Good day ladies and gents; I hope you had a good holiday break. We are approaching a new year, and to help you wait out the rest of 2012, might I suggest a wonderful game that you all can check out! Game Dev Tycoon is a simulation game that takes you back in the 80’s to start a new video game startup.

You start in the garage and develop games in the early years of video games technology. As you progress with your career, given your game isn’t a flop and you don’t lose all your cash reserve, new technology will emerge that you can take advantage of. The game recreates some of the historical happenings in the gaming industry, including Nintendo’s NES system and the rise and fall of the Commodore 64 PC. By the way, GD Tycoon slightly renames these companies and their products to avoid copyright issues. For instance, we have “Govodor 64”, “Vony Play System”, and “MS Boss”. I think it’s funny and cute.

If your game is successful, you will get praising reviews from industry watchers and magazines. By earning a good profit from your hit games, you can move in to your own office, hire staff, train yourself and staff, and buy more advanced equipment. As you gain more experience, you become more efficient at your career. You are also given the opportunity to do contract work for other companies to earn quick cash. You can research new technologies and spend on marketing. You have the option of targeting audience, acquiring developer license for specific consoles, and choosing development platforms. As you progress through the years, you can develop into a huge game company! How big can you grow?

I recommend you all check out this neat game and enjoy playing it while staying warm in this winter (if you are in the northern part of the earth).

Download it: Game Dev Tycoon