Idol Manager [Beta]
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
This is a beta in development. New features, gameplay systems, and content are being added to the game in monthly updates. As the game is still in development, in this beta version you may encounter bugs or performance issues, and future updates may break compatibility with old save files.
Buying the Idol Manager beta will give you access to the game while it is in beta testing (now until the release of the full game), as well as a full copy of the game when it is officially released (including a Steam key).
When Idol Manager is officially released, it will be sold for $15. The $25 price for beta access is intended to match the amount that Kickstarter backers pledged for early access to the game before its release.
Beta participants are invited to join our beta forum, where you can report any bugs you encounter, and can post ideas and suggestions for new content you'd like to see in the game. We can't promise that all suggestions or feature requests will make it into the game, but many of the performance enhancements and quality-of-life improvements we've already implemented have come as a direct result of feedback from early access playtesters.
You take on the role of manager at a small (but growing!) talent agency. As you cultivate and train the newest generation of young pop stars, you'll have to decide who to hire and who to fire, who gets promoted when things go well and who gets reprimanded when things get sour. The personal lives of these young celebrities are a part of your business, and the life of a pop star isn't always a happy one. Their crowning personal achievements can be your greatest commercial successes, but their emotional meltdowns and PR nightmares can spell financial disaster for your company.
It's not just the idols you have to worry about. The world is full of gossip magazines, super fans, and rival groups, all thirsty for a scoop on the latest scandal. There's a lot of people who want to tear you down and are willing to play dirty, but try not to let it get to you. It's not personal, it's business.
- 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, organize 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 theater 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.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $25 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- [Update] Beta 18: Taken to task46 days ago
- [Update] Beta 17.5: Odds and ends (and story previews)93 days ago
- [Update] Beta 17: Staffing upJun 03, 2020
- [Update] Beta 16: What's cooking?Apr 25, 2020
- [Update] Beta 15: You've got potentialMar 11, 2020
- [Update] Beta 14: TheaterFeb 11, 2020
- [Update] Beta 13.1Jan 08, 2020
- [Update] Beta 13: Sister groups!Jan 05, 2020