We've all dreamed of one day being the big cheese in our very own company, or of having the kind of entrepreneurial flair to build up a business from its foundations to the dizzy heights of success. Ambition and drive are great characteristics to boast, so long as you don't let success get to your head. But before you put your pride and money on the line, how about a foray into the world of business... on a virtual stage?
We've put together a list of our favorite very favorite resource management and simulation games for iPhone, all of which have grabbed us for their imaginative gameplay, and originality. Great time-killer material, and an even better outlet for 'The Apprentice' inside you.
Game Dev Story is a game which refers to itself in some strange way; you've got manage a company which makes video games. You have to hire programmers, sound technicians, and designers with the aim of selling at least a million copies. It's a really detailed and thorough game which covers the whole process from start to end. And It's just perfect for retro lovers and management game fans alike.
If you're a Star Wars nerd, you'll fall for this app real quick. This time it's all about managing the Death Star, with a great gameplay that's full of missions and little winks at the popular saga. They've made this one with a retro design too. It's an entertaining, simple game, which is just perfect for playing during those moments when you don't want to have to think too much about complicated sub-plots.
AdVenture Capitalist is a bit of a mix between a resource management and an incremental game. You've got to earn cash and reinvest in whatever you think best. It's a really addictive game even though it's pretty repetitive. There's lots to get your teeth into, and your future depends on what choices you make in the crucial, decision-making moments. Think wisely!
We've all wanted to work for a magazine, right? Well, Magazine Mogul offers us the chance to manage an editorial team from the hotseat. If you love journalism and resource management, you really should take a look at this app. You can finally imitate Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada with this game!
We just can't get enough of these hybrid games. This time, we've got a game that mixes resource management with betting, and loads of multiplayer options to top it off. Build the best island in the world and defend yourself against the other players while trying to rob them of their resources. This strategy game has some great 3D graphics too, which, all in all, make this app both unique and easy on the eye.
So, are you up for exploring the universe? Epic Astro Story is an adventure set in Space where you're the boss of a bunch of astronauts who have to explore a new planet and make a new country. It's a pretty interesting game and Sci-Fi lovers are gonna go mad for it. Is there life on other planets? Well, soon there will be...
Everyone loves theme parks. In RollerCoaster Tycoon you're in charge of building the best theme park ever. Follow your instincts and build rides and food stands for your demanding guests, while aiming to make sure everyone is more than satisfied.
Tiny Tower is one of the most popular games on the list. Build up a tower and control everything that goes on inside it. Take charge of the maintenance and make sure everything ticks over correctly. It's not an easy job, but it is interesting. Are you ready to build your own unique tower?