We get this question alot, so it deserves it’s own section.
Game Show Mania is the brand name of the most successful commercially available game show podium system. They were the originators of the equipment used for this type of event entertainment. In the 90’s when Game Show Mania was released, there was absolutely nothing else like it! Their systems were updated and improved a few times over the years but there are a lot of DJs and rental houses still using their original equipment. They also developed basic software to play several popular TV game shows.
For many years we were a sales representative for Game Show Mania, but unfortunately the company was sold several years back and the new owners decided to not continue the strong collaborative relationship we had with the founders.
Ultimate Game Show® does utilize modified Game Show Mania podiums for some of our game formats. Admittedly, some of our photos might look like the same equipment seen elsewhere. But the differences are quite significant – particularly with regards to performance, reliability and professional appearance. Our contestant podium are now all either proprietary or in some cases highly customized versions of GSM podiums. And nearly all of our game software was developed in-house by our design team.
When you see a company advertise that they offer Game Show Mania that simply means that they purchased some game show equipment (either current or 25 year old technology) and weren’t creative enough to come up with a name for their game show. It would be like a singer saying they offer Shure vocals because that’s the brand of microphone they use.
Why would you care about any of this? Because when you hire someone to provide an entertainment service for your event, the outcome reflects on you personally. With Ultimate Game Show® and the software/equipment we provide, you can rest assured that the system will work as promised, we will know how to use it, and it will look professional. That seems like it should be a given, doesn’t it? Unfortunately with some of our competitors it is not. The reason is that they are still using 20+ year old equipment, some of which had reliability issues when it was new. You and your event attendees, deserve better! That’s the philosophy that CUltimate Game Show® has built its entire business model around.