Hollywood Visionary

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About this game

Make the movie of your dreams amid the glamor and romance of 1950s Hollywood!

"Hollywood Visionary" is a 150,000-word interactive novel by Aaron A. Reed, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

As head of your own movie studio, you call the shots: hire Hitchcock, seduce Garbo, build your studio into an Oscar-winning powerhouse or star in a B-movie train wreck. Control everything about your production, from genre to casting to building up buzz.

Do you have what it takes to become a Hollywood visionary?

• Conquer the movie biz as a writer, director, producer, actor, or editor
• Banter with Hollywood royalty like Orson Welles and Greta Garbo
• Choose from dozens of genres and modifiers to make your film unique
• Five possible endings to discover
• Find love or throw yourself into your art: extensive but optional romance plots
• Win an Oscar, create a cult classic, or languish in film obscurity
• Will you name names for the blacklist, or risk everything to uphold your artistic ideals?
• 150,000 words of content
• Flexible gender presentation: independently control your pronouns, appearance, titles, and romance options
Updated on
Feb 15, 2024

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This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

199 reviews
July 26, 2022
I don't think I ever got so attached a fictional movie or cast of characters. I just adore the inclusion of the Red Scare (I was not particularly safe from it given I went with the trans casting choice along with being a communist who's bad at lying). And that ending I got, mwah! That little mystery that I can't spoil but wow. I ended up betraying a certain someone, thinking they deserved it but all it took was one little detail to make me feel terrible in a good way. Absolutely replaying it.
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wade kornreich
August 7, 2022
The McCarthy Era/Red Scare/Hollywood Blacklist subplot almost detracts from One of the Best choose your own adventure Management sims out there!! That being said the subplot is okay, it takes its cues from actual events that took place in the 50s. But what really shines here is the way you create, develop & manage your film from conception to post-production. The story uses real actors, actresses & directors and takes into account their filmography!! GREAT GAME!!
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A Google user
March 27, 2020
I actually purchased this book. The best part about this book is it feels like you are making a real movie as a director or producer in the 1950's. You have to manage your stress levels and choose actors. As a simulator this game was fantastic. The romance in this game wasn't very good and the ending was abrupt. I would have given five stars if I liked the ending more but It felt rushed after the court case and the movie release.
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