A Millionaire is Trying to Create a Real-Life Battle Royale Game on a Private Island

A Millionaire is Trying to Create a Real-Life Battle Royale Game on a Private Island

This is going to end well.

Stop me if you've heard this one before. A 100 people are dropped onto an island and must scavenge for weapons to use and take out the competition to become the last person standing. Now, what if it was real-life and hosted by a millionaire?

An unnamed millionaire is apparently trying to kickstart plans to host a real-life battle royale on a private island. Apparently you can just buy one of those on HushHush.com, an "Amazon for millionaires," which is probably why I've never heard of it. The millionaire is also looking to hire a game developer to help design the invite-only battle royale.

100 people, randomly invited, will be given the chance to win £100,000 (~$130,390 USD) if they can be the last person standing. The millionaire is also offering to pay £45,000 (~$58,675 USD) to anyone who wants to help set up the event on the island. Not bad for six weeks of work.

Before you ask, this is not going to involve any actual murder. The weapons will be airsoft guns, and there will be "touch-sensitive" body armor that will give feedback whenever a player is hit. The plan is for a three-day long event with players camping at night. There are also medical personnel in case of an emergency.

Interested game developers can apply now on HushHush. I'd recommend watching Kinji Fukasaku's 2000 film Battle Royale to get a feel for what this real-life battle royale could end up looking like for anyone curious.

Thanks, VG247

Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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