Indie game developer Greenheart Games announces Game Dev Tycoon is coming
to Steam for Windows and OS X on August 29th. The game originally launched on
the Windows 8 marketplace, and them jumping off that gravy train may be a
meta-lesson for would-be game developers. The
Steam Store is now
accepting pre-purchases of the game, offering a 20% discount through the first
week of availability. The game can also be purchased directly from
Games, where they also offer playable demos for Windows, OS X, and Linux.
Here's a new trailer
and here's word:
The game, which was initially launched on the Windows 8
Store in December 2012, was successfully re-released on
Games’ website in early 2013, and received praise from both critics and fans
alike. The developers were most recently discussed worldwide when they purposely
uploaded a cracked build of their game that had players' studios failing due to
piracy (causing hilarious and sad results). Game Dev Tycoon, which was updated
for this release to respond to player feedback, will soon be available on Steam
with a launch price of $7.99 (USD), 20% off the normal Steam price of $9.99.
In Game Dev Tycoon, players get to start their own game development company and
play through the history of game development. Players will start their humble
business in a garage in the 1980s. As they research new technologies, create
best selling games, hire and train staff they will grow their business and their
impact on the industry. Players get the ability to make their own virtual games,
choose the genre and what platform to release on. As they grow they will get
opportunities to move into bigger offices and unlock secret labs, become the
leader of the market and gain worldwide fans.
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 10:33: I've only seen a few let's play videos on it, but it looks really fun. I do worry about what appears to be (at least in earlier versions) some randomness on game scores...
It's really all based on how you put genres together with technology, like how sports games go well with consoles. There are guides out there that show you the best combinations for your games.