11 Games Like Game Dev Tycoon

Games Like Game Dev Tycoon This collection of business simulation games like Game Dev Tycoon lists other games where you’ll have the opportunity to create your own empire with a number of themes.

Game Dev Tycoon is a unique offering in the business simulation and management genre with an experience that lets you lead your own gaming company. Starting from the golden age of arcade games and taking players into the future of gaming while hopefully making some cash along the way you'll make all the key decisions. With a tonne of elements to manage in each game players can lead their tiny company to become to next gaming powerhouse or send it crumbling into ruins like many real world game developers of the past.

With some talent and luck players will find some early success from their first crafted game allowing them to move into their own office environment from the starting garage and eventually recruiting a team to work on larger complex games. Maybe you’ll make a AAA shooter or a cult classic in the simulation genre or perhaps a bug filled open world game that will spell the end of your gaming company. Whichever path players choose to follow the wealth of control ensures that the fate of your beloved gaming company is in your hands.

The games like Game Dev Tycoon collected below offer a similar experience by putting you at the head of your own business empire. In these games you’ll get to design your own theme parks, railroads, hospitals, game development companies and other empires on a variety of platforms.

Rail Nation

Rail Nation is a free to play transportation MMO that puts you at the head of your own rail empire with your task to grow against a number of competing transport businesses. With train management at the heart of your experience it’s a notably different experience from Travian Games who has published other MMO games such as Travian and Miramagia but this past experience in the multiplayer arena ensures that players are within safe hands. Beyond the browser based gameplay Rail Nation is also...[Read Review]

7.2 User Avg (15 votes)

Kapi Hospital

Kapi Hospital gives players control of their own hospital and everything that it entails. From the curing of patients, designing of rooms and balancing of the budget the hospital’s success at curing medical issues for patients is within your hands. Similar to other games from the Upjers team Kapi Hospital is playable within your browser for free and further supported through in game purchases based around convenience in typical freemium game style. The game is truly a start from the basics...[Read Review]

7 User Avg (25 votes)

Prison Architect

Maximum security prisons aren’t a common theme for a video game but one that Prison Architect explores in detail with its takes on the management simulation genre as players control a private construction business. With a campaign of several levels that also serve as your tutorial players the majority of gameplay takes place in sandbox setting of prison management. Prison Architect takes place in a top-down 2D environment and clearly draws from a number of classics in the tycoon genre with...[Read Review]

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9.3 User Avg (17 votes)

Magazine Mogul

Taking the success of Game Dev Story Kairosoft has now imported this popular formula into a journalist setting with Magazine Mogul, a magazine studio management game. Like the other Kairosoft titles on the market you’ll lead the growth of your magazine, find the coverage, brainstorm new ideas, hire your fierce editorial team and expand your office space to accommodate the growing team. Those following the Kairosoft management game titles of which there are now dozens will find the mechanics fami...[Read Review]

8.5 User Avg (4 votes)

The Movies

Imagine being the director of your very own movie set? That’s the vision that The Movies intends to deliver on with a unique and enjoyable mix of life simulation and tycoon business management. From creating the movie set, writing the script and building the stats of your movie stars The Movies lets you control all of these game elements with the result being an intriguing blend for fans of both tycoon titles and The Sims series of video games. The Movies was developed by Lionhead Studies ...[Read Review]

8.4 User Avg (88 votes)

Game Corp DX

Game Corp DX delivers an enhanced version of the popular free to play game of the same name (Game Corp). With a large feature list that builds on the foundations of the free to play version there is plenty of room to manage your own gaming company and reach the satisfying level of perfect game release without being bogged down by complex mechanics. Released in 2015 for Windows, Mac and Linux fans of video games can turn the tables and now create their own video game experience based on their rea...[Read Review]

8.3 User Avg (10 votes)

Fiz: The Brewery Management Game

Home brewing and craft beers are on the rise and Fiz: The Brewery Management Game allows you to jump on this bandwagon without the investment in real world equipment. Available for iOS and Android Fiz gives you the keys to your own brewery and lets you lead the direction your small brewing company will take with a story behind the scenes. Players begin the game within their garage with a few basic recipes and a simple array of equipment, while it might not be the highest quality brew it will be ...[Read Review]

8.2 User Avg (6 votes)


GamersGoMakers lets you experience the growth of the video game market first hand through your own video game company which starts in the early days of the industry and seeks to ride the wave of growth to vast profits. Fundamentally GamersGoMakers operates as a management and simulation title supported by a healthy campaign that explores the evolution of video gaming. Before each campaign attempt players will get to name their company, select a difficultly level, customise their looks and choose...[Read Review]

8 User Avg (4 votes)

Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital is another gaming classic developed by Bullfrog Productions which puts the player at the head of controlling your own hospital with a twist of humour. Launched in 1997 for Windows and Mac it is one of the original tycoon management games in the genre while also still being one of the few video games available that opts for a hospital environment. Your objective in Theme Hospital is take the privately owned hospital from basic services to advanced cures where you’ll cure a nu...[Read Review]

7.6 User Avg (12 votes)

Empire TV Tycoon

Empire TV Tycoon is all about guiding your own television channel to become the most viewed in the world of broadcasting. Step into the shoes of TV manager as you acquire your audience, choose advertisers, select your staff and even find appropriate actors to develop your own TV content. When it all comes together it’s a familiar blend of tycoon and management that you’ve seen before but in an entirely fresh real world inspired setting. If you’ve ever wanted to lead your own me...[Read Review]

7.6 User Avg (9 votes)

Game Dev Story

Game Dev Story is one of the many simulation games from Kairosoft who is constantly producing similar games with different skins. With the wealth of experience in the simulation market Kairosoft offers an attractive game development themed experience although it’s similarity to other titles can be a little too close for comfort if you’ve already played their other titles. Your goal in Game Dev Story is to create the ultimate video game company which as you can imagine is anything but...[Read Review]

6.7 User Avg (6 votes)