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So, we've designed games, built malls, managed soccer teams, run farms, and that's just scratching the surface of the Kairosoft game catalog. This developer has found a formula that works and it's not about to stop now. The newest title in Kairosoft's stable is Magazine Mogul, and I'm sure you can guess what it's about.

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Someone has to report the news in this small town, and that's the core of gameplay in Magazine Mogul. You explore stories, write new issues, and grow your reader base. Is it fun? Probably – despite the formulaic nature, Kairosoft's games are usually engaging.

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You could probably tell from just a tiny glance that Magazine Mogul is a Kairosoft game. It has the same retro rendering and cutesy animations seen in the developer's other titles. It works, if you're into that sort of thing. Though the Kairosoft tropes are getting a bit predictable, you have to respect the up-front pricing. This game is $4.99 with no in-app purchases.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • namesib

    *Sigh* Here comes another late night playing a Kairosoft game...


  • http://www.tenshi.org.uk/ Angie Winterbottom

    This seems the nearest in style to Game Dev Story in a while. Should be good. :)

    (I mean, as opposed to their building simulations and sports simulations)

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Kairosoft games are really nice, I went through their Dungeon Village (I think that was the name?) at least 4 or 5 times, Mega Mall Story finished twice, though I never really got far in Game Dev Story, but still - their games are definitely top-notch

  • Guillaume

    Kairosoft, shut up and take my money. We want more!