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  • Publisher: MDickie
  • Genre: Simulation
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 23.5 MB
  • Version: 1.04
  • Price: $4.99
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App description: This special "VIP" edition of the music industry sim allows you to enjoy it at its best with no interruptions - plus a "Backstage Pass" that invites you behind the scenes to save your changes to all 150 characters!

Bring your music collection to life with animated performances as you embark on a career in the industry. Form your own band by recruiting talent from over 100 artists across 6 unique labels. Then record hits that will top the charts and take them on the road to over 20 different venues - complete with real reviews that scrutinize your strengths and weaknesses. With an endless schedule of possibilities before you, and an ever-evolving industry to immerse yourself in, Popscene captures the highs and lows of music in the palm of your hand!

* Please note that this game's use of MP3s may not be compatible with some devices. If this affects you, consider turning off MP3 music in the options.

PLAYING GUIDE:
Popscene divides the music making process into entertainment (represented by stars) and artistry (represented by hearts). As in real life, popular music is more likely to shoot up the charts and draw fans - but without substance, the success may be short-lived. Each of the game's many artists has the following attributes that influence this process:

- POPULARITY is the artist's ability to draw fans to entertaining content.
- REPUTATION is their ability to draw fans to artistic content.
- PERFORMANCE is their ability to perform entertaining songs live.
- TALENT is their ability to perform artistic songs live.
- PRODUCTION is their ability to compose entertaining music.
- WRITING is their ability to compose artistic music.
- HAPPINESS is the pleasure they currently get from their work.
- ATTITUDE indicates how likely they are to either contribute or cause trouble.

Each week, depending on the size of your team and their collective attitude, new songs may be recorded. Each member of the team contributes their score to a new song, and whoever scores the highest will be credited with making it. Members who are dedicated backstage staff will contribute twice instead of once - increasing the chances of a good song being written.

Once songs exist, it is the on-stage performers who must bring it to life. As with writing, each band member on stage contributes their score and the highest determines how well the song was received in each category. This time, it is the "frontman" who gets to contribute twice instead of once - so consider who is at the forefront.

The overall rating for a show is the average of all the songs performed - albeit slightly more generous so that perfection is not required. This is also true of album reviews. A 5-star performance may consist of consistent 4-star contributions. Reviews are where your performances feed back into the stats that produced them, because each attribute will rise or fall to reflect what just happened.

When booking venues, you must consider how much it will cost versus how much you are likely to recoup. Tickets are sold at $5 per song so it depends how long your set is. You will receive a percentage of this revenue, and must then use that to pay your employees and any other expenses. Singles are sold at $1 each whereas albums are sold at $1 per song for a maximum of $10. If you have a week of inactivity, you may find that you make a loss because of the expenses of your lifestyle (which reflects your wealth).

I regret there is more to this game than I could ever explain here, so enjoy figuring some things out for yourself!
02-07-2014, 06:18 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Just starting this thread up, this is the new game by Mdickie the guy behind wrestling revolution and hard time on iOS, been playing this for the past day or toe and I can confirm that if you liked his previous games then you might like his too,
Your managing your carrer as a music star and hiring band members and booking events recording music etc, it's all the usual mdickie style and very cool.
It also links with your devices music so the music you play on stage can be your own songs which I'm really liking at the minute.
Not much more to say really, I think mdickie games are either you love them or don't kind of games.
There's a free version to try too which I've been told has a very generous amount of content,

02-09-2014, 05:08 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
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Am I the only one playing this?
It's pretty cool people.
02-09-2014, 05:13 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,189
This certainly looks different... And cool.

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02-09-2014, 05:23 PM
#5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rich_952000 View Post
This certainly looks different... And cool.
There's a free version too
02-09-2014, 06:08 PM
#6
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Location: Indiana, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
There's a free version too
Thanks. I like his games but will have to try the free version before buying this for 5 bucks.

Do you feel GameCenter would benefit this game or is it good enough on it's own?

Last edited by rich_952000; 02-09-2014 at 06:11 PM.
02-09-2014, 06:16 PM
#7
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Location: Forge World
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rich_952000 View Post
Thanks. I like his games but will have to try the free version before buying this for 5 bucks.

Do you feel GameCenter would benefit this game or is it good enough on it's own?
Personally I never really look at Game Center and haven't been bothered about achievements or anything like that since I stopped playing ps3/369 games, but on top of that Mdickie games seem to have so much replayability there really in a class of their own, (I think you have to appreciate his style and humor though)
03-02-2014, 12:01 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Hmm this seemed to get overlooked, anyone else tried it ? It's really cool.