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App description: Design and manage your own Music Festival! Book the best bands and attract the biggest crowds and grow your festival into the biggest, loudest, most rockin music festival ever!

Are you ready to rock? Start building the most awesome Festival - For FREE!

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pocket-Festival/203141976479795
TWITTER: twitter.com/Pocket_Festival
WIKI PAGE: pocketfestival.wikia.com

Start from humble beginnings and grow your festival into the premiere music event! Attract the biggest bands, sell the best merchandise, and get the crowds rocking out!

More than 40 characterful Bands to unlock and collect! As your festival grows, you'll be able to attract superstars from every genre.

Customize your festival to match your musical tastes! Choose from Rock, Pop, Country and Dance themesor you can create a festival that captures every taste!

Why not listen to your favourite tunes with the in-game Music Player, and earn FREE Amps!

Other Awesome Features
DYNAMIC CROWDS react to the music you play!
MAKE MONEY from ticket sales, shops and festival attractions
HIRE STAFF to auto-stock and collect revenue when you are not in-game! You'll never miss out on rewards!
DECORATE YOUR FESTIVAL to keep the visitors and V.I.P.s happy.
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS by visiting other Festivals and making friends so they can send you FREE Amps!
SOCIAL SABOTAGE! Jealous of someone elses Festival? Finally you can do something about it throw Mud Bombs at them!
GAME CENTER enabled for achievements and leaderboards.

Sanuku's comments:

11-14-2012, 09:52 AM
I'm getting this just for the band KISS maybe they will had Kanye west and add crowd fighting lol

11-14-2012, 10:05 AM
Guess chillingo got the early release trigger finger and hit the button now why can't the other games follow lol
11-14-2012, 10:31 AM
After playing this for 10 minutes here's my thoughts

Long loading

Maybe it works better for iPhones and pads but touch 4 not so well
11-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 2,512
It ran fine on my 5G touch, but for something I am a nut about (live music), I didn't much feel the game. Maybe I should give it another try but it was a freemium builder that I deleted in short order after seeing nothing but the usual mechanics.

So, points to the game for an original setting for a freemium builder, good animations, but nothing but raspberries for run of the mill brain dead design.

Game Center : "Chip H."
11-16-2012, 09:45 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 128
I have to say I am quite enjoying this, although I only bought it this morning, the fifth band has just taken to the stage, I have enough tents for 240 people, and I have just bought the drinks stand.
11-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: New York State
Posts: 2,512
Originally Posted by jamesfish30 View Post
I have to say I am quite enjoying this, although I only bought it this morning, the fifth band has just taken to the stage, I have enough tents for 240 people, and I have just bought the drinks stand.
Yeah, if it works for you, it is a nicely original setting with a good deal of care into the art and animations. Mechanically, however, it's so simplistic and "been there, done that". I even reinstalled it and stuck with it past the point I deleted it the first time and... deleted it again. It's purely a matter of queuing up "farm plots" (either band bookings or stand supplies), unlocking more "farm plots" (more services and bands), and building "storage" structures for the current size of your "farm" (see what I'm getting at here). And even though you can queue up bands out the yin yang, you've got to actually check in while they're on stage to reap the XP bonus from booking them.

There's no meaningful choices, and the one teensy bit of risk in the game is strictly to push IAP*, so unless you find yourself attached to the setting, there's twenty or more equally competent freemium builders on the app store with nothing at all differentiating gameplay.

* The "play your own music through the app's music player to earn amps (the premium currency) was a good idea on paper. Unfortunately, in practice, it was poorly done. Notably, you can't leave the app and still have the music playing, so it winds up something you have to baby sit (and, no, clicking on floating stars endlessly is NOT gameplay enough to make baby sitting this game fun) to utilize.

Game Center : "Chip H."
11-23-2012, 12:40 PM
How do you buy more land and expand your festival? Can't figure it out :/