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|Developer(s)||Lionhead Studios (PC)
Robosoft Technologies, (Mac OS X)
Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)
|Release date(s)||Microsoft Windows
20 December 2006
The Movies is a business simulation game created by Lionhead Studios for Microsoft Windows and subsequently ported to Mac OS X by Feral Interactive. It was released on 8 November 2005 in North America, and 11 November 2005 in Europe after reaching gold status on 8 October 2005. The game allows players to take the role of a Hollywood film mogul, running a studio and creating films. Much has been made about the film-making aspect of the game, as it allows players to easily create viewable works or machinima. It won Best Simulation Game at the BAFTA Video Games Awards and was nominated for best game at the Game Developers Choice Awards. A June 2006 expansion pack, The Movies: Stunts & Effects, adds new features including stunts, stunt doubles, special effects, and custom camera angles. The Mac port of the game was published by Feral Interactive and developed by Robosoft Technologies.