Game Dev Tycoon

Game Dev Tycoon is a title where you actually simulate the life of a video game development studio. The idea here is that you have to create a successful company. You will start by creating indie games, and then you will continue to create larger and better titles as you go along. Your focus has to be on creating high-quality games that are a pleasure to play for your audience.

How to Download Game Dev Tycoon

You can download the game by clicking on the Download button at the end of the review. The title is available for several desktop platforms: Windows, Linux, and macOS. You can even play it on mobile on iOS or Android. Even though this is a full version of the game Steam still receives updates. For example, the update v1.6 contained new Pirate Mode, new game content and user interface improvement.

To learn more about the game you should consult the online wiki. As for the sequel, Game Dev Tycoon 2 release date is still unknown because the guys from Greenheart Games focus their attention on Tavern Keeper which is a fantasy tavern simulator. You should also not to confuse the game with Game Tycoon 2 by Sunlight Games which has gathered mostly negative reviews.

The Game Review

The more sales you get, the better and more enticing the experience will be. But since you will be an indie studio startup, you will have to struggle a little bit in the beginning. Yet that alone makes the experience more enticing and interesting as you play.

You start in the 1980s, the golden era of so-called bedroom programmers, and you have no employees. There are also limited choices for the first game, and you can’t invest a lot of money on it. So it does come to having a very good idea and adapting it the best way that you can. The price will be lower, so will the profits. But as you create a new game, you can improve your development skills.

This also means you will have access to new consoles, not to mention that the player can also buy licenses for some of the more popular consoles. Since Game Dev Tycoon on its own is an indie game, you won’t have the real name of any console. Instead, you will have mBox, grPad, PlaySystem and so on. This makes things unique and intense in their own right.

As you go through the game you will also expand to new eras. What this does is it allows you to create new games, and you will also be able to move to a new office and hire new stuff. You can also host major projects. Not to mention the fact that you can do online MMO shops and other cool stuff too. All of this adds up to create a very interesting comprehensive game experience that’s well-built and professional.

A lot of people love the idea of playing a game like this (by the way there is also another well-known game of this type called Mad Games Tycoon which has also gathered many positive reviews), and the best part is that it brings in front some unique, distinct moments for you to explore and enjoy. Each new project is different, and you never really know what to expect from it. But then again, the fact that you can unlock new skills and expand on what you already know is very special, and it offers some great moments too.

As a whole, Game Dev Tycoon offers a good insight into the life of game developers. It also shows that a game can easily make you a stellar studio or lead to financial problems. That’s why Game Dev Tycoon requires you to take a lot of good business decisions and the more you expand on that, the better the results you can get. You just have to push the boundaries and focus on improving your game strategy as much as you can. As long as you try out new business decisions all the time, results can be astonishing.

Game Dev Tycoon
Game Dev Tycoon is a simulator of a game development company. Download it and go through different stages of video games development cycle. Make a great company and strike it rich!
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Greenheart Games
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File Size
81.25 MB for the mobile version

Alexandru Tanasse

Alexandru Tanasse

Alex enjoys playing games of all genres, with RPGs being my favorites. Aside from that, you will also find him dabbling with the latest board games, reading some Marvel/DC comics, or watching some TV shows. He is also a seasoned freelancer who has been creating game reviews for many years.