I occasionally browse the rmxp.org forums, if just because I'm a fan of 2D RPGs, and because I like indie games. Every now and then, I've found an unfinished project which I mention in the Bishoujo section of this forum. Adolescence is still going along well. Your Heart doesn't sound like it will ever be done, but there's always a chance.
Today's find, as far as I can tell, is FINISHED. And it appears to be EPIC.
Idolcraft, according to the forum topic at http://www.rmxp.org/forums/index.php?topic=45267.0
is a pop idol training game created with RPG Maker XP. Even if it might happen to be just an imitation of a certain untranslated Namco Bandai game, I'm glad that this imitation is in English.
A direct quote: "...you assume the role of the manager of an idol studio in Japan. Your challenge is to scout out fresh talent, train them to sing and dance, and put as many CDs and DVDs on the market as you can within a 2-month period. Will a girl you train become the next big star?"
Version 1.2 is available for download at the sub-site for this game: http://sites.rpgm.org/index.php?p=113
EDIT on April 25 with my first impressions: this game worked with my aging PC, which was a good start.
In the first part of the game, the hero has to wander through town and 1) try to recruit idols, 2) make money, or 3) at least buy useful items. Not bad... but I'll have to plug in my USB gamepad, because just using the arrow keys on my keyboard, it's difficult to line up the hero to talk with NPCs. They walk quickly.
It looks like I'll have to do some trial and error in order to find potential idols, because there's an invisible timer. I don't know if it automatically runs in all locations, but clearly, there's only so much time in a day. The hero can't just wander and explore and hope to win.