Thursday, April 18, 2024

Become a digital ‘Big Brother’ houseguest in new smartphone game

When I was younger, I always wanted to audition for the hit summer-time reality show, Big Brother. Now, I guess I can do that to some extent?

“Big Brother: The Game” allows smartphone gaymers to enter the famed house to compete for virtual prizes and notoriety. 9th Impact, Banijay and Endemol Shine Group developed a game that allows you to make choices that directly affect your future in the competition and gives you the psychological and social backstabs that fans enjoy.

There’s only one catch: you need to pay $4.99 to play the game three times. This purchase allows you to enter the house for the first time. If you win “Big Brother: The Game,” you advance to a new house without spending any tokens. Eviction from the game sends you to a new house to begin a new adventure at the cost of one token.

“The Sims” meets Survivor in “Big Brother: The Game,” now available to download on Android and iOS; as well as on

It’s important to note that Big Brother was one of the first reality shows to routinely include gay cast-members every season.

Michael Therkelsen

[He/Him] Michael was born and raised at the Jersey Shore and he loves love horror films, video games, hiking and cooking. He auditioned for American Idol in season 6 and worked as a vet tech before finally discovering his passion for writing. He has several short stories available for purchase on e-readers, and is obsessed with UFC, American Ninja Warrior and running half-marathons. With a wide area of interests and hobbies, he's excited to help other people in the LGBT community discovery the world of gaming.