This week, we review Game Dev Tycoon. The game was released by Greenheart Games on December 10th. The game begins with the player in their over expensive garage, building games. We begin by discussing the games storyline. It includes actual trends within gaming history, allowing the player to predict the marketplace and develop a successful game. We discuss the function of hiring employees, and training them to create better games for your company. The games story lasts a thirty year period, and it's sink or swim as you create game after game. We also try to break down the costs associated with your business expenses in the beginning of the game... HOW THE F*** ARE YOUR EXPENSES 8K!?!?!? YOU'RE IN YOUR FUCKING GARAGE IN THE 80'S!!!!
We then head on over to gameplay. Joe and Kaleb praised the strategy aspects of Game Dev Tycoon. We discuss managing your budgets for advertising, and making the jump to the next generations of gaming consoles. You get the chance to manage your team members, allowing you to fully utilize individuals for specific projects. You place emphases on particular parts of each game, such as graphics, gameplay, storyline, etc. You receive technology points, research points, design points, and bugs while playing. These portions go toward the overall game. There is also a hype engine associated with the games, and hype falls with the passing of time. Bugs will wreck your game. You may be able to release the game with tons of hype, but the bugs will destroy your sales.
The games design is mostly unappealing. This isn't really an important part of this simulation game, but it is notably unappealing to watch on Twitch. You're unable to edit your surroundings, and the text bubbles tend to get in the way of things.
Game Dev Tycoon features a single song. This song is fairly catchy, but it eventually begins to grind on the sanity of the player. The sound effects are fun and inviting, adding to the overall experience.
The final category is replayability. This game has fairly decent, to excellent replay value. Craig praised its replayability, citing personal growth as the main factor for him replaying the game. Joe says that he'd love to play it again, but with some of the mods on steam.
NUDE CLAN Official Rating:
Story 10 10
Gameplay 9 9
Design 5 5
Music/Sound 7 6
Replayability 7 9