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 (106) - 84% of the 106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 12, 2018

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November 20

Update #23

Hello! This update adds sub-genres and annual game awards, some nice CPU optimization, support for Ubuntu 18.04, and a couple of quality-of-life improvements.

- the game now supports Ubuntu 18.04
- added sub-genres:
* these become available when you have at least 6 genres researched
* they match together with genres, and can either hurt or improve the game sales; discovery of subgenre matches is the same as it is with other match types in reviews
* selecting a sub-genre will add 15% more work to the project

- added annual game awards:
* like the name suggests, this event occurs once per year
* the player can choose to skip this event
* if the player chooses to participate, they will need to select the game to nominate released in the year that the awards take place
* the player will also need to write a celebratory speech in case they win the Game of the Year award
* the winner can earn reputation

- optimizations:
* optimized the tilegrid visibility handler
* further optimization and parallelization of the lighting compute
* when coupled together these two optimizations bring a performance increase of up to 50% (your mileage may vary) in CPU-bottlenecked scenarios

- added buttons for instantly accepting and refusing all job candidates
- added target team selection for job candidates
- review ratings now also show 1/10th of the score
- added an option to disable the fly-in animation of popups
- when selecting a related game in the new game menu features that were present in the related game will be marked with a different color
- the date display remains visible in the upper left corner of the screen in any menu you open up, for quick reference of the current time
- fixed a bug that allowed you to quit the construction menu during tutorials which would then mess up various game functionality if you proceeded to load a savefile
- fixed an issue related to the selection bounding box of objects
- platform popularity boost popup will now be shown only once per playthrough, rather than once per every platform
- (MODDING) fixed a crash that occured when removing a downward or left-facing wall in the prefab editor

As usual, if you find any bugs or crashes, make sure to report them in the Bug & Crash Reports thread.

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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.

Thanks for reading!
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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

SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: Dual core @ 2GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: Quad core @ 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space

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