Fashion Designer Game

It all started with Mall World Game. During the early days of my gaming, there was this feature where if you watched videos your ordered products will be delivered instantly. These videos in question were relevant to the game and young gamer friendly.

Focus of the videos revolved around this game called Fashion Designer. It was intriguing to say the least but to be sure I kept ordering and watching till it clicked. Soon after an adventure was launched to see what this game was all about.

Unleash Your Inner Fashionista

One of the models dressed to impress via fashion challenge.
As the name implies, it's a game that revolves around designing outfits. Now the idea of just designing outfits sounds boring especially for those looking for a little something extra; even if they haven't picked up the game yet. The objective of Fashion Designer is similar to MW [Mall World] as you are tasked with servicing clients by fulfilling their order(s).

Depending on your level, you will have a list of jobs from different clients of which need to be met. Orders will vary in duration from 5 minutes to upwards of 1 -2 days. 5 minute orders are my favorite as they can be completed instantly by the Fashion Fairy.

Orders with longer times can be sped up by neighbors and or by watching videos. Best course of action when handling orders is to tackle the 5 minute ones first followed by the longer ones. This is important as you're only granted 2 mannequins plus if you opt to participate in the Fashion Showcase you will need to have a mannequin available for temporarily storing your entry.

That said, there's a possibility for obtaining mannequin #3. In the infancy days, it was earned through some challenge or other but after an update it disappeared. To obtain mannequin #3, visit the game page and search for '3rd mannequin.'

A post should surface with a picture of different mannequins along with text requesting your in-game  numeric ID [bottom of game window to left] to be posted within the comments. The 3rd mannequin makes all the difference especially if you're the busy worker bee type.

Overview and What to Expect

As with any electronic game, you are given a brief tutorial of how the game works along with how to obtain fashion items. From completing orders for clients to participating in the fashion show, there are loads of features and options to keep you occupied. Your main form of currencies are cash, credit and tokens.

Cash is common and earned through Daily Check-Inks along with other in game tasks. Credit is special currency which can be earned from later in the week should you check-in daily. Outside of this, you can purchase them via the game system.

Tokens are a bit different and if I'm understanding correctly, they're earned via fashion show participation. These are used for the game Fashion Slots where it costs 1 Token to spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize. If you're not up for a game of chance, then save up your tokens to purchase one or all of the items on display.

Expectation-wise, the game has a lot to offer especially in regards to getting creative. You have lots of design kits and decals at your disposal along with a shop filled with items to pair with your creations. The design items (kits, decals, color palettes and store stuff) will either cost cash or credits.

Some of the items are within a reach while others will take a while to obtain if you opt for the tortoise approach. It doesn't sound appealing and I'm sure not everyone is for the hare approach so go for a mix of the two. Once you reach the half way mark for earning, go the purchase route.

Perks

My Rock Star outfit from Mall World
If you're looking to keep up with the latest releases and news, then the fan page (game homepage) is the place to be. From fashion trends to updates on in-game issues, you won't be disappointed with the results. What could be more entertaining than fashion updates?

Fashion contests on varying themes. There are contest themes that revolve around newly released fashion kits. For example, the Mermaid Tails design kit was the focal kit for the Mermaid Tails Contest some time back.

Outside of design kits there are contests based on seasonal themes; summer, fall, spring, etc. All you have to do is dress a model according to the theme at hand, enter a fashion show, take a picture of the model at the fashion show and submit the result image to the fan page as instructed.

Participation is fun as you get to see everyone's creativity at work. As an added bonus, should your design be chosen as one of the best you'll be awarded with game credits (special currency). A nice bonus that's difficult for some to come by.

Are There Any Downsides?

Like any game with premium items up for grabs there's bound to be complaints along the lines of recent releases costing lots of special currencies (real cash). Of course this is going to be a downer as this leaves many players behind in terms of having a fair chance at competing in some competitions. Does this make the game less fun?

Not really but I can see how it can rub players the wrong way in terms of contests that require the use of said item; by contests I mean the one's on the Fan Page. As for the in-game fashion showcase, you pretty much have leave way as the players will pick the most favorable combination of fashion items. Even though there are workarounds it would be nice if more of the new items were worth game cash instead of special currency.

The Verdict

Fun to play. Fun to share.

What more is there to say? It's a game that is meant to be enjoyed with friends and fellow game participants. If you want to get the most out of your gaming sessions: check in daily, complete tasks, enter Fashion Shows, help neighbors if you have them, save your credits plus game cash for those special kits and don't be afraid to experiment.

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