stats, skills, and specialties. Improve and use your team as you see fit.



When you are ready for the big time. You can acquire subsidiary companies from the 15 dynamically generated AI competitors. Form your own conglomerate, and use your studios to make games for you, or work with them on AAA projects. Each of your acquisitions can be trained, invested in, and specialized.

Competitive Replayability



Many elements of the game are being generated for you on each new game. You cannot rely on guides or previous results to create your games. You will need to think logically, and engage with the many in game systems to overcome the challenges that come with each game you create, and these challenges will increase as you progress.

Every new game is different, and you will always have to make good decisions if you want to climb to the top of the Global Leader Boards, and earn a spot in the permanent Hall of Fame.

Game Seeds



In Game Dev Masters you can make a choice between a completely procedural generated world or, one based on our reality.

In a procedural world, you can not predict what game types will match well with what genre's. Instead, you will need to use in game tools to learn what works, then design games within these rules unique to your play through.

In a realistic world, matches attempt to mimic our real world game industry, using your knowledge of the real world you can make decisions as to what topics will work what what genres. Or make use of in game tools.

No matter what Seed you choose, the requirements for some aspects are randomized, and you will need to make good choices during game design, as well as properly manage your team.

A Challenge Awaits



As you continue to grow your company, and progress to larger sizes of games. They will each come with their own additional levels of complexity, difficulty, and additional features. Leading up to the most elaborate and engaging AAA game design experience ever created in a tycoon game.

You will need to make use of everything available to create masterpiece 10 / 10 AAA Games. With a focus on an engaging end game combined with multiple scoring systems, and global leader boards. You will truly be able to stake your claim as the worlds greatest Game developer.

As the years go by your video game audience expectations will increase. You will need to keep your custom engines up-to-date, and your workers well trained if you plan to take over the gaming industry, and have the entire planet as your fan base.

What You Can Expect



  • Create games of various sizes
  • Customize your manager and choose a one time manager perk
  • 160+ topics, 24+ genres
  • Create DLC, Console Ports, Remakes, Remasters, Sequels
  • Hire, train, slot skills, and specialize each unique worker
  • Huge array of research options regarding engine features for custom engine creations
  • Commercially license your engines for AI's to use
  • Negotiate and publish games for smaller studios
  • Buy / Sell Stock and even Acquire Ai as Subsidiary companies
  • Invest, train, and specialize your acquisitions and put them to work for you
  • Conventions, yearly awards, and other dynamic events
  • Use loans or long term investments, even read detailed revenue reports
  • Compete for top scores on Global Leader Boards and Hall of Fame events
  • Multiple offices that can be customized in color / lighting / mood
  • Offices have upgrades that can boost stats or give buffs
  • Beautiful 3D environments, including particle effects
  • Adopt, train, and specialize your own company pet mascot that provides stat perks
  • Deep Dive Research topics, or learn about genres, and even platforms
  • Game changing skills for workers such as "Slow Time" or "Crunch"
  • Delay games to hit the perfect balance, and set prices for each game
  • Real Review Lines from known Reviewers

Plus so much more, but stop reading this and go try the DEMO for yourself.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1) 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3225
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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