What dating sim game is this?

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What dating sim game is this?

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This is a game from WAY BACK.

Basically, you're playing as a female manager who is training this blonde dude to become an idol?? I mean, he acts and does other stuff. You talk to other NPCs to get him work. Anyway, there are mini games you play to build up his stats. One game I remember is they show three chibi avatars, all with different facial expressions and body poses. Then after a few seconds, you have to recreate those exact ones, in the same order.

There were also these events you can get if you fulfilled specific conditions. It wasn't a choose-one-guy-out-of-many. It was only this one talent guy you train and slowly build a relationship with. It was a fairly simple game and I enjoyed the cheesy storyline and the occasional scene images when you managed to get an event. You would only see your character during these CG scenes.

As the guy you're training gets better and more popular, story goes along and I think his family(?) interferes after finding him or something.

It wasn't a downloadable game or anything. This game had a website of its own that you went to play it.All you had to do was make an account to save your progress. Completely free. It was pretty well done, the graphics were more anime-like. I do think time was sort of important. There were some events that can only be triggered if you didn't play the game for a few days.

I hope to god someone finds it because I've been trying to google it to no avail.

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What dating sim game is this?

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Not so many such games documented on Mobygames; there was only 'MyDivaDoll' which I used in googling for 'similar to MyDivaDoll' which got some suggestions: 'OhMyDollz', 'StarDoll', 'MissBimbo' and similar; most seem to be geared for girl characters, but maybe some let you dress up boys too?

https://www.mobygames.com/game/browser/mydivadoll

..and 'WAY BACK' is not a searchable year...

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Ah, sorry. I can't really remember the year I played it but maybe before 2014.

It wasn't really a dress up game, more of a otome game. Thanks though.

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I FOUND IT. IT'S CALLED STAR PROJECT BUT THE ENGLISH VERSION WAS TAKEN DOWN. NO WONDER I COULDN'T FIND IT.

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I see, yes it's originally in Korean, from 2010. The main website is still up at http://star.vvvic.com/ but no English language version there.
(There *might* be a Japanese version too, as such a version was announced for release in 2011, unclear if it ever came to be.)

Some reviews & press releases can be found:
http://us.aving.net/news/view.php?articleId=178388
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressrel ... rsquo_.php
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ ... d-overseas

The game also seems to have a google play app for android; again in Korean only. (maybe this is a subset of the original, or another version)
http://app.steparu.com/games/263-star-project
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ject&hl=ko

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