A visual novel/sim game about life, love, and working in the entertainment industry. Play as makeup artist Sian Goodin as she navigates the world of showbiz. Make friends, forge business relationships, and maybe even find romance!
User reviews: Very Positive (94 reviews) - 88% of the 94 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 30, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We'd like the final game to be as stable and polished as possible, and that means getting as many people as we can to test it out.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The gameplay and story are complete. We are waiting on voices from the studio. They say it'll only be a few months, and we'll do our best to keep you updated on progress.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Full version will be voiced and include one more hidden path.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All four main routes, two hidden paths, and multiple alone endings are available.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Price will remain the same.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are most interested in finding bugs, game crashes, and typos.”
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Game Currently Unvoiced

Development for this game has slowed due to scheduling conflicts with the studio, but we have NOT halted the project. The current version of the game is unvoiced. Updates about our current status can be found on http://twitter.com/sakevisual and http://facebook.com/sakevisual.

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Development of this game has NOT halted, but it IS slow moving. Please be aware that the voiced version will not be out for some time. Updates can be found at http://twitter.com/sakevisual or http://facebook.com/sakevisual.

A visual novel/sim game about life, love, and working in the entertainment industry. Play as makeup artist Sian Goodin as she navigates the world of showbiz. Work with upcoming talent or established pros? Focus on your schoolwork, or use your industry connections to climb the ladder and land a job as a high-ranking producer? Date a famous actor, cultivate romance with a fresh-faced pop star, or strike out on your own? The choices are yours (and yours alone)!

The glamor and glitz of showbiz hold little appeal for Sian. As the daughter of a professional makeup artist, she knows how stressful and uncertain work can be, and she aspires to something more stable. When a sudden accident topples her plans for a smooth college life, she realizes she must put her own makeup skills to use if she wants to make it through the year. The entertainment world may be wild and unpredictable, but Sian's about to learn there's also a lot to love.

  • Over 15 unique endings
  • Fully Voiced (English)
  • Opening and ending animated by Studio DEEN
  • Work jobs to earn money and increase your status in the industry.
  • Choose Sian's look with 80+ articles of clothing - clothing changes appear in CGs.
  • 80+ unique CGs
  • Original Sound Track

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • OS: Mac OS 10.6
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • OS: Linux x86/x86_64
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Early Access Review
Honestly, I don't know what to say. It's a game of good quality but the waiting for the game to get past beta stage got me weary. I was honestly very enthusiastic, preordered the game the moment it was possible because I couldn't wait to see how the system worked.

I was dazzled by the pretty art and the GUI. However, I also noted the story didn't have enough backing to get past the famous RE:Alistair stage. Pretty art, short story and few small scenes. They share the same basis. But I feel like it lacks a little more story and dating considering this one is no freebie. This game should have more story line which is why I quickly told myself to replay it once it was complete... but then again, considering the last news our dear dev made, this is basically the storyline which I find a little lacking.

If all I'm waiting for right now is the voice, I can tell you I'm not going to play again.

Besides, I have been waiting for over a year now to see more of this and I am tired. I am very, very tired to see that the game is not finished.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Early Access Review
The characters are interesting but frankly not that charming. The art is very good. The dialogue is okay. I looked up all the information I could on the internet, made all the right choices, and ended up alone at the end.

This game has been in Early Access for over a year now, with no updates to the game, and no word from the creators. Their "weekly updates" on their blog stopped in May 2014, and after that there are just a handful of tweets and tumbles about voice recording in April 2015. Frankly I would consider calling it abandoned: they've suckered $30 out of enough people in Early Access and their work is done.

This game does not feel at all like it would be worth $30 even after completion, much less at early access. Consider waiting until the alleged "release" before picking up this one.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Early Access Review
Overall Score from me: 5.5/10.

I realise that the game is not yet complete, if It ever gets updated and fully finished I'll adjust my review accordingly. Keep in mind, that I've played many many many Otome style visual novel games, and there are basically three main types that exist. Stat building, choice maker/visual novel, point and click/adventure.

This one is mainly a stat builder but also is reliant on choices you make in relation to the character you're pursuing.

First the numbers.
Gameplay 4/10. There is no option to skip the mini cutscenes during the classes/work week, or making cupcakes, so if you're going for doing things efficiently and making 20 or so cupcakes it takes forever. The email system is critical for some of the game paths and EXTREMELY EASY TO MISS. Which means unless you save often you could miss half of the requirements for some of the game paths. The game length is too long in the worst way because of how long it takes you to complete the actual week day planning, (A "save this schedule" option would be great as well) And it is very difficult to monitor your character's stress levels while paying attention to the email system, and go out on enough dates with the bachelor of your choice. There are also numerous bugs, such as one on Matthew's path that if you press the skip button it occasionally brings you back to the start menu, on loading a save. Another one is that if you have skip on, and you bake cupcakes it makes that faster but can be turned off if clicking in the general area as well. I've also had certain event flags not start when they're supposed to so there's a few kinks that need working out.

Music 6/10. The music in this game is fairly well done, but one thing that I personally believe is that the music cannot actually be turned down low enough without being fully mute. I'm thinking this will be fixed when they add voices and such to the game, but that's my only issue there.

Artwork 8/10 The art in this game is very beautiful. The only thing I would like to point out is that there are a few cutscene pictures that distort the character's faces in a way that it's not attractive, but overall it's really well done and the character design is really good.

My current viewpoints:
*All of the paths are EXTREMELY difficult. As in pedantic and overwhelmingly difficult. I have yet to unlock one perfect ending with any of the characters, despite following guides and doing everything in my power for this. This game needs a walkthrough more than a guide. Matthew's path for example is a bit unclear as I'm not sure what you need to say to Nicole in order to make things work or what stats you need to focus, as even with maximum charisma, specialized cupcakes, dates and popularity I didn't get the complete ending. The game takes way too long to complete due to needing to re-input every single command into the schedule every day.

I think that a lot of the game could be made smoother/more user friendly just by making the email button flash red on recieving a new email, and having the option to choose what sian's main "ideas" are at the start of the game, such as wanting to start a blog for popularity or practice speaking for charisma. It'd also be a lot better to add more stress relief books to the stores, and to make it easier to access the arcade as raising your gpa for another date-spot, plus trying to balance stats is a bit pedantic and difficult. It's not a bad game, but this goes beyond challenging to a painful grind and a lot of work. I still haven't gotten one perfect ending, though i'm not sure if it is related to the game or something i'm doing wrong, and there are no full guides or walkthroughs that completely cover the exact things people need to do to get the endings.

I'd still reccommend this for the story, but until it's finished and some of the bugs are removed, it's not a full reccommendation from me.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Early Access Review
I wouldn't reccomend this game to anyone until the final verson of it is released. It's not very fun, the voices aren't complete, you need a guide before you can even begin to understand how to jump onto a character path. Honestly, I regret buying it. Worst part? Since buying it last year, I've heard nothing about the development, or any predictions on when the game will be released in it's full version. Stay away from this game, hold on to your money for something better.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
72.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Early Access Review
I feel like this game was made just for me.

It has wardrobe options which persist in cut scenes, stat management, secret routes, career options, friendship options ect)
If you like visual novels it may seem expensive but the branching, length, quality of the gameplay, visuals, audio and replay value is amazing and so worth it. Beats stuff like tokimeki and starry sky by a mile!

All the characters were very likeable which does not happen much in otome games (personally I usually hate somebody).
The closest thing to a dislike was John's fedora (liked his character though). Please rethink that choice.
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