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App description: Its a dream of every amateur and pro gamer to have their own personal game studio where they can hire the best developers, create awesome video games and sell them for a huge profit! Game Studio Tycoon 3 gives you the chance to simulate a fully functional game development studio! Do you have what it takes to beat the competition and become the best studio in the industry?

Start on your own in a small office, and grow your gaming business to owning 7 buildings and managing 50 employees while tasking 3 independent teams of game developers to produce different projects at the same time!

Build your video gaming business alone, or try to get help from investors. A unique investor system allows you to sell off part of your company for money when youre in a pinch!

Develop games for devices from 50 years of gaming history as well as the near future.

Create your own video games and even MMOs! Determine the level of support for your MMO games, create updates, and run advertisement campaigns to attract new users!

Create your own hardware! You can create a traditional console, handheld device, or even a mobile device (tablet/phone). Once your hardware is released you can try to increase your market share by investing in third party developers to produce games for your hardware. Every game you release on your own hardware can help increase your market share!

Set the price for your games and hardware. Lower priced products tend to sell more, but turn less of a profit find the right balance to capitalize!

Participate in 3 yearly conventions, each targeted at different types of fans.

Incredibly complex fan and user system. Each fan has a genre preference, and platform preference, and an age. On top of that, your fans will grow older as the game progresses!

Compare your studio against 7 AI studios and compete for yearly awards.

Analyze and strategize! Pour over various charts and graphs to determine what games you should make and decide what direction to take your company in.

Plan your game projects and hardware ahead of time. You can queue up to 3 projects for each team to work on for a total of 9 projects. This means when a team is done with their current project, they will move on to the next one right away!

Take a gamble and make games for big publishers! However, publisher deals rely on your past projects so be sure to have a high average game rating!

Certify your employees in 8 different technical fields to help improve their performance.

Chase your dream and get immersed in the ultimate tycoon adventure of the Game Development industry!

MSEagle2's comments:

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/game-studio-tycoon-3-ultimate/id1074068315?mt=8

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05-28-2016, 03:04 AM
Joined: May 2016
Location: Berlin Friedenau
Posts: 35
Could you inbox me a promo code to try your game?
05-30-2016, 07:25 PM
I've actually never heard even about the first 2 ones. It's a shame it doesn't work with iOS 7. I don't exactly know what is required from iOS 9 but if there is a way to play it on an iPhone 4S one day I would definetly try it out without hesitation and probably enjoy it a lot. It seems much more complicated and evolved in comparison with similar games (at least on smartphones).
06-04-2016, 04:08 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 403
I have the previous iteration on iOS. My recollection was that it's pretty close to Game Dev Story, but with some deeper mechanics and without quite the level of cuteness. I liked it.

I play lots of games, especially async ones. You can add me on GC: geoelectric

Last edited by geoelectric; 06-04-2016 at 04:10 AM.
06-04-2016, 05:18 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 403
After playing for an hour, either this is weaker or I misremembered the prior.

The very Simsish presentation looks good, but the mechanics are actually quite a bit more shallow than Kairosoft's, at least so far. The UI is awkward on phone due to being obviously built around a 16:9 monitor presentation.

Think I'll have to pull that recommendation. It's not worth the $5 compared to GDS.

I play lots of games, especially async ones. You can add me on GC: geoelectric