While playing Game Dev Tycoon, I realised that my Research points are randomly disappearing. I had 102 points and suddenly, it jumped down to only 50? Why is this happening?
There are many uses for Research points (topics, features), but the easiest to overlook is training.
You should consider the RP cost when training.
It seems that I did not realize that research points have uses. It is used to research new topics, game features, and other special perks. The game features can then be implemented into a custom engine, which available for research near the start of the game. Upon researching, your Research Points (RP) will decrease.