Death by Game Show

Welcome to Death by Game Show. A game of pop culture, decision making chaos and hidden parodies starring U.H.Wutt. A lead-footed tub of goo sentenced to rehabilitation in a time of droid tyranny and human ignorance.
Become the smarts behind Wutt’s rehabilitation, or as the fine print calls it “kidnap-come-illegal-trial-leading-to-banishment-and-death-sentence”. Fight back against the tyranny, free the minds of humanity and find freedom-for-all!

  • Twitch Strategy - Death by Game Show puts survival and success into your own hands. It’s not about power but how resourceful and reactive you can be. Can you think your way to victory?
  • The Learning Curve - Anyone can spawn a droid but can you do it while grabbing coins? ...placing buildings? ...spinning for loot? ...dodging attacks? Can you react decisively and win?
  • Customization - You can modify the game’s text, give the droids a paint job and build your own levels. Can you make and share the best via the workshop and win a prize?
  • Story delivery - In Death by Game Show the story is told through short social exchanges, battlecries and hidden messages. Can you cut through the BS and find the truth?
  • Satire - Death by Game Show is about fictional characters, in a fictional show within a fictional universe based on our satirical view of modern day life. Meanings, metaphors and parodies are everywhere but will you spot them?

Death by Game Show is still very much being refined and improved. Reach out to us via the discussions as we take all constructive criticism seriously.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10
Processor: Dual Core Processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Graphics Card with 512MB RAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 500 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Mac OS X Version Snow Leopard, 10.6.3 or later
Processor: Dual Core Processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Graphics Card with 512MB RAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 500 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS fully updated
Processor: Dual Core Processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Graphics Card with 512MB RAM
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 500 MB available space
  • CD-Action

    50 increasingly maddening, short arcade levels. [03/2016, p.70]

  • A pretty decent and challenging tower defense game, that mixes strategy and a fast paced gameplay. If you are searching for something way harder than usual in the genre, this could be the game for you.

  • A lack of variety and a bit of polish on the mechanics leaves the game feeling less like a release and more like a well-made flash game you might find online. With a difficulty rating that shoots sky-high in relatively little time, this is a game that only the hardest of hardcore players will complete and enjoy to its full potential.

  • An original and interesting strategy game with some balancing issues.

  • Death by Game Show is not an incompetently made game, but as a collection of design decisions the sum and its individual parts are annoying, disappointing or frustrating.

  • Not the best TV homage that we have seen because it's too complicated and repetitive to be fun.

  • If you like tough games then this is for you, but fans of strategy or tower defence have much better options available to them.

  • Overall, its a competent strategy game that is bogged down by its immature humor and annoyances.

  • Instead of being smart about it, the game ends up being just as dumb as the society it seeks to mock.

  • As a strategy game, Death by Game Show is incredibly simple and not very fun to play. Combined with the repetition of arcade games, it becomes a tiresome puzzle game. Add in the aesthetic, and you have a game that I would not recommend.

Death by Game Show
$9.99 $3.75
Title: Death by Game Show
Genre: Action, Indie, Strategy
Released: 22 January 2016
Developer: Oointah
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Workshop
  • Includes level editor
  • Steam Leaderboards
  • Full controller support
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