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?

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    I think we might need more information here. What actions are in progress when that happens?
    – user98085
    Jan 29, 2014 at 1:16

2 Answers 2


There are many uses for Research points (topics, features), but the easiest to overlook is training.

You should consider the RP cost when training.

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    – shanodin
    Feb 3, 2014 at 18:42
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    @shanodin it totally does answer the question. it's very easy to miss the RP cost of training. That should be the first place to change the way the player is playing the game. From personal experience.
    – Amy B
    Feb 3, 2014 at 18:44
  • Your edit clears things up nicely
    – shanodin
    Feb 3, 2014 at 19:22
  • I have selected your answer as the correct one, only because it has slightly more details. Feb 4, 2014 at 21:37

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.

  • Didn't the tutorial tell you the use of Research Points? Also you don't research new engines :D
    – Enoch
    Feb 1, 2014 at 13:05
  • @Darakath Fixed Feb 3, 2014 at 5:43

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