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PewDiePie Endorses A Montreal Studio To Make A Sick Video Game

Montreal geeks are so hot right now.

PewDiePie (Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg) is a 25 year old Youtube sensation. He is a Swedish web-based comedian and producer, best known for his Let's Play commentaries and vlogs on YouTube. In other words, he's living any geek's dream life. PewDiePie is playing video games for a living and making a lot of money while doing it. At 39.4 million followers, PewDiePie's channel has the biggest amount of subscribers on YouTube. Pretty darn impressive. Last year, his channel made over $4 million from ad sales.

In November 2014, Felix launched a contest for web developers worldwide to create a video game in only 72 hours. The ten best games as voted by internet users would be presented on PewDiePie's channel. Among the 734 games created for the contest, a small Montreal studio called Outerminds, developed a retro video game based on PewDiePie himself and his online community. "PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist" took fifth place. However, the developers received a pleasant surprise in the process. PewDiePie contacted the studio through a Twitter private message.

“In less than three days, we made a survival platformer game where you play as PewDiePie, accompanied by his two pugs, trying to get off a dangerous island. Flying sharks, exploding cows, piranhas, meteors – everything is meant to stop you!  PewDiePie contacted our team to talk about our game and ask us if we could make it bigger, longer and badder.”

The Montreal developers dropped all other projects and focused on the game for the eight following months. As of tomorrow, September 24, 2015 "PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist" will be available worldwide on iOS and Android for $4.99

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