Project Runway taking off on Wii

Atari making Lifetime's fashion reality TV show work on Wii Balance Board; first game in series may feature Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum.

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TV-based games often turn out to be a "hot mess," but Atari wants to "make it work" with a Wii adaptation of the Lifetime Network's latest acquisition, Project Runway. According to a Variety report, Project Runway production company Weinstein Co. has signed a deal with Atari for a series of games based on the hit show, with the first title to appear on the Wii next spring.

On the catwalk. On the catwalk. I shake my little tush on the catwalk...

While the show's stars, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, have not yet been finalized for the game, the various parties are working out details to have them appear. Players can expect the game to follow the show's format, wherein an assortment of aspiring designers are given a challenge and a limited amount of time to create new fashions fitting the theme every week. Gunn provides contestants with advice along the way, and a panel of fashion experts (including Klum) watch models take the designs up the runway, rating the efforts and eliminating at least one designer at the end of each show.

According to Variety, the game will ask players to make their designs and specify hair, makeup, and accessories for their models. When it comes time for the runway portion of the show, players will be able to use the Wii Balance Board to virtually strut the catwalk, or stand on the sidelines as a photographer, snapping shots of the new outfits. The game will have an enthusiastic and dedicated fan base to tap into, as Project Runway attracts more than 4 million viewers every week.

Project Runway isn't the only mainstream show about to find its way into games. The Twilight series of teen vampire novels and films is getting into games with its very own Scene It? trivia game, and Deep Silver is prepping a game based on Fox's concluded Prison Break. Reality TV titles have been particularly plentiful, with Hell's Kitchen, Deadliest Catch, Karaoke Revolution: American Idol, and Dancing With the Stars all receiving gaming adaptations.

Discussion

26 comments
mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

im a serious gamer and still play wii so shut it , , you dont know what your talkin about , , there is news, its just on the main page super mario galaxy 25 may , , metroid other m june what more news you want this isnt the 9 o clock news , expecting to hear some one murdered on your street turn to the 9 oclock news , , expecting weather , , , , turn on your tv , ,thisi s a gaming site, news has came and gone yesterday , news doesnt happen everyday in the gaming world , ,

Col-Neil
Col-Neil

Are they just pulling game ideas out of a hat or something ?

dramadude186
dramadude186

itameq, maybe Gamespot doesn't put up any "real" Wii news because there isn't any. The Wii has been plagued with this kind of dreck almost from the beginning, which is why most of the more serious gamers have given up on the system. And I say this as someone who was very excited to get his hands on a Wii two years ago. Now it sits all but forgotten on my shelf.

angelGP32
angelGP32

pre-ordered, honestly no, just re-inforces everything i've been saying all along about the Wii. now bundle it with a fold up run-way and it will sell 56 billion copies

GameShark9000
GameShark9000

First Dancing with the Stars and now this for a Wii game?

itameq
itameq

Why can't gamestop put up any real news? Being a former Wii fanboy, this makes me very, very sad to hear. i play video games to get away from this crap. Id rather be a super nerdon planet Zion that have anything to do with this Project Runway.....

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

I'm sure this will be awful, but why all the hate? Nobody is being forced to buy this silliness. If it serves as a 'gateway drug' to get some young women into gaming, great. And for us, we'll all get a good chuckle at the shallow gameplay, dated character models, and Heidi Klum phoning in some terrible voice-acting.

juggleballz
juggleballz

@darthvader1993 As a shareholder maybe, but Miyamoto doesn't own Nintendo. It's not his pocket the money is going into. I doubt Miyamoto has any say on what is released or not. He is a game designer and visionary. Iwata is the president. I bet Miyamoto probably facepalms himself every time he hears about this sh!t.

darthvader1993
darthvader1993

Miyamoyo doesn't give a damn about most shovelware titles, but if it puts a few more dollars in his pocket he'll be happy to oblige. smart guy.

juggleballz
juggleballz

How on God's green earth can this idea for a game ever materialize! I feel so sorry for the Wii. A lot of hatred for it as it's full of shovelware but when you have money grabbing f**king whores like Atari cashing in and selling out, you can't help but cringe! F**k me sideways! This is a total JOKE! Come on 3rd Party Developers! It IS possible to make decent games for the Wii, look at Nintendo and a few decent 3rd party developers ffs! Follow suit and make something you can be proud of. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

firehawk998
firehawk998

"Jon and Kate plus 8 " game coming out in 2010. You heard it first here.

Barabajagal
Barabajagal

Sorry, I would rather play a fishing video game for two hours on a day I didn't catch anything than play this "swishing" TV adaptation.

NearlyPrescient
NearlyPrescient

needs male models. us guys that are really really ridiculously good-looking want to play games too.

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

is tim gunn the silver haired uhm.... person? i dunno it might leave room for a good spin off, like one where you hit anyone who buys it with a big hammer

hdi67
hdi67

Wow. Nintendo must be pretty fail to get that desperate. Overall, I'll say what I always say..... EPIC FAIL

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

OMG!!! I hope this comes to the PS3 I would love to dress-up hot models in fierce outfits.*Cough*..., uh, I mean my sister would.

NMH_FanBoy4
NMH_FanBoy4

I love Nintendo to death but come on. This is just hilarious.

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

Wow this is jus dumb to of a game to relase, and on the Wii, so this is the reason why I get mad that dumb games like this will get on the Wii and why, people don't like to get one. Dumb third party game to come on the Wii.

xert420
xert420

wow........just.........wow

travisstaggs
travisstaggs

Just more shovelware to add to the Wii library, such a shame.

BloodMist
BloodMist

Just another sign of the apocalypse, much like the show itself.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

X_x this is... No, i can't say nothing about this, cause i will receive tons of thumbs down and a mod could punish me... this is awful.