An exclusive online marketplace, with products for sale that include private jets, designer watches and private islands, is helping an anonymous millionaire with their bid to create a battle royale-inspired arena event on a private island. As for the participants, everyone will enter a contest to be selected as potential players in the game. The victor will get £100,000.
"We were approached by one of our customers, who was on the lookout for a private island, for help in setting up the championship", the ad reads. Hush Hush will handle registration when the time comes.
In a report published by IGN, this is going to be a three-day event where contestants will be competing with Airsoft guns, ammo, and touch-sensitive body armor. The rate is £1,500 a day and the job is expected to last six weeks. The stakes are high, since the victor gets a jackpot of £100,000, and we'll see the competition played for 12 hours each day.
Aaron Harpin, the site's founder, says the client "wants to make the game a reality in the safest way possible" and says the HushHush concierge team requires "a talented gamemaker to help us make the event as realistic as possible". The site is hoping to also recruit a game developer to set up the 100-player, last-person-standing game. The event, of course, is still in the conception phase.
The real-life battle royale championship will be contested over three days, with competitors required to take part in 12-hour sessions before settling in for the night each day.
Someone with a lot of money is trying to set up an actual battle royale event on a private island and has already put out a request for a gamemaker to help organise it. The organisers appear to give much consideration to safety, as they promise to provide food and all the necessary equipment, including that for overnight camping.
Should everything go to plan, and the event is a success, the mysterious millionaire behind the game wants to turn it into an annual event.