PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator: Producing Fake Videos & Getting Fake Rich
The mega million views, 26 year old YouTuber PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) has seen tons of success producing gaming and gaming reaction videos over the last 10 years. He’s built up a following of 48 million subscribers and 13.5 billion video views to date.
Now he is no stranger to stepping out of the YouTube world and producing his own games. Previous to this one he released “Legend Of The Brofist” which is a fun retro style adventure based on his personality and friends.
However, recently he has released “Tuber Simulator” which lets you pretend to be a million view YouTuber just like PewDiePie himself. It has already seen millions of downloads and it doesn’t look like that’s going to stop anytime soon.
But is it really that good?
Here’s the issue. The actual gameplay is pretty simple. But there seems to be constant prompts and interruptions to watch another commercial advertisement.
It’s all built around the context of producing, promoting and cashing in on your videos as if you were a real YouTuber. Creating a video is as simple as tapping on a topic and then waiting for the timer to run out before it’s finalized. Then you keep repeating this process until you get enough views to upgrade your room with more junk, which then seems to upgrade your player and earn you more views. This then earns you more of the in-game currency so you can buy more junk and earn more; an endless cycle up to the top.
That’s pretty much it. Play to be fake rich.
As with any game, there is always an option to pay to “improve gameplay” or speed things up, and it’s no different here.
You can buy bundles (priced between $1 and $100) which are called Bux. These simply speed up the waiting time, so you can buy more junk for your room and produce videos quicker.
Honestly, if you haven’t already picked up the negative vibe already then I’m afraid you’re probably going to love this game. For us, it just seems to be completely pointless and a waste of time (and money, if you’re impatient enough to pay).
This really is a shame as the guy has a great personality, his videos are fun and entertaining. But honestly, this was just a big let down.
Sure, if you want to kill a few hours and have nothing better to do, then go ahead and give it a play. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, then you’re better off looking elsewhere.