In September of 2016 the world’s biggest YouTube star with over 48 million subscribers at the time, launched his new game, Tuber Simulator. The title instantly jumped to the top of the download charts on iTunes and the Google Play Store. Now that it has been available for a while, here’s what millions of potential players need to know.
It’s simple really. PewDiePie has been the number one person on YouTube for years, and his game gives regular people the chance to top him as the biggest star on YouTube. Essentially a simulation game to create your own channel, make videos, gain subscribers, decorate your Tube room and more.
Tuber Simulator is made by the creators of the wildly popular Goat Simulator, which is a perfect match. It’s also made by PewDiePie himself and Revelmode game studios. Here’s what you need to know about the game, recent Tuber Simulator updates, tips and more.
At first launch the game was riddled with server problems. Likely because many of the nearly 48 million subscribers of his downloaded it. Now, PewDiePie currently sits at nearly 55 million followers, and the game too continues to improve and get more popular.
Server problems aside the game has already jumped to #2 on iTunes as the top game, and is extremely popular already. Fans are saying it’s extremely addictive, fun, and love the real life voice-overs by PewDiePie himself. The creators have already taken to Twitter and confirmed the server issues will be resolved shortly.
We are almost done fixing the Error 99 when creating your channel. Thanks for your patience.
— Outerminds (@Outerminds) September 30, 2016
Updates back in September should have it all fixed, and even inventory problems are now sorted out. Speaking of which, big updates in January added a slew of new content, levels 50-60, and added new inventory items. To name a few of many changes. Before we get ahead of ourselves though, read on for more details all about this game and what to expect.
Download Tuber Simulator
Those who want to create their own YouTube channel, make videos, and gain fame can do it all. Of course it isn’t real, and just a fun simulation. PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator is free to download on both Android and iPhone, but has in-app purchases. Lots of them.
After installation users will be able to create a fake YouTube account and get started. Slowly making videos and earning subscribers until they top the king himself. You have a long ways to go though, as he has nearly 55 million subscribers as of right now. Keep reading for more details, and a changelog with the latest features below.
Features & Gameplay
As we said above, the game is all about creating your own virtual YouTube channel and making fun videos. It starts out pretty slow, but has lots of fun moments with PewDiePie’s voice himself instructing you through the tutorial.
Once you get in start by creating an account, make a YouTube channel and start making videos. Gain views, get subscribers and keep making even more videos. Once you get popular, the ad revenue will start rolling in. Not to mention the ability to join a network and skyrocket to the top of the trending charts.
Once YouTuber’s start making money they can buy better equipment, room decorations, clothing, pets, furniture and more. Or buy much of that with the famous in-app purchases. There are a lot of them though, so use caution. We’d recommend parents use a password on devices or app stores.
The overall gameplay and style is similar to the learn-to-be-famous title Kim Kardashian:Hollywood. With a lot of in-app purchases and more. Of course there’s a big difference, not to mention the fun and playful 8-bit style graphics of Tuber.
Gamers can expect quests and challenges, not to mention voting for your favorite room or channel. The new “network” option similar to clans, is a welcomed addition that many enjoy. Join a network to continue leveling up and earning more views.
For the millions of fans that watch his videos day in and day out, his pet Puggle is a regular sighting. There are small mini-games inside of the regular title. More specifically a “Puggle Mini-Game” that can be found, unlocked and enjoyed. You’ll enjoy it, so keep an eye out.
Fans all over YouTube and on Twitter have voiced complaints with the game, but now a week later things are starting to calm down. The servers were getting hammered by millions of users, and a new update is your best bet. Make sure you’re on v1.0.4 for the best experience.
As we mentioned above, there also seems to be a problem with creating a YouTube account or voting on favorite room, which is still a work in progress. More updates will arrive shortly with additional bug fixes and more features. There appears to be a lot of trouble with finding or adding friends too, and here’s some tips to do that. The game limits friends to 10, and the “feature locked” issue has been fixed in recent updates. Try it again.
Oh, and don’t try cheats or hacks like changing your iPhone clock, it won’t work.
We are having a lot of bug with people changing their clocks. If you cheat, you might lose your game and never be able to login again.
— Outerminds (@Outerminds) October 2, 2016
Recent Tuber Simulator Updates
As we said above, recent updates have really improved the game. Similar to “clans” in other popular games, Tuber Simulator has “networks” just like real YouTube stars join a network. This was added back in January, and is one of the most popular features as of late. You can create a
clan network, or join an existing one.
Once joined, networks will help you get big. Tubers can share views to help fellow members of their network, receive views and more to level up easier.
The update also adjusted timers to make progression in the game faster and far more easier. Which many can appreciate. Shipping times have dropped, over 50 new objects and gifts were added, and now there are levels 50-60 to achieve. As the game continues, many are reaching the highest levels so more were added.
In March the developers added a 4th and 5th room, customizable and changeable network logos, linking to Facebook and much more. Download the latest update today.
It’s worth mentioning that this isn’t his first game. In 2015 the popular title PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist has short success at the top of the download charts. As the game continues to improve and get better we’ll update with more details, tips, and more to get the most out of Tuber Simulator. Now that it has been out for nearly six months, expect new features to be coming soon.