Play “You’re The Producer” on your iPhone!
Tommy, a reader at TDF, just tipped me off to a brand new app for my iPhone, created by the marketers of the “smash hit” jukebox musical We Will Rock You which, believe it or not, is now in its 6th year in the West End (after playing itself out in Vegas and Toronto).
In We Will Rock You – The Game, you’re the Producer! From the app store:
We Will Rock You – The Game is a management simulator which puts you to the test as the show’s producer. By making the right decisions your goal is to take your production of the smash hit musical We Will Rock You from a small school hall right up to the real venue at London’s Dominion Theatre – but can you sell out the show?
As producer, it’s your call to make production and creative decisions within the show’s budget. It’s down to you to set ticket prices, sell merchandise and coordinate your marketing and once you’ve pulled in your audience you’ll have to make sure you’re gonna rock the show by selecting the right cast, staging equipment and props.
The more successful and profitable your show is, the quicker you can increase the size and quality of your production to rock your way to the Dominion!
The Show Must Go On!
It’s a pretty fun little app, especially for producing minds like ours. What is most interesting to me is that of all the types of games that the We Will Rockers could have created, they created a game where you’re the Producer? I’m not complaining, but you would think they would have created something with the plot of the show itself? Or something with some karaoke?
But more power to them . . . cuz they’re the first show I know of that created an iPhone game app.
I’m going to see if I’ve got skills. More later.
If you want to play, click here.
(On a side note, does anyone else remember when We Will Rock You was going to be more of a bio-musical based on the life of Freddie Mercury rather than the fictional story of a futuristic society with characters called Skaramoosh and Galileo set on Planet Mall? The Mercury musical is a show I would have loved to have produced . . . even if only on my iPhone).
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