Idol business simulation game Idol Manager will launch for PC via Steam on July 27, publisher Playism and developer GlitchPitch announced. It also features theme songs and voice acting by Japanese idol group Kamen Joshi.
A Switch version of Idol Manager is also planned, but a release date has yet to be announced.
Here is an overview of the game and collaboration, via Playism:
Created by Russian indie game developer Glitch Pitch, Idol Manager is a unique “idol game” like no other. Not even Japan has seen anything like it before. You take on the role of a producer in a small talent agency in this business simulator, where you are required to use any means necessary to achieve success in the entertainment industry.
Develop talented idols, produce CD’s that come with exclusive tickets to hand-shake events, run your own official idol group café, the options are endless. What’s more, you must also of manage the relationship between the members of your idol group. You also never know when one of your idols would find herself caught up in a scandal. It is completely up to you to navigate this slippery road to the top of the entertainment industry.
■ Talent Development
Recruit idols and put them through voice training sessions and dance lessons. Gather talented individuals with the right personality, style, and attributes to create THE idol group of your visions. You are in charge of everything, from what members post on social media, to their concert outfits.
■ CD Productions
Produce a single or album that fits your vision, take control of lyrical directions, music style, as well as handpick the leader for your idol group. Take care not to overspend though, as that could bring grave consequences to your talent agency.
■ Promotional Activities
An idol’s responsibilities exceed far beyond your imaginations. Photoshoots, magazine and TV appearances, as well as internet live shows are all important revenue streams.
■ An Endless Variety of In-Game Events
Scandals, staged TV programs, disharmony between group members, you name it. You are the one who must deal with all of it. Whether you, your idol groups, and talent agency sink or swim rests entirely on you, and you alone.
■ Collaborations with Idol Group Kamen Joshi
We are so proud to announce Kamen Joshi’s collaboration with the project, with both theme songs in the game sung by the group itself!
Theme songs by Kamen Joshi include:
- “Dreaming Days” – Lyrics by Hami, Composed by Masaki Nagata, Arranged by Hisao Sasaki
- “Masquerade Nights” – Lyrics by Hami, Composed by Masaki Nagata, Arranged by GAKU
On top of that, the game also features the voices of three members of the group:
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.