Are you a die-hard fan of “Surviving the Game,” “The Running Man” or maybe “The Naked Prey” from 1965? Perhaps you’re more of a reader and remember Richard Connell’s short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” or you slogged through Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games. Either way, the idea of a battle royale ala “Fortnite” or “Apex Legends” has become very popular.
The Game Becomes a Reality
An anonymous millionaire (or billionaire) has contacted Hush-Hush, a super high-end luxury marketplace to help find a contractor to build an island game arena. This game master will have six weeks to design and organize a three-day battle royale, where 100 participants will battle to the “death.”
The plan thankfully does not require participants to actually kill each other; instead players will be equipped with airsoft guns and touch-sensitive body armor. The last person standing is set to win a £100,000 (US $130,550) prize.
According to Hush-Hush: “We were approached by one of our customers, who was on the lookout for a private island, for help in setting up the championship. We will also be handling registrations for the event when the time comes. We’re looking for someone who can help design the arena for a 100-person battle royale inspired event. With a £1,500 day rate (US $1,958.63) and an expected six-week project duration, we’re expecting the competition to be fierce for the £45,000 contract (US $58,758.75)!”
Aaron Harpin, HushHush.com founder, added, “Battle royale games have become incredibly popular over the last few years ago. Our customer is a huge fan who wants to make the game a reality in the safest way possible. If the championship is a success this year, it’s something he wants to make an annual event moving forward, which is very exciting!
“If you’re a fan of last-person-standing movies and games, it’ll be a great opportunity to have a once in a lifetime experience and earn a significant amount of money.”
Battle Royale: The Rough Plan
The current plans calls for three days of competition, with 12 hours played each day. Participants left standing will camp for the night(s). Food, camping gear and all the necessary equipment will be provided. There has been no discussion as to the cost to participate but it likely won’t be cheap.
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