Make the movie of your dreams amid the glamor and romance of 1950s Hollywood!

"Hollywood Visionary" is a 150,000-word interactive novel by Aaron A. Reed, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

As head of your own movie studio, you call the shots: hire Hitchcock, seduce Garbo, build your studio into an Oscar-winning powerhouse or star in a B-movie train wreck. Control everything about your production, from genre to casting to building up buzz.

Do you have what it takes to become a Hollywood visionary?

• Conquer the movie biz as a writer, director, producer, actor, or editor
• Banter with Hollywood royalty like Orson Welles and Greta Garbo
• Choose from dozens of genres and modifiers to make your film unique
• Five possible endings to discover
• Find love or throw yourself into your art: extensive but optional romance plots
• Win an Oscar, create a cult classic, or languish in film obscurity
• Will you name names for the blacklist, or risk everything to uphold your artistic ideals?
• 150,000 words of content
• Flexible gender presentation: independently control your pronouns, appearance, titles, and romance options

What's New

Version 1.2.0

New! You can now change the background color of the text. Your choice of black, white, or sepia.
New! You can change the size of the text, too. Bigger or smaller, it's up to you.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings

One of my Favorites


I've bought and played almost all of the games available from Choice of Games, but this has to be one of my absolute favorites. I love the vintage feel of Hollywood that the story takes place in. The characters are memorable and the storyline flows well. I only regret that there's so few endings; either you leave town or have your work recognized much later on. With the way those endings play out I believe that a sequel would add much more to the storyline.



I bought this game semi-spontaneously when it didn't have any reviews, and I'm definitely not disappointed with it. This is a really well made COG game. I found very few grammatical errors and had no crashes, freezes, or bugs. I thought the story was an appropriate length, and the story was great. One feature I especially appreciated that I haven't seen in any other COG or Hosted Game is the ability to have the game randomly pick the names for all named characters. It was always a pain for me to pick names, so I definitely loved this feature. I liked the RPG component, though the way it was integrated was a little contrived, and I thought some of the story events had too much/not enough of an effect on the stats. All my complaints are really minor, and overall, this was a really great game. I think the price goes up to 4.99 soon, so if you're on the fence and have any interest in movies or the entertainment industry, this is a must-buy!!!



Hollywood Visionary looks really good at the beginning. All the options for customizing your protagonist are great, and the tensions of making a great movie vs. having a personal life vs. getting enough leisure time so as not to become a stressed-out wreck of a person are very compelling.

You make so many decisions throughout the game, you think you're in control of your destiny and your choices matter. They do not. The quality of your movie is but an afterthought towards the end of the game; the game stops being about Hollywood and movies and becomes about a congressional witch hunt for Communists.

I wish I was kidding; I'm as opposed to Communism as a person can be, and yet the game turns into this awful, boring, unfair trial to determine whether you're a Communist or not, and ultimately you're presented with the choice of either sacrificing an innocent acquaintance of yours to this witch hunt, or sacrificing yourself.

The ending is terrible and mostly nothing you do during the fun parts of the game matters. Looks great at the start, but then drops the ball, trips on it and breaks its neck. Very disappointing.


Choice of Games LLC
17.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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