Consider this a little PSA. A personal favorite of mine, Game Dev Story [.99], is now available for less than one dollar on the App Store. This is the second time the game has seen this price point since its debut on the store back in October 2010.
Also, if the last time the game was on sale is any indication of what to expect, you should probably jump on this deal ASAP. The December 28-30 sale was weird, as the game kept shooting $2.99, $3.99, and $.99 over the span of 48 hours.
Here’s a brief synopsis of GDS via our review if you’re unfamiliar with the IP:
In Game Dev Story you’ll play the president of a fledgling game development company as you direct your crew of designers, artists, and coders in an effort to create a string of successful video games over a 20 year time period.
Beyond just making games, you’ll need to grow your own brand name by running a game convention booth, attending awards shows, advertising, and managing an ever-changing fan base.
I’m not the biggest fan of simulation games, especially the kind with forgettable menus like GDS, but the game happens to stroke both my love of the traditional games industry and my desire to be rewarded for in-game actions. If there’s one thing the dudes behind GDS get right with this game, it’s the carrot-on-the-stick approach to design. You’ll lose hours and hours to this joint, for sure.
Anyway, check it out! I’m sure I’ll have to update in a few hours to say, “Hey, this isn’t on sale anymore or something,” so don’t turn that dial.