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Project Runway: The video game?

by Michael Pascua, posted Oct 12th 2009 4:03PM
Heidi Klum and Tim GunnHere's your chance to make it work. Variety has posted that Project Runway is becoming a video game for the Nintendo Wii made by Atari. I guess it was to no one's surprise, many TV shows become video games (CSI, Grey's Anatomy, Iron Chef America) all with varying degrees of success. Even America's Next Top Model has a video game for the Nintendo DS, but it's only available in Europe.

There is no word of when the game is releasing or any meaty details. We do know that the game will follow the show's format: design a dress, make-up and hair, runway, and judging.

We will most likely see or hear Heidi and Tim, but the game is still in development phase. We don't even know if any of the contestants are playable, though I'd kill to play as Santino Rice, Chris March, or Korto Momolu. It would be amazing to have Michael Koors record funny phrases involving the words "French Maid," "Disco Pumpkin," and "renaissance fair." Top that off with Nina Garcia claiming clothes were "dowdy" and "unwearable." I'd be designing disasters to hear the judges scream at me.

The biggest surprise is the fact that the Wii's balance board will be part of the game. Atari is going to make me get up and pose for the runway. I have played Wii Fit, and walking makes no sense with the balance board, unless one would march, but that's not fierce.

The game would probably be a better fit for the DS than the Wii, because the controls aren't as accurate as using a pen. Knowing how video games work, we'll probably see a DS, PS3, Xbox360, and PC version pop up to capitalize on Project Runway.

Project Runway's video game will probably unleash the wave of how-to reality competition video games. Imagine Top Design, Sheer Genius, or Groomer Has It all for the Wii or DS. Guess I'll have to keep dreaming for Tool Academy: The Game. Do you think you'll buy the game? Leave comments below.

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Anja

Grey's Anatomy as a video game?! never heard of it. I might check it out.

October 15 2009 at 2:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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