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Always wanted to see if you can hack the day-to-day life of a TV producer? Here's your chance! MUD TV is your ticket to the weird wild world of television. Once you take control of your own station it's up to you to determine the line-up, hire actors and directors, produce your own shows, series and movies and to grab those lucrative...
Release Date: Apr 19, 2010
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Always wanted to see if you can hack the day-to-day life of a TV producer? Here's your chance!
MUD TV is your ticket to the weird wild world of television. Once you take control of your own station it's up to you to determine the line-up, hire actors and directors, produce your own shows, series and movies and to grab those lucrative advertising deals from right under your competitors' noses. Oh, and about the competition: you can either play MUD TV alone, with your friends over a network or via Internet! Go head-to-head with your opponents as you fight for market share amongst the retired and housewives, headhunt their best employees and, if that doesn't do the trick, a little sabotage should keep your enemies from getting too bored! Or, as an alternative, you can assume control of a station together with a friend and run it cooperatively.
  • Create your own crazy station and take it to the top of the ratings
  • Create your own television empire and build offices, studios, newsrooms and many other important facilities to help secure your success
  • Create your own character and guide them through your own hard-earned television empire
  • Produce your own movies or secure the rights to the best of what the free market has to offer before the competition does

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB of free space
    • Graphics: 128 MB, DirectX? 9.0c-compatible (Shader Model 3.0 support
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
268 products in account
25 reviews
17.0 hrs on record
Interesting attempt at a Hospital Tycoon genre game. MUD TV gives the player an avatar, and makes them run around between rooms if they want to do things. In the real world, it means your attention isn't focused where you wish it was, and having a good strategy can lose to poor base-building organization. All in all this is what hurts the game most of all to me: In other games I can dwell on one window as much as I want while I'm doing other tasks. Here, if one thing needs my constant attention, it stops me from doing anything else until I'm done.

Actor-wrangling has a pretty fun stat system, absolutely every person is interchangable in every role from acting to directing to postproduction, but stats that improve performance in some roles are actually a downside in others. There is no meaningful one-player mode: Your station is always competing with other (usually CPU-controlled) stations for viewers. Program production isn't *deep*, but it's better designed than a lot of stand-alone "make a movie" games that I've seen.

Unless you are playing as a public-supported station, the funding model is /weird/ to play. You gain no money directly from airing programs--instead, you buy contracts with advertisers for things like "within 48 hours, run this ad in 8 slots that have at least 2 million geek viewers". It's a cool idea, but the avatar control means you need to leave your station and run down to the ad station, and then you have to scramble to get the good ads before the other players do. It also means that making money is very boolean; you either hit your contracts and do well, or you whiff them and get screwed hard.

MUD TV innovates a lot and breaks a lot of genre conventions. If its changes worked, the execution is good enough that it would be genre-defining like Hospital Tycoon. However its experiments just don't seem to work for me. If you want a jump-in-and-enjoy genre game, maybe look elsewhere. If you're willing to experiment a lot, and explore the edges of the genre, give it a shot.
Posted: March 15th, 2014
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
413 products in account
78 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
While not an entirely action-packed game, M.U.D. TV has a lot of character, starting with the tutorial which points out an NPC named Nuck Chorris - an obvious reference to the name Chuck Norris, a pop culture icon (and for those of you who don't know Chuck Norris: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Norris). Chuck Norris is sometimes a metaphor for this game because you need to know your audience (the proverbial pop culture) to succeed and have high viewer ratings.

I used to play Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 when I was a kid and this game plays somewhat like it, but with more loans and less action. It's definitely a managerial simulator for the most part, but also a comedic RPG.

With tons of money at your disposal, will you trash your company image and place workers in positions that don't fit their personality and experience? Or will you devoutly check their resumes and expand your domain without irresponsible spending?

The choice is yours in this adorable little game!
Posted: July 9th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40 products in account
14 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
It may not sound it... But "M.U.D TV" is a very fun tv broadcasting simulator! You can broadcast ads, shows, make shows, make your studio, check your stats, mess up other tv shows (kinda XD) and theres an npc called nuck chorris! 7/10
Posted: August 16th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
331 products in account
4 reviews
14.6 hrs on record
M.U.D TV is a game about creating your own TV channel.This is a good game without good graphics without good sounds and camera is so annoying...BUT the gameplay.I love genre named tycoon.I started up with Game dev tycoon and ended with piece of ♥♥♥♥ named Airline Tycoon 2.Gameplay tightens you very much and you play and play and play.Technology is simple-you buy shows and making your own program of TV shows.You look in what time hipsters are watching your channel and picking up shows for them there also goths,bodybuilders etc.You can create your own show write down scenario and shoot it.You can employ workers.And how are you making money on it???It's advertising.OMG how it's hard to make money on advertisement bc the guys who give you it lay down conditions like we will give u money only if 400 000 goths will see our advertisement.And it's so hard to pick time where goths watching your channel.Unough talking i can talk forever.7/10
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
248 products in account
34 reviews
9.9 hrs on record
This is a horrible game, I got it for preordering another horrible game. I didn't have any crashing problems at all. The game was very boring and there was not a lot of interesting things to do. I havn't played it in a long time but if I remember correctly you just purchased shows and put them on at different time slots trying to find what works. There is a base building element which is what interested me the most but it wasn't enough to save the game. I uninstalled a long time ago and will never reinstall.
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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48 of 64 people (75%) found this review helpful
19 products in account
1 review
60.5 hrs on record
One of the best simulation games I've played... until it crashes every time. Incredibly hard to get it running, it will only run on one of my 4 'modern' machines... and when it does run, it always crashes after a week or two in-game play... all indications are that there is a severe memory leak. Among other technical issues related to starting it up...

Which is a shame because when I finally got it running, until the inevitable crash, each game was outstanding.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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