Conclusion: With the exception of the odd rough edge, Game Dev Tycoon is a fun little sim game. It celebrates the history of gaming, draws upon knowledge that you as a gamer almost certainly already have, and reveals the complexities of the process of producing what you use to fill your leisure hours.
Summary: Ultimately Game Dev Tycoon feels like a polished and very absorbing online flash game. Especially considering I played one once about setting up your own game dev company a while back. However, for £6.99/$9.99, I have to admit, it’s an addictive little game that eats away at your time.
Conclusion: Game Dev Tycoon takes you back to the roots of game design, from the early PC era to the latest consoles on the market. While the game manages to give a somewhat detailed insight in the world of game development, it fails to provide all the information needed to analyze and improve your odds of...
Pros: +Replay the history of the gaming industry, +Create the AAA games you have always wanted
Conclusion: Game Dev Tycoon has taken over my weeknights and weekends with no hesitation on my part. If you liked Game Dev Story , The Sims or any others in the sim genre, this will keep your addiction going on for a while.
Conclusion: Game Dev Tycoon is admittedly addicting, and it’s easy to log multiple hours in one sitting. The perspective of being a game developer is fascinating, to say the least, and letting you experience both success and failure through a medium like a game itself is an achievement.
Excerpt: I read about, see, watch, and hear about so many games that there are few games that surprise me. In this day and age of over exposure to media I know many in the gaming community feel the same way. I knew what to expect out of Game Dev Tycoon. I did not expect it to be so engaging.
Summary: When the chance to review Game Dev Tycoon came up, I snapped it up out of Tom’s hand. I loved Game Dev Story on my iPhone (who didn’t) and I wanted to see if this was a plain clone made for PC. And the verdict? Almost.
Excerpt: Plenty of you readers out there have probably heard of Game Dev Tycoon, even if you haven’t played it, because of the humorous way GreenHeartGames dealt with folks who pirated/cracked the game.