I’m not sure how you release a movie studio management sim based on Universal Pictures without centering it around the greatest movie the company ever released—Flash Gordon—but that’s what we’ve got. Fuse Powered Inc. (Fuse), in partnership with Beach Cooler Games and Universal Partnerships & Licensing, has announced the free release of Universal Movie Tycoon for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Free to download on the iTunes App Store, this builder offers a unique cinematic twist on the casual sim genre. Players take the reins of Hollywood’s most famous backlot in the world’s largest working movie studio, building Universal Pictures from the ground up, and making versions of beloved blockbusters like E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Mummy, Jurassic Park and Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Note that none of those samples are Flash Gordon. I really think someone dropped the ball here.
In Universal Movie Tycoon, players will need to build sets, attract actors and directors, manage studios, and buy new scripts to produce the most profitable movies in Hollywood.
Make over 35 blockbuster films from the Universal Pictures library
Marquee sets for such famous movies as Jurassic Park, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Jaws, Despicable Me, The Fast and the Furious and many more…but apparently not Flash Gordon.
Dazzling high-resolution set pieces and props
Over 15 studio buildings to add life to your studio: recording studios, executive offices, trailers, equipment warehouses and more
Decorate with trees, flowers, shrubs, statues, roads, topiaries and more.
Universal app: works on iPhone 3Gs+, iPad 1+ and the iPod Touch 4th gen+
Universal Movie Tycoon is a universal app for iPhone iPhone 3Gs+, iPad 1+ and the iPod Touch 4th gen+. It’s free, with plenty of in-app purchases awaiting your credit card. It remains to be seen whether one of these is the Swamp Beast set from Flash Gordon.