Game Dev Tycoon – A Game worth Playing

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

iPhone App Spotlight: Lemonade Tycoon


Lemonade Tycoon is one of the best games I’ve found for the iPod touch/iPhone. Surprisingly, its free!

You start out with a humble lemonade stand, in the suburbs, and by the end of the game have a $10,000 lemonade castle. But its the section in between that really makes this game worth it.

At the start of each day, you are presented with the current weather, and temperature. You can adjust the price per cup of your lemonade, buy the necessary supplies for the day, and tweak the recipe to maximize customer satisfaction. If you put in too many lemons, it will be too sour. Too little, it will be too watery. Same with the sugar.

Like I said, you start in the suburbs. As your popularity grows, you’ll make enough money per day to rent other places to sell your lemonade, like the Park, Downtown, The Beach, and more. You’ll also be able to buy upgrades, like a neon sign, which boots your visibility.

Once you unlock the Ball Park, and have the $10,000 lemonade castle, the game doesn’t have much more for you. But overall, this game is a great time killer, and is definitely worth downloading.