DBTL is a promotional manager game for the 10th anniversary of Down By The
Laituri, a Finnish annual music festival in the city of Turku.
The player is given free hands to organize the next DBTL starting from booking
real bands to perform, setting up stages, advertising budgets, ticket costs
and taking in account the weather conditions.
The game was designed to be a simple ad, and thus it isn’t a very deep
simulation. A normal “round” consists of setting up the festival and pressing
the Go button after which the player is presented with a diagram showing how
well the festival succeeded. Success in the game is directly measured by