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 (315 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
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
A simple and basic strategy defense game. You start with a core building and build towers off of it. I don't think it's an amazing game but I don't think it deserves such a bad rating.

Some basic tips (use as needed; one strategy won't solve all levels):
* The plain structures are money-generating ones, so it's like an investment for more cash later on. If you make too many money towers, they'll get destroyed because you don't have enough early defense. Make too little, and you won't survive the later waves. Some levels require little/no money towers, other levels need lots.
* It's usually a bad idea to make tall towers because once a structure is taken down, everything further along is destroyed as well. Maybe there's a bonus but I didn't look into it.
* You can even let your core absorb hits to save your structures when you have the healing structure.
* The mine tower deals a lot of damage but limited range so some enemies will be able to attack from out of range. For example, in boss 1, if you make a horizontal line of mine towers and nothing above, the boss will stay in range of them.
* If your cash rate is high enough against certain enemies/bosses that instakill a structure, you can keep building your cheapest structure as fodder for every attack.
* You can build things underground and they're relatively safe but also don't protect your core.

I'm not good at real RTSs (like Starcraft, etc.) so I'm surprised a lot of reviewers had a hard time figuring out how to win. Once you figure out the towers and get the basic strategy down, most levels aren't as impossible as people think. If you're stuck on a level, you can just skip it: you can play any level of all the worlds immediately. I played my 1.5 hours and cleared most of the levels and all of the bosses. I don't care about score attack but that may appeal to some people for replayability. It may look pretty casual and the system is very basic but it can be a pretty challenging game that requires a certain level of strategy and luck to complete.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Super fast pace game that leaves no room for error on the harder levels, which is most of them. You'll be lucky to complete more than two levels in each world. You start with little funds to build & the pay rooms take too long to build enough capital for offencive rooms. The enemies never slow down & most of them destroy a room in one or two hits. The only reason to get this game is if it's in a bundle. The game is so frustrating you'll be uninstalling after a few rounds. There aren't any tooltips or hints as to what new rooms do, you have to figure out in-game & even then most of the rooms aren't obvious as to what they do. After the first world the difficulty curve shoots straight up & there's no way to adjust it, it's just hard for the sake of being hard & sucks any of the fun you were once having.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
After watching the trailer for this game it seemed like a really interesting minimalistic take on the tower defense genre with a cool artstyle and nice music. So far the theory. In reality not much of what you see in the trailer is present in the game. The music consists of sounds made by your rooms (i.e. towers) that don't form a melodious whole but end up driving you to the brink of insanity with cacophonous chaos.
But it's not all about the music, you might say? Well, the game starts of interesting, you build your rooms and defeat your first waves of enemies. However, the levels are so unbalanced that some will be laughably easy only to be followed by a level that is hard to complete even after seeing how it's supposed to be done. Thankfully you can at least skip levels. All of them, in fact, which is what I'd advise you to do. Don't bother to get this one.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
It's not a very realistic hotel manager sim :(
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Bad Hotel.... only not a bad game :P
It's basic building fun... and this you would normally find for you tablet.
Do not expect and pay to much.

I give it a 5 out of 10.
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