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: 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.
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.
Excerpt: Game Dev Story came out three years ago, and while it caught headlines in the mobile gaming world, there was never a PC port of it. The enterprising minds over at Greenheart Games decided to take matters into their own hands and developed Game Dev Tycoon, an addictive little game about running a...
Excerpt: As gamers, we generally don’t see the inner workings of how a video game is made, sans short documentaries or developer blogs. When we see a high score for a game, we don’t feel the triumph a studio may feel, or when a game bombs, we don’t witness the disappointment and frustration.
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.