Want to be a star? Of course you do, these days it’s either become famous or be forced to get a real job away from the televised tenuous-talent shows. Well if you want to get prepped for the lies, schmoozing and flirting that form an essential part of playing the fame game, then Stardom is the perfect place to practice…
It’s a shallow world these days; a world where a man with awkward hair and an elevated waistband is venerated for presiding over the nadir of light entertainment that is Britain’s Got Celebrity X Factor Tarrant on Ice, so the arrival of an app that challenges you to take on that world, starting as a nobody, fresh off the bus, and work your way up to international stardom using any methods necessary was inevitable. Fortunately, it’s also very amusing too
Select to be a would-be Star or Starlet, chose a look, move into a squalid apartment and live the dream! Well, nothing’s that easy – unpack, work shifts to earn money, join a talent agency and get seriously flirty with producer types to shoehorn your way into auditions and prove your solid-gold star status.
With nice stylistic cartoon graphics and a good story arc, Stardom is trickier than it may at first appear, throwing various challenges your way and leaving you to make the call as to how you interact with the people that could make or break your fledgling career. Will you make the right calls or will you just bribe your way along? Both options are open and equally valid.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Intriguing, curiously compelling and non-punch pulling about the nature of the fame beast, Stardom: The A List is an excellently enjoyable way to while away countless hours, living the awful life of a shallow showbiz wannabe without actually living the awful life of a shallow showbiz wannabe. On your way, Cowell!
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