The prize will be more than $ 130,000. It was only a matter of time. With the rise of the battle-royale genre in video games, it seems that the fever will overflow the pixel world to become a competition of flesh and blood with a classified in the ecommerce platform for millionaires HushHush.com that seeks organizer for a duel of 100 players on a private island and whose “survivor” will take 100,000 thousand pounds ($ 130,000 / 115,000 euros to change).
The competition, to take place during 3 days of winter, would involve, of course, air markers, plastic ammunition and armors with sensors. The headquarters – a private island – as well as registration would be paid by HushHush, while food and camping equipment would also be covered. What is needed is a producer or producers, who would sign a contract of 45,000 thousand pounds to develop the concept and execute it within a period of 6 weeks.
“If you’re a fan of movies and survival games, it will be a great opportunity to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and earn a significant amount of money.” Said Aaron Harpin, founder of HushHush.com. “However, to get there, our team of janitors needs help to materialize it, the first thing we need is a talented developer to help us make this event as realistic as possible.” We assume that veteran television producers or marketing events could cover the profile.
If successful, the idea would be to turn the competition into an annual event, but we wonder if the project will be just the advanced in the resurgence of the reality-show format, now adapting the battle-royale genre that has worked so well in entertainment electronic, with Fortnite as its most popular exponent. After all, traditional television stations, eager for new ways of regaining relevance, still try reality TV from time to time with positive results.
The free-to-play of Epic Games, Fortnite, reached 250 million players in recent dates and although, clearly, it is the most successful game of the genre, others, like Apex Legends, follow it with not insignificant numbers and the category, in Generally, it has already been a trend in the industry for some years.