Game Dev Story
By Kairosoft Co.,Ltd
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Manage your own game company and try to create a million-selling game in this unique simulation.
Features the ability to develop your company's own game console, plus a system for changing your staff members' professions.
Hire talented people and train them to develop their skills.
As your staff gets more experience, you will unlock a wider array of game genres and content to develop. Try to find the most popular combinations and develop for the latest platform!
Your staff members can have a variety of game-related professions, from programmer to sound engineer.
Work hard and you may reach the top of the video game industry!
What's New in Version 2.02
Fixed minor issues.
My favorite mobile game
Game Dev Story has been a staple with me for mobile device game for a long time now. The game play is mostly simple and straight forward. The depth comes with really maximizing your studios team and output. you start with a team of 4 but this expands as in game time goes by. Different challenges exist with managing money to pay/train staff and advertise your games and company. Also the quality of your games factors in to a yearly awards ceremony and it actually feels like you did a great job when one of your titles wins a category. By endgame things can feel a little easy as by that time you have a good enough team or enough Boost abilities to make a constant stream of epic games. Would like to see some sort of "challenge" mode at the end like maybe having to make games maxed out in certain categories or maybe something for like contracts with publishers to produce a certain game of a certain quality. I will note that after a certain number of in-game years the game "ends". You can keep playing post game but highscores don't count. You instead can go on to a sort of "game+" mode where you mostly start over but keep the increased points for game direction earned in the last playthru. All in all a fun, light game with cute retro-pixel style art that is surprisingly addictive.
A Great Story With Some Pages Missing
Game Dev Story is one of the few games I lost sleep on... In the good way. I spent an entire night creating and developing games for my first playthrough of the game.
The gameplay is simple; decide on your console, game genre, and game theme and you're good to go. That being said, it's difficult to release excellent games... at first. Eventually, you'll find combinations that work very well together (i.e., Shooter genre and Robot theme). And if you don't have the money to make a game (it can be very expensive), you can take on contracts. Contracts are little side missions that grant you extra cash and some Research Points if you complete them.
Speaking of which, Research Points allow you to level up your employees and/or improve your current game or project. These are earned through the previously-mentioned Contracts, developing games, and randomly. These are key to create not only some excellent games, but excellent employees as well.
For the beginning of the game, your employees and potential employees are... mediocre at best. As you move up and improve, so too do the hiring opportunities. You can eventually hire some reference-based employees such as Walt Sidney.
Overall, the game was (and still is) fun to play. I just wish it had one or two extra genres (Fighting, for instance) and an extra theme (Science-Fiction). It's an excellent tale, and I hope the developer keeps expanding on it.
5 star strategy sim
I don't write a lot of reviews, but I just wanted to say that this game is brilliant! It's a wonderfully crafted sim/strategy game about leading a team of game designers on the quest of creating the best games on the market. Run a studio of your hand picked hired producers, graphic designers, sound engineers, writers and see if you can make the best game on the market and increase your profits and fame! I love this game... So much fun! The pacing is perfect and after my second run through I'm pumping out some new hits of my own... "Titty Twister" and RPG Romance, or "Ball Bat & Glove", or my favorite series "Farout"! I love coming up with my own game titles! Such fun! For .99 this game is a steal! It's worth the price of admission and much more!!! If you love strategy, sims, and video games you will get hours of enjoyment here. -- 5 stars!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 20, 2016
- Version: 2.02
- Size: 31.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Kairosoft Co.,Ltd
- © (C)KAIROSOFT CO.,LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.