Game Dev Tycoon is the first video game developed by Greenheart Studios, and shows great promise. You take on the role of a game developer, reliving the early years of the gaming industry in your garage, upgrade to offices and beyond, and live in the modern day of gaming, and even beyond!
When you begin, you start off in a garage, and as a programmer, you will begin creating your first games during the early years of the gaming revolution. When you begin you create your company name, and name your avatar and choose basics customization options. Once you start, you can begin creating your first game. You will start off with 4 random game topics, and once you select your topic you will pick a genre (action, simulation, strategy, etc). Once you are happy with your selection, and select a console/computer to put it on, you will start the development process. Development of a game has 3 stages, with 3 sliders for each stage (for a total of 9). These stages will have options such as engine, graphics, level design, artificial intelligence, etc Arkadium Games. Depending on the game topic and genre, certain combinations will value greater focus on certain subjects than others. For instance, Action games favor engine, graphics, and artificial intelligence for better review scores. Once you are done with your game the last phase is removing bugs from your game, and having a large number of bugs will hurt your score. When you are content with the bug removal and content to publish your game, you will soon receive a review score from 4 reviewers. Depending on how well made the game is, will ultimate affect your profits and sales.
Once done with the game you can generate a report, which will give you valuable information about the topic, genre, and how the system you select responds to the topic and genre. You will generate research points, which you can research new technologies and new topics, such as custom engines and so forth. You can also use research points to train yourself and your employees to better their technology, design, speed, and research skills. With high enough skill points in the fields, you can specialize them in certain fields, such as graphics, or artificial intelligence.
As you unlock new technologies, you can create your own custom game engine to better your games. As you upgrade to higher offices you can employ more workers, gain access to larger games, even access to research and development labs, and hardware labs to produce your very own gaming consoles! The game features a 35 year campaign which will last you several hours, and allows you to continue playing the current game after the game is over if you wish.
Over the last few years PC gaming has come a long way. As a serious gamer you need to buy a good prebuilt or custom build your own high performance desktop gaming computer optimized for the newest games. You need a powerful custom PC With the graphics capabilities, processing speeds and memory required for today’s fast paced, large and visually mind blowing games. Non-gaming computers lack the necessary components. This creates a low fps, causing games to lag, glitch and for graphics to not be as sharp. When information isn’t able to accessed quickly it causes today’s games to not as load or update as fast and for game play to lag. Not that but it will also cause your computer to run hotter, causing you to spend more money on fans and cooling devices. This is why it is important that you have a high crisp. The last thing you want is for character to glitch out in the middle of an important game.
Up until fairly recently the main things people looked for in a gaming PC was huge graphics cards and tons of memory. Those things are still important however, over the past couple years CPU performance has become more and more important. In the past games were smaller, had fewer graphics and not as much information getting accessed from the hard drive. They simply weren’t the CPU hogs that today’s games are. Instead of games being 2gigs today’s games are 16-20gigs. Information constantly needs to be accessed from the hard drive end processor, hard drive and the front side buss to carry everything for game play to run smoothly.
When deciding on a processor we recommend Intel’s Core i7-4770K processor. The Intel Core i7-4770K is Intel’s latest Haswell based quad core processor with a stock clock of 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo), 8MB of L3 cache, hyper-threading support, and an unlocked multiplier for overclocking as well. It’s the flagship mainstream desktop PC CPU for Intel and it’s a good value. This processor is not only great for today’s games, but unlike other processors will carry you for years to come. With the release of DICE’s latest game, Battlefield 4 was able to take advantage of up to 6 threads when played on a system that has the capability. On the other hand, when using an Intel Core i5-3570K, Battlefield 4 was eating up near 100% CPU utilization. Both the Intel Core i5-3570K and the Intel Core i7-4770K are quad core CPUs, the difference between the two is that the Intel Core i7-4770K includes Hyper-Threading, which doubles the amount of threads on the CPU from 4 (1 per physical core) to 8 (2 per physical core). While this doesn’t bring a full 100% improvement in performance in multi-threaded applications, it can improve performance ~30%, which will be become important as games continue to get bigger and bigger.