Game Dev Story 4+

Kairosoft Co.,Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



Manage your own game company and try to create a million-selling game in this unique simulation.

Features the ability to develop your company's own game console, plus a system for changing your staff members' professions.

Hire talented people and train them to develop their skills.

As your staff gets more experience, you will unlock a wider array of game genres and content to develop. Try to find the most popular combinations and develop for the latest platform!
Your staff members can have a variety of game-related professions, from programmer to sound engineer.

Work hard and you may reach the top of the video game industry!
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What’s New

Version 2.61

Fixed minor issues.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Jave27 ,

Fun! With that "One More Game..." addictiveness.

There's lots of industry humor in this game, and the gameplay is quite addictive. You find yourself ready for bed, but you don't want to put it down in the middle of working on a new game product, so you end up continuing to play into the wee hours of the night. No stability problems, the music is cute, and the graphics are simple but fun. I'd really like to rate this 4.5 stars, but it's a great game, so it gets 5. Ideas that would *really* make this a 5-star game for me: * Optimize the interface for the iPad - right now it's just a scaled iPhone game. * More explanations about the need to hire a hardware engineer to launch your own console. * Knowing in advance if your workers won't be helped by certain types of training so you don't waste money. * A neat touch would be if the in-game graphics improved as the game consoles advanced. This is a highly addictive and fun game. I highly recommend purchasing this game to anyone who has any interest in the gaming industry and enjoys simulation games.

ObiWanBonJovi ,

Game Dev Story is a fun time sink

Everyone loves video games. Everyone has a phone. So logic would dictate that everyone loves games on their phone. But what if you could make games on your phone? That’s what you can do here. And it’s glorious. There’s so moderation to game titles and companies so you can let your freak flag fly or you can make a respectable and modern game company and make the games you would like to see. Of course you don’t actually MAKE the game, as is the case with most games from Kairosoft, but the sim life is the best life. I download this game, play for a bit, delete it after a while, and then I’ll redownload it and play again. Rinse, lather, repeat. It’s a fun game, not amazing depth, but if you have a cool 10-15 minutes here and there, you’ll be enraptured by the power of owning your own game studio in a world that does not give a single flying fox that your Game studios name is problematic.

Play this game. It’s gonna make you happy.

TheTylerMoses ,

Needs More Micromanagement!

I absolutely love this game, I bought both this and Game Dev Tycoon to see which is better and without a single doubt this game exceeds the other by ALMOST every margin. The graphics, content quality, pace, and polish of Game Dev Story is without a doubt superior - however, Game Dev Tycoon has more smaller features that play into the development of a game and gives the player a greater sense of control in what they’re actually making. I would be willing to pay double the price of this game to have similar features in this, such as an option for graphics for your game, the ability to create custom engines, the CHOICE of engines, and so on. All that aside, I love this game and have become easily addicted to it in my free-time to the point where I’ve uninstalled other games I would have played frequently as they’ve become irrelevant after downloading Game Dev Story. Awesome game, developers! I hope you’ll look into updating and adding new features in the future, I would love nothing more than to have a perfect little tycoon game for mobile!

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