Smosh‘s annual Food Battle is coming soon, and this year, it will be accompanied by its own game. The YouTube channel created by Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla has released Food Battle: The Game, an action RPG now available for iOS and Android.
In the Food Battle game, players control digital versions of Hecox and Padilla as they swing celery swords, drop burrito bombs, and do battle with donuts. The game is based on Smosh’s long-running series, which pits Hecox and Padilla against each other in a series of silly “challenges” related to specific food items. The 2014 edition arrives on YouTube on November 21st, and a trailer for it was just released on the Smosh channel, which has more than 19.2 million subscribers.
We first heard about Food Battle: The Game in July 2013, when Smosh launched a $250,000 Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for its development. The campaign struggled to meet its mark, but it achieved its goal right at the wire thanks in part to a special live stream hosted by Hecox and Padilla. With funding secured, the comedy duo turned to Roadhouse Interactive, which worked with Smosh and partner network DEFY Media to build the Food Battle game.
This is the second game attached to the Smosh brand; the channel’s previous effort was Smosh Super Head Esploder X, which reached the App Store’s Most Downloaded list shortly after its release. This time, Hecox and Padilla worked to make a bigger and more involved game for their fans. “We’re heavily involved in every single aspect of the development,” Padilla told Game Informer.
Smosh fans will be eager to give the Food Battle game a try; it’s available for free from the App Store.