Your Company's ValueIt's all about the bottom line when you're running your own business. The objective of this game is to increase your company's net worth.
Real estate worth is dependent on what studios, facilities and landmarks you've built in your city. The purchase price for each plot or building is added to your net worth. The higher it costs, the better. Your studio and entertainment building's worth is increased every time you start a production. The cost of a production will be added to your bottom line under this category and as soon as you collect, it will be removed and the income you get will be added to your cash.
Build your StudiosDifferent studios are available for you to construct and having a variety of each is recommended when you're at earlier levels. As a guide, you can follow your advisor and fulfill the missions with regards to constructing buildings.
Your studios will be a source of income when you start your productions. Clicking on a studio will bring up a window for you to choose what production you'd like to invest in. From commercials to TV shows, movies and even musicals, each will indicate how much it's going to cost to start one, how long it will take, the number of actors needed, total income and experience points you'll get.
Here's a tip: When building your studios, make sure you put enough space beside it (or on all sides) to make room for facilities. This will increase the income percentage of your productions.
Residual Income with Entertainment BuildingsWho doesn't want passive income? Your entertainment buildings give you that opportunity to keep the cash flowing.
The comedy club's income is at $50 an actor. If you look at the screenshot below, there are 6 studios built within its area of influence. Each studio is busy with a production that totals to 31 actors. That's a total of $1,550 in cash. As long as the studios are not idle, this building will earn you $1,550 every 3 minutes.
Remember to collect from your entertainment buildings when all of your studios are busy. This means you need to collect from these buildings first before collecting income from your finished productions.
Increase Potential Income with FacilitiesFacilities such as writer's offices, audio labs or even a director's school can help in increasing your income per studio. Each building will have a corresponding percentage bonus that will affect all studios within its area of influence.
Take note you don't need to put a plot to build any of the facilities.
Your Advisor and MissionsYou can either do a free play at Hollywood City or you can follow your advisor's missions.
You'll also notice some quests in the list, either from your advisor or from your nemesis, Ruth Less. This follows the story line and usually affects your actor's reputation. You get to choose whether you'd like to gain more experience points or cash. Depending on where you're at in the game, you can use this as an extra boost in your strategy.
Get Business Partners for More RewardsWhen you visit your neighbor, you'll get a chance to invite them to be your business partner. It's recommended that you do. When they accept, every time you visit and promote their studios, you'll get an extra $50 plus 5 experience points.
InvestmentsJust above your neighbor's list, you'll see an icon that looks like a graph. Clicking on this will let you choose a friend for you to invest in. The list shows friends that are not playing Hollywood City yet.
Choose a friend that is likely to play the game. Your initial investment will be $1000 and will get your earnings of $100,000 if he reaches a net worth of 4 million within 20 days.
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