IGF FINALIST 2013 BAFTA WINNER 2012 TIGA AWARD FINALIST 2012 1. Build Hotel. 2. Make Music. 3. Stop Tadstock. An insane hybrid of a tower defense game and a procedural music toy with tons of bullets (and healthy number of Wu-Tang references and credit crunch satire). The hit game for iOS now available on Windows and Mac!
User reviews: Mostly Negative (263 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2013
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“...to understand how excellent Bad Hotel is, you need to play it. And you need to hear it...I like Bad Hotel so much I'd buy it for you. Get it. It's wonderful.”
Kotaku

“Completely awesome...Lucky Frame, keep this kind of stuff coming.”
Gamezebo

“Bad Hotel is, in short, the stuff of wonderful nightmares: an eerie soundtrack, a menacing palette and an all-pervading sense of inescapable doom. Yet it's also one of the most original and atmospheric tower-defense games we've played all year...”
Modojo

About This Game

IGF FINALIST 2013
BAFTA WINNER 2012
TIGA AWARD FINALIST 2012

1. Build Hotel.
2. Make Music.
3. Stop Tadstock.

An insane hybrid of a tower defense game and a procedural music toy with tons of bullets (and healthy number of Wu-Tang references and credit crunch satire).

The hit game for iOS now available on Windows and Mac! You are a budding entrepreneur, whose hotel is rather unfortunately located within the territory of Tarnation Tadstock, the Texas Tyrant. Your only defense against Tadstock’s army of seagulls, rats, yetis, and more is to build your hotel as quickly and intelligently as possible, using an array of increasingly sophisticated weapons.

The beautiful artwork, quirky storyline, and frantic gameplay all work seamlessly together with a generative music system, which creates original music depending on the player’s actions and decisions. The player becomes a composer, creating complex musical structures to defend their hotel. A vast variety of music can be generated, from delicate beach chillout to country banjo techno.

Get the BAFTA-winning game that Kotaku said was "wonderful" and The Guardian called "an unlikely work of minimalist art".

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Misery Simulator version 0.666
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I would actually give this game 8/10 for innovation.. but seriously.. must it be really that hard? I look for fun in games. The first few levels were OK, quite entertaining.. then the difficult seemed to shoot up by ten times.

There are a few hints on what to do.. so a little experimentation is needed. This caught my eye... but did not keep my attention for long.. Can't recommend it..
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
It isn't fun any more when it goes TOO hard. And it gets hard too fast. And "Make music" is more like "Make noise even you don't want to hear"
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
And another ♥♥♥♥ty game from mobile
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
meh
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1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I buyed this game because of the possitive reviews. I found that misguided after playing. The game has nothing wrong, but it's clearly not the big deal other comments state here; it's just an ok game and that's it.

They said this game had an innovative relation with sound, and i found it messy at best: it's just boring noise. Its strange concept of hotel defense is also overrated in the possitive comments. Just another average defense game.

Maybe it's a good game for tablets or phones, but i would not recommend this for playing on a computer.

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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Move along, folks! Nothing to see here.

1st level was silly, 2nd level impossible.
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15.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Bad Game. Not worth any money.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Bad Hotel is a very special kind of tower defense game which gives players a lot of room for creativity and imagination. There is basically no rule of how you should build; you can try any combination you like and build up your own oddest hotel to beat monsters. The game is not long, yet the difficulty is well-balanced that may take you some time to beat the whole game.

A cute light game. =)

Bad Hotel
[6.5/10]
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Shovelware ♥♥♥♥♥how with a more monotonous soundtrack than 95% of the original Gameboy library. It is really easy to just pick up and play though, so at least that's something.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I found this game to be extremely hard and unforgiving. However that's what made it so much fun. It reminds me of the classic NES era of gaming where games were hard, and often could not be beat in a few hours, yet alone a few days.

If you want a unique take on tower defense that is both fun and challenging you should buy this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
A ok game for cellphones, to play while you wait for your date or on bus, but I did not recommend this game to play on Steam. It's not a bad game at all, but it has nothing special to offer over other tower defenses avaiable here.

If you wanna try out anyway, or if you're a achievement hunter, buy it for, at least, -80% or something, or in a bundle. This game will NEVER worth the full price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
If you are total madman and want to play noise generating hotel builder, then this game is for you!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Interesting concept for the classical tower defence game but too simple in its realisation.
6/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Completely unplayable and a mess overall. Can't recommend even installing beyond getting the trading cards and moving on.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This is very oddly themed tower defense game. Didn't like it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Simplistic, Idiotic, Unbalanced & Unenjoyable
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Very noisy in a very bad way :( difficulty ramp up is insane and again not in a good way. Once im done getting the card drops Ill probably never open this game again, not worth the $$.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is irredeemably bad. Labeled as a "tower defense" game, it is one of the weakest examples of the genre. Bad Hotel is to tower defense what peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are to haute cuisine. The game is obviously meant for a phone-based clicker game, which is fine, except the gameplay is severely simplistic and incredibly drastically boring.

The game works like this: there is a time limit for each round. You start off with a small hotel and some money. You can add parts to your hotel with the money you have an earn throughout the round. Enemies, such as bomb-carrying ducks and burglars, will try to damage and steal money from your hotel. You can add turrets, expansions that have mines in them, etc. At the top, the ticker displays when there are periods of calm and when there are periods of incoming attack.

I got this in a bundle with a bunch of other games that had Steam cards. Otherwise, I would never have added this title to my Steam Library. IMO, the only good thing about this game is that has Steam trading cards. It's not the worst game out there, by any means, but it's not particularly good, either. I can see this being enjoyable on a smartphone while waiting at the DMV, but this is a pretty tame affair for a PC title.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
At first I found the music so bad I deleted the game. Then I came back to the Bad Hotel with the summer event to get some extra trading cards... I tried it with the sound off. I started to really enjoy the manic tower defense. Then I turned the sound back on. Finally, it started to make sense. The sounds correspond to your building. Now, I play to make great logistical towers & interesting -if experimental- music. Don't underestimate this lil' game. It's not bad at all.
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