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!
Try searching for "Kairosoft" to see all of our games, or visit us at
Be sure to check out both our free-to-play and our paid games!

What’s New

Version 2.43

Now available in English and 14 other languages.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
553 Ratings

553 Ratings

Joey Nuch ,

Game Dev Story... My story.

I remembered playing this game back in elementary school... so I typed it in the App Store. I bought the game at around 10 o'clock in the morning & played. I kept playing, and playing until I saw I was in year 20. I had my phone on the charger so I wouldn't lose my progress in case my phone died. I looked at the time on my phone and saw it was 8 o'clock at night. At that moment came to a realization that I've been playing Game Dev Story for 10 hours. This game is well worth the little price that they charge, believe me. It was even difficult to write this review because I missed about 5 minutes of Game Dev time to write this. Buy the game.

lagissad ,

Just Amazing

I remember playing this game back when it was first released and loving every second of it. I decided to re download it again, and I can confidently say that it still has every bit of magic now as it did back when it first came out. Kariosoft has really captured lightning in a bottle with this game. The best part for me was being able to name all of my games; it just made the whole game come alive Play it. You won’t regret it.

ofmouseandman ,

Very Addicting

This game is great! There are a lot of combinations for game customization and it’s a good challenge.

The only improvements I’d make are scaling up the award prizes to how far along you are. The grand prize was great to win after so long but the prize money was negligible. Also, they could scale up the games of the week rankings. After a certain point you just win #1 game every time which is kind of boring. Also, they could change up the popular games every so often so the most popular choices don’t get stale.

App Privacy

The developer, Kairosoft Co.,Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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