I’m pretty late to the game when it comes to PewdiePie’s Tuber Simulator.
Though Pewdiepie has been promoting the game at the end of his videos for a good amount of time, I haven’t really thought about downloading it.
Truthfully, it was only when he announced his new game that I thought, well, until then… why don’t I try out his old one. You might be in the very same boat as me.
Although I haven’t fully unlocked everything since there is still an element that needs to be unlocked at level 15, these are my initial thoughts on each part of the game and whether or not it’s vibing with me.
The games I have access to include Puggle and Craniac.
IS THIS GAME PASSIVE OR INTERACTIVE?
I would say this game is fairly passive, though it would definitely be better optimized if you were playing actively.
I tried playing this game while doing some work, and truthfully I noticed the amount of view I was getting was not as much as it was when I was just sitting on the couch playing the game.
Now, in saying that, I don’t see myself playing this game while working. I would, however, see myself playing this game while watching YouTube videos and when on my way to work.
Since these days I don’t play Bloons Adventure Time TD while commuting to work, simply because I prefer the gameplay on the desktop, I need a new game to play.
It seems like there are upgrades in the Knowledge Tree that let you get passive views, but most of the other ways require you to actually be playing the game.
DESIGNING YOUR OWN ROOM
I’m going to start with this part of the game first, just because it seems to be the selling point of the game.
Pewdiepie’s Tuber Simulator has a community-driven aspect to it in the sense that you have the opportunity to design or customize your own room in hopes of showing it off to other players.
Think of it as a modern-day Neohome or Farmville farm, but much better designed (and definitely cuter!)
Items purchased for your room give you the experience required to level up your account, so get ready to design your room.
Not only do the items give you experience for your account, but some items will also give you experience in the difference subcategories for videos.
The more items you purchase that are from the categories that are trending, or that you’re shooting videos for, will give you more views for the videos.
If you want to make money, you better get ready to spend money… ammiright?
As mentioned, this game’s room designs are community-driven as there are events that are run to decorate your room to a specific theme for rewards.
I can completely understand the appeal of this, especially because some of these graphics are really, really well-drawn and truthfully this game feels like it’s a bit of a birthright at this point.
DIFFERENT FORMS FOR CURRENCY
Similar to many other mobile games, there are a number of currencies that are available to players in PewdiePie Tuber Simulator.
The first obvious currency is video views which can be used to purchase items for your room.
Views can also be used to buy attempts at Craniac and Puggle.
Subscribers help raise the number of views you get while also being the stat that ranks you on the leaderboard against your friends and family.
Cash which can be purchased for real money or can also be dropped by games such as Craniac, Puggle, the Sponsor Eagle, or from Quests can be used on miscellaneous cosmetic items, expanding your room or purchasing packs.
Pixel Dust seems to be a reward you also get similarly to cash, however, these are used to buy little pixel pets, such as the pugs
The main source of views in this game seems to be from recording videos.
Videos will take a varying amount of time to record and it seems to depend on how skilled you are at the topic.
Video views can be boosted by buying upgrades from the Knowledge Tree as well as by watching advertisements.
Unlike many other free games, PewdiePie’s Tuber Simulator isn’t completely riddled with ads, making it a pretty smooth experience.
You are given a few opportunities to either speed up the process of activities or double the rewards for watching advertisements. They are, however, not offered for every interaction.
Upgrading your views per video doesn’t seem too hard to do, though it’s clear that there is going to be a bit of a grind in this game.
While orders are shipping, you have the option to spend some of your views on a game called Puggle.
Puggle is a game similar to Plinko that allows you to drop one of PewdiePie’s pugs down the pegs collecting rewards such as cooldowns for your delivery, cash, dust, etc.
The number of views it costs to drop a pug will depend on how expensive the item was to purchase meaning that as you progress it may be difficult to always play this game unless you have some good progress in your upgrades.
Even during the first day of playing this game, when I made it to level 4, I found it difficult to always play the puggle game.
Now, with a perk like Clickbait running, this was a lot more bearable as some of my videos started getting about 14,000 views because I got to upgrade my Views Boost and Mastering in the Knowledge Tree.
Puggle can easily shave minutes off of your delivery time, making it quite a useful game to play while you wait for things to happen.
This is especially true if you drop your pug into the 2 or 3x multipliers, which can easily get you 5-minutes off the clock.
I try to play Puggle every opportunity that I get as no matter what it helps me level up faster.
Since Views are such a renewable income, it doesn’t feel difficult or silly to spend them on games like Puggle.
At first, I was confused by how often I saw the Sponsor Eagle, as I didn’t realize that it actually shows up on your screen every 45-seconds.
The Sponsor Eagle’s rewards will depend on how far you’ve made it in the game. As you progress, the reards get bigger and bigger.
Currently, at level 6, I’m getting between 900-2500 views per sponsorship, making it a fairly steady income of views.
Craniac is a fairly expensive game to play that allows you to drop a crane into a ball pit that is constantly rotating the prizes.
At first Craniac cost me 5,000 views, though right now it’s double the cost, coming in at a whopping 10, 400.
As fun as Craniac seems and as powerful as some of the rewards seem to be, I’m holding back on it so I can upgrade my room more efficiently first.
Once I’m rolling in the views, I’ll definitely think about dropping a good amount of views into Craniac, but it’s definitely not time yet.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS GAME?
Dependant on the type of person that you are.
As a whole, I’m not overly impressed with Tuber Simulator, though I realize it’s not meant to be super impressive.
It’s a cute passive game that you can play if you don’t already have other passive games going on at the time.
Unfortunately, I feel like this game might just be too passive for me since truthfully I’m not a huge fan of designing my room still. As mentioned, this may change dependant on what items become available to me, especially because I’m very excited to unlock the pixelings!
Otherwise, I’m personally looking for a game with more games in it or one I can turn off completely without having to worry about completely optimizing my gameplay.
Although resources are fairly easy to farm in the game, I can see myself leaving the game open to make sure I still get a bit of an income from the Sponsor Eagle.
I’m excited to see what Pewd’s new game is, but unfortunately, Tuber Simulator doesn’t seem to be the jam for me.