In the next version: Make a star

Having had various discussions with players over the years, I have noticed that some of you are more interested in creating your own stars than creating films. Until now, the Movie Business has not entered these areas and focused mainly on film production. However, noticing the interest of some players in this element, I decided to add such mechanics to the game. I called this mechanic Make a Star and it allows you to invest in selected creators to improve their skills in selected areas. And here's what it's going to look like.

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In the next version: Cheat code to reduce randomness

Quite recently on Discord there was, once again, a discussion about randomness in the Movie Business. More specifically, some players have a problem with the game's overall assumptions about total randomness when it comes to judging the creators' performances in the film. I do not want to develop this topic again (as I mentioned it in the game manifesto Movie Business for Beginners), because I consider it to be the main mechanics of the game, which makes the Movie Business a unique production and has its own character.

However, I decided to give doubters the opportunity to experiment with this randomness and find out for yourself why turning off this element will negatively affect the long-term gameplay.

Well, in the 2022 Edition, donors will receive a new cheat code "I do not understand art", which will change one of the key algorithms of the game affecting randomness.

Image by Erik Stein from Pixabay

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About the 2022 Edition

With the beginning of the new year, I would like to write you a few words about this year's edition of the game, i.e. the 2022 Edition.

I must admit that for a long time I was wondering if there would be the 2022 Edition at all. Unfortunately, the shortage of time, as well as several other events that may still take place at the beginning of this year, strongly questioned the possibility of conducting major works on the game.

Ultimately, I found that the 2022 Edition will appear even if it only contains an update of cult movies and other minor elements of the game (such as reviews or motives) or minor bug fixes.

However, all indications are that a few novelties will probably appear in the game. There won't be too many of them, but they may be interesting for some players.

As usual, I would like to do the premiere before the Oscars, unless some serious random turmoil occurs. Therefore, longer texts describing the most important new functionalities should appear soon.

And for now, I wish you all the best in the New Year.