"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 (226 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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March 18

Steam Trading Cards!

Trading Cards for Showtime! are now integrated into the game :) I hope everyone who enjoys building packs and badges will enjoy this added feature. It's taken me a while to integrate but I think collectors will enjoy this. Big shout out to Valve for making this a very painless and streamlined process :) Cheers!

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March 14

Update 1.4.1 Available

Hi there everyone :) I have a pretty cool update now available. I've been testing this for many hours now and everything looks good so I decided to release it a little earlier than anticipated. Check out the version log below for a list of changes:

1.4.01 (14.03.2015)
- Added: A full-screen (non-scaling) option is now available during start-up!
- Added: You can now disable monthly studio upkeep tax when starting a new game
- Added: Start-up options now available from the main menu
- Change: AI studios are now more competitive during the summer months
- Change: Increased amount of screenwriters produced yearly
- Change: The "welcome new talent" page now includes new directors, producers and screenwriters
- Change: The grid views are now more attractive and more identifiable
- Change: Increased delay between typing number values and them being converted, now right aligned
- Fixed: Bug which sometimes didnt display the correct screenwriters list
- Fixed: Bug where by selecting a writer without a job required a screenwriters page restart
- Fixed: Bug which criticised your studio in the board meeting if your studio rank was too high
- Fixed: Bug which sometimes didnt enable auto-save when creating a new save file
- Fixed: Additional smaller bug fixes and game changes

Quite a bit has been changed through this update but if you encounter any problems please email me at support@myrtilusentertainment.com or post in our Steam forums. Thanks! :)

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About This Game

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

"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

    • 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)
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: REQUIRED: English (System Language)
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Nice little have your own movie studio game. I would recommend this game for those who like the genre. Being able to manually customize your posters for the movies your studio creates makes this game stand out from all the other similar games. Since there's a movie genre "Erotic", I make adult XXX movies ...
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
----- UPDATED -----

I've felt it was due time for a quick update on my review of Showtime!, as my previous one started with a sentence that no longer makes sense, as nearly 30hours of gameplay should be suffice to have a great idea of what the game is like.

As you can easily guess, you don't play 30 hours of something if you don't like it, and this is not exception. I really like the game. Not only because I'm a big tycoon games fan, but because I've always loved text-based games, which is a strong point with Showtime!'s developer.

Despite having released the game quite some time ago, the developer still keeps pumping out the occasional update, and he's EXTREMELY active around the forums. I've personally e-mailed him offering my help with whatever I can be helpful with for Showtime!'s sequel. I can only imagine what he'd be able to do with a team and a bigger budget at his disposal.

Everything from my previous review is still true, and the only thing I'd probably add up is that I really recommend this game for any movie and/or tycoon lovers.

----- Review from 20th January 2015 -----

Don't judge this review based on my playtime, I just got the game on steam.

I've been a "follower" of this developer and his games, and I really enjoy what he has to offer.
If like simulators, if you like movies, if you like text-based (despite having images, it's pretty much text-based) games, this is all of that, and much more.
Unfortunately the game doesn't have the real names, like its demo does, due to copyright stuff, and we can all understand that, being the company small and what not, but that doesn't take the fun away.

The price can seem a bit pushy, I agree, I suggest waiting for a sale, or if my previews statements convinced you, and you are really the kind of gamer that likes simulators like this one, then go for it!

PS. I really wish Myrtilus Entertainment would get a new and improved version of "Bestseller" on steam, really love that one. And while at it, Chart Wars, too! ;)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
If you want a fun casual game that has potential to grow and is growing (the devs update once in a while) than this is the game you want. (If you can get past the 'tutorial' because I didn't, the first time, that is)

The idea of your own movie studio is cool and original(?), but the actual game is.... complicated.
So everything is text-based, fair enough but still the game has a high price, IF you want to buy this game full price, please don't do it. Get it in a bundle like me, e.g. from IndieGala. The game looks ok and it has real potential, but it doesn't live up to it. The tutorial, well it doesn't do what a tutorial should. I'm now kinda stuck (in my first save file) and I don't know what steps I should take for my first film, no overview of steps you need to take for a film, no explanation why you should or shouldn't get the most expensive writer etc. Another example is the fact that you first fill in the space of what your first movie title should be and a descpription and later tells you that 'action' movies are popular, but if you change the title or description of your movie then you get 10% less hype of you film....

Please don't get me wrong, just because I find it 'not soo good' doesn't mean it sucks [blank] because I didn't play for very long. Even if the game is kinda overpriced right now doesn't mean that the devs just leave it like this, they update once in a while and listen to feedback. (A lot of people can learn from this)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
My zombie horror film wins "Best Picture" but not "Best Picture: Horror"

10/10 for realism
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
84.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Made 40 crappy horror movies called "Chainsaw ##"
Hired "B" level staff, put little money into scrips & sets
Put money into marketing

Made a crap-load of money selling garbage!

13/10 for accuracy

And since I got this free in a bundle, super extra franchise bonus.

Steam Card
In Bundles
Easy to understand
Lots of details if you want it

Can't make p*rn blockbusters but I can make profits off crappy horror movies. lol
no steam achieves
No co-op to crush my friends with tons of crappy movies

Buy when under $5 or in bundle!
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