Game Dev Tycoon

4.8
121K 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
121K reviews
Asjad Hasan
May 14, 2022
Played GameDevStory and after moving to this one, it's night n day. Very well made and so many options to choose from. The tutorials and messaging is not overbearing and the hand holding is very well done. Overall a great game dev game, highly recommend. Only one thing, as the clock keeps ticking while you're deciding what to do next, it would be a great feature to pause and decide on your next move instead of burning money while you think.
41 people found this review helpful
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J W
April 25, 2022
Controls are extremely well done (took only a minute to get used to), the core game play is repetitive but if you like building things and learning how to optimize what you build, it's really fun. Plus, the rest of the game even had me laughing at times with the goofy references 😂 all in all, 10/10 inasmuch as it delivers exactly what would be expected.
53 people found this review helpful
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Ætelas MacKenzie
May 31, 2022
This game was already great on PC, but their port to Mobile is incredible. They absolutely put in the time and effort to adapt Game Dev Tycoon to mobile, this is visible in the UI and in the optimization. I don't see any lag, no funky stretching or scaling issues, and the entire app is intuitive. $4.99 (the price at the time of this review) is a steal. It's a simple game, with tons of thought and effort and fun gameplay. If you like Tycoon Sims, pick this up and play!
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What's new

Thank you for playing!

Changes (1.6.3):
- Bug fixes