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  • Summary: Game Dev Tycoon is a business simulation game available for Windows, Mac and Linux as well as on the Windows 8 Store. In Game Dev Tycoon you replay the history of the gaming industry by starting your own video game development company in the 80s. Create best selling games. Research newGame Dev Tycoon is a business simulation game available for Windows, Mac and Linux as well as on the Windows 8 Store. In Game Dev Tycoon you replay the history of the gaming industry by starting your own video game development company in the 80s. Create best selling games. Research new technologies and invent new game types. Become the leader of the market and gain worldwide fans. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 13, 2017
    100
    For those of us that have played Kairosoft’s Game Dev Story, this game will feel very familiar. Replace the graphics with Kairosoft’s trademark pixel art and, on the surface at least, the two games would be hard to tell apart. However, look a little deeper and you will realise that Game Dev Tycoon has a lot more to offer, both in terms of depth and opportunities to experiment with different approaches. The presentation is clear and simple, and overall, it just feels like the game has found its true home on touchscreen devices -- and it works equally well whether you choose to play in short sessions or over longer periods. My one real gripe is that the endlessly looping music quickly becomes irritating; it would have been lovely to have a soundtrack based on the chip music of different eras.
  2. Dec 11, 2017
    100
    Quite simply, I’m a huge fan of Game Dev Tycoon and I love that we can finally play this title on iOS. It’s the perfect sort of game for mobile devices and there’s so much to do here in terms of developing personnel, researching items, and making games that there’s loads of replayability for quite a long time. An oldie, but a goodie, all players owe it to themselves to check out this great port.
  3. Dec 11, 2017
    90
    or the most part, Game Dev Tycoon remains the phenomenal game it always was. You'll sit down to play for just a few minutes, and lose hours instead. Its core gameplay and presentation is simple, but it's so engaging that you'll celebrate every success and despair over every failure. If you've played Game Dev Tycoon before, it's much the same as it always was, and it's made the leap to mobile successfully. If you've never played it, now is the time.
  4. Dec 11, 2017
    90
    Game Dev Tycoon is a must-play management game for anyone who follows the games closely. It does a phenomenal job of rendering the industry accurately, while also building a satisfying game around it. Even if you don’t follow games that much, there’s plenty to like about Game Dev Tycoon. It’s simply a fantastic game.
  5. Dec 11, 2017
    75
    After its success on PC, Game Dev Tycoon finds a new home on mobile platform, where it fits perfectly with its balanced blend of strategy and simulation, but also its flaws remain unaltered.
  6. Dec 7, 2017
    60
    A fun game for a while that gets old too fast.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 18, 2020
    8
    This game have acceptable art style amazing idea and good Execution for the idea but it's do not reward you that much for Caring most of theThis game have acceptable art style amazing idea and good Execution for the idea but it's do not reward you that much for Caring most of the time I find myself just randomly chosing the options I have but that my only criticism and iam looking forward for the team to make better gamzes and make them more unique Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2018
    8
    Game Dev Tycoon is a fun little Tycoon where the player becomes a Game Developer himself. It starts in the early stages of gaming on aGame Dev Tycoon is a fun little Tycoon where the player becomes a Game Developer himself. It starts in the early stages of gaming on a Commodore Computer and ends in your own Game Studio in an office complex with your specialized employees. Game Dev Tycoon is not too complex. It is a good casual game with easy-to-understand mechanics and neat graphics. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2018
    8
    Thats Fun Game But That game finishes really fast so thats why i gived 8
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  4. Mar 25, 2018
    7
    A good time-waster now on mobile! Game Dev Tycoon is visually appealing and extremely simple. You make games. That's about it. Your aim is toA good time-waster now on mobile! Game Dev Tycoon is visually appealing and extremely simple. You make games. That's about it. Your aim is to make the most money after 30-40 years as a business. The majority if the time spent in this game is spent waiting. This game requires a lot of patience. Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2018
    7
    A fun little time waster that's pretty simple and visually appealing.

    Don't expect anything in depth though, unlike other tycoon games this
    A fun little time waster that's pretty simple and visually appealing.

    Don't expect anything in depth though, unlike other tycoon games this one is rather bare bones.
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