If you’ve been suitably inspired by recent talk of games publisher acquisitions and incredible sales success on the App Store, Kairosoft’s two-week old title will let you indulge your new found interest.
In the space of that fortnight, Game Dev Story has risen meteorically up the Qi rankings, collecting high praise across the iPhone review board.
Tasked with manning a start-up video game company in the early ‘80s, the only limits to success - early on, anyway - are your imagination, the size of the office, and, of course, fiscal responsibilities.
As your hired guns, aka coders, develop their line-writing skills, more and more gaming genres are made available in which to develop the next big thing.
And additional staff from within the industry, such as programmers, sound engineers, and visual artists, can then be recruited to complete your masterpiece and take you all the way to the top of the video game pile.
According to Slide to Play’s Andrew Podolsky, “Game Dev Story requires you to move immediately from one project to the next, making it nearly impossible to put down.
"As soon as you've wrapped up one virtual game, it goes to market, is scored by virtual reviewers, and money rolls in for almost a year before it's off the shelves.”
Download Game Dev Story now from the App Store for £2.39 / $3.99 / €2.99.