Battle Royale Tycoon is more or less exactly what you expect

A management sim in which you must build your very own, custom battle royale theme park but with public toilet maintenance? That too, but also it’s the inevitable me-too cash-in on a pop culture phenomenon hype train that probably won’t make it out of the station.

According to the game’s (mostly empty) blurb on Steam, Battle Royale Tycoon by Endless Loop Studios is in “early development”, with a launch scheduled later this year. As CEO of MurderCorp (or whatever), you’ll “design and build arenas for your guests to fight in, keep them happy, your workers paid and make a profit”. I dunno how you make a profitable business when your customers are killing each other, but hey, this is video games. Its listed features include “listen to your guests and improve the design of your arenas”, so I guess we’re already pretending, anyway.

The game will also support multiple modes like team deathmatch and capture-the-flag, although perhaps its most intriguing innovation is the use of a cleanup crew between sessions. Mopping up gore and hosing bushes, as we ponder existential questions about the fragile and ephemeral reality of the human condition? I’d play that. Maybe.

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