Welcome to your own Game Dev Studio! How will you run your own offices and ascend to greatness in the gaming industry?
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Very Positive (105) - 84% of the 105 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 12, 2018

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November 6

Progress update #19

Hey everyone, this is a quick update to let you guys know that the 'develop' branch now has a new build. The build introduces the 'Annual Game Awards' feature, so feel free to try it out! The Annual Game Awards become available for the first time in September of 1998 in-game. If you find any bugs or crashes be sure to report them.

This update will be officially released in about a week, once I am sure that everything is smooth.

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October 19

Progress update #18

Hey everyone, it has been a while since I last let you guys know what's going on with the development of Game Dev Studio, so I thought now is a good time to do so.

Update #23 is nearly finished, right now the remainder of things to do on my list is to integrate visual assets for the Annual Game Awards feature.

With that said, the game now features a Linux build on the default (non-develop) branch of the game. This does not mean that the game officially supports Linux yet (it will when Update #23 is released). However it does mean that support for it is right around the corner. So if you have any friends that have been interested in the game, but weren't able to play it because they run Linux, now is a good time to tell them that this is about to change! As usual, because this content is still in-development, there may be stability issues with it. It's best to wait until Update #23 is formally released before trying out the Linux build of the game.

You can expect the update to be released in about 1-2 weeks, once I integrate the art assets for the aforementioned Annual Game Awards feature, and ensure that it all works well.

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About This Game

Welcome to your own Game Dev Studio!

How will you run your own offices and ascend to greatness in the gaming industry?

Non-linear progression. Fill the empty spaces in your office with any objects you wish, and when you run out of space, buy a new building to continue expanding!

Find the best employees for your studio. Employees have their skills, attributes, traits, interests, and knowledge on topics.
Create multiple teams, work on multiple game projects at once, or reach for the stars by focusing all your workpower on one game.
Just don't forget that you won't get to keep your employees forever.

Rev up those engines. Make game engines, update them with new tech, and revamp them when the code gets too messy!

Make awesome games. Employees? Check. Game engine? Check. Now it's time to make great games!

Hype it up! Advertise your games through a multitude of ways: invite reviewers for an interview, start a mass advertisement campaign, contact online personalities to create early playthrough videos of your game, hire agencies to shill your game online, and even bribe reviewers!

Show your rivals who's boss of this industry. Your rivals are on the lookout for talented developers just like you are, so get ready to fight off their attempts to lure your employees away with higher salaries. Give them a taste of their own medicine and buy them out when they go under!

Sway the odds of platform manufacturers. Games you release influence the fate of platform manufacturers for which they're made.
Good games will make a platform more attractive to gamers and change its market share for the better.

Never a dull moment. Story mode, four extra campaigns, a freeplay mode, and the ability to randomize various aspects of the game at the beginning of a playthrough make for greater replayability.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Dual core @ 2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Processor: Quad core @ 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 150 MB available space

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