User Guide

Overview

This User Guide explains the main concepts of MovieStarPlanet.

In MovieStarPlanet you create your own personal virtual movie star which is used in Movies, chat rooms and games.

Your movie star earns Fame and StarCoins (the virtual money in MovieStarPlanet) when you participate in the MovieStarPlanet virtual world.

StarCoins and Fame are earned when other users watch your published Movies, and give you autographs, and when you play games in the chat rooms.

Your movie star starts at level 0, and you progress through the levels by earning Fame. New levels give access to new animations and access to chat rooms reserved for movie stars at higher levels.

StarCoins can be used in shops to buy clothes, costumes, animations, Movie backgrounds, music and props for Movies and items for your movie star's virtual home.

Getting started

You start by creating your personal movie star, by clicking the New User button on the MovieStarPlanet homepage. When this is done you have an account you can use to log into movie starPlanet in the future.

It is free to create an account and everyone can do it.

Movies

You can start a new Movie by clicking the "New Movie" sign in the "Creative" area.

The first step in creating a Movie is to select up to 6 movie stars to star in the movie. You can choose your own movie star, any of your friends' movie stars and a few extras. The selected movie stars are lined up, and from this line-up you can change the clothes on each movie star choosing from the clothes each movie star owns.

Creating the Movie content

Once the movie stars are chosen and clothing selected the Movie Studio is shown. Here, you direct each scene, enter speech lines and select animations.

At the bottom of the page is a timeline bar. This is used to select and progress the time in each scene, so you can easily decide where each movie star should be and what each movie star should do at different times.

Completing the Movie

When you have completed your movie, you can choose to publish the Movie by clicking the "Send to friends" button.

Please note that once a movie has been published it cannot be changed. In addition, no one can watch a movie until it has been published and only published movies can earn Fame or StarCoins.

Friends

To make new friends you can search by username in the "friends" area, which is accessed from the "friends" button in the main menu.

When friends are active in MovieStarPlanet, their activities pop up in the 'Friends' Activities' bar at the bottom of the screen. This is also where you chat with your friends.

The "What are you doing" area

The "What are you doing area" is located on the left hand side of the screen inside MovieStarPlanet. Here you can write about what you are doing or what is on your mind. When you click send, all your friends will see the message. You can also make your movie star carry out animations and facial expressions, to help illustrate messages or emotions when sending a message.

Chat rooms and Games

There are a number of chat rooms available in the chat area. Besides from chat, there is the "Games" area which offers games and quizzes where anyone can play to win StarCoins and Fame.

Shops

In the "Shopping" area you can visit different shops where you can buy new clothes, new items for your room, and backgrounds and music for your movies.

You can also go to the "Animation shop" and buy lessons to learn new moves (animations). The animations can then be used in movies in the "What are you doing" box and in the chat rooms.

My Room and Changing Clothes

In 'My Room' you can display all non-clothing items bought in the shops, so that friends and others can see it in your public profile.

In the 'Change Clothes' room you can go and change clothes choosing from all clothes previously purchased.

Guest book

Each movie star has a guest book where other users can write messages and greetings.