If you haven’t already played Game Dev Story then you probably shouldn’t. It’s not that it’s a bad game, quite the contrary actually, it’s that once you get started playing you’ll likely never stop. Now chances of ever getting actual work done again have become even more dire, as franchise developer Kairosoft has officially launched Waiwai! The Game Dealer in Japan.

Where Game Dev Story put players in the roles of a studio boss trying to make an amazing game, The Game Dealer tasks you with getting the products off store shelves and into the homes of consumers. Unfortunately, our Japanese skills are virtually nonexistent, but it seems the game will have players managing aspects of a game store such as inventory and employees, while also trying to come up with ways to entice new customers and drive up sales. It may sound mundane on paper, but then so did Game Dev Story, and that one is chock full of win.

While there’s no word if The Game Dealer will see play outside of Japan it’s a safe bet to assume that it will. Kairosoft has already localized Game Dev Story for English-speaking audiences, and is currently hard at work getting Game Dev Story 2 ready for an American launch. We’d say there’s about a 95 percent chance that The Game Dealer will make it to other markets, but you never know in the crazy world of app development what will happen next.

We’re also hoping that The Game Dealer is just as wacky and irreverent as Game Dev Story. I mean, in that game would hire an actual, honest-to-goodness code monkey, so please tell me there’s going to be some sort of equivalent in The Game Dealer. At any rate we’re very excited about the release of this new game, and only hope that we won’t have to learn Japanese in order to play it.

[via Touch Arcade]

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