So I just bought this game on a steam sale and I feel like I don't "get" it. I make my first game, it gets mediocre reviews and barely makes a return on investment. Because I still have no other options, I make a second game; that gets slightly worse reviews and doesn't make a return on investment. Within 5 games, I don't have enough money to innovate at all and I can't make a game that earns profit.
Am I missing a core mechanic? It's a little frustrating that this exact situation has repeated 4 or 5 times now.