Aug 22, 2013

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Game Dev Tycoon Gets Release Date On Steam

Game Dev Tycoon Gets Release Date On Steam

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Since Steam’s Greenlight program started up, we’ve seen a lot of great titles become available. Titles such as the recently released Divekick and McPixel are just a couple of the long and ever-growing list of indie titles to be Greenlit. The latest title to get a release date on Steam is Greenheart Games’ Game Dev Tycoon.

Originally released through the Windows Store back in December of last year, Game Dev Tycoon is a simulation game akin to the popular mobile title called Game Dev Story. You start off as a simple one-person game developer who has to work your way from your garage all the way to that of a successful business with employees to help develop your next big hit.

The version that will be available on Steam will have a few updates which are listed below:

  • A longer story line, extending the playtime and adding new story elements as well as new platforms.

  • New artwork (by our original talented artists).

  • Ability to unlock multi-platform games.

  • Rebalanced topics and platforms to make choices more interesting and results more understandable.

  • Rebalanced review system to address sudden spikes in difficulty.

  • New game mechanics (Post-release game reports and company expertise) to provide more feedback to the player.

  • Small but often requested changes such as support for longer game names and ability to edit game name before release.

  • And much more: A full change log is available here.

Game Dev Tycoon will be available for purchase on August 29, which is just a week away. The retail price will be $9.99 but there is a launch discount that drops the price to $7.99. If you’ve already purchased the game via the Windows Store as I had earlier this year, Greenheart Games hasn’t forgotten about its goal to hand out Steam keys to the existing owners. No details regarding this is known yet but we will be sure to keep you posted when we find out more.

[Source: Greenheart Games]