You read that title correctly. For this article, we're talking about a first in food challenge history. Let's dive right in!
Food challenges and competitive eating have found more popularity in recent years thanks to the internet and social media. The thrill of watching your favorite eater take down an eight-pound burger in one sitting can be very entertaining.
But what if you could help them complete it?
Hot Chick Studios is an independent video game company that pondered this thought. In a video posted to YouTube, a developer for HCS explains how making a video game featuring competitive eater Beard Meats Food with his friend Hades took only 72 hours.
In the browser-based game titled "Meat Sweats," players take the role of an employee working their first shift at HCS diner, with VIP guest Mr. Beard visiting to take on the diner's "Meat Sweats" food challenge.
Players must gather supplies (fizzy drinks, napkins, and sauce) for Mr. Beard, but to do so requires some effort. From keeping supplies meters full and running past exploding ovens to fighting sauce bosses, there is a lot to do in this fast-paced game with a time limit of only five minutes.
If players are successful and get Mr. Beard his much-needed supplies within the time limit while doing everything else correctly, they are awarded a virtual t-shirt for their efforts.
There you have it, the first ever video game where the player gets to put themselves in the action of helping a competitive eater finish a restaurant challenge. I must say that I am impressed that this was made in 72 hours and with such respect to food challenges and Beard Meats Food.
Will there be more food challenge video games in the future? We'll be watching!
Meat Sweats: Meat Sweats video game
Beard Meats Food: Beard Meats Food
Photo Credits: Hot Chick Studios
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