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Game Dev Story
Game Dev Story

Developer

Kairosoft

Platforms

iOS, Android

Release date

October 9, 2010

Genre

Simulation

Mode

Single-player

Ratings

ESRB: E

See Game Dev Story on the Kairosoft Wiki for more.

Game Dev Story is a game developed and published by Kairosoft for iOS and Android. It was released on October 9, 2010. The game follows a player-controlled video game company and its attempts to expand into a sales powerhouse over time. As a simulation, the game and the direction of the company is controlled by the player. The game was released to positive reviews, with many reviewers focusing on Game Dev Story's addictive aspects and its sly references toward video game pop culture.

GameplayEdit

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The menu on the left-hand side of the screen allows the player to control the direction of their game studio, while the bottom menu row shows the sales of their currently released game.

The player takes control of a start-up video game developer, with the goal of making hit titles and consoles in order to make money. The user controls a number of factors which can help or hinder the quality of the games released, including hiring staff, controlling the direction and speed of development, and using items which give boosts for workers or change their jobs. As the player progresses and earns more money, their building is improved upon and they are allowed to hire more staff, and thus create better games.

Games are assigned review scores upon completion of a game ranging from 1-10 with a comment from the associated reviewer with his score. The scores generally affect the sales that go along with the game, and as they are in real life, sales are ranked with a number according to how they sold that week.