Game Dev Story is a simulation game where the player manages a small videogame company.

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How do I develop a console in Game Dev Story?

Ok, so I leveled my employee King Ackbar up to level 5 in all jobs and now he's an Hardware Engineer but I dont see how to make my own console. Also how many Offices are there to upgrade to?
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What combination of genre & type make for excellent combinations when developing a game?

In Game Dev Story, sales are boosted when you develop a game with a great Genre/Type combination. What combinations are considered great? In other words, which ones result in the game informing you ...
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How do I get the offer to purchase the third office? [duplicate]

I am playing Game Dev Story on my Galaxy Ace. I am on year 25, I have $200.000K, I have Mr X and King, two of them are 5 level hackers and I have a Hardware Engineer, but I am still on my 2nd office, ...
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How do you hire a Hacker?

I'm on my second playthrough of this gaming, choosing the Hire option at least twice per game year, and varying between "Word of Mouth", "Magazine Ad", and "Online Ad" - never seen a Hacker available ...
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Is there an end to Game Dev Story?

I already shipped a console, have practically infinite money, have won a lot of awards, and was not offered to move to a bigger office than the one I have (I think I moved 3 times). The game has ...
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Do certain consoles / genres target certain demographics in-game?

While playing Game Dev Story, there are many things to customize when it comes to developing a game, such as genre, and the console you want to release it for. The consoles in-game share a slight ...
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Is the monkey the only hardware engineer you can hire?

I wanted to make my own console, so I tried hiring several times in the last 5 years of my game, using the most expensive options. I never saw any hardware engineers until the escaped monkey was ...
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Is there any benefit to creating multiple consoles in GameDevStory?

I have created 17 games or so on my first console (64 bit chip, BD disc, console) and it has 30% of the market share. It had 33% but some other consoles have been released. Could I produce games on ...
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What determines whether a person can be in charge of a certain development position?

Obviously Writers, Designers, and Sound Engineers can be the lead in their respective fields, but sometimes I can have a Sound Engineer take the lead on graphics. Sometimes I can have Hacker A ...
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What else affects game stats gained during tasks?

Other than the obvious effect of employee stats and the explanation that using one employee on the same job too many times in a row will decrease effectiveness, what else determines how many points ...
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How does the direction of a game during creation affect its success?

This question has been bothering me for a while since I never managed to find a good answer for it. How exactly do all the direction choices when creating a new game affect its ratings, chances of ...
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When do I get a bigger office and can employ more people?

In Game Dev Story the number of people is limited by the size of your office, so in the beginning you can only employ 4 people. At some point I was asked if I wanted to move into a bigger office and ...
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How long does a game stay on sale?

Does a game stay on sale for a certain amount of time, or does it stay on the market as long as it is "selling well?" If the latter, what constitutes selling well?
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Does where your employees sit affect the quality of games they produce?

In Game Dev Story, you are able to change where your employees sit. Does this have any affect on how well they perform (for example, a seat closer to the boss will result in more points added to a ...
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Does giving an employee the same job on each game decrease their effectiveness?

I just bought Game Dev Story, and I've made a few games. Each time, I assign the developer with the best relevant stat to each task. For example, I always use the developer with the highest Scenario ...
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How to get positive reviews in Game Dev Story?

I just released my 20# game but, again, I got negative reviews. The maximum that I was able to reach was a total score of 20, with 6 max single review score. How can I improve my games reviews? Are ...
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Is Mister X worth hiring, despite mediocre stats, in Game Dev Story?

I can hire a Mister X, but his stats seem really low. Does he have any pleasant surprises, or is he just a dude with mediocre stats?
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When a game is on sale, what does the green line mean?

When tracking the sales progress of a game on the market, there is a bar chart which represents its weekly sales. Above each bar, there is a green line. At first I though this was some kind of ...
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Error Code=3 on start

I try to play 'Game Dev Story' on my Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1.1. But when I want so start the App, I get 'Error Code=3'. The Demo runs perfect, but not the current version 1.0.7
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How do you win a Global Game Awards Grand Prize in Game Dev Story?

I've played Game Dev Story for iPhone for quite a while now, and winning a GGA Grand Prize seems to be quite difficult. So far, I've only won one, despite high (36+) review scores on many games. The ...
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What pairs well with the “time travel” game type? [duplicate]

What pairs well with "time travel" in Game Dev Story?
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Why do I sometimes get increased Fun/Creativity scores after writing the game proposal?

Sometimes, if I make one of my employees write the initial pitch of the game, and I get scores between 30-50 in the popup, upon exiting it, the actual game score will be somewhere between 60-100, for ...
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Is there a way to complete the Game Expert achievement in Game Dev Story?

It seems to be bugged because there are two types of games that don't show up in the game. Is there a way to fix this?
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Influence of employee stats on game quality

Each employee has three stats Program Scenario Graphics Sound a current job (with level 1-5) and any number of previous jobs in the work history. How do these stats influence the quality of the ...
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Boost Items in Game Dev Story

I've been playing Game Dev Story a bit lately, and have gotten to the point where I own all the boost items, have a fair bit of tech, and are consistently selling really well with my games - though I ...
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What is the connection between the amount of research data used and the reward?

Is there a connection between the amount of research data used and the reward? I understand that the likelihood of success increases with research data, but after hitting the max cap, is there a ...
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Sunny Studios goes bankrupt! - How to cancel a project in Game Dev Story

I've reached the point in Game Dev Story that I'm just beginning work on my first console! However, after a few months developing, I see that I've made a grave mistake... I'm a few $100k short of ...
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Does a developer's job affect their performance on certain tasks?

I just got through my first 20-year game. I ended up with several Hackers on my team, because they all seem to have amazingly high attributes (300s-400s on each stat). However, despite looking so ...
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When should you level up staff, and when should you train staff?

In Game Dev Story, there are two ways to train staff: Level up, which provides a stat boost up to 4 times in exchange for higher salaries and research points. Train, which can be used an unlimited ...
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Which is the effect of moving seats?

In Game Dev Story there is an action called Move Seats that allows to move seat of one of your employee. But what is the gameplay effect of moving seats?
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What's the meaning of jobs in Game dev story?

I'm confused about the jobs in game dev story. Specifically about how the apply for the stages of game development. I already discovered that I can use both Designers and Producers for Character ...