Game Dev Tycoon is a fun and addictive simulation game where you create your own video games and run your own company. But sometimes, you might want to tweak some aspects of your game or company that are not possible within the game itself. That's where a save game editor comes in handy.
A save game editor is a tool that allows you to modify your save game file and change various values, such as your money, fans, staff, research points, and more. You can also view your game history and statistics, and even create custom events and topics. However, using a save game editor is not supported by the developers of Game Dev Tycoon, and it may cause bugs or glitches in your game. So use it at your own risk, and always make a backup of your original save game file before editing.
There are several save game editors available for Game Dev Tycoon, but one of the most popular ones is the Java Save Game Editor by HeWhoWas. This editor works for both Steam and standalone versions of the game, and it has a user-friendly interface that lets you edit your save game easily. You can download it from here: https://bitbucket.org/HeWhoWas/gdtedit-rewrite/downloads
To use the Java Save Game Editor, you need to have Java installed on your computer. You also need to disable cloud sync for Steam if you are using the Steam version of the game. Then, follow these steps:
Close Game Dev Tycoon if it is running.
Run the Java Save Game Editor (gdtedit.jar).
Click on "Load Default Database" to load your save games.
Select the save game you want to edit from the list.
Edit the values you want to change using the tabs and fields.
Click on "Save Database" to save your changes.
Run Game Dev Tycoon and load your edited save game.
Enjoy your modified game!
Now that you know how to edit your save game in Game Dev Tycoon, you might be wondering how to make the best games possible and become a successful developer. Well, there are some tips and tricks that can help you with that too. Here are some of them:
Don't create duplicate games (same genre and topic) in a row. This will lower your ratings and sales, as well as bore your fans. Try to mix things up and experiment with different combinations.
When you finally level up and get an office, only hire one employee at first. Hiring too many employees too soon will drain your money and make it harder to manage them. Train your employee well and look for candidates with high speed, design, and tech skills.
While contract work can become tedious and useless once successful, it doesn't hurt to take on a few tasks between games early on. This will give you some extra cash and research points, as well as improve your reputation.
Don't make your own game engine right away. It's better to wait until you have more research points and options available. Making a game engine too early will cost you a lot of money and time, and it might become outdated soon.
Use a publisher for medium games if you don't have enough fans. Publishers will help you reach a larger audience and boost your sales, but they will also take a cut of your profits and impose some restrictions on your games. Focus on getting more fans to make publishers obsolete.
Balance is key. You need to balance your tech and design employees, your game development stages, your game features, and your game quality. Try to avoid having too much or too little of anything, as this will affect your ratings and sales negatively.
Always have good combinations. A good game has to have a good combination of genre, topic, audience, and gaming system. Try to find combinations that have a ++ average or higher. You can check the charts in this guide for some examples.
With these tips and tricks, you should be able to make great games and become a successful developer in Game Dev Tycoon. Have fun!