Game Dev Tycoon

Greenheart Games, Greenheart Games, Rarebyte

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Game Dev Tycoon

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General Information

Available on:PCAug 29, 2013
Nintendo SwitchOct 8, 2020

Developers: Greenheart Games, Rarebyte

Publisher: Greenheart Games

Genres: Simulation, Strategy

The popular game development simulator which lets you replay gaming history and run your own game development company is finally on Nintendo Switch. Optimized for both touchscreen and Joy-Con, Game Dev Tycoon plays better than ever before. Game Dev Tycoon lets you experience game development history first-hand, from the passionate garage development of the 80s to the AAA studios of today. It’s up to you to hire the best team, create the best games and research the best tech to make your mark on the industry.

Game Dev Tycoon Critic Reviews

Game Dev Tycoon has a wide appeal to different audiences. As well as being a great introduction to management sims, there's enough to keep long time fans interested as well. It's fun, sometimes silly in the best kind of way, and hard to put down once you get started.

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Game Dev Tycoon is the business simulation strategy game you never knew you needed, providing smooth controls, well-balanced management, and fun gameplay.

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GamePitt

9.5 / 10.0
Rob Pitt

Despite being seven years old, Game Dev Tycoon still stands up as one of the best casual simulation games of all time. If you’re a couch-dev who likes to abuse real-life devs over their creative choices and decisions (don’t do this), now you can put your money where your mouth is and take a shot at creating your own games – albeit via a much more casual and simplified process. From your single-person studio in a garage to a multi-million dollar console manufacturer and publisher, 35+ years will simply fly by due to how much fun you’re having.

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Unknown Author
8.2 / 10.0
Use a Potion

Game Dev Tycoon offers an addictive and enjoyable taste of what game development feels like, with plenty of thrills to be had as you establish your own (hopefully successful) studio. There’s a whole lot of depth to be found in how you build your games thanks to the experimentation you can dive into when mixing up different genres and topics, whilst actually managing your studio and bringing improvements to the team adds a rewarding sense of progression too. It really is a lot of fun, even if it can be guilty of getting a little repetitive at times. With its balance of accessibility and depth though, there are enough mechanics to play around with in Game Dev Tycoon to keep both simulation veterans and those new to the genre happy as they build their own repertoire of ‘amazing’ game releases.

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