When I was a kid I always wanted to develop and create my own computer games. I was a big fan of point and click adventures and so one day I decided to invent a game together with my friends. We began to draw out a story line and develop characters that you could play. We even started to program some sprites on screen, but soon learned how hard it was to program a full game. There were just so many different layers to think of. Game Dev Tycoon is a simulation about game developers.
Business simulation games or those which put your time management skills to the test are among some of my favorite mobile games to play.
Most of the games in the genre, however, have to do with food service and although I enjoy playing them very much, I needed something a bit different to shake things up in my mobile library.
When I found Game Dev Tycoon in the play store I knew I had to give it a try. I've always wanted to know how difficult it is to create a game from start to finish, so this should be a fun and exciting way to find out.
I wasn't quite sure how the interface was going to be laid out when I downloaded Game Dev Tycoon, but it wasn't early as complicated as I was expecting.
Choose your character and name your business before starting on your first game, then it's time to decide what kind of game you're going to make. Luckily, the game gives you easy to understand controls that don't take up too much of your screen. In fact, Game Dev Tycoon was designed so well I'm sure it would be easy enough for kids to play as well if they wanted to play a business simulator that is.
The first few selections that will pop up on the screen when developing your game are some of the most important. You will need to decide what topic your title will cover, what genre of game it will be classified under, and the platform in which it will launch.
You will also have to decide how much time to spend on the games servers, the storylines, and quests, as well as the actual gameplay. Make sure to spend your time wisely, however, because once you have set your time allocation, all there is left is to launch the game and hope for positive feedback!
Just like a real game developer would, you must read the reviews of your game to make sure the consumers enjoy what you've put out. There will be three imaginary publications which will give you between a one and five-star rating.
Pay close attention to the comments made by your critics, because the key to winning them over just might be hidden between the lines. It will more than likely take some time until you get a good enough rating to progress your game, but having to tweak the categories and time allocations is half of the fun.
There's something about this game that keeps me coming back for more and more! I tried to find an aspect about it that I thought might need improving, but I had a hard time finding anything to complain about!
The graphics are smooth and beautiful, the controls are straightforward and easy to understand, and I feel challenged without feeling discouraged.
Although I beat the game in just a few hours, there is plenty of replayability because of the endless combinations of games you can create!
I would highly recommend Game Dev Tycoon to any players out there who enjoy a good business simulator, or to those who want to test their knowledge of good game development.