Factsheet

Developer:
Greenheart Games
Based in Brisbane, Australia

Founding date:
Jul 2, 2012

Website:
greenheartgames.com

Press / Business contact:
pr@greenheartgames.com

Social:
twitter.com/GreenheartGames
facebook.com/GreenheartGames
youtube.com/GreenheartGames

Releases:
Game Dev Tycoon
Tavern Keeper

Address:
Greenheart Games Pty. Ltd.
24 Dobell St.
Indooroopilly
QLD 4068
Australia

Phone:
request at pr@greenheartgames.com

Description

Greenheart Games is a studio based in Brisbane, Australia, that was founded by brothers Patrick and Daniel Klug in 2012. It is now a small indie team working remotely from all over the world, gathered around the belief that games need to be more than thinly-disguised slot machines optimized solely to generate profit.

History

After releasing Game Dev Tycoon in 2012 on the Windows Store (becoming the first simulation game available on the platform), and porting it to PC, Mac and Linux, Greenheart Games gained worldwide attention for their piracy experiment: players who pirated Game Dev Tycoon quickly went bankrupt in-game due to piracy rates, and asked for DRM and other anti-piracy measures to be added to the gameplay. The media and the public quickly picked up on the irony of the situation, which re-ignited a debate on piracy in games. Greenheart Games then spent its energy updating the game based on player feedback and brought the updated game to Steam to an overwhelmingly positive reaction.

In 2016, Greenheart Games announced Tavern Keeper, a fantasy tavern simulator that aims to combine tycoon/sim/management gameplay with a fun setting.

In October 2017, Greenheart Games announced an upcoming iOS and Android port, along with an update to the PC version, adding in new content - particularly the “pirate mode” as a new challenge, new game topics and an updated storyline.

Projects


Videos

Game Dev Tycoon (2012 Microsoft promo) YouTube

IGN News reporting our piracy experiment YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Greenheart Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition

  • "None" - We don't apply for industry awards and to our knowledge no award was given to us. A 10/10 'overwhelmingly positive' Steam rating on our very first game is pretty cool though! - Thanks players!

Piracy Experiment
What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy? greenheartgames.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Patrick Klug
CEO, Co-Founder, Developer

Daniel Klug
Co-Founder, Developer

Chad Keating
Game Developer

Dave McCabe
Narrative Designer

Seth Trimble
Art Director

Mike Singleton
3D Artist

Mark Pearce
Animator


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks