You play as a manager at a small but growing talent agency, challenged with cultivating and training the newest generation of young pop stars – deciding who to hire, who to fire, who gets promoted when things go well and who to reprimand when everything turns sour.
The life of a pop star isn’t always a happy one, and while their crowning personal achievements can be your greatest commercial successes their emotional meltdowns and PR nightmares can risk financial disaster for your agency.
With gossip magazines, super fans and rival groups all thirsty for a scoop on the latest scandal, beware of those that want to tear you down and are willing to play dirty. “It’s not personal, it’s business.”
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Decide how to deal with crises including gossip, vandalism, stalkers, or threats directed at your agency and the pop idols you manage.
- Manage relationships between the different idols in your group, as you deal with cliques, internal feuds, and bullying.
- Grow your fanbase by varying your tactics and appealing to a wide variety of demographics.
- Produce singles, hold concerts, organise huge TV events and overseas tours to capitalize on your group’s popularity and bring in revenue.
- Develop your agency’s building. Start with simple offices and dance rooms to produce content and train your idols, and end with your own cafe and theatre to create a steady stream of revenue. Hire and train staffers to help deal with logistics and keep your agency running smoothly.
- Discover substories – chains of events and visual novel segments, many of which are triggered by your play style. Each substory can play out in multiple different ways based on your decisions, often causing serious consequences for your playthrough.
Idol Manager will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 25th August 2022.