If the game is even half as awesome as this lolz I just made, I would like to go ahead and reserve 10 copies, please.
Time to take your Broadway musical ambitions beyond the realm of the shower. Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Really Useful Group is apparently developing a “range of videogames” based on the musical theater maestros works, according to PaidContent.
The group has been speaking with “half-a-dozen international game publishers” about turning Lloyd-Webber’s most popular stage shows — Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and Cats — into sing-a-long titles in the vein of PlayStations’s Singstar and Xbox 360’s Lips, spread across multiple platforms over the next several years.
“With the video gaming audience having moved from its male-dominated roots towards a more family-oriented demographic, now is the perfect time for us to take some of the best-known names in musical entertainment in a more interactive direction,” said Douglas Glen, Rally Useful Group’s digital director.
Scoff all you like, but you know these games would sell like crazy, especially on the casual gamer-geared Wii. I say that rather than bemoan this idea we befriend it, just support and embrace the hell out of it, because maybe if we’re really lucky they’ll parlay their success into different genres. I can’t wait to add Sid Meier’s Evita, Dead Space 2: Starlight Express, The Phantom of Persia and Jesus Christ Superspy to my videogame collection.