The Movies: Stunts & Effects

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The Movies: Stunts and Effects
Developer(s) Lionhead Studios, Robosoft Technologies (Mac)
Publisher(s) Activision,
Feral Interactive, (Mac OS X)[1]
Designer(s) Peter Molyneux
Engine Renderware
Platform(s) Windows, Mac OS X

6 June 2006 (US)

16 June 2006 (UK)
Genre(s) Business simulation game
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

The Movies: Stunts and Effects is an expansion pack for the PC business simulation game The Movies. The expansion pack is developed by Lionhead Studios. It was released on 6 June 2006 in North America and 16 June 2006 in the UK.

The Mac version of The Movies: Stunts and Effects was developed by Robosoft Technologies and published by Feral Interactive. It was released during Macworld 2008.[2]

New features[edit]

The expansion pack adds stunts, stunt men, new props, effects, sets and costumes to the game. New features allow players to add stunt doubles to replace their actors to prevent injuries. Helicopters and other fast moving land and airborne objects are available. The new expansion pack introduces the 'Free-Cam' feature that allows players to move and position the camera as they like in any scenes. The player is able to buy sets like Wild West Bedroom. There were changes to The Movies Online with the release of the game. Some of the new sets include: Blue and Green Screens and Miniature Cities for giant creatures of your choosing. However, these new features are not available until the player reaches the 1960s.

Extra features on the Mac version[edit]

The Movies: Stunts and Effects for Mac, developed by Robosoft and published by Feral Interactive has 3 Mac specific features

  • Using iTunes Music library for the Sound Track

Support for iTunes is seamlessly integrated into The Movies for Mac. This means that when the player is editing the soundtrack in Post-Production, the player can use any of the files from their iTunes Music Library to create a professional sounding score.

  • Using GarageBand and iMovieFX sample

The list of sound effects and samples you can use in The Movies Post-Production is hugely increased by the built-in support for GarageBand and iMovie

  • Simple Sharing with Flip4Mac WMV Studio

To share the creations with other fans of The Movies around the world, one needs to upload movies to The Movies Online website in Windows Media format, not QuickTime. To allow Mac users to do this, Feral has bundled Telestream's Flip4Mac Studio for free with the game.