Have you ever felt there needed to be a mobile version of the reality TV show Big Brother? Well, evidently Endemol Shine Group – the folks behind the series – believe there should be so they've teamed up with developer 9th Impact to bring Big Brother: The Game is heading for iOS and Android later this year.

Beyond simply being a simulation of the show, Big Brother: The Game will also have a 'life-changing prize fund up for grabs'. Players will become virtual housemates over a series of Big Brother where they will have to make tactical choices to emerge victorious with these prizes. Endemol says that it will be a game of social, psychological and interpersonal skill.

There will be two different modes available to players when the game launches later this year. The first will be as a spectator which will be free with various IAPs on offer, though I'm not sure what those will be yet. The second is, of course, to become a housemate, which will require the player to purchase a Token. There is no word on how much this will cost just yet.

Discussing the game, Dr Finn Krewer, Head of Development at 9th Impact said: “Our approach to designing this game was to think of a person’s mobile device as their portal into a massive online Big Brother season.”

He added: “The player will face competitions, chores, nominations, evictions and have to navigate all the same complex social relationships and intrigue that make the TV show so compelling.”

Beyond that, details are fairly scarce at the moment. We don't know how much players will win for emerging from the virtual house victorious or how long each series will last. Regardless, we'll keep you updated as and when we learn more.

Big Brother: The Game will be available over on the App Store and Google Play later this year. It will be a free-to-play game with in-app purchases for spectators but IAPs are required to become a contestant.

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