Every 6 months or so I scour the internet for a movie industry tycoon game. I am a big fan of text sims like WMMA, TEW, and EWR. I love the obvious Roller Coaster Tycoon, Zoo Tycoon, and Game Dev Tycoon. For me these games aren’t just about systems, it is about investing into my own little Sandbox.
The Movies came out in 2005, I bought it Day 1 because I was a glutton for the patented Peter M. hype at 12 years old. The game was somewhere between being a tycoon game and The Sims which was a sweet intersection of the games I played most at the time. The end game didn’t do either aspect half as well as the pitch inspirations. That said, the game had a weird movie editor where you couldn’t make anything super special but there was something intimate about it.
So why has no one attempted to take this idea to the next level? It has been over a decade since anything like it has come out and with PC gaming in the state it is it doesn’t seem like a wild notion.