Kim Kardashian is set to make $200 million off her new app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. But what are you committing to spend by playing?
The app itself doesn't cost a thing. But if you were paying attention in the first sentence, Kim K is set to make $200 million off this. That's not all coming from ads – as it turns out, if you want to succeed in the game, you'll be shelling out more than a few extra dollars.
How will living in #KimKardashiansHollywood get you to spend real money? We've got your breakdown below.
Hooray for Hollywood?
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood uses a fairly basic currency system, or so you think at first. Finances are broken down into two categories: dollars and K coins. The first is commonly given just by talking to people and completing minor tasks – not hard to accumulate.
The thing you learn quickly is that in Kim Kardashian's Hollywood, everything is expensive. Outside of a couple of basic options, nothing comes for free. So yes, you can build up a decent cash flow early. But if you get trapped in the vortex of customizing your look, chances are you'll find yourself broke in a flash.
The other form of currency is K coins (heretofore known as Koins, sorry), which are only given out for completing special tasks and increasing your level. You increase your level by networking, completing tasks, etc. Sounds pretty simple, if time-consuming, right?
Wrong, because prices escalate like crazy in this game. Even if you get up to level 7 – the most realistic early threshold for having 10 Koins – you'll blow it all in one fell swoop on an apartment, even one cheap by real world standards. And that makes the rest of the game much harder for you.
Because see the blue bar? That's the fourth point meter you need to keep an eye on. It's your energy bar, and it's the most important stat in this game.