Game Studio Tycoon 2 is a gaming industry simulator available in both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Stores. You begin your startup company during the early years of the gaming industry and have fifty years to build your empire.
The game is normally priced at $2.99 in either Store, but through the myAppFree Deal you can pick up Game Studio Tycoon 2 free over the next twenty-four hours.
In just tinkering with the game for a short time this morning, it reminds me of the SIMs titles from EA and the game may be more of an acquired taste than a title with across the board appeal. If you've thought about trying Game Studio Tycoon 2 but wasn't sure, now is the time to jump in with both feet for free.
You begin play by setting up your company, designating gaming projects, build up revenue and simply get your gaming company off the ground. Key features of Game Studio Tycoon 2 include:
- Manage every detail of your studio from hiring employees, create development teams, train your employees, raise investments and create games and consoles.
- Four unique locations with plenty of office space for up to sixteen employees.
- Two gaming difficulties – normal or an unforgiving hard mode.
- Manage up to three development teams with each team working on their own project allowing you to release games and console more quickly.
Gaming genres include action, shooter, strategy, simulation, role-playing and adventure. Themes will include artistic, martial arts, trivia, horror, western and more that become unlocked as your employees become more skilled. Games can be Massive Multiplayer Online in nature and developed for consoles or the PC.
Game Studio Tycoon is rated at 4.6 Stars with reviews describing it as addictive, awesome and a great time killer. I can see the potential this sim gaming title has, but again it may not be everyone's cup of tea.
Normally priced at $2.99, if you have been on the fence about Game Studio Tycoon 2 now is your chance to save a little and give the game a try. Through the myAppFree promotion, for the next twenty-four hours, you can pick up Game Studio Tycoon 2 free.
The Store description lists Game Studio Tycoon 2 as available only for devices with a minimum of 1GB of RAM. However, I was able to install and play the game on a Lumia 635. We'll go with the official line that Game Studio Tycoon 2 doesn't support low-memory devices, but the actual results may vary. If you do try Game Studio Tycoon 2, let us know what you think of things (and if you get it to run on a low-mem phone) in the comments below. Also, remember to rate the game in the Stores to give a little feedback to the developer.
Note: Please remember that this deal may take a little time to appear in the Stores and the myAppFree app due to the different global time zones. It is currently live in the US Market.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.