Hollywood (video game)
Hollywood is a creative writing game released in 1995 by Theatrix Interactive. Users input text and can watch the characters read it. The game features a choice of 24 scenes and multiple cartoon animal characters. Having been released for more than a decade and its original developer defunct, this software is now considered abandonware.
Hollywood features ten cartoon characters:
- Larry, a yellow hippie dog.
- Sid, a purple anteater in a blue business suit.
- Tiffany, a glamorous orange dog.
- Artie, a nerdy-looking alligator.
- Charlotte, a policewoman fox.
- Chuck, a palm tree in a flower shirt and lei.
- Billie, A purple dog with glasses and pink hair.
- JJ, a cool dog with a backwards baseball cap.
- Bev, a fat pink cat with blue hair in a green jacket and knee highs.
- Lucille, a pig with curly blonde hair and a red jacket.
Users may change the voices, names, and jobs/interests of the characters.
When Hollywood and Hollywood High were installed on the same computer, the two could be combined by using a key received by calling Theatrix after launching the "Unlock Hollywood" program; however, since the developer is now defunct, this feature is no longer available.
Hollywood won the 1996 "Excellence in Software" award for Best Home Creativity Software Program.
- Manes, Stephen (1996-02-27). "Home Movie: Hooray for Hollywood!". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "Theatrix Interactive Triumphs at 1996 Software Publishers Association Codie Awards". Business Wire. 1996-03-07. Retrieved 2008-10-19.
- "Theatrix Interactive Ships Highly Anticipated Hollywood High". Business Wire. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2008-10-19.