Game Dev Tycoon

Last updated on August 15th, 2022 at 08:00 pm

Game Dev Tycoon


Game Dev Tycoon is one of the best $4.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Greenheart Games Pty. Ltd., Game Dev Tycoon is a Simulation game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 28th November 2017 with the latest update 12th January 2021

Whether you are a fan of Simulation, Strategy, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


20,422 people have rated 1.4.2

You can download the game Game Dev Tycoon from APP STORE.


"It’s the perfect sort of game for mobile devices and there’s so much to do here […]" –
5/5 – Toucharcade

Game Dev Tycoon is a casual business simulation game where your success depends on your creativity and willingness to experiment. The game does not contain any in-app purchases or ads. Slip into the role of a game developer: start your own company, design your own games and make your way to the top to become a Game Dev Tycoon.

  • Start your own game development company in the 80s
  • Replay gaming history
  • Design and create your own games
  • Hold your breath and wait for reviews to come in
  • Research new technologies
  • Hire and manage a world-leading development team
  • Become the leader of the market
  • Gain worldwide fans

Game Dev Tycoon for iPhone and iPad introduces:

  • An updated story line
  • New topics to enable even more varied games
  • A challenging (but optional) ‘pirate mode’
  • Built-in screen recording and streaming support

Game Dev Tycoon does not require an internet connection so go ahead and build your gaming empire in Airplane Mode.

Updated on 12th January 2021

Thank you for playing!


  • Bug fixes

Game Dev Tycoon Reviews

Need we say more? The music is a bop, the gameplay is awesome, there is so much content, and its an overall amazing game. If we were game hero and giving this game a review, it would be 11/10.

We love it. Its so hard to put the game down once you get into it. Its amazing and polished, it also doesnt take up a lot of storage. One of the better mobile games you can get for its price. No monthly fees for no ads, just a one time payment.

First of all, you never have to deal with ads on this game. That attracted our attention. Second of all, the developers who made this game put so much work into it and gave such a warm welcome that we knew this game wasnt a quick cash grab but an actual, amazing, game. And then we got to the actual game which, on a platform that is not known for high quality games, is a lights out achievement. Thank you for making this game!

Totally worth it and a really fun game.

Worth the cost to avoid ads. And the gameplay is addicting.

We really love this game it is fun and good for wating for things.

Love the game found it on YouTube and gave it a chance and it is worth the 5 dollars with out a doubt.

We have wanted this game since we watched Projared play it and we got this version and man this game is great we mean we’ve had this game awhile now but still we recommend it as its fun to make games and earn money.

Love this game to death. Would love some DLC or a sequel to this game!

Best Game Simulator on the market, cant wait for Tavern Keeper!

Very goog game abiut making game.

This game is so good we bought it on our phone and PC to support the creator.

Its a little simplistic and there are maybe a couple things that we would prefer are less obfuscated, but we’ve played several other game dev tycoon style games and none quite match up to this one. The UI is slick and it works fantastically on a touch screen. Developing games and generating reports is fast and theres little downtime. This is a very fun and well-made casual tycoon game that translates perfectly to mobile.

We have always loved games like this, and games in general, and its fun to play around with game development. Some of the mechanisms seem a bit obtuse but in general just really enjoying it. Great look and feel. Good job, devs!

3rd platform buying, still worth it!

We have sunk countless hours into this game and the App version of this is even better streamlined.

Enjoyable gameplay once you have the swing of things.

The devs didnt have to bring GDT to mobile, but they did. And they did so in a slick and fun fashion. Worth a play through or two. Or three.

Would spare the devs from having to run through a gauntlet of fire and spikes.

Hey guys! Thanks for creating this game. We just wanna say that we got the in-game message about how you guys are thanking the player for purchasing the game. We wanted to tell you guys to keep up the good work and dont give up. The game is amazing and fun to play so we cant wait to see more games from you guys!

But this game is so fun and well thought out, we just had to give it a review. Not to mention the little touches from the creators (like an in-game thank you note) puts a kind importance on reviewing. Not only does this really get into the details of game development in a fun, rewarding way, it also gives those who are well versed in gaming knowledge a leg up (because its relatively real to life! Its very easy to follow, although still challenging to perfect. We could not recommend this game more!! Definitely worth the purchase, especially since its helping an indie company that is very obviously going far and high in the industry (:

This Game is good so far, Id say buy it if you like tycoon games, ill add to this as we keep playing !

Ombffryv this gammme is sooo good. Ok enough with making this look fake. This game is an amazing game and we find it really fun. We have just one complaint. WHY IS IT SO EASY TO LOSE ALL YOUR MONEY?!? Am we just doing something wrong or does this happen to anyone else?

You guys have done really well with how everything plays out and we just cant stop playing, keep up the amazing work and we have a feeling you guys will do amazing!

We’ve only been playing for about 30 minutes, but we can see how detailed this game is. We enjoy how in depth it is, like losing fans when we make a fashion game after a dungeon crawler. LOL the reviews on here complaining about not getting good scores after making a game, you need to match a topic and genre. You cant make a post apocalyptic simulation and expect the critics to praise you for it. That should be RPG. We got three star scores on year three, you can too.

We wish more updates would come out.

Great game. We always come back to it when we want something to play. We really wish there were other games like it besides blatant ripoffs.

We cant see the weeks on the top right corner.

Enjoyed a lot of hours playing this game 6/7 years ago on PC and enjoy it still playing on our phone. Its cheaper than a meal at McDonalds that will cure bordem and get you playing time and time again. Couldnt recommend it even more than we already do.

This is a super fun game, we have a little bit of trouble making popular games since im not the best but it is very enjoyable.

We will always love game dev tycoon thanks for making it.

This game, being a one time purchase is absolutely amazing. Highly recommend and we dare say one of it not the best game we’ve ever played from the App Store. Im more then happy to support this company In there start up of making games and fully support them as this game will not disappoint. Thank you for making such an amazing game and best wishes to the company. Im sure of your success.

This contains so much of what makes mobile games great – no pay to play, engaging storyline, a healthy level of difficulty, and simple but beautiful graphics.

5 Stars all the way If you could do an update that allows: Final game sales volumes for consoles made by you when consoles end production. Launch Games for your own systems that launch when it hits stores. Update the server costs to MMO games it gets way out of control if the MMO doesnt have a 6 star or higher rating its a total loss unless you do mad expansions to compensate server maintenance. More achievements. An finally an Extra building with a total of 10 staff for players who hit 1 billion in the bank. An a bonus if you feel up to the coding insanity. A new price range configuration for the games you make so you can price them out that will also fluctuate sales volumes. We personally would gladly pay $10- $20 more if it was a paid for update option.

We love this game! The only issue is that our game is saved but wont load up!

We love this game and we have only been playing for a single day. ONE DAY! We recommend that everyone immediately to download this game for some casual laid back fun.

This game is amazing, definitely one of our favorite iOS games. A sequel would be great!

The game really makes you think and learn and is overall really fun and addicting, we would suggest if youre more into strategy but we would suggest everyone give it a shot!


Theres a game on ROBLOX like this but its on pc but for the mobile players out there play this game.