All the best mobile games like to cash in on a good seasonal event – and even the worst for that matter – it is a simple marketing tool that helps to bring in some added revenue and perhaps some new players. PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator is among them, with its own fun events rolling around on a regular basis. So what is so special about these events, for both the player and the developer? Is it really worth updating to a whole new seasonal theme and messing around with the game play?
The best thing about these PewDiePie Tuber Simulator events is that they bring new opportunities for items and design elements for players’ rooms.
We all have our set goals in mind for our rooms and targets to hit when it comes to viewer counts and rewards. However, there is a set path of level rewards and achievements that work with the general themes (sports, animals, gothic, etc). These seasonal events bring limited time items and themes to add to a room. Sure a Christmas snow scene with elves and trees may look a little out of place come summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), and the valentine hearts and cute motif may not work in an all black, demonic graveyard, but they provide a broader range of items. The seasonal ones can be tricky to incorporate into a theme, but the rewards and themes can be fun.. Of course there is a bonus for the developers too. Limited time content means the chance for players to spend more money to speed up game play and gain exclusive content.
The PewDiePie Tuber Simulator events also offer a chance to refresh the game play a little.
Players love the tasks and goals of PewDiePie Tuber Simulator and the basic meta concept of video creation and accumulated wealth. Still, there is some monotony to the game play and interest can wain now and then. An event – in any mobile game – throws the little world into chaos with new storylines, items and things to look at. Just when we thought we were out, it draws us back in. These PewDiePie Tuber Simulator events are a great example as they allow players to focus on something new for a limited time. This was especially true with the recent Pirates V Ninjas event. Did it make any sense in the great scheme of being a Tuber? Not really. Was it engaging? Absolutely. The developers were also able to extend this with new designs to the Puggle board, such as some snow and antlers during Christmas.
Tuber Simulator events are ongoing, and there is always something new around the corner.
These events run in cycles. Once a player has finished celebrating their success with Halloween (or cursing the items they missed), it isn’t long until the holiday season and a whole new event to enjoy. You may think that all the big events are over now that it is May, but OuterMinds recently posted this: “KEEP YOUR EGGSpectations HIGH for the next Tuber Simulator update!”. It will soon be time to dive in again. There may be the risk of stalled quests, missed rewards and buyer remorse, but Tuber Simulator players wouldn’t have it any other way.