Holy christ, have I found an awesome little game. It's called Game Dev Story, a sim game for the iPad, iPod and iPhone that lets you run your own little game development company.
You hire/fire/manage people, attend press conferences, “E3” type events and allocate advertising funds, all while trying to sell as many copies of your games as you can. I swear to you it is crack. I was addicted for hours and hours this weekend.
Here's actual footage of the game in action:
I am telling you right now, I think this might be the most addicting game on the iPhone! In fact, five minutes after I described it to my buddy Eric, he went and downloaded it, saying "You've ruined my life... and I love it!"
I would go one further... I think Game Dev Story might be my favorite game of 2010, eclipsing even the mighty Yakuza 3 for PlayStation 3!
If you've downloaded Game Dev Story and you're looking for ways to strategize or maximize your fun, here are some tips to help.