This game is great fun. Lots of fun.
Here's the link.
Here's my hints.
Create your first games for PC using the Research method which gives lots of Upgrade ability.
Hire a Sound Engineer and Designer.
Save Research Points to Upgrade those staff to Level 5.
In new 6 seat office, hire Mr X through Open House hire - he has best power.
Don't buy boosts, buy Career Change Manuals (always buy 3) and Upgrade Mr X to Level 5 in all aspects then Hardware Eng.
Buy a licence for maybe the Gamekid and make games for that as long as you can, then maybe Playstatus.
Train all low level staff just once in each area when you have cash to unlock Genres.
Let staff that want to Increase something do so for one Research - if they fail, more bugs gives you more Research points.
Always make e Sequel if you make a Hit. You'll have another sure fire winner.
When in 8 seat office, and have plenty cash, hire through Hollywood Agent these staff who have best power...
Stephen Jobson, Francoise Bloom hacker, Walt Sidney, Cokie Bottleson, Sophie Kairo, Mindy Crawford, Bubbles Morgan, King Ackbar, Kai Robot .
Buy Career Change Manuals and Upgrade your staff to Level 5 in all aspects, then Hardware Eng to make consoles, with 6 HE you can make a console with Potato Chip and Punch Card, just for the fun of it.
* If you change the career of a highly trained staff member, they keep all the benefits of their previous career. Don't be afraid to change them once they hit Level 5.
Then train them all as Hackers !
Here's some links that helped me...
My own FAQs for you.* Game Dev Story. Should I make my own consoles ?
Yes. Firstly for the fun of the game.
Secondly, then never become obsolete unless you make a new console.
Thirdly, you gain lots of Research points to upgrade staff.
* Game Dev Story. Should I buy boosts ?
Not really, not until late in the game. Buy Career Change Manuals instead to cross train staff. This is much more important.
* Game Dev Story. Should I try to buy every console ?
No. Make games for PC as long as you can, then maybe the Gamekid and make games for that as long as you can, then maybe Playstatus. Then try making your own console.
* Game Dev Story. How do I hire a Hacker ?
Well, you don't really need to. Train a high stamina staff member, maybe Mr X, in all areas, then Producer, then Director, then you can train him as a Hacker ! This goes for all staff of course.
Don't hire a Hacker, train them all up.
* Game Dev Story. How do I hire really good staff ?
Wait until you have an 8 seat office and plenty of cash, then hire them through the Hollywood Agent.
Look for those with the best stamina ... Stephen Jobson, Francoise Bloom hacker, Walt Sidney, Cokie Bottleson, Sophie Kairo, Mindy Crawford, Bubbles Morgan, King Ackbar, Kai Robot .