Feral Interactive on Friday released a demo version of its Macintosh game
The Movies, a conversion of a title originally developed by Lionhead Studios. The 800MB demo is now available for download.
The Movies is a strategy game with some elements of The Sims thrown in for good measure: In it, you run a Hollywood movie studio, from the golden age of film straight through to the modern day. You can take the executive approach, if you prefer to find the talent and wheel and deal as necessary to make sure you’re a force in the industry. If you prefer, you can get behind the camera, directing stars, staging scenes and producing your own movies, which you can then share with others over the Internet.
This is the second game published by Feral in recent weeks after a lengthy hiatus; the company also began shipping Imperial Glory, a massive strategy game set during the Napoleonic Era.
This particular demo of The Movies includes a tutorial to help you get started and lets you play the first five years, to 1925, culminating with an awards ceremony (the “Stanleys,” instead of the “Oscars”).
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later, G4 1.67 or faster (including Intel; it’s a Universal binary), 512MB RAM and a 3D graphics card with at least 64MB VRAM.