Superstar band manager

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Description of App

From the App Store:
Create a world-famous band from scratch, starting with a bunch of enthusiastic teenagers and see if you can turn them into a stadium-filling act!

Get them writing songs, gigging and signed to a record label.

Release singles and albums and tour the UK, Europe and eventually the world!

However, it won’t always be a smooth ride - music trends change over time and that affects the buzz the band creates. Band members need to be looked after
and kept happy to keep their mojo up!

Have you got what it takes to manage the next big thing?

Version

1.2.0

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

9.1

Accessibility Comments

This app is accessible except selecting the avatars for the band members and the menu navigation. There you Need to turn Voiceover off and tap around the middle of the Screen, then turn Voiceover back on and click "Appoint". If there's an error message, just try again until you get it.
For the menu Navigation part turn Voiceover off and swipe left. By doing that, you get to the main summary Screen. By Default, you are set to the skills Screen.
Also, when you first Launch the app, turn off Voiceover and tap the bottomj of the Screen. Then, you should find the "New Game"/"Continue Career"/"Options" buttons.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

This is a nice band Simulation game. It sounds simple but it can get really challenging later on!

Recommendations

4 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Razvan 4 years 6 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Ornella on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I love this game. hwen the game is over and you want to start a new game to the give back the allotted money that we had from starting the first game?

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The money is set back to the starting Point when you start a new game. However I think 10000 Pounds are a bit low.

Submitted by Ornella on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

i think its low as well. I'm at level 3 I wish if they gave a lot more so that I could boost the level of the band

Submitted by brianna2393 on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I'm having trouble with the allocation screens. For example, I am starting a tour and I need to set the price and quality of the merchandise. THis is not working with voiceover for me. How did you guys do this?

For a record deal you must be on level five. After four tallant skouts have checked you out then you will be offered a record deal.

Submitted by RL on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

From the main summary screen how do you get to the additional stats and record sales? The help says to swipe right and swipe left, but that doesn't seem to work. Not even with the three finger swipe left or right

Submitted by Robert1975 on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hi how do you make an album Tried selecting the 12 tracks but game just goes to the next week screen

Submitted by Anthony on Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I was wondering what level do I have to be to where I can start trying to sell merchandise and other stuff

Submitted by Mitchell on Sunday, January 3, 2016

How do you click the gold star to make sure your gig is going smooth?

Submitted by Ornella on Friday, January 1, 2016

I am at level 10 and I can't get to select the 12 tracks to record. it keep taking me back to the next week link

Submitted by Anthony on Friday, January 1, 2016

You have to go down… Songs after you done recording them you have to go down after each use where you want to record and who you want to be the producer in a bring up the list of songs that you have you have to it would have on each song do you have all them highlighted and continue or whatever the button is ending. I'm at yet to highlight the songs and choose the studio and choose the producer and follow the prompts after that then you will have one created And it will show you how to go vote it and OSU for a single also but you have to choose then you have to follow the prompts and create a video and promote the single and the album then after that you follow the prompts and go on tour with that album and throw it that way read promoted it what I meant boo the single and I will I meant the album I hope you were able to understand that mess because I'm using dictation

Submitted by Ornella on Friday, January 1, 2016

I did that with my first album but I'm having trouble with the second album

Submitted by Anthony on Friday, January 1, 2016

Did you write all 12 songs you have to do that first that could be your problem If you did where you're going to create album yet to select all 12 songs that's only way he'll let you go to the next sprain

Submitted by Ornella on Friday, January 1, 2016

I did write the 12 songs and when I find that it not working I wrote an extra one just to see if it would work but nothing. I am going to write the developers and let them know. this game needs some work.

Submitted by Anthony on Friday, January 1, 2016

Yes I do agree that the app needs a little work with some things like on the main screen it doesn't really read wishy right mean what is there and when you're going from each mean that needs work also could you need hearing wish I were off to go to each screen and I have not had that problem of writing records I mean voice over doesn't read what is on the screen it tell you that your stuff there like in your moving it'll tell you the money and the band I mean the fans but everything else and the next button but everything else need to be labeled when you moving between pages you need to turn voiceover off to do it that need to be fixed also so if you're going to write developers I would put the stuff that I've found in there too

Submitted by Ornella on Friday, January 1, 2016

i wrote the developers explaining all the problems and if they reply i will post it here.

Submitted by PG_PB on Sunday, January 3, 2016

This game is awesome, but if I have to choose a for example a producer, VO doesn't tell me if the producer is selected.

Submitted by Ornella on Sunday, January 3, 2016

if it doesn't select the producer choose another one because I've had that problem as well

Submitted by Ornella on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I got a response from the developer and they will fix the voice over issues and I also suggested to them a few business sim games that I would like to see in the future like theme parks or food and bar management games. So I will let you all know if and what they said when they reply. I also told them to add more sound effects to make the game fun so lets hope for that in future.

Submitted by Mitchell on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

If I'm correct, the music only llays when gigging, and the only sound effect plays after you're done.

Submitted by Hubert on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I recently downloaded this game, and although I found it quite fun to play, there were a few things, accessibility and feature wise that I found that could do with improvements.
Firstly, the amount of money you start with, I think is a bit low, especially when considering the only way I seem to be able to earn money is by selling singles at gigs, because there doesn't seem to be another way to sell anything or get more money without paying. I managed to get to level 3, then I just end up running out of money. I try to keep everything as as low cost as possible, however, either my poor money management or just the fact that you don't have enough money in the first place doesn't really let me do much. I was wondering if I'm missing something though, is there another way to see singles outside of gigs, or is there another way to get money overall, without having to pay.
Apart from the money feature, this game is great, and considering these developers have been committed to accessibility with their football chairman series, it's good to see that they're continuing their commitment to accessibility with this game too.
The accessibility of this game is quite good too, for people that played Football Chairman, this is very much on the same basis.
However, I was wondering how do I get to the stats screen, because none of the gestures I tried seem to work.
Sorry for the long post,
But this game is definitely one with potential

Submitted by Anthony on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hello there you have to turn voiceover off to move between screens use one finger flick between them when you Darren with her off and flick with one Finger to the screen that you want then you have to turn voiceover back on then you can move around the screen but when you're on the stat The best way to navigate is to flick And unfortunately the only way to boost your money is due by The money based in the app.

Submitted by Jin on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hello,
I have some solutions to the issues everyone has been having.

The money issue is alright in my opinion. The tip is to not buy any insturments until needed and keep the accomadations as low as possible. I did this and even bought 500 bottles without going into debt or without using real money. Also try to make 3 EP's as soon as possible. Once you hit 3 EP's then you can start profitting instead of losing money.

Next, to the person who has been having the issue os selecting the songs to record.
The tip is to have 13 or more songs. Use VO curo cur cursor set to rows so it tells you what row it is on as you scroll down. As you go down, select songs one through eight. Skip song 9 and select 10 through 13. For some reason 9 acts like a back button but this allowed me to select 12 songs without reverting to the previous page.

Third, you can see the stats by swiping left after your cursor is focused on "next week." Swipe left till you hear band manager and swipe left again where it says link. Click on that and its a lot of the touring information but you can ignore that if you don't need to adjust that. Click confirm at the bottom right. Then it would take you to the general stat screen. Also on this page if you swipe left from next week, it has equipment where you buy different things including recording room, vehicle, and insturments.

Choosing producers and location of music video. Each screen has a different issue that requires a different work around.
To choose location of recording studio, if you want the most expensive one, you have to choose the one before it. Click it then proceed to click the one you actually want. FOr producer do the same.
For location of music video, I found you have to turn off voiceover and click around near the bottom. This is easiest by moving your finger around the screen till you can hear it says desert island because that is the only with issues. Turn off VO and random tap in that direction Click towards the right side because if you go too far down left it will go to the previous page. If you click 2 or 3 times on desert island, just turn back VO and click choose location. That should solve it and if not just go back to the page and repeat. Sometimes I have to do this 2 to 3 times before it works.

Last of all and the hardest of all is promoting the album. This page is completely inaccessible. The only way I could do this is by turning off voiceover and star at the top of the app screen. Swipe from left to right from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen until you cover every surface. If successful, every 0 should become a 2.

Hopes this helps

Submitted by Iamriley on Monday, January 25, 2016

I can't get for talent scouts to go to one of my gigs. Skill level and buzz are the highest that I can get them on level five. What should I do

Submitted by Anthony on Monday, January 25, 2016

You're a level is not high enough you have to be around level eight or 10 so just keep doing everything and keep leveling up

Submitted by Moopie Curran on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hi, I'm on the right level to price and produce merchandise, but I can't seem to do it. When I'm setting up the price for the hoodies, which is the last item, it jumps and says I must set the price and quality for the items. I love this game, but this is a super frustrating issue, and I'd love to get past it as soon as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Moop

Submitted by Sabrina Mari F… on Sunday, January 22, 2017

On the menue I see new game and save/load but I don't see continue. does that mean that I have to start all over or is there a way to actually continue?

Submitted by Mitchell on Sunday, January 22, 2017

Try loading a game. It should continue from where you left off

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Sunday, July 30, 2017

in a previous update to Superstar Band Manager realworld fan pages (for getting additional bonuses like Money, bottles and fans) were introduced.
Feel free to view mine at
http://www.superstarbandmanager.com/id/bc3f2ebf
Your help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance and happy band Managing!

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Sunday, July 30, 2017

by the way, per view i either get 200 Pounds in-game-Money, 20 bottles or 40 fans.
someone can only view a fanpage once a day.

Submitted by Ornella on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Didn't play in a long while. Did they fix the issue on the main screen when choosing the band members and choosing their genders?

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Monday, July 31, 2017

I am currently on Level 3 and have not seen any improvements yet.
I will post here if I notice any accessibility improvements.
If anyone Plays the game and can tell me how the new "watch a Video to earn your band a Bonus" Feature works, please post here.
By the way, you can click fan pages once a day, so Keep those clicks coming, because even with a cheap gig Setup I can't seem to be able to make Profit.
Keep them clicks coming and happy band Managing!

Submitted by Ornella on Monday, July 31, 2017

I will start playing by tomorrow again and see what's going on with it.

Submitted by Jen on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Does anyone know how to perform actions during gigs?
For example, checking the sound level, or giving a bottle to one of the band members.
I've tried turning VO off and randomly tapping around the screen, but that didn't help.

Also, here is my band page, if anyone is still playing.
http://superstarbandmanager.com/id/50C6F23A

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Nice updates! Will probabbly start playing again.
PG_PB: Your Fanpage seems to be incorrect, because when I clicked on it it said band not found!
It is great that the devs are open to accessebility feedback and I hope they can further improve the game.

Submitted by Queenofeagles07 on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I'm at level 5
the game wants me to do something like upgrade equipment
I need to click equipment and then do something
But I can't find it anywhere
And I have noone to ask
Please help :-)

Submitted by Juliantheaudiogamer on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hi,

I got an answer from the developer of Superstar Band Manager. The E-Mail is below:

Re: Band Manager Contact Form: julian.gimplinger@gmx.at
Hi Julian,

Many thanks for your email and feedback. Glad you’re enjoying the game.
I have taken on board your feedback for VoiceOver. We accept that the current game isn’t perfect - it was essentially built as a demo that has been developed
into a playable game.

This early release was really to gauge people’s interest in the game before spending much more time filling it out with features and content, so in many
ways it is still very simple.

Because of this, a lot of features are currently a bit limited and we never had chance to fully test out accessibility.
We are a tiny team of two people and we've been busy fixing technical issues from third party software and plugins lately which has taken up all our time.
This is as well as managing emails and social media so updates etc do take a lot longer than people may expect!

It is unlikely that the current app will get anything other than essential technical updates to make sure it still works on the latest phones and tablets
with up to date operating systems etc.

I'm currently planning a new game that will address a lot of the feedback we’ve had, and will take on board your feedback in the development process. 

Many thanks again,

Sean
Developer, Superstar Band Manager

It is unfortunate that this game won't get any real Feature updates, but I am looking Forward to the hinted new game.
If you are interested, I can suggest them to post about it on Applevis.

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