Idol Manager mod support has been added by its developers. If you're unfamiliar with Idol Manager, it's exactly what it says on the tin: a game about managing pop idols. There's more than a few games in this genre, but most of these are visual novels or something similar where players focus on the idols and their relationships. This game instead has you running the company behind them and doing your best to raise them up as stars, exploit them for your own wealth, or both.
The product of a successful Kickstarter, Idol Manager is still in the midst of development. The game is currently in Beta Version 14 as the developers make progress on completing the game as soon as they reasonably can. However, they've also decided that they'd like to give the community the opportunity to mod in their own content. As Siloconera reports, they've subsequently decided to release a basic version of Idol Manager mod support in advance of their title's completion.
The current iteration of Idol Manager mod support will let players add in their own idols, random events, and the graphics necessary to support both of these aspects of the game. It's somewhat limited in its scope at the moment, although the developers do have plans to expand its functionality once they're finished with the game proper.
We interviewed the devs behind this game back in 2016. You can grab the Idol Manager mod support tools over on Itch.Io, although they won't be much help without picking up the beta version of Idol Manager for $24.99 or your regional equivalent. Idol Manager will launch whenever the developers decide it's done at a price of $14.99 or your regional equivalent. In the meantime, you can do them a solid by adding the game to your wishlist on Steam. Check out the game's Kickstarter Video from last year below to see how it plays!
What do you think of Idol Manager mod support? Do you like the idea of a game exploring the dark side of idol culture or do you prefer that your games have a happier experience? Let us know in the comments below!