"Showtime!" will allow you to control and build your very own movie studio from the ground up! As a newcomer to Tinseltown it will be your job to create movies your audiences want to see as well as develop new technology to stay relevant in the film industry.
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Release Date: Sep 1, 2013
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"Very in depth simulator of making movies. Simple UI design and plenty of options to mess around with."
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October 6

Update 1.3.5 Available

Just a small update to fix some minor crashing bugs and colour inconsistencies between monitors. Here is the update log:

1.3.05 (07.10.2014)
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- Fixed: Colour correction done throughout the game
- Fixed: Additional smaller bug fixes and game changes

Thank you!

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September 7

Update 1.3.4 Available

Got a big update for you guys :) Been looking forward to sharing this one and thank you to everyone who has supported me and posted some great suggestions for the game in the forums. Its really cool, so keep it up :) Here are the list of changes in 1.3.4:

- Added: 47 new sub-genre's added to the game! New genres include: Cyberpunk, Dystopia, Monster, Fairy Tale, Comic, Gangster, Post-Apocalypse, etc.
- Added: 'Max All' buttons added to the bank screen
- Added: Additional helpful tips to the game for new players
- Change: AI studios are now more competitive when it comes to summer charts
- Change: Tweaked how sales are calculated if you release an inappropriate movie for the era
- Change: New talent generated is generally younger than before
- Change: Unsigned actors are no longer 'busy' after filming has completed and freed up for another film
- Change: Legal staff now effect contract negotiation
- Fixed: Family-friendly genres are no longer pitched with inappropriate themes!
- Fixed: Additional smaller bug fixes and game changes

As always any problems please feel free to email me at support@myrtilusentertainment.com or shoot over the forums. Thanks!

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"Showtime!" will allow you to control and build your very own movie studio from the ground up! As a newcomer to Tinseltown it will be your job to create movies your audiences want to see as well as develop new technology to stay relevant in the film industry.

  • Create the type of movies you've always wanted to make! Or buy film rights from other studios to reboot a franchise.
  • Contract actors/actresses to your studio to use them whenever and whatever you desire!
  • Stay ahead of the curve by upgrading your studio facilities and keeping up to date in the latest film and sound technology.
  • The in-game Editor allows you to easily customise almost every facet of the game - from actors/directors/producers to film titles, studios and even critic reviews (plus much more!)
  • Showtime! will also allow you to import your very own movie posters.
  • Featuring 9 dynamic AI studios to compete against. Compete for the #1 spot to receive annual government bonuses and rewards!
  • Have aspiring screenwriters pitch you movie ideas, or build your own scriptwriting office to do it for you!
  • Compete against the highest grossing movies of all time for the top spot in the Hall of Fame
  • Cheat your way to the top! Think of a famous quote and try your like... Psst; "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" torches your competitors' studio lots! -- And you didnt hear that from me ;)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 35 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: REQUIRED: English (System Language)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: REQUIRED: English (System Language)
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Really fun to ♥♥♥♥ around with. You can make a porno with full-body nudity and hardcore sex scenes in 1928 and it still becomes the #1 movie of the year. Other than that, you can make very intricate movies about almost anything.

Definately buy this if you've ever wanted to make your own version of the Wizard of Oz.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Finally, the dream of running my own adult film studio is fulfilled!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
The year was 1927. When my father died, i was left with a 25 million dollar inheritance. I was told by so many that I as set for life. But no! I couldnt stand idly by as just another rich man! The movies were the place for me! So I started my own company, Fattened Cow Films as it was called. My very first film was "The Dusty Trail", It was my dream to make this movie. And obviously being as rich as I was expenses were no bother to me so Money was flowing and what a joyous sight it was! But Alas! before I was done making my movie, I looked at my bank account to see that I was -500 thousand in the red. But I had not even the money to cover the marketing, no I was far from complete! But to my chagrin I could only stand idly by and watch as My film flopped and now I trudge the streets of the poor begging for the alms that fall from the purses of gentlemen.

10/10 would go bankrupt again.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
i made a movie where Daft Punk wen't to Africa to liberate it. one guy died on set.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is fun. If you dont mind a slower paced game. It has very little graphics its mostly point and click. But its fun orunning a movie company. You get to decide everything, what movies you make, who stars in them, how much money you spend on the movie, everything. I would tell you to find out all you can about the game first. Its not like mmos or action games but its still fun. I would recommend this game but look it up first. Id give it a 8 out of ten. Only because you dont get to see your movie or the trailer. Like i said there are not many pictures at all.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
One of the best text-based simulators I've ever played. It's highly addictive, detailed enough to remain interesting, and very well-realized. I wish it would include real-world updates and maybe a few more options, but this is one heck of a game so far. Love it to pieces.
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Click some random buttons and max out some budgets and you are nr.1 in the Hall of Fame with infinite money.


There seems to be no goal or challenge in this game. You earn money so quickly that after the first movie you released you can pretty much max out every budget and hire all the top talent to work for you. After slecting the genre the market indicator suggests all you have to do it max out the budgets and you have a block buster, that is all this game is.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
It's a pretty fun game, BUT, it freezes far more often than I would like. Also, because it doesn't autosave and I don't necessarily think to save after every turn, I often lose a lot of progress simply because of a freeze.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
73.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
As a huge movie fan and aspiring film-maker, this game may be simple but it is fun and addictive enough to quench any fantasies you might have about owning your own movie studio.

Though of course it needs some more work and additions but all in all it's a great little game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Very easy to pick up and play. It isn't very flashy, but if you like simulator tycoon games, you'll probably enjoy this one. I have a save on medium and the game might be a little too easy, so I'd suggest cranking it up to hard. Additionally the game takes a little too long to change each time (I've played for 72 hours and I'm still not to the point where there are home video releases or CGI). But I've had a lot of fun with this game and it's great for just having something to tinker with for a few minutes here or there in the background.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game isn't for everyone. For one it reuires that you have a bit of and imagination to help make the game that much better. Secondly it reuires that you also be a little creative if you really want to get the most out of it. If you have those two things and love business simulations and such this is a great game. The best thing about this game is that the developer is always trying to improve it. And I might add he improves it more often then any developer out there that i have seen.
I highly reccomend this game but lease understand this isnt the type of game where you are going to have tons of actions. this is a game about creating movies, a game about dollars and sense a game about making a profit and improving your movie studio.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This is a Absolutely Great Casual Movie-Studio-Running Simulation!

Lets get off to the basics first.. it is a text based simulation strategy game. If, you are not into that and do not enjoy those type of games then I suggest you not buy it. But, if you are perhaps like Me and Love these type(s) of games. Then, I can tell you it will be the best $8.00 you ever spent. It provided Me countless hours of entertainment.. and, sadly. Steam does not log my offline hours. If, it did it would be one of my most played games. Did I mention this game is HARD?! I managed to get the best film of my career in the game and made roughly around 250 / 450 million on one film. Sadly, the next film I made TANKED.. and, I spent a GOOD amount of the money I made on that one movie in making this one. So, my advice to you is do not put all your eggs in one basket when making a movie in this game.. Try and Save your money for as long as you can. Or, it will be Game Over Fast.


Secondly, The Developer of this game is Extremely Nice. And, VERY ACTIVE.. He responds to Most if, not ALL Suggestions and Problems with the Game on the Forums.. and, He also fixes them VERY Quickly. Every other day I login this Game is updating.. if, that says anything! :-)


So, Here are my Scores!

Gameplay: 9/10
Audio 7/10
Graphics: 8/10
Replayability: 10/10
Overall: 9.0 out of 10. BUY IT! :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I have been looking for a movie like version of Game Dev Tycoon, and for me this was a near perfect solution.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
You probably already know if you like Spreadsheet Simulators or not. If you do, and I do, then this one has enough depth, fun theming and addictive qualities that I have already happily wasted a couple of hours guiding my indie lesbian studio through the fifties. (There just weren't enough family friendly lesbian films back then... until I came along.)

I am getting so much fun and so much "just one more turn!" out of this that it gets my recommendation. It's inexpensive, and well worth the money. However, I do have a major caveat: it doesn't seem finished enough for full release.

Quite a few of the NPCs are lacking portraits, and I don't care what their visual appeal stat is, I have a real block against hiring a leading actress when I have no clue what she looks like. It really bugs me. The backgrounds available aren't well themed or much use in creating memorable posters, and I just make too many movies to want to make them separately and import them. The tutorial really needs a grammar check, and numerous glitches in the awards ceremony (actors under contract to me getting nominations for films from other studios, the same film apparently competing against itself...) are mild irritants.

So. It's good, cheap, addictive fun. I can forsee wasting many more hours on it. I just wish the care that went into creating it had also gone into sending out a polished product.

Now I need to go back to establishing a top selling animated series about two girls in love, filmed in Adelaide, Australia.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Meh.

If you are competent, this game is way too easy. As long as you're conservative advertising your first three or four movies, and don't build much in the way of facilities until you have spare cash, you're golden. Rewrite till the script is perfect, cast decent actors, watch money roll in. (Also helps to use your own plots, rather than buying adaptations.) Starting in 1950 with $25 million, at the hardest setting, I maxed out every film studio aspect possible and amassed over $2 billion in less than five years game time, with 10 films in various degrees of completion.

It wasn't even necessary to pay attention to what kind of movie I made or what time of year I released it. I made over $270 million on two documentaries, for God's sake. Sequels are seemingly impossible to lose money on. (I assume you have to cast at least one of the original stars; I never tried recasting everyone.) I changed genres in sequels without alienating the audience. My LEAST successful film--my first--still made $17.5 million. Of course, it may be that I was born to run a film studio, but I have my doubts.

Also, a design bug: If you put people under contract, you only have to pay them once for up to 8 movies, and then they do all the movies for free. That doesn't SEEM likely. And it is hardly necessary to make money in the game.

I like this sort of game, and the designer is still working to improve it, so I will give it the most grudging of thumb's up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Game doesn't crash, fun if you know how to spend your money. Way better than a lot of the junk on Steam recently. A cup of coffee and a donut costs more and is gone sooner.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Good stats game. Tends to crash, so save often.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
A barebones management game which is mostly text... but it still is very fun! Something about it keeps bringing you back and at a very cheap price, it is absolutely worth the price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Showtime is Quickly becoming one of my favourite games. But First off potential buyers should bare in mind this is a management sim game essentially. While this isn't the most popular genre of games, if you have any interest or enjoyment for that type of game i would definatly recomnded this title.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Text based (mostly) game that goes a little deeper than you first realize. I didn't realize I had some additional control over the script (content) and re-rights. Budget stuff is a little confusing, never seems like the game wants you to spend much on the movie but always wants you to spend a ton on marketing.

Get a bit repetative and the monthly costs (in game) get a little out of control. You figure out the formula pretty quickly and then suddenly get that huge release that pretty much sets you up from there.

Worth the few bucks I spent on it, but I don't know how often I'll go back to it. Could use some more work on the interface, making things more clear and having information handy whe you want it.
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