Hollywood Tycoon - Can You Create a Real Blockbuster?
Today we'd like to present you a game that will give you a perfect opportunity to check your
ability to become a film producer. Will you be able to shoot a real blockbuster? Running a
film studio you'll have a chance to become a movie mogul and earn millions while getting all
the possible awards.
You've always thought you could do it better? Here is your chance to prove!
After your uncle Irving Goldfish dies, you inherit his business, the Tinsletown Studio.
Though being a newbie in the world of megastars and huge budgets, you'll soon grab the main
things and learn how to survive and thrive in the harsh Hollywood scene.
You start from customizing your avastar, which is actually your representation through the
game. At the beginning you have very scarce options, but as you complete some tasks and earn
coins for it, you will be able to make him or her look like you wish - there are enough
options for that.
The main game play starts when you get to actually run your studio. There is a tutorial that
will guide you through the basics, but many details are left to your own experience. Taking
into consideration that you are not given any time limit for the game and can take your own
pace, you will have time to reach a good understanding of all the smallest details of film
making. But there is a nice help option in the menu where you can also obtain the
information you need.
To create a movie you need three Ss - a set, a script and a star. First you'll have to build
a lot for builders (this will enable you to construct some sets for filming), then a
writer's cubicle to have some scripts available and, finally, a trailer for actors where your
stars will come from. There are also some other buildings available, like post-production
and marketing departments, for example. As you'll earn more money, you'll be able to upgrade
any of them to provide yourself with better materials and staff. This is essential for rising in the ratings and receiving awards. And awards are the condition of proceeding to
the next chapter of the game.
Once you have all the necessary buildings you can start your creative work. When you choose,
for instance, a Horror set, you can see blue cards of scripts and yellow cards of actors
moving at the top of your screen. You have first to choose a script matching the set, and
then an actor matching the script. The choice might be tricky, but you'll soon get the idea
and your creations will be more and more successful. Of course, success in Hollywood means
money, and you can check your profit after each of the films has been finished. Your box-office proceedings can be also boosted by trying your luck with critics reviews - but be
ready to lose some cash if the critics don't favor your release!
Of course, like in any strategy game, there are some resources that can be replenished in
the end of year which you can cause by clicking on the calendar tab in the top of the
screen. Wood for building and film for movies - that's all you need.
On the whole Hollywood Tycoon is a very addictive game that is very flexible in terms of
pace and strategy you take to succeed. It can be challenging enough for both newbies to the
genre and experienced players. And the graphics together with sounds are rather good.
So, what will your next blockbuster be about?
digg it! | del.icio.us