Mean Girls. The Video Game.

This is so fetch.

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Mean Girls. The Video Game.

This is so fetch.

It’s been 10 years since Mean Girls first hit screens, becoming an instant classic that is as quotable as it is hilarious. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t reference a line from the movie, use a .gif of Regina George to respond to something, note that the limit does not exist, or chastise someone for trying to make something happen that’s not going to happen. This is one of those movies that truly defines a generation.

Today it finally becomes a video game. Cue every gay squee noise I can muster.

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Via So Much Drama Studios:

“If You Have Ever Felt Personally Victimized by Regina George, This Game is For You

Designed as an easily accessible ‘tiara-defense’ game, Mean Girls finds the original Plastics at peace with their world, when a new upstart Plastics clique attempts to take control of North Shore High School by piecing together the broken Spring Fling Tiara. Players can select from eight of their favorite Mean Girls characters—Cady, Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Janis, Damian, Aaron, and Kevin, each with their own distinct boost abilities—and all the cliques from the cafeteria, to help defeat opponents and complete each level.”

The mobile “tiara-defense” game is not unlike your standard tower-defender: You place troops, you set up traps, and you keep the oncoming hoards of enemies away from their goal. Only this time around your troops are who you hang out with and the enemies are the opposing cliques.

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While it may not seem like an obvious genre to slap the Mean Girls name on, it’s actually quite clever. Just as in the original film the cafeteria is a carefully mapped out warzone, with factions ranging from the Varsity jocks to the girls who eat their feelings to the burnouts to the Plastics. And just as Lindsay Lohan’s Katy Herron went to war with Regina George, players will go to war to protect their tiara from those who’d try to snatch it away.

Does this sound like the most fabulous game ever, or does this sound like the most fabulous game ever? Who would come up with such a game? None other than So Much Drama’s Jeff Medor, creator of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dragopolis, one of our gayest games of the year two years running. As was the case with Dragopolis, Mr. Meador isn’t trying to make a lazy licensed tie-in game…he wants this to be a product that true fans will enjoy through and through.

Mean Girls is hilarious, brutal, and endlessly quotable; I absolutely loved watching and re-watching the film,” said Jeff Meador, founder and president, So Much Drama. “The game is rich with the quirky humor, over-the-top high school power struggles, and everything from hilarious lines, peppermint foot cream, to, yes, the Burn Book.”

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No matter which clique players belong to, from band geeks and preps to regulation hotties, Mean Girls offers seven different ways to play including gameplay modes such as You Can’t Sit With Us, Social Suicide, She Doesn’t Even Go Here, and The Limit Does Not Exist.”

Mean Girls is slated for release on mobile platforms soon. I bet it will make for a great candy-gram.

And none for Gretchen Weiners. Bye.

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January 24
2013

Interview: RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestant Jade Jolie

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The fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race premieres on Logo on Monday, January 28, and right out of the gate, we here at the Gay Gamer Castle are already rooting for fellow gaymer Jade Jolie. Come on — not only is she gorgeous and funny, but she named herself after a Mortal Kombat character! “Gaming has always been a part of my life,” she says, “so it’s great I can kind of let that be a part of my drag persona.”

It would be rude to ask a true Queen how old she is, but Jade will admit to gaming starting at a very early age. “I’ve been playing as long as I can remember,” she says. “I’ve literally owned every game console except a SEGA Dreamcast!”

 

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Fighting games and RPG’s have always been Jade’s guilty gaming pleasures. “I’m obviously a huge Mortal Kombat fan due to the fact that my name was inspired by Jade from MK,” she says. “To me, she was the fiercest bitch! The Final Fantasy series is also something I’ve followed forever. Final Fantasy III in particular, is one of my all-time favorites. As far as systems go, I love my Wii and Xbox 360, but I use my PS3 more than anything. To me, it’s the best system now!”

 

Of course, as a born performer, Jade has a penchant for music games, citing a rather unusual choice as one of her favorite games of all time! “I’m such a Spice Girls fan, I feel it’s my duty to say the Spiceworld game for PS1,” she confides. “But let’s be honest, it was terrible after the first hour! So… I’m gonna have to say it’s a tie between Bust A Groove on PS1 and Mortal Kombat!”

 

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Naturally, she is also thrilled by the relatively recent rise in gay content in videogames. “I think that is absolutely fabulous!” Jade exclaims. “I think the best thing about games is you can immerse yourself into a different character, kind of like drag. So why not have characters that cater to a whole genre of gaymers?”

 

Of course, just as in the real world, the LBGTQ community continues to fight for more visibility in the gaming world. “I feel gay content is still very new,” she allows, “and I would love to see more characters who are openly gay and obviously more drag queens!” Laughing, she continues, “I think it would be everything to have a Mortal Kombat-style game with all of the whole RuPaul sisterhood and their own unique attacks and moves… with a final “RUTALITY” at the end!”

 

Although growing up gay can be a struggle, growing up a gay gamer can sometimes be even more of a struggle. Luckily, games were Jade’s ticket to acceptance. “I found gaming to be one of the few things that I had in common with other boys growing up,” she recalls. “And also what my brother and I always bonded over. I was always a diva in my mind, but a fierce gamer at the same time, and I’ve always got respect from that.”

 

By proudly proclaiming her love for videogames, Jade is happy to help make gay gamers more visible. “I’ve always found gamers to be very accepting and open-minded,” she says. “Other than drag, videogames have always been an obsession and hobby, so I’ll always support the gamer community!”

 

And while she hopes her gaming skills will help her defeat her Drag Race opponents one by one in her quest to become the next drag superstar, Jade also hopes to inspire other gay gamers who may be struggling with their own lives. “Honestly, I’ve gone through my fair share of struggles and obstacles to get where I am,” she declares. “But that’s the amazing thing about life. If you work hard, have faith in yourself and keep your mind focused, you can accomplish anything.

 

“It’s okay being different,” she adds. “Don’t seek approval, just believe in yourself!”
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About Chris Eades

(Writer) I love Animal Crossing, music games (even though I can't sing or play instruments) and adventure games. And the occasional 40+ hr JRPG when I can find the time! I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and our hamster, Ch'p.

3 Responses

  1. avatar R.R. says:

    My post might have VERY MINOR RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SPOILERS so reader beware!

    Great interview with Jade Jolie. Combine this with how well, in my opinion, she comes off very well on the Season 5 Episode 1. I’ll be watching you, Jade!

  2. avatar Mike Barrett says:

    Well now I’ll be waiting the whole time to see her Jade drag costume. Come on, you know she’s got one.

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