Merge Games is delighted to announce the release of Movie Studio Boss: The Sequel, a business simulation game. Developed by Eddy & Gary & friends, a highly experienced team of industry veterans, the game is available from 17th December 2014 on all good PC digital platforms.
Can You Handle Hollywood?
You have just been appointed the head of a new Movie Studio and have 10 years to make it the most successful studio around. You are up against seven other computer controlled Studios all trying to be the best Studio in the world. You are judged in three ways – most turnover, most profit and most awards.
As the Studio Boss you have lots of decisions to make, including: controlling the budget, deciding what type of film you are going to make, hiring a scriptwriter, getting the best director, trying to get the screenplay right, negotiating with the stars, handling problems on set, getting the post-production right and that’s all before you worry about the cinema release. You’ve got marketing costs, web publicity, test screenings, how many screens to show the film on, when to hit the International markets, when to sell it to TV, how long before you put it on DVD and much, much more!
About Eddy & Gary & friends
Edward Grabowski created the original Movie Studio Boss game in the late 90’s. An old, but aging favourite, Edward decided it was time to give this old treasure a face lift!
“I’m pretty sure Hollywood doesn’t release too many titles on video now! Plus technically it’s screen resolution was fixed at 800 x 600 – which looks like a postage stamp on modern computer screens. So MSB The Sequel it is. My old artist friend Gary agreed to collaborate and Movie Studio Boss has been updated.
Besides giving me the chance to get it to run on screens which have larger resolutions there’s lots of technical benefits including improved audio (players of the old game will be pleased to note that the tunes I wrote have been replaced with a great score from some new friends Guy, Tim & Bradley) and the ability to have more people on screen. In MSBTS every film has a Production Assistant who will dress in a costume relevant to the film and will walk around the Studio letting you know what stage of production the film is in.
As well as updating the gameplay – introducing Blu-ray and updating the financial model – and pretty much all the graphics I got the chance to add in new features; animated films, musicals, age rating, personnel profiles, more detailed film credits, more reports, notification icons and more” explained Edward.