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Glitch Pitch and PLAYISM today released Idol Manager, a business strategy sim about conquering the entertainment industry using any means you deem necessary. It's been in Beta for some time now with most of the game available via itch.io, however today sees the big 1.0 release with it now being on Steam too.

"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."

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They've had a bit of an issue though, with Steam not agreeing on their age rating. For now, Steam has placed it into the 'Adult Only' section of Steam which reduces their exposure quite a lot. Speaking in a Kickstarter update, they mentioned they have done everything Valve asked and are waiting for it to be reviewed again. You can still buy it right now but you might have to search for it depending on your Steam settings. Rules surrounding the age rating are always weird when you have quite violent games sitting there for all eyes to see.

With the big new release they've added in voice acting and music tracks, Steam Workshop support and Steam Achievements too.

You can buy it now on itch.io and Steam.

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