"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.
User reviews: Mixed (135 reviews)
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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About This Game

"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 ;)

Download the demo today @ http://www.myrtilusentertainment.com/showtime.html

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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The game offers you a chance to run a major Hollywood studio, which is a lot of fun. While the mechanics are bit oversimplified, and a tad too repetitive as the game goes on, it does have a lot of potential of being a great game once all the kinks are removed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.8 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.0 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I'm recommending this only if you don't like any flash or pizazz in your simulation games. There was a game on Macs called SimMovie that this harks back to. This game is not for everyone. If you can handle static text screens, it's worth a shot if you can find it on sale. For the full price, I really can't recommend it for anyone.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Decent (abet) short game. If you see it on sale and enjoy simple "tycoon" games, grab this - otherwise take a look elsewhere (or wait for the sale).

Gameplay wise once you figure out the "formula" its fairly slam dunk and you can neglect the market and ride on your own coattails of good releases - expect to probably restart your game once after you figure this out so you can dominate. Only part I couldn't figure out was even with making movies that brought in the dough and were rated well by the critics, I found it hard to sweep any award shows, but didn't feel compelled to try / figure it out either.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Good Game but gets a bit repetitive
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270 of 382 people (71%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Tried to make a movie called Twilight. Crashed the game. 10/10.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
107.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
10/10

Buy it or I WILL personally fund The Matrix 4 and ANOTHER Die Hard film...you HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

In a sentence, this is to Red Carpet Chic what Game Dev Tycoon is to Geek Chic....in other words, if you love movies and always wanted to play the cigar-chomping studio boss....it's your lucky day.

Many people have made the obvious reference to 'The Movies' in their reviews of this game, and whilst that's a fair comparison I have to say that simply saying, 'it's like The Movies but without graphics' is slightly missing the point...imho!!

It's like the movies but without all the irritating running around and time-wasting.

You can take your sweeeeeeet time in this game, pondering over the exact cast / dir / prod for your film, the genre/sub-genre to choose and even what to call your new cellulose masterpiece...or you can just jump in and make some films. The former WILL garner better results BUT the latter is great fun and, on the easier settings, will still produce some great results.

Whilst the game DOES lack a little depth, it does possess a lot of charm and replayability...it has that undescribable, 'just...one...more...turn' that Game Dev Tycoon is probably the best exponent of in this type of game.

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31 of 48 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
If Hollywood Mogul and Lionhead's the Movies had a baby, it would be Showtime!.
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11 of 12 people (92%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Edited:
I would most certainly recommend this game to everyone who likes management simulators. If you ever wished you could make a movie, it's your time to shine. This game is highly addictive, once you start you just don't want to stop. I highly recommend to anyone who buys this game to visit the official site, where you even can find mods for Showtime!, in which you can download real life actors, producers, directors for your game, so there are infinite number of projects to try out here, if you are a real fan of films. The game even gives you Editor tool, which is really easy to use, (usually as someone who just likes to play and not get behind how everything work, I can't find a thing in most editors) so even if you can't find your favourite actor, actress (or you wish they would be) you can very easily import them.
In short, highly enjoyable and addictive game, it's price truly worth the money and the game devs actually listen to you (that's why I edited my first comment, so you can see it) and updates come out regularly. I can honestly say, this game was the best buy I made on Steam in a long time. Just don't start this game the day before one of your exams :D

It can be quite enjoyable, but after a while it gets very frustrating, mainly becouse of the screenwriting, which is just a huge pain in the ♥♥♥, becouse if you want to have a good one you just have to reselect every single month the "Script revision" till you get 5 stars everywhere. Now after I paused the game and went to do something else I just don't want to return to it, for this reason only. Otherwise, the director, actor, producer management is quite good and the poster feature is a nice touch too, so it really has potential and can be enjoyable, but the script writing part is really bad. I get it, why you can do it, but it completely ruins the experience, so while it stays the same I can recommend it only for the most obsessed movie-suckers. If the screenwriting part would be changed, I am sure I would just spend all day playing with this game, becouse every other part of it's just awesome for a person who loves movies as much as I do.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Very entertaining. As a movie-enthusiast I love the references and creative possibilities.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Decent Movie studio management sim if your into that sort of thing

Video Review Below:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=269704922
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
A really fun simulation game, very in depth and realistic, which is exactly what I love about simulation games. It's mostly text based, but it has a really good GUI and it's really quite a lot of fun once you get used to it. The developer is constantly fixing bugs and adding new things to the game, and is incredibly friendly and easy to contact. I recommend it to the fullest!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Game is pretty fun , make sure you turn the auto-save option on!
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4 of 4 people (100%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Fun wee game, need to get the bugs fixed and maybe more features added (like better advertising features, or releasing films at film festivials (international film festivals) initally, and then to the world :) but i would definietly recommend it for a fun game!
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6 of 8 people (75%) 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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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I can't recommend this. It's great idea, but realization of it.
Some bugs. No options. Standart Windows interface with standart radio buttons. No fullscreen or screen resolution option. Too easy. Non-realistic (1.000.000.000 dollars for film in 1955 year). Lags with sound. Monotone (nothing happens).
Better try "The movies" or even legendary "Game Dev Tycoon".
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