Blockbuster Inc. Aims to Revive The Movies' Management Gameplay

Blockbuster Inc. is an upcoming business management game that aims to recapture the magic of the classic 2005 game The Movies.

Published: October 25, 2021 4:34 PM /


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If you were a fan of the management game The Movies, you have something to look forward to next year: Super Sly Fox has revealed a spiritual successor called Blockbuster Inc.

2021 has been a great year for management games. We first got to play Evil Genius 2, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 2004 game. Summer saw the launch of YouTubers Life 2 and the delightfully weird Lawn Mowing Simulator. Now, there's another odd management game to look forward to -- and it aims to recreate the magic of a long-lost game.

Blockbuster Inc. is a movie studio simulation game. You'll have to handle all of the aspects of the business including constructing the actual movie studio -- support and office facilities included -- and making your movie magic with sets and actors. The game won't be solely in a modern setting, either; it's going to span roughly a hundred years of movie history, changing up the visuals and gameplay and adding in random and historic events to spice things up a bit.

Older gamers may remember a little game called The Movies that originally launched for PC and Mac back in the mid-2000's. This game by Lionhead Studios had several positive reviews at the time, but it didn't sell well enough. A version existed on Steam at one point but has since been removed. Your only option to play this classic PC game is to pirate it or buy an existing physical copy. Next year's release of Blockbuster Inc. will finally give you a new way to enjoy the same kind of management gameplay.

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When is the Blockbuster Inc. Release Date?

The Blockbuster Inc. release date will be sometime in Q4 2022 as reported on Reddit; that means it's currently expected to launch sometime between October 1, 2022-December 31, 2022. A price has not yet been announced.

This game also appears to be the first commercial release on Steam from its developer Super Sly Fox. It certainly looks interesting! For now, you can add Blockbuster Inc. to your wishlist on Steam.

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Did you ever get to play the classic management game The Movies? Do you think Blockbuster Inc. can live up to its spiritual predecessor? Let us know in the comments below!

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