Alawar has just released another new game for the casual PC gamer and it’s addictive. I just lost half my Sunday afternoon! It doesn’t really help that it’s still early days of daylight savings and it gets late before it gets dark.
Juliette’s Fashion Empire is a time management game that captivates early because it allows you to get in a rhythm without too much bombarding you, but it isn’t long before the decisions are coming thick and fast and you have to think on your feet what’s going to be the best move to make.
I think my Miss almost 8 would love this, not sure how she’d go in the higher levels but I am sure she would love dressing the models, doing their makeup and keeping them happy – come to think about it young Master 3 probably would too.
The colours are vivid and the backstage areas are eye-catching and classy. Bonus coins earned throughout the level can be used to upgrade the backstage area, making it easier to keep your models happy – especially in the later levels when they are coming at you quick and with way less patience.
Juliette graduates at the top of her design class and opens a boutique but has little success, a former classmate gives her a piece of important advice – it’s all about BRAND RECOGNITION! You need to get your label out there and make sure everyone knows who you are and that means fashion shows – lots of fashion shows!
That’s where we come in. It’s our job to help Juliette become the fashion force she dreams of. Juliette needs to compete against experienced, successful designers in five of the biggest fashion capitals of the world beginning in New York and finishing up in Paris. In each city Juliette needs to earn enough cash to open high end boutiques that will rival the established competition. This means keeping the models happy and productive and the show strutting the catwalk.
As you progress through the levels the supermodels get more experienced and less patient, and the shows get bigger as the competition gets fiercer – and that means more models. Luckily Juliette is gaining experience as she goes because you are really going to have to have your mouse finger on the pulse to make the right decisions. If your models start to get unhappy their performance will suffer, and that means you make less money.
Bonus shop tokens can be spent at the beginning of the level to improve backstage efficiency – from a fitter Juliette to hunky male models to call and keep your models happy; from more food and drink to helpers at every station but best of all for music and fragrance to help increase the patience of your models.
Juliette’s Fashion Empire has 50 levels across five fashion capitals with over 130 fashion accessories and over 100 different articles of clothing this isn’t going to be a walk in the park. Juliette is going to have her work cut out for her and need all the help you can give her. There are 12 different models from different countries and they have differing levels of experience and patience so you will need to pay attention so you can learn to anticipate their needs.
There are so many choices and such a colourful game board that you will be entertained for hours – I know I was (never mind – the washing will still be there tomorrow). I am also certain it will prove to be the perfect way to keep my budding fashionista occupied and out of my hair for hours!
The music isn’t really much to talk about but I’m not one to play with sound anyway. The 60 shop items to buy are definitely worth talking about though. Now I just needs a couple of extra helpers because I’ve been here so long I’m getting tired and my poor little mouse finger can’t keep up.
If you like fashion and dressing up this game is definitely worth a look. I haven’t ever really played time management games before but this was a great fun way to spend my afternoon!
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