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Shady O'Grady's Rising Star is a complete musician simulator/role-playing game with a heavy dose of strategy thrown in. You start the game as a young aspiring musician in an American city of your choice in a music genre of your choice.

Game days pass one at a time and you must use your time wisely to progress. On the weekends you attend gigs where you can check out the local scene and make some connections for yourself. During the week it's time to write some songs, practice those songs and put together a band of similar minded fellow musicians, all while doing odd jobs to earn a crust.

In time you'll get gigs, hire managers, record and release your songs and go on nationwide tours hoping to promote your album to the top of the charts. And all along, you'll have to deal with the internal politics and egos of the band members and hold them together against all the odds.


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Alternate Titles

  • "SOGRS" -- Common abbreviation

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Out Of Eight Jun 21, 2007 7 out of 8 88
PC Gamer Jun, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Worth Playing May 08, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
GameZone Mar 21, 2007 6 out of 10 60
PC Gamer UK Aug, 2007 51 out of 100 51
Digital Entertainment News (den) May 14, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45
The A.V. Club Mar 26, 2007 D 25


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Even though it was announced that Shrapnel Games would publish SOGRS, the deal fell through. The game became the first one published internally by Gilligames.

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Steve Hall (352) added Shady O'Grady's Rising Star (Windows) on Mar 04, 2007