Aren’t Steam sales great? With so many great new games to play, it can be hard to choose which games to play first. Early in the sale, I picked up two games that caught my eye months ago, Game Dev Tycoon and Prison Architect. The former because of the infamy of its pirated version and the latter because building a prison sounded like fun and the game has gotten good buzz. Yet, my experience in beginning to play these two games could not have been more different.
The first of the two I played was Game Dev Tycoon, a quaint simulation of running a gaming business. Starting the game I decided to skip the tutorial, which I often do when given the option. This did not affect my gameplay in the slightest. I immediately figured out the basics and was already making successful games, critically and financially. I quickly sunk many hours into the game, creating vital new series like the mystery-adventure games Sarah’s Killer, Sarah’s Killers and Sarah, The Killer?, which had critics and fans raving for more.