Design: Collin Oguro
With two games hitting shelves in the space of as many months, one shouldn't accuse Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios of being lax in their development duties. Although Black & White 2 hit shelves barely a month ago, they're already following up that release with The Movies, a highly-anticipated movie mogul simulation / amateur filmmaking tool.
Since there isn't really much of a storyline to the game, a walkthrough is obviously impossible to write, but if you're looking for information, we've got plenty of that. For some pointers on getting started in the game and setting up your studio, check out the General Tips chapter. You can find a list of the prominent buildings and their functions in the Buildings chapter. For learning about your stars and how to keep them happy (and highly-ranked), check out the Dealing With Stars and Maximizing Prestige and Star Power chapters. The Maximizing Prestige and Star Power chapter will also give you some pointers on keeping your studio lot in good repair. You can find information on making films in the Making High-Quality Films chapter, as well as in the General Tips. Lastly, if you're looking for information on the game's Certificates, check the Certificates chapter.
Note that this guide mostly focuses on succeeding in the tycoon portion of the game. The quality of your custom-made films revolve more around aesthetics than economics, so we'll let you explore the world of subtitles and post-production on your own. If you're playing in Tycoon mode, though, you'll hopefully find plenty of information here. Enjoy!