Banijay Brands is extending its deal with award-winning game development studio 9th Impact for the globally interactive Big Brother mobile game. 9th Impact has partnered with leading free-to-play games publisher Tilting Point for the upcoming launch of Big Brother: The Game II on December 16.
The multiplayer online reality TV game is available worldwide for Apple and Android devices and PC download. With a life-changing prize fund up for grabs, players can become virtual housemates, experiencing life as a Big Brother contestant. They must make strategic choices to remain in the house and ultimately become victorious.
Lex Scott, Commercial Director, Gaming & Gambling at Banijay Brands, says: “Following the success of Big Brother: The Game I, we are delighted to extend our partnership with 9th Impact. Bringing in Tilting Point’s publishing expertise, we are set to supercharge the upcoming game, and entertain Big Brother fans around the world with this unique and immersive experience.”
9th Impact have created new house designs, games and mechanics, such as house juries, for Big Brother: The Game II, and the new tournament is introducing more gameplay innovation, including real life auditions.
The new game has two modes: Housemate and Spectator. The game is free to download, and the Spectator mode is free with optional purchases. To become a Housemate the player must use a Token to enter the House, which is an in-app purchase, or audition to get an existing Housemate to sponsor their Token entry.
Big Brother: The Game I ran for 288 days and ended with Amy from Delaware beating 33,724 rival contestants, to walk away with a $33,000 grand prize.
Big Brother first aired in the Netherlands over 20 years ago. Since then, over 500 series have aired across 69 markets, producing over 28k episodes. Over 7,000 housemates from around the globe have spent over 35,000 days in the house, with over 5,000 live evictions. The format continues to deliver hit primetime ratings in long-running markets such as the US, Canada, Brazil, Italy and Israel, while continuing to evolve, with high-profile comebacks in Australia and Benelux.