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» Showtime! 1.1.1 Now Available

3rd February 2014 | Posted by: Damien

It's only been a couple of days since the last major update but I have a new version with some minor bug fixes available. Click here to see the full list of changes.

For those running older versions of the game please make sure you run the full installer. An 'update' installer is also available for those who only downloaded Version 1.1 a couple of days ago. Thanks!

» Showtime! 1.1 Now Available

1st February 2014 | Posted by: Damien

At long last Version 1.1 is now available for download. Some major changes have happened to the game. Too many to list here but if you click here you can see the full list. Please remember that old save files will not work with the newer version. It was the trade-off of having bigger and better features added to the game.

Also anyone suffering the dreaded "out of memory" error need no longer worry - it has been completely fixed! Also the installer now allows Windows 8 users to install the game without having to run it under compatibility mode. As always though if you encounter any problems with the game please feel free to shoot me an email and I will be sure to fix them in subsequent updates. Enjoy the game!

» Showtime! Patch Out Next Week

9th January 2014 | Posted by: Damien

Happy 2014 everyone! This is just a pre-release notice to let you know that Version 1.1 of Showtime will be released within the next week or so. Theres a few things you need to know about this patch though. Firstly, it's a major update. Along with a slew of bug fixes and tweaks there's also a few big new features including: Film Series (along with a Fanbase for each franchise), Achievements, Year-to-Date Highest Grossing Films Chart, improved World Premiere, etc.

In total, so far theres about 23 major changes I have made to the game. That's the good news. The BAD news is that unfortunately previous save files will not work with the new version. I did everything I could to preserve the data but unfortunately its the trade-off to having so many new big features added to the game. From the reception I have received it appears most people are quite happy to start a new game in favour of the new changes. I do apologise to those who feel the opposite though. It wasnt an easy decision but it will allow the game to grow to be bigger and better.

So please keep an eye out for the new release soon. I'm very proud of the new update and I hope you all enjoy it.

» Season Greetings! 20% Off

17th December 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Well it's the silly season and with Christmas fast approaching I thought I would do up a new coupon so hopefully a few people can save some bucks off Bestseller and Showtime. The next 15 customers will receive 20% off their game order from our online store. Just enter coupon CPN70298373378 at checkout to receive the discount. This is a very limited promotion so it's first come first serve. It can be used for either game or both together.

Also I would just like to thank every person who supported me this year with the development of Showtime and to all those who purchased the game. It's a tough gig developing games that appeal to everybody but I hope all of you enjoyed the end result and I will strive to continue improving the game well into 2014.

And lastly I want to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year! Please stay safe over the holidays and don't over indulge too much! ;) Cheers!

» Showtime! Mods

30th November 2013 | Posted by: Damien

A few mods for the game have surfaced and I will do my best to share them around once they've been tested and approved. If you head over to the Showtime page and click on the 'Mods' tab you can have a look at what's currently available.

If you happen to have created a mod for the game then I'd love to have a look. You can email us or post it over on the Facebook forums. Cheers!

» Showtime! 1.0.6 Now Available

22nd November 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Version 1.0.6 is now available for download. A few major changes have been made to the game including the addition of 'Staff' which essentially replace the percentage based monthly upkeep for your studio. It is now up to the player to decide how much they wish to spend each month on certain aspects of their studio and movie making process. For a complete list of changes in this version click here

Also remember to check out the "Troubleshoot" tab on the Showtime page if you are experiencing any problems with running the game. I will be added in a 'Modded' version soon with mod-packs people have made for the game (including real world actors/directors/producers/screenwriters/studios, etc). Thanks and have fun!

» Showtime! 1.0.5 Now Available

29th September 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Version 1.0.5 is now available for download. I've added in a heap of new events which appear throughout the game as well as some new character avatars and a few bug fixes. For a complete list of changes in this version click here

I've also updated the Showtime page with a "Troubleshoot" tab. Just a guide to fixing some common issues people may be having with the game (PCs - don't ya just love em!)

Also remember, you can update via in the ingame menu too. Just click "Check for Updates" to download a small patch. Also, the in-game editor can also be accessed via the shortcut or in the Showtime directory. A real-world mod is being worked on and I'll post it up here when its finished. In the mean time though have fun!

» UPDATE: Showtime! 1.0.4 Now Available

11th September 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Version 1.0.4 is now available for download. As always, I've been hard at work at weeding out all the bugs. For a complete list of changes in versions 1.0.3-1.0.4 click here

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, with some of the changes made in the new version old save files WONT WORK with the new version. Please start a new game and enjoy the new features :) This should be the last time an update will change the save architecture of the game. I do apologise for any inconvenience.

» Showtime! 1.0.2 Now Available

3rd September 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Version 1.0.2 is now available for download in both Demo and Full Version forms. Thank you to all those who have submitted their bug reports, I will continue to weed them out as they come about.

For a list of changes in Version 1.0.2 click here

Remember, to solve the OUT OF MEMORY error a lot of people are having on Windows 7 and 8 you will need to download the Microsoft ActiveX files available free here

» UPDATE: Showtime! "Out of Memory"

2nd September 2013 | Posted by: Damien

I'm so glad a lot of people are able to enjoy the game! There are however some that can't and get the dreaded 'Out of Memory' error when starting up the game. It seems to be isolated to Windows 7 and 8.

UPDATE: We have isolated the issue and its due to a file registry restriction. The file, "FM20.DLL" is a Microsoft file required to play the game, it's normally shipped with copies of Microsoft Office but cannot be redistributed outside of Microsoft's own packages. SO! I will attempt to remove all reference of this file from the game, but in the mean time all you have to do is download the Microsoft ActiveX Control Pad from here and the game should work fine. Alternatively, I will try to have the file removed from the game by version 1.0.2 in a couple of days.

» Showtime! 1.0.1 Now Available

1st September 2013 | Posted by: Damien

I've been hard at work fixing a few issues people have been having with the game. Version 1.0.1 is now available for download in both Demo and Full Version forms. If you would like to purchase the game head over to our store and add Showtime to your cart! We also accept PayPal for those without a credit/debit card. I would like to thank all those who have purchased the game so far and I will continue to deliver great new updates for all you guys and gals :)

For a list of changes in Version 1.0.1 click here

Remember to check below if you are having any issues or to report them over on the Osiris Games Facebook Forum or at Thanks!

» Showtime! Now Available!

1st September 2013 | Posted by: Damien

It's finally here :) The demo version for Showtime is now up for download by clicking here . I hope you all enjoy the game. The game will be available for purchase within the next couple of hours (you will need to download the full game installer and enter a serial activation code for it to work). Any problems experienced can be submitted to me at I will be updating the game with regular patches to solve any issues as well as adding in new features and tweaking the game. Enjoy!

» Showtime in 9 Days!

23rd August 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Don't forget, Showtime! releases next Sunday the 1st September at 12:00-noon AWST :) A demo and full version will go up at the same time and let the chaos begin! I cant wait to finally have it played by everyone and to get some feedback on what you would like to see in updated versions. I will support the game just as I did with Bestseller, so you can expect updates to come flowing out regularly with new features, tweaks and bug fixes. The release week is always the hardest so I do ask that everyone remains patient with me while I do my very best to provide you with the best experience possible. I hope to see everyone again on release day to try out the demo and have a bit of fun! Cheers

» Bestseller Screen Problems? FIX!

17th July 2013 | Posted by: Damien

If you are running Windows 7 or 8 you may encounter this weird screen problem happening when you open Bestseller. It's an easy fix relating to Windows font sizing. Simply right click on your desktop and select "Personalize", "Display" (at the bottom left), and change your text size to "100% (default)". This should fix the problem. Happy gaming!

» Showtime! Releases September 1st

1st July 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Apologies for the late update. This past month has been hectic! I can confirm that Showtime! will release on September 1st this year. This date is 100% concrete, so head over on the day to download the demo and if you like it purchase the full game for USD$7.99 (at the moment approx. AUD$8.70 / £5.25 / €6.14) :) The game editor will be released on the 25th August for anyone that would like to build up their own custom database before the game is released. You can also do this after the game is released too as it will be included with the game download. Thank you :) I'll post updates leading up to the release.

» Showtime Delayed :(

14th May 2013 | Posted by: Damien

I'm really sorry to do this to everyone but Showtime will be delayed slightly. Apart from time constraints I want to polish the game as much as possible to avoid any problems on launch day (because we all know what happens when a product is rushed to launch... its usually very buggy).

The more time I spend adding new features and polishing the game the better the finished product will be. I promise though the wait will be worth it. At this stage I'm aiming for a June release, but it may be delayed even further depending on how it goes. In the mean time though I have updated all screenshots of the game. These are final screenshots of what the game will look like. Head over to the Showtime page to see them all :) And once again apologies for the delay. Cheers

» Showtime Releases in May!

27th March 2013 | Posted by: Damien

Just a quick update; beta testing will begin in approximately 2 weeks. I will do my best to upload a video of the game in action so everyone can see the latest features and layouts and hopefully be pleased with what they see :)

At this stage I'm hoping to release Showtime! in May 2013 - but depending on how well the beta goes and how polished its looking there may be a slight delay into June. I'm ultra excited about this, after 11 months since announcing Showtime the game will be hitting PC for all to enjoy! I will be releasing a demo of the game as well as the in-game editor a week prior to release for everyone to play and build up their talent files (if you choose to). Keep watching this space!

» Showtime! Screenshots

27th February 2013 | Posted by: Damien

I have some more alpha screens for everyone to check out. Work on the game has been steady; lots of changes and lots of cool new things added. Remember to keep checking back for an official release date, we should begin beta testing very shortly. In the mean time you can click here to check out all of the latest screenshots! Keep in mind the screens are all from the alpha build (i.e. extremely early stage) of the game.

» Lost E-mail Inquiries

3rd January 2013 | Posted by: Damien

I just wanted to say sorry to anyone that sent me an email over the last 12 months and never got a reply. My spam filter has picked up quite a bit (as you can imagine) and unfortunately some were legitimate emails that got lost and not just ads for erectile dysfunction.

Also a number of you have requested new serial activations for Bestseller because you have lost yours. I am quite happy to help if you send me an email with at the very least your name and approximate date of purchase. Unfortunately old PayPal receipts that are over 1 year old are unable to be recovered. Please try and retain a copy of it someplace safe :) Cheers

» Showtime! Screenshots

29th December 2012 | Posted by: Damien

You might have noticed we now have a new website design. Hopefully it will make navigation a little easier. In other news, I have uploaded 2 new Showtime! screenshots for you guys to have a look at. The game is still in alpha-stage so things may change slightly. Click here to check out all of the latest screenshots!

» More Showtime! Details

23rd December 2012 | Posted by: Damien

First of all let me start with saying MERRY CHRISTMAS! Secondly, just a quick update on Showtime: work on the game is rocketing along.

I hope to start testing a beta build of the game in early February with a hopeful release in April 2013! The game will be priced at USD$7.50 with a demo version available just prior to launch. The game will be compatible with Windows XP - Vista - 7 and 8. I am also looking at a Linux, Mac and even iOS and Android ports - but that will ultimately be determined by how the initial Windows versions go.

As far as PC specs are concerned, if you are able to run Bestseller then you will have no problem in running Showtime :) Also just a reminder, I am posting new screenshots of the game over on the Facebook Osiris Games Forums page. More to come soon! Cheers

Showtime! Officially Announced

20th August 2012 | Posted by: Damien

I have some big news for you all... its been a long time since a new game was announced... but I am finally happy to reveal to you "Showtime!". Showtime! is a movie industry simulation game where you will take the reins of your very own own movie studio. You will be able to create your own movies as well as develop new technology for your films and rise to become the #1 player in town. I welcome everyone to visit the Showtime page (by clicking here) and to keep an eye on this space for more screenshots of the game to surface over the coming months. I am currently aiming for a late-2012 release so please stick with it :) Cheers

Bestseller 1.2.05 Now Available

3rd July 2010 | Posted by: Damien

Bestseller 1.2.05 is now available for download. Only 1 change has been made to 1.2.05 and that is the game now upscales for larger monitors. This patch still includes all the changes of 1.2.04 however, so feel free to download it again - it wont hurt. Otherwise if the game runs smoothly for you then 1.2.04 is just as good.

Bestseller 1.2.04 Now Available

20th June 2010 | Posted by: Damien

Bestseller 1.2.04 is now available for download! As well as creating a stand alone patch, the full version installation and demo installation has also been updated. This will be the final patch available for the game. 3 years on I have never ceased to try and improve the experience, so this is a final thank-you to everyone who purchased the game :) You can download the update from the Bestseller page here. To view the version log and the improvements made then click here. It really is a fantastic update so I recommend everyone download's it :)

On a final note the website has been renewed for another year. I know things are slow around here but hopefully development on a few games will pick up shortly. In the mean time keep in touch with us over at the Osiris Games forums - we're always there ready to have a chat. Cheers

Bestseller 1.2.04 Coming Soon!

6th June 2010 | Posted by: Damien

Work never ceases around here :) After 3 years this looks to be the final update I will do for the game. Bestseller patch 1.2.4 is more of a big hug to all the people who have supported this website over the past couple of years by purchasing the game and chatting with us over on the forums. Much like 1.2.3 its not so much to fix problems with the game but to add additional content. Unlike the previous update you will also be happy to know you can download this straight from the website via a small installer. For a list of changes already made in version 1.2.3 then click here. Otherwise stay tuned for the latest update hitting the website some time this week.

Oh and I wont be making any promises about other projects just yet; it seems whenever I do I always break them, but I have picked up from where I left off with Bestseller: Chapter Two and holidays are coming up; so you never know :) In the mean time get what you can out of the latest update. Cheers