Game Dev Story COMBO!

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  1. KoOne23

    KoOne23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I suppose most of you TA'ers here know about Game Dev Story. Any chance you could share with us all amazing combos you did while mixing the genre and type of the game? Oh, some of us ( ME! ) would also like to know how to get more 'TYPE' of games... so far I have only like 2 pages of them ( YR 31 ) ==" . My direction is ALWAYS "BUDGET +".

    Feel free to share your combos, skills and how to get the BEST GAME AWARD!


    My very best, if I'm not mistaken is PUZZLE+REVERSI which sold more than 30 million copies in my early year and earned the BEST GAME award. Now, I sold more than 40 million copies but didn't achieve the BEST GAME AWARD.
     
  2. csklimowski

    csklimowski Well-Known Member

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    Well, the best way to quickly learn new genres is to train your staff. Just choose staff -> train and pick any of your employees, then train them in one or more areas. The more expansive they are, the greater chance that you will unlock new genres.

    Some of the combos that work well for me are Samurai/Ninja Action, Pirate/Detective/Mystery Adventure, Fantasy/Pirate RPG, [any sport] Simulation, and [any board game] Table/Board. For some reason, my Puzzle games never do well.

    SPOILER: You can also make a Games Company Simulation, but it's best to figure this out on your own.
     
  3. KoOne23

    KoOne23 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply, it really helps! Any more suggestions guys?
     
  4. da shiz wiz 19

    da shiz wiz 19 Well-Known Member

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    Board-reversi (1 GOTY)
    Simulation-game co.
    Ninja-action
    Detective-adventure (1 GOTY)
    Robot-shooter (I have 6 GOTY from this combo)
    Fantasy-RPG (1 GOTY)

    Um that's all I can see right now, I think I missed a bunch.

    When I'm using those combos I go for Quality. Sequels from the Shooter-robot get me over 120 million copies sold everytime (as long as there isn't a blackout or something). I use the boosts a lot while debugging. Usually one per area, unless it gets me +20 on the first try, then I do it twice on that area. The hackers are ridiculous, I've hired all of them.

    When making games I choose 3 outside people to do music, sound, and design one game. Then the next game I use all in-house people to do music, sound and design. That way no one does two in a row and they always perform 100%.
     
  5. thebunglist

    thebunglist New Member

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    Hey.

    I can't stop playing this damn game, I got FIFA 11 a week before this and it barely gets a look in!

    Here are some Combos that have worked for me:

    Fitness/Motion
    Movies/Trivia
    Town/Life
    Dating/Life
    Romance/Life
    Racing/F1 Racing
    Simulation/F1 Racing
    Historical/Audio Novel
    Mystery/Audio Novel
    Puzzle/Reversi
    Board/Checkers
    Simulation/Town
    Simulation/Golf
    Simulation/Stocks
    Swimming/Racing
    Online RPG/Fantasy

    There are loads more, but these are all I can think of at the moment.

    Also, does anyone know what the hell the Cutie game type is?
     
  6. diffusion8r

    diffusion8r Well-Known Member

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    Termina
    Motion/Mini Skirt

    ...what?
     
  7. Cilo

    Cilo Well-Known Member

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    I love this combo!
     
  8. RttaM

    RttaM Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember which one, but I got one of my games to sell 2,000,000+ copies.
     
  9. Cilo

    Cilo Well-Known Member

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    Was it LateNight/Wank ?
     
  10. Abi646

    Abi646 Well-Known Member

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    I have a question: how can I get some hardware engineers??? Whenevr I do a Hollywood talent search people come out with lvl5 barrage engineer, by it says they're like ciders or hackers... If I try to career hang them it only let's me do it for the 4 basic jobs
     
  11. Cilo

    Cilo Well-Known Member

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    You have to level an employee to 5 in 4 jobs I think.
     
  12. da shiz wiz 19

    da shiz wiz 19 Well-Known Member

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    Do what Cilo said or you can wait until some news thing tells you a grizzly bear is looking for work. Then conduct the hollywood search and you'll find him, he's a hardware engineer.
     
  13. csklimowski

    csklimowski Well-Known Member

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    He was a producer in my game...
     
  14. funkynubman

    funkynubman Well-Known Member

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    News Reporter/ Superhero
    Right. Behind. You.
    I got 50 million copies and Best Game with an RPG+ Fantasy... it was something like the 10th in a huge series...
     
  15. funkynubman

    funkynubman Well-Known Member

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    News Reporter/ Superhero
    Right. Behind. You.
    To get a hardware engineer, get a bunch of Career Change Manuals from the salesman. Use them all, changing all the available jobs for one worker. For every job you change to, level it up to Level 5. When all the jobs are up to Level 5, a new job will appear called "Hardware Engineer." Use a remaining Career Manual to change their job to that. Ta-da.

    (credit to Uberblake for teaching me)
     
  16. Planetshooter

    Planetshooter Well-Known Member

    #17 Planetshooter, Oct 29, 2010
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    This is what I've found so far. These are actual results I have had, not copy/pasted from elsewhere so may contain information you have already seen. However, I've included everything I've obtained in ALL rating categories, so you know what combos to avoid as well as which ones to use. I'm working on a full list of every combo available from the default (starter) genres & types but that will take a little longer...

    The ratings I have so far encountered are:
    Amazing
    Creative
    Not Bad
    Nothing
    Hmm...
    Not Good

    For the Amazing category, I've included the popularity rating of genre and type. To max out sales, a popularity rating of A/A is probably your best bet.


    Amazing
    Action/Sumo (B/A)
    Adventure/Detective (B/B)
    Adventure/Mystery (B/B)
    Audio Novel/Romance (A/A)
    Life/Animal (B/B)
    Life/Dating (B/A)
    Motion/Dance (A/B)
    Motion/Fitness (A/A)
    Online Sim/Architecture (A/A)
    Puzzle/Reversi (B/C)
    Racing/Motorsport (B/B)
    RPG/Fantasy (A/A)
    Shooter/Robot (B/B)
    Sim/Game co. (A/A)
    Sim/Movies (A/A)
    Table/Mahjong (B/B)


    Creative
    Audio Novel/Martial Arts
    Racing/Fitness
    Racing/Monster
    RPG/Golf
    Shooter/Hunting


    Not Bad
    Action/Wrestling
    Adventure/Horror
    Board/Mahjong
    Music/Movies
    Music/Pop Star
    Racing/F1 Racing
    Racing/Skiing
    RPG/Dungeon
    Shooter/Monster
    Sim/Animal
    Sim/Dating
    Sim/Lawyer
    Sim/Slots
    Sim/Volleyball
    Table/Chess
    Table/Pinball
    Table/Reversi
    Trivia/Golf
    Trivia/Movies


    Nothing
    Action RPG/Horror
    Action RPG/Ninja
    Action RPG/Samurai
    Adventure/Ogre
    Adventure/Pirate
    Audio Novel/Comedy
    Card Game/Animal
    Card Game/Bookstore
    Card Game/Monster
    Card Game/Poncho
    Educational/Animal
    Educational/Harbor
    Educational/President
    Life/Bookstore
    Life/Historical
    Motion/Baseball
    Motion/Soccer
    Online RPG/Cutie
    Online Sim/Exploration
    Online Sim/High School
    Puzzle/Horseshoes
    Racing/Golf
    RPG/Ninja
    RPG/Pirate
    Shooter/Swimming
    Sim RPG/Architecture
    Sim RPG/Golf
    Sim RPG/Ninja
    Sim RPG/Swimsuit
    Simulation/Golf
    Simulation/Sumo
    Table/Animal
    Table/Comics
    Table/Golf
    Trivia/Art
    Trivia/Conv. Store


    Hmm...
    Puzzle/Pirate


    Not Good (Sales affected negatively)
    Adventure/Marathon
    Table/Pirate
     
  17. camihq

    camihq Well-Known Member

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    Is there any tips or when you'll get the third office?
     
  18. ArtNJ

    ArtNJ Well-Known Member

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    Awesome list planetshooter, I have trained my folks TONS in my first playthrough, and I'm still missing a few of your types. Any tips to get these?

    dance
    motor sport
    majong
    horror
    lawyer
    volleyball
    chess
     
  19. walsh06

    walsh06 Well-Known Member

    I have made some weird combos cos in my head I know what they are like. One was card game fantasy. I was aiming for a tcg basically. It sold very well with a number of sequels. Also my online western rpg did well too. This was a spinoff of my western rpg from earlier years.
     

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