Desperate Housewives is being turned into a videogame. Buena Vista Games Inc. has just announced that a new PC game based on the award-winning and pretty much universally hated-by-men, loved-by-women drama Desperate Housewives is currently in development.
Whilst the news was greeted with a collective groan and world-weary sighs of ?why...why!?? in the SPOnG office this morning, it?s not hard to see why making a video game version of the show is a commercially astute move. Basically put, millions of (mainly) women worldwide religiously watch the show. A sizeable proportion of these women own PCs, and play games. Therefore a sizeable proportion of these women will buy a Desperate Housewives game in which they themselves can pretend to be a new housewife and neighbour in the fictional Wisteria Lane featured on the show. Actually, when put like that, the game might actually turn out okay. Oh god, no, it won?t, will it? It'll most likely be yet another lucrative TV-tie-in/cash-in with gameplay value of minus a million.
However, we will reserve critical judgement on the game until we receive our preview code from Buena Vista Games. Only at that point will we laugh at it and mock girls in an openly sexist manner for having no taste in either TV shows or games. Hello Kitty, the videogame, anybody?
As well as giving players a chance to create their own in-game persona as a rich, spoilt nosey-parker living amongst a bunch of fellow rich, spoilt nosey-parkers, the game will also feature voices and character likenesses from the actual cast. Which kind of goes without saying really. Well, they?re not going to get some duff voice-over actresses in and knock up some rubbish character likenesses which don?t really look like the real world actresses are they? Are they?
So far, Brenda Strong, the actress who voices Mary Alice Young (the show's narrator-from-beyond-the-grave) is the only one to have signed up, and negotiations are going on with other cast members.
Desperate Housewives is being developed by Liquid Entertainment, the studio responsible for PC RTS Dragonshard. Other Desperate Housewives spin-offs include a board game, clothing, ringtones and a cookbook. All ideas on how this might actually work as a game in the forum below please. Before you all start crying.