PewDiePie’s battle for largest YouTube channel is now an indie video game
Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s ongoing battle to maintain the biggest channel on YouTube has been turned into a video game.
The game, Zero Deaths, places Kjellberg in a post-apocalyptic setting where he must defend his fiancée Marzia from an army of sub bots (fake YouTube subscribers) who are trying to destroy the world. It’s an obvious allusion to Kjellberg’s ongoing battle with T-Series, a popular Bollywood channel that has been accused of using sub bots to boost its subscriber count, as the two vie for the title of YouTube’s biggest channel.
This battle is happening at a very interesting time on YouTube. Independent creators who helped mold YouTube into the platform that it is today feel like they’re being pushed out by traditional…