Game Dev Tycoon caught my attention for two reasons.
Reason 1: It recently captured the media spotlight for its Inception-like, piracy-within-piracy approach to dealing with those who choose to illegally download the game instead of pay the relatively meagre $7.99 price tag.
In Game Dev Tycoon, you control a small game development studio. From humble beginnings you must build up your studio, and release progressively more ambitious games. Being the simulator it is, it replicates the various challenges you would face if you were to start your own game development studio – one of them being piracy. Here’s the kicker though: the developers uploaded their own modified version of the game to torrent websites. The difference is that in this version of the game, piracy is a far bigger problem than in the version available for purchase.