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Achievement Guide [Updated | July 2014]
By gtaducky
All Achievements and how to get them
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Introduction
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Changelog

01/07/2014
- Unobtainium tip by Shinespark

25/09/2013
- Moved around some achievements

14/09/2013
- Thanks to High Jarl Archaden for the 'Eat Cake' achievement tip
- Moved around some achievements
- Changed logo

02/09/2013
- Initial Release
Character Level Achievements
Professional
Reach level 5 with one character
You will gain XP when making games


Legend
Reach level 10 with one character
You will gain XP when making games



Company Creating Achievements
Admirer
When creating a studio, name it 'Greenheart Games'

Fan
When creating a studio, name it after an famous company (example: Valve)

Writers's Block
Spend at least 45 seconds when naming your game


Employee Achievements
Diversity
Have 1 male and 1 female employee (without counting yourself)

Famous
Hire someone famous (advertising around 750k)

Full House
Have 6 employees (without counting yourself)


Engine Achievements
100k Engine
Reseach engine parts and use them when creating an custom engine until you reach 100K

500k Engine
Reseach engine parts and use them when creating an custom engine until you reach 500K

1M Engine
Reseach engine parts and use them when creating an custom engine until you reach 1M


Game Achievements
Cult Status
Create a succesful game in the first few years

Good Judgement
Create a game with a good topic/genre combination (example: Dungeon / RPG

Versatile
Create good games in the 5 categories (Action, Adventure, RPG, Strategy & Simulation)

Inception
Create a game and call it 'Game Dev Tycoon' with a Game Dev / Simulation topic/genre


Game Completion Achievements
Supporter
Buy the game and start it

Game Dev Tycoon
Complete the game (35 years in-game)


Game Sales Achievements
Gold
Sell 500k copies of one game

Platinum
Sell 1M copies of one game

Diamond
Sell 10M copies of one game

Unobtainium (seriously?)
Sell 100M copies of one game

" Regarding unobtainium, the way I got it was by making a decent MMO and then trying to support it for as long as possible. Increase budget of convention research to about 1 Million so that every time you get one, it increases the sales further. Eventually you'll reach 100 million sales " - Shinespark
Make sure not to release expansion packs for the MMO!
Review Achievements
Perfect Game
Get all 10/10 in the reviews of your game

Turn it up to 11
Have a review who gives your game an 11


Easter Egg Achievements
Detective
Get an 'Easter Egg' achievement. One of the achievements below

Eat Cake
Around year 20, Dave Johnson will offer you to put red barrels in your game. Accept his offer. Later when making a game (Action is the best choice), it gives you an option to put red barrels in the game. Do this. If your game was succesful, Dave Johnson will offer you cake. Accept the cake and the achievement will pop Thanks to High Jarl Archaden for the Action genre tip!


Easter Egg // Garage
Treasure Hunter
Create a game called 'Pong' while in the garage


Easter Egg // Office - Before PC Upgrade
Bluehair reporting for space duty
Create a game called 'Wing Commander' while in the second building before the PC upgrade

Welcome to Mars
Create a game called 'Doom' while in the second building before the PC upgrade


Easter Egg // Office - After PC Upgrade
Best ride to work ever
Create a game called 'Half Life" or 'Half-Life' while in the second building after the PC upgrade

Welcome to your hospital
Create a game called 'Theme Hospital' while in the second building after the PC upgrade


Easter Egg // After Unlocking R&D Lab
Welcome Chief
Create a game named 'Halo' after unlocking the R&D Lab

The sky is not the limit
Create a game named 'Star Citizen' after unlocking the R&D Lab

Painting with nature
Create a game named 'Okami' after unlocking the R&D Lab


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ArealFloodAdvisory Jul 4 @ 8:33pm 
Can confirm what Shinespark said: MMOs works but there's an unnamed time limit. Third time was the charm for me, done in 1.5 years. Also, you only get the one convention a year (your convention replaces G3, also always at M6 W2), but it's worth it because your convention attracts way more people.
Shinespark Jul 1 @ 1:14am 
@gtaducky, Thanks! I just remembered another detail: do not make expansions, which are considered as separate games. Also, I think there are time limits involved here because the first time I tried this tactic, it didn't pop the message. That's why I recommend pumping out as many conventions as possible to increase the rate of fresh sales.
gtaducky  [author] Jul 1 @ 12:56am 
@Shinespark, I've added your tip to the guide
Shinespark Jun 30 @ 1:42pm 
Regarding unobtainium, the way I got it was by making a decent MMO and then trying to support it for as long as possible. Increase budget of convention research to about 1 Million so that every time you get one, it increases the sales further. Eventually you'll reach 100 million sales
♕ Aliend♕ Feb 16 @ 7:25am 
UNOBTANIUM

HOW?
Neizer Jan 19 @ 9:48am 
I know, what to do to get unobtanium, i need to know, how to do it?
FusionBunny Jan 15 @ 11:40am 
Crap, its not all upper case, yeah I am hardcore Sonic fan LOL
gtaducky  [author] Jan 15 @ 10:12am 
@FusionBunny
Lol seriously? Did you try it capitalized as in: SEGA

Anyway I was never a SEGA fan, I was always an Nintendo kid
FusionBunny Jan 14 @ 12:48pm 
Sega is not recognized as a famous game company, that is pure stupid...
WuziWuziWuu Nov 24, 2013 @ 9:06am 
great!