2 posts tagged game dev story
Publisher Dream, an upcoming DSiWare title that has you running a game company. You’re in charge of developing, licensing, and publishing “cShop” games in this Circle Entertainment sim — if the premise sounds familiar, that’s because Kairosoft made a splash last year with a very similar smartphone release, Game Dev Story.
A few details posted by Nintendo Life:
“You’ll be able to develop up to four games at the same time, publish games from smaller studios, and make staff happy by adopting a cat. Fans of indie games on DSiWare may also get a kick from some other developers making a cameo as employable staff: these will include Keith (Tanukii studio), Peter (Moragami), Seigai (Flyhigh work), Chris (CIRCLE) and Hugo (Goodbye Galaxy games).”
Circle Entertainment laid the groundwork for this kind of sim with Bookstore Dream a few months back, which was decent and inexpensive at 200 Points. I’m hoping the company keeps this cheap, while somehow finding ways to improve upon Game Dev Story’s formula.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles
See also: More DSiWare news and media
Covers for Ghostly Nips, Silent Nose, Mystery Pizza, and What the Cat — all made-up titles created by Tiff Chow in Game Dev Story. If you’ve somehow not heard anything about Game Dev Story until now, it’s a very curious and addictive iOS release in which you run all aspects of a small development studio, hiring your team, taking on projects, and choosing the names for games you release.
Our love for fake video games is well-documented. I once toyed with the idea of creating a new Tumblr or Wiki site devoted to made-up video games, from Montezano’s Quest to Devil Cop. The popularity of Game Dev Story, which has likely birthed hundreds of thousands of new ideas for fake games from its players, has made what already seemed like a daunting task now near impossible.