"It’s the perfect sort of game for mobile devices and there’s so much to do here [...]" -
5/5 - Toucharcade

Game Dev Tycoon is a casual business simulation game where your success depends on your creativity and willingness to experiment. The game does *not* contain any in-app purchases or ads. Slip into the role of a game developer: start your own company, design your own games and make your way to the top to become a Game Dev Tycoon.

- Start your own game development company in the 80s
- Replay gaming history
- Design and create your own games
- Hold your breath and wait for reviews to come in
- Research new technologies
- Hire and manage a world-leading development team
- Become the leader of the market
- Gain worldwide fans

Game Dev Tycoon for iPhone and iPad introduces:
- An updated story line
- New topics to enable even more varied games
- A challenging (but optional) ‘pirate mode’
- Built-in screen recording and streaming support

Game Dev Tycoon does not require an internet connection so go ahead and build your gaming empire in Airplane Mode.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

Thank you for playing!

- Added support for the new iPad Pro

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

frustyfrusty ,

Fantastic time stealer!

Having played the original Japanese game that inspired this one I was worried about this being a cheap knock off but I was more than pleasantly surprised to find out that it is more like a spiritual successor with extra bells and whistles. The most amazing thing about this game is it’s addictiveness, you think you will only be playing it for 5 minutes but it turns into hours and the best part is there is nothing extra to purchase in game! I only bought this yesterday at full price and I already feel like I have got the value out of it.
Would like to see Mod support like on other platforms, the developer could host a chosen few and iOS users press a Mod button in the main menu and choose what’s on offer? Like real name platforms and more topics to name a few.
If you like addictive fun games please get this!

Davemate23 ,

Painfully Addictive

As someone who rarely plays games, I cannot drag myself away from this one. There are so many little intricacies that make this game brilliant. One of the reasons I bought this is because it doesn’t preach in-app purchases and just does what it says on the tin. Anyone with a bit of a soft spot for the games industry as a kid, this is a top buy.

For the developers, the only issue I do have is not being able to access the game reports once complete other than a few stats. If it’s not already something you can do, this would be a good addition as I keep forgetting what works and doesn’t work and the supplied stats in the gaming history don’t give much details.

Pinstrypsoldier ,

Phenomenal Game! A couple points, though...

I freaking love this game. I loved the original 16-bit GameDev app too but having to pay for this one worried me a touch. Still, I like supporting new projects and developers and I’m NOT disappointed!
The only 2 criticisms I have are:
1. It’s very difficult to tap the notifications when they’re resting down in the bottom left (at least on an iPhone XS MAX) - either nothing happens or I bring up the action menu. I’ve tried changing my screen from Zoomed to Standard too, but to no avail. It’s not impossible, just annoyingly difficult.
2. It would be nice to have more variations and randomness when starting a new game, rather than notifications becoming stale and expected because they’re always exactly the same with zero changes. This is a shame because eventually, you just end up speeding through them and getting rid of them because you already know what they say. I’m worried it could grow old very quickly.

Other than that, fantastic game!


Greenheart Games Pty. Ltd.
183.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch)Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).


English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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