Game Dev Tycoon is a game by Green Heart Gaming for Windows, Mac and Linux in which you found a games development studio in the 1980s and rise to fame through the successful creation of video games.

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How does the name you give your game affect its success?

I have been doing my third playthrough to find some answers to some of the questions on here, so have been leaving everything with its default name. For example; Game Engine #2 Game #17 etc... ...
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Should I aim to create my own game engine as soon as possible?

Early on in Game Dev Tycoon, you're developing games from a garage. After your first couple of games you unlock the ability to research and create your own games engine. The threshold to move to ...
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How do I determine whether features like 'graphics', 'joystick', or 'open world' will be beneficial for my game?

The core gameplay mechanic of Game Dev Tycoon appears to be centered around determining how your choices in development effect the sales and rating of your games. While it is possible to gather ...
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What different experiences bonuses are available and how do you get them?

When you complete a game, there are a variety of experience bonuses that accumulate into a multiplier and increase the amount of experience you get in a variety of areas of both game development and ...
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What are the effects of overworking or overloading an employee?

During development of larger and more complex games, you get to assign your programmers based on their strengths. The amount of time they spend on their assigned parts of the game is shown as an ...
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Does the workrate of an employee effect anything during the development stages?

During the development stages for your game, you go through multiple stages programming and developing various elements of your game, for example Artificial Intelligence, Graphics, Sound, etc. I have ...
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How can I fix bugs that become apparent post release?

I released a game called RAGE - even though the game was released with 0 bugs and broke technology and design records, post release there were a lot of bugs which made the game unplayable. I see the ...
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How long does my game stay on sale?

All of my games seem to stay on sale for the same amount of time before they're taken off the market. A game seems to stay on sale long enough to develop another game and have a single sales period of ...
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How do I complete contracts more quickly?

I've now failed two contracts because I was only half way through the "technology" stage whenever the deadline hit. What can I do to complete contracts more quickly?
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What can I do about piracy?

Help! My games are being pirated! People are choosing to get copies of my material illegally rather than giving me large sums of money instead! I seem to be given the option to "Warn Them" or "Sue ...
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Where has my 'Research' option gone?

I have just moved to my new office and hired my first employee, and now I want to do some research before I develop my next game engine but the option to research appears to have disappeared? How ...
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What are great combinations for games?

In Game Dev Tycoon, you get an experience multiplier and bonus to your review scores by creating games utilising a 'Good' or 'Great' Combination of genre and game type, along with aiming the game at ...
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How can I improve my ratings?

So I made my first game - it was a Space Adventure game and I called it EVE. When I released it I waited until all of my bugs had been fixed and then released it immediately. However, when the ratings ...