You have just been made a manager in a new software firm. Your brief from the directors is to raise £10.000 by the end of your first year in business but you also have your own private ambition — to become a Software Star.
To start off with you are given one finished game and you, as their star programmer, begin work on another program. Reviews play an important part in Software Star and your sales can either be high or low depending on the outcome of the reviews You must cope with staff problems, advertising, summer slumps and public relations. It is all too easy to get into debt and either be declared bankrupt or be sacked.
Software Star, although an amusing game to play, is also rather frustrating because it is very hard to succeed even on beginner level. It can also be very unrealistic at times; if it had been this hard to start off in the software industry it's doubtful that there would have been one. After all a fledgling company doesn't go around spending £11,000 on overheads (this does not include duplication of tapes, wages or anything like that) or £11,000 in salaries for one month. One last moan is how come it costs £10,000 to launch a new game? once again this does not include advertising or any other extras such as duplicating. Millionaire offers more fun and game at the end of the day.
Overall AMTIX! rating: 52%