Sophie - PSA: Game Tycoon is *not* Game Dev Tycoon!
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Date: 2014-02-14 00:36
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Subject: PSA: Game Tycoon is *not* Game Dev Tycoon!

So, a new game called Game Tycoon was released on Steam a few days ago. It's a game where you create games and move up in the games industry, with new technologies becoming available over the years.

Does this sound familiar? If so, it's probably because of Game Dev Tycoon, which is also on Steam and has exactly the same premise.

Now, before I go any further, I want to say that Game Tycoon is not a ripoff of Game Dev Tycoon - it's been around since 2006, whereas Game Dev Tycoon has only been around since 2012. (The "release date" mentioned on the Steam page is the release date on Steam only.) So please don't think that it's a blatant ripoff, because it's not. It's just that Game Dev Tycoon has had a *lot* more hype.

However, Game Tycoon is not a good game. I don't have it, but from what I've watched and read, it seems to be riddled with bugs, and the initial release on Steam didn't even include the EXE file needed to run it!

It's getting a bad enough reputation that I feel the need to make this PSA about it to make clear that the two games are different. GDT is actually fairly good, though a little too limited for my taste. Please do not mistake Game Tycoon for Game Dev Tycoon when reading its reviews!

Thank you. :)

(Yeah, I know, I haven't been updating this journal for anything apart from PSAs for ages... I'm sorry!)

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User: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Date: 2014-02-14 01:10 (UTC)
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User: [personal profile] sophie
Date: 2014-02-14 03:48 (UTC)
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Hi! :D

How are things?

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User: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Date: 2014-02-14 21:16 (UTC)
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Working too hard, teenagers at home, struggling with diet and exercise, but things are basically good.

Would love an update from you about your situation any time. I miss your posts.

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User: [personal profile] phoenix
Date: 2014-02-15 17:39 (UTC)
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Based on playing the Game Dev Tycoon demo, I have to add that it seems like a genuine rip-off of Kairosoft's Game Dev Story. Which is ironic, given that Game Dev Tycoon became famous for its (actually creative) anti-piracy mechanics.

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User: [personal profile] jewelfox
Date: 2014-02-16 04:30 (UTC)
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Yeah, the first time I read about Game Dev Tycoon I thought it was Game Dev Story since I already knew about that title. >_>;

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