The Best Development Games

Update : Mobiles Tycoon added at rank #19.
1

Smack (2021)

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early access PC Windows Android Playstation 4 j

A sandbox fighting game with built-in creation tools, currently in Early Access. Animate pixel art characters using our 3D pixel art rotation technology, then battle with up to 8 players! Use our tools to export sprites for your own projects.


  • illustration
  • design
  • software
  • development
  • automation
  • 2.5d
  • character
  • editor
  • level
  • fight
  • 2d
  • customization
  • sandbox
  • multiplayer
  • pixel

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One Dreamer (2022)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Manipulate the world around you by editing source code in an adventure game about a burnt out indie game developer's quest to fulfill a lifelong dream.


  • development
  • logic
  • programming
  • pixel
  • point-and-click
  • soundtrack
  • 2.5d
  • linear
  • scroller
  • emotional
  • d
  • story
  • puzzle
  • narrative
  • atmospheric

3

Tandis (2022)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux

Tandis is a short puzzle game where you discover mind-bending geometric forms.

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  • illustration
  • design
  • abstract
  • psychedelic
  • education
  • development
  • experimental
  • 3d
  • building
  • procedural
  • minimalist
  • relaxing
  • nature
  • puzzle
  • science

4

Mad Games Tycoon 2 (2021)

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Mac OS Xbox One PC Windows

Start your own game development studio in 1976. Build your own offices, production facilities and server rooms. Develop the games of your dreams and produce the next next-gen console. Rise from a small garage company to a huge corporation.


  • development
  • capitalism
  • programming
  • city-building
  • base-building
  • management
  • economy
  • cartoony
  • trading
  • building
  • sandbox
  • character
  • pvp
  • multiplayer
  • simulation

5

Plasma (2023)

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PC Windows Android

Plasma is an engineering sandbox. Unleash your creativity with fun and intuitive robotics, physics, and visual programming tools.


  • programming
  • automation
  • development
  • first-person
  • sandbox
  • choices
  • building
  • logic
  • robots
  • stylized
  • 3d
  • simulation
  • exploration
  • base-building
  • sci-fi

6

Villa's Blinds (2022)

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PC Windows

Hello graduates! You have a degree on computer engineering and you can’t find a job? Start now to develop a game in your rental garage. Advertise them and gather your own fan base. Earn your pocket money! Of course, you won’t live in this garbage dump till the end!

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  • development
  • immersive
  • simulation
  • choices
  • first-person
  • sandbox
  • resource-management
  • fps
  • management
  • realistic
  • casual

7

Retro Gadgets (2022)

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early access PC Windows

Retro Gadgets is a gadget creation station where you invent, build, solder, code and customise your own electrifying gadgets then share them with the world.


  • development
  • hacking
  • 1990s
  • coding
  • 1980s
  • programming
  • sandbox
  • building
  • classic-looking
  • old-school
  • drag-and-drop
  • 2d
  • simulation
  • rouge
  • relaxing

8

City Game Studio: a tycoon about game dev (2019)

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You are the founder of your video game company. The starting point belongs to you, in your garage, or think big instead of small by acquiring your first location. At the end of the day, your decisions will make your studio a success and will mark the Video Game History.


  • development
  • moddable
  • capitalism
  • software
  • city-building
  • building
  • economy
  • programming
  • resource-management
  • isometric
  • management
  • sandbox
  • replay-value

9

Resonite (2023)

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early access Linux PC Windows

Enter a novel digital universe with infinite possibilities. Whether you resonate with people around the world in a casual conversation, playing games and socializing or you riff off each other when creating anything from art to programming complex games, you'll find your place here.

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  • development
  • utilities
  • modeling
  • 360
  • animation
  • software
  • memes
  • building
  • sandbox
  • logic
  • education
  • lgbtq
  • casual
  • programming
  • exploration

10

Creature Creator (2022)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Create your own creatures to explore online worlds with friends and unlock new parts to upgrade your stats and abilities! Complete quests, fight to the death or just enjoy roleplaying — the social aspect makes it a truly unique multiplayer experience. What are you waiting for? Let's get creative!

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  • god-game
  • character
  • moddable
  • collector
  • creature
  • loot
  • development
  • procedural
  • sandbox
  • stylized
  • family-friendly
  • customization
  • open-world
  • editor
  • aliens

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