Originally Posted by PeteOzzy
I absolutely love the look of this. As others have mentioned, Pixelly People Making Movies is the closest to this that I can think of both visually and mechanically but even then it sounds like you're taking a different route which I find really positive. PPMM didn't feel so much of a simulator as an arcade game to me.
I love the Kairosoft games and got plenty of entertainment from Tiny Tower to make my zero expense more than worthwhile! Finding a balance between the two both gameplay-wise and with profitability will probably be quite tough but it's something I'd love to see. Ever since being disappointed with The Movies, I don't think I've played a single Movie Empire Management Sim that has met my expectations!
I'm a shallow and easily pleased guy so I'd download the game based solely on visuals, I love the style and the quality - there's some great work! While I'd definitely prefer a premium product, I honestly do believe there is a place for F2P games. Again, it's all about the balance for me, which probably isn't the most useful thing to hear. Timers are frustrating, but workable with as long as there's plenty to be doing in the meantime.
There really isn't much I can say to help but I'm definitely going to be downloadin this when it's out and checking this thread now and then!
Hey thanks for giving a thought to your comment! Honestly, we didn't know about PPMM before starting this thread at Toucharcade forum. So that came as a surprise to us. But you're right that we're making a management game, in the same sense Karosoft designed their titles.
Timers (if placed and designed correctly) can be a valuable instrument to break up the pace of the game, because you can experience a thoughtful 5-10 minutes of gameplay and be off doing your chores or business or whatever, without that sense of "overeating". But of course examples like recent Dungeon Keeper are pure evil.