Game Dev Tycoon

4.8
135K reviews
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Everyone
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About this game

Welcome to Game Dev Tycoon. In this business simulation game you start your own game development company in the 80s. Create best selling games, research new technologies to boost your business and invent new game types. Become the leader of the market and gain worldwide fans.

Create games your way


Your success depends on your creativity and willingness to experiment. What topics and genres go well together? Should your Action game focus more on engine optimization or on quest design? The decisions you make during the development of your games will have a major impact on the ratings you receive.

Grow your company


Once you have successfully released a few games you can move into your own office and forge a world-class development team. Hire staff, train them and unlock new options.

Features


🕹 Start a game development company in the 80s
✍ Design and create games
💡 Gain new insights through game reports
👁 Research new technologies
⚙ Create custom game engines
🏢 Move into bigger offices
👩🏽‍💻 Forge a world-class development team
🔬 Unlock secret labs
📈 Become a market leader
💚 Gain worldwide fans
🥇 Unlock achievements

The full game has many more features which are not listed here to prevent spoilers.

The mobile version introduces


☠ A super-difficult (but optional) pirate mode
📰 An updated storyline
👩‍🍳 New topics for even more varied games
📱 New UI optimized for phones and tablets

A game with 💚


Game Dev Tycoon does not contain any in-app purchases or ads. Enjoy!
Updated on
Dec 23, 2020

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4.8
135K reviews
B. Shipshock (EpicShipshock)
December 22, 2022
Mobile version is just as good as the PC version. I just want them to fix this 1 game breaking bug; very often if you are in piracy mode and you run low on money and have just released a game before you go into bankrupt range, you will get a message about receiving money and paying it back. You will click to accept the money, but get no money. Then you'll get a 2nd message about receiving money and then paying it back, but only with a small fee. You will recieve 1, but have to pay back both.
40 people found this review helpful
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Chris Last Name
January 17, 2023
Okay, so it's not actually worth 5 stars, but I know how the algorithm works. It's about as good as the PC version. Tried it on Play pass. Didn't see many bugs, and controls are fairly simple. As far as tycoon simulators go, I've seen a lot worse. Oh yeah, I love the fact that market info rolls over into new games. You can spam a lot of failed careers just to find out the perfect combos to make the most money.
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Joel Kelper
December 30, 2022
This game is simply amazing with the amount of depth put into such a simple model. Its tongue in cheek mirrors and spoofs real world game development history and the amount of control you get to place into your games. It can be a bit overwhelming with the amount of managing and balancing you need to do, but the in-game tutorial does a great job on keeping you on pace. My only gripe is it can be incredibly punishing for a wrong move earlier on.
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What's new

Thank you for playing!

Changes (1.6.3):
- Bug fixes