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...
User reviews: Mixed (76 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 19, 2010
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"Good tycoon game."

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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
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
way too complicated for a worker sim game just got bogged down in the tutorial and decided it was not for me
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32.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
A frustrating clone of MAD TV, which takes the original, gives it a 3D graphical facelift, and undermines enjoyment through long loading times and pointless frustrations. It keeps on coming close to the addictive brilliance of the original, but never quite gets there.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
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
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
I really want to like this game but I can't play it for more than twenty minutes before it crashes for no reason. If your going to play it, remember to save every two minutes, or you will have to play the same day over and over again. Please fix the crash issue.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Well, the game lives upto it's own name. It's Mud.

M.U.D. TV has a great idea that is so crash-happy, boring, and convoluted that I don't recommend this for anyone

When you get it started, you begin with a small space on a random floor of an office building that can be expanded, to an extent, by building more rooms for different purposes, like a sound stage. You also have to hire the right people to get the job done. After that it just falls apart. You cannot spend too long on one item because the game won't pause while you're viewing screens. You can train people, but it becomes easier, but more expensive, to fire them and hire more competent people rather than wait for the original's training to complete. And God help you if you've built up your studio floor in a way that can't fit everything you want. It would have made more sense for everything to be in a pre-build layout and pay to have rooms unlocked/built.

The set-up isn't intuitive, making it heard to learn how to play... or even learn what the goal is.

Hard to learn. Hard to play. Hard to bother keeping up with it inbetween crashes.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Borring game, nothing else to say, too complicated and slow to be fun.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
seriously who the ♥♥♥♥ designs this ♥♥♥♥
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Horrible, Horrible, horrible, My game will not start up, plays the first scene(Before main menu)Then when it's done, BANG it closes and i am e=left where i started, on windows homescreen. FIX OR I WILL KILL MYSELF
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
No.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
This game has everything you would want in a tycoon game, humor, a storyline, good graphics and humor. This game puts you in charge by letting you create shows that you think would be best. You start out low and it is pretty hard to get money. I don't play it much anymore, but it is still sitting in the back of my mind! (1-5 stars 5 being good) 2.5 stars!
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Heyyo, a fun little strategy game about running your own TV station and trying to beat the competition.
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30.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Easy to learn, hard to master.
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8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Not really sure what I am doing wrong on this one. I can't seem to consistently do well at it. Which makes me think despite my best efforts that there is too much random element in your success. I may just be bad at the game. Seems overly frustrating games have been my bane lately. This one I have tried over and over and finally, I'm writing the 'I'm done with it' review. If I play two games I may do excellent on one, horrible on another. I don't think I'll be reinstalling it.
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15.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I really like the concept of M.U.D. TV - running your own television station - but I really don't like this game.

The AI is over-powered and will steamroller casual players.

The difficulty of ad contracts (how you make money) is determined by how many days have gone by in game (surprise! the AI is always ready for the difficulty increase), so if you lag behind you will find no contracts you can fulfill to catch up. At which point you can either quit and restart or wait to go bankrupt.

Crashing to desktop is not an uncommon experience.

Hardcore players may like the AI challenge, and multiplayer fans may enjoy playing each other. However, I do not recommend this game at any price because I do not believe the majority of gamers will enjoy M.U.D. TV.
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I simply love this game, and I don't know why, but I have NEVER gotten any crash that everybody is complaining about. This game is a sequel to Mad TV, and for me it's a really good one. The only bad thing is that almost nobody is on multiplayer everyday, It's completley empty.
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50 of 67 people (75%) found this review helpful
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
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.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I am not sure why it crashes for some people, I have 17 hours playing so far, the in game timer has reached day 8 in mission 2 and no problems.

Only one time did it "crash" but I had alt-tab out of the game, then returned after an hour to play some more and it froze up. But other games will do this at times.

Game play is more puzzle than anything, but you still have to get a strategy to finish each mission.

The only downside is there is no free play. Once you complete a goal for a mission it moves to the next goal and you have to start all over building again.-- No free play after you finish a mission---

There is free play in the custom game.

- "Create your own character and guide them through your own hard-earned television empire"

You do not get to create your own character in game, you get to play the story presented as Matt. There is a seperate exe that lets you make a custom character


Overall, a fun game that is worth one go around, but does not seem to have much replay value. I was glad I picked this one up.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Great game if you save enough and can get past the crashes. If you are not the patient type you should forgoe this buy.
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
Not worth the money. It took about an hour to actually get it working because it would crash after the opening. The learning curve is a bit steep and after that, it's not even worth it because the game itself is very boring, dull and the humor.. is.. well. The jokes try hard to be funny but, end up being offensive and stupid.

The gameplay is incredibly confusing. It tries to be realistic but, ends up just being tedious.

I don't recommend this game at all.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
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.
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