Software Star
By Addictive Games
Spectrum 48K

Published in Computer & Video Games #42

Software Star

Ever wondered how to go about setting up your own software company? Ever wanted to experience all the hassles of raising cash, programming games, advertising and distributing your product? Ever wondered what it would really be like to be a software star?

Kevin Toms, designer of that classic soccer strategy game Football Manager, could be onto another winner with Software Star - a game which challenges you to become a computer whizz-kid.

Instead of facing relegation to Division Three, here you might become a bankrupt if you fail to read the market properly, produce the right games and waste your money advertising in any other magazine than Computer & Video Games!

Kevin's game challenges you to get a game to number one in the charts and stay there fore ten months while at the same time making a pre-tax profit of £10,000. Easy? Just like real life, it definitely isn't easy. The bank manager is always around the corner threatening you with a rolled up copy of your overdraft!

Software Star is an original strategy style game which could catch on. It will certainly make any would-be software supremo think twice about starting up his or her own business. Now, where did I put that bank statement...?