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America's Next Top Model Game

08-06-2009, 05:07 PM
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America's Next Top Model Game

I just finished beta testing CBS Americaís Next Top Model app, developed by PressOK Entertainment. I was remotely familiar with the show, but I really didnít know exactly how this game was going to play. It presents a little like New York Nights: Success in the City, in that you navigate your model avatar around the model house and interact with the other contestants, playing through the different days and hopefully surviving subsequent eliminations.
There are a couple of features that stand out for me, the first is that you can customize the look of your model. Sure there are only a few options, but itís still neat to see your creation walking around mouthing off to the other contestants etc. The second is that there is quite a bit of strategy involved as each day you have to earn a certain number of goal points (gold stars). This is accomplished by expending energy points. Different activities either add or subtract energy points and can reward you with stars. Most important though is your success in the mini games that you can choose to take part in during the day. There are three which come up randomly. The first is a Tap Tap Revenge genre game called Photo Session. You hit three buttons in time to downward moving circles to strike poses and win point. The second is called Catwalk, where you have to use a circular slider at the bottom of the screen to keep your forward walking model in a spotlight which is moving horizontally and growing and shrinking. At several times during the walk you can hit photo buttons that allow you to gain extra points. The third is called Fashionista, and this involves you looking at a picture of a model for a limited amount of time, and then dressing a different model in the same style through choices of Hats, Hair, Sunglasses and Outfit.
Smart choices and management of energy/stars adds a nice level of complexity, and definitely makes you put a bit of thought into how you will act in the house.
All of the sounds and music is great, and the animation and menus are simple and easy to navigate.
In the end itís a surprising little game with quite a lot going for it. Iím not much of a fan of the show, but I was still pleased to win through the first several days and take out the first cycle. There are 6 cycles that you can play through in total with more available for download later. If you love the show, you should definitely check this out when it is released.
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08-06-2009, 05:21 PM
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Did you get permission to post this?
I'm also beta testing it, I have to say it's pretty fun. Not my favorite, but I'm sure girls would like it a lot more than me.

08-06-2009, 05:32 PM
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Don't Panic

Don't worry everyone, I cleared it with the devs before I posted. Like I said I was pleasantly surprised by this game, and just wanted to tell fellow TAers about it.
08-06-2009, 05:32 PM
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Did you get permission to post this?
I'm also beta testing it, I have to say it's pretty fun. Not my favorite, but I'm sure girls would like it a lot more than me.
Why, I'da think this is the PERFECT game for you Fleabag!

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08-06-2009, 05:33 PM
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I'm beta testing this game too. Really fun even though I'm a guy.

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Beta Tested: America's Next Top Model, Earth Vs Moon, iPlutoid, Minigore, Ground Effect, GeoSpin, Contre Jour
08-06-2009, 05:38 PM
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guys like models!
08-06-2009, 05:49 PM
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ANTM is one of my most guilty pleasures. I am obsessed with that show for no real reason, LOL. I would think they would want more realistic graphics since modeling is all visual. But it seems like a pretty cool idea for a "girly" game. I'm sure I'll pick it up at some point, I think it would be a lot of fun.



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08-06-2009, 05:56 PM
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How many girls play iPhone games. Anybody have some stats?
08-06-2009, 05:58 PM
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I'm a girl!

Probably a bad thing to announce that on the internets, lol... but I've been here a while, I'm not too worried.



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08-06-2009, 07:49 PM
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yep

I beta tested for this too and also i am a guy. After playing it i got to say it is a quality game that brings alot to the table, even though Tyra banks is not in it. I thought it was cool how you could start fights between the girls.

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