Hot Springs Story and Game Dev Story Nintendo Switch Ports Apparently Planned

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An official list of games appearing at the 2018 Tokyo Game Show list has been released, and two Kairosoft ports appear on it. Kairosoft’s Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story are both listed. The show up as being available for the Nintendo Switch, in addition to the already existing Android and Apple iOS versions of the game. No release information is available on either game, but the Nintendo Switch ports of Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story will be at TGS 2018. (Thanks, Japanese Nintendo!)

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Both Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story are simulation games. Game Dev Story originally debuted on PCs in 1997, before heading to Android and Apple iOS devices in 2010. It tasks people with running a game developer. You need to hire staff, decide which games to make, acquire licenses for platforms, and eventually even determine if you want to move into console development. Hot Springs Story came out a year after Game Dev Story, showing up on Android and Apple iOS devices in 2011. In it, people must manage a hot spring resort by building up rooms and facilities in their establishment, advertising the spa, looking after staff, trying to meet visitors’ needs, and even considering the current state of the economy when running the inn.


Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story are both immediately available for Android and Apple iOS devices worldwide.

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