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Apple Games Features The Movies
7:23 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Apple Games' latest feature focuses on The Movies, the recent Lionhead Studios' movie mogul sim. Brought to the Mac by Feral Interactive, the game allows players to step into the shoes of a movie studio executive struggling to build the most successful studio in the industry. The article offers an overview of the game as well as comments from Lionhead's Andrzej Zamoyski.

“The movie business is presented as a world of glamour and excess, inhabited by stereotypes and caricatures — making it the perfect target for a video game,” explains Lionhead Studios designer Andrzej Zamoyski. “Although Hollywood may seem like a world detached from our everyday reality, a video game can put you at the center of this world and give you the power to play in it as you wish.”

The Movies, which originated in the mind of Black & White creator Peter Molyneux, does just that, starting you at the dawn of cinema history and letting you guide your studio to the present day. Hire and fire directors and stars as you juggle your film projects, always searching for the elusive mix of talents that will produce a box office hit. Off-screen chemistry among your stars and directors also factors into a movie’s quality, as do their overall stress levels, so make sure you keep everyone happy and at peace with each other, or you may find yourself presiding over the kind of Hollywood train wreck you’ve read about.

As you move through the decades, fashions and technology progress with you, taking your studio from the early days of black-and-white silent films to the current age of slick color movies packed with special effects. Simple sets give way to more elaborate soundstages, while the stories themselves progress from simple tales to epics. You can even take a direct role in your movies, laying out stories with the Advanced Movie-Maker and using the Post-Production Facility to put the finishing touches on a project.

Check out the entire feature at the link below.

Apple Games: The Movies
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