Rising Star 2 Rises

Rising Star 2 is now available on Steam, offering an RPG/simulator that puts the player in the role of a rock star. Here's the release trailer and here's more on this sequel to Shady O'Grady's Rising Star:
As a solo development project, Rising Star 2 blends the statistical, tactical gameplay of Football Manager and seamlessly mixes it with the musical bones of Rock God Tycoon, into a perfect harmony. Players can customize their band, tweak their setlists, trash hotel rooms, buy their first pad, and secure a manager: it’s completely down to you on how you pursue your path to fame. Just remember, it's a long way to the top of you wanna rock and roll.

Key Features:

  • Explore a musical open-world environment.
  • Utilize a dynamic musician attitude system (DMAS) to recruit compatible musicians and kick out band members that no longer get along.
  • Hire managers to find recording contracts, endorsements, book individual gigs or entire tours.
  • Fully customize your band's appearance and van with thousands of combinations of hairstyles, makeup, clothing, and paint jobs.
  • Purchase a variety of houses and apartments to call home, with hundreds of customization options.
  • Live the classic rockstar life by trashing hotels & motels for inspiration and fun.
  • Choose from 600 different types of real equipment to see what works best for your band.
  • Booking venues and tours across more than 130 cities in the United States.
  • Take on 40 side jobs to earn cash while working your way up to stardom.
  • Explores thousands of locations including bars, theaters, stadiums, clothing stores, recording studios, hotels, art galleries, print shops, parks, cemeteries, and more.