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 17
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

This past week in Geneva started out as frustrating as all the other recent ones, but halfway through, things took a marked upswing. And I may have made a new friend, too! I’ll explain on the next page!

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It’s funny. Shari isn’t anything special… I mean, she’s nice and all, but she’s not as cool as my best girlfriend Tiffany or even Gabi… But when she said she was thinking about moving, I had to try and talk her out of it simply because she’s a monkey. They’re so rare, I couldn’t let one go. Even if she’s not as awesome as some of the others I’ve known. (But I still hope she might be in touch with other monkeys and lure them into moving here!)

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I don’t know what the problem is with the Snowboys. I’ve tried making the head the same size as the body and also a bit smaller. The ratio is throwing me off and I just can’t seem to get it right. It’s so frustrating! Especially because they always sound so disappointed in you when you finish building them and they come to life. To be honest, they’re a bit ungrateful…

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However, later in the week, I hit upon the perfect ratio somehow because I made two perfect Snowboys! The head needs to be a bit smaller than the body, and I think I wasn’t making them small enough, maybe. I know for sure I wasn’t making them too small. I just hate how picky the Snowboys are. The Snowmen and Snowmams were never that bad.

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My mother sent me a nice letter that read: “Darling Chris, Remember how much you loved the stew I’d make in the winter? Maybe you can try making it yourself now! Don’t burn yourself! – Mom” The idea is lovely, but instead of sending me some ingredients or a pot or something, she sent me a space heater! I’m supposed to cook stew on a space heater?! Not to mention that it doesn’t go with the wintry decor of my snowman or ice rooms… Don’t want my furniture to melt!

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I have to admit that when Gulliver woke up and described the country he was heading to before he shipwrecked, I was honestly stumped. Usually there’s at least one aspect of his description that clues me into the location even if the other hints are a mystery to me. He was talking about a creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, which sounded completely insane. But then he said it was where you can find durians, so I just went ahead and looked that factoid up and found out it was Singapore. Phew!

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No way was I going to let Gabi move out. Mind you, since Toy Day, Limberg hasn’t tried again, and Chow hasn’t even tried once! It’s so unfair that the people you like a lot keep trying to move and then sometimes succeed (Snake, I’m glaring in your direction… well, I would if I knew where you were… sniff), but the people you’d love to be rid of just linger on like a bad rash. Sigh.

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When I saw the sign that Deirdre was going to be the new resident, I immediately rolled my eyes. It sounded like another one of those snotty girls, but lame snooty, and not fun bitchy like Tiffany. Of course, when I went to welcome her the next day after she’d started moving in, I changed my opinion. She kind of has evil eyes. So we’ll see where that goes. Also, I didn’t know what animal she’d turn out to be, but Deirdre? Deer-dree? Duh!

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So Gulliver’s letter said: “To Chris, Thanks for your help, pal! I’m here, safe in Singapore, so I’m sending a thank-you gift from there! It’s that thing with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Cool! From Gulliver” And he sent me this crazy-ass merlion statue that spits water. It’s just as freaky as I imagined it would be!

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So I managed to make two perfect Snowboys this week (I threw in a Snowman at one point because I needed more bingo numbers, but the other days were just failures), and I got this snowman couch and the snowman carpet. The room is starting to come together. I just hope I can get the whole set before the snow melts away in the spring. If I can keep the failures to a minimum, I might just pull it off…

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I was super-excited to see Redd’s tent in town, because it’s been a dog’s age since he was last here. (A fox’s age?) Unfortunately, the only painting that looked genuine I already had hanging in my museum. So… one of them isn’t the real deal, right? This fox, I swear to God. He doesn’t show up for months at a time, and then when he does, he has nothing for me to buy! And I don’t even feel like I have that much in my museum already! It’s so frustrating! I’ve half a mind to turn him in to the authorities… but then where would I get my sketchy artwork to hang in the museum?

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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.

4 Responses

  1. avatar Lauren says:

    Don’t your villagers tell you ahead of time that they plan on leaving, thereby giving you an opportunity to convince them not to? Mine do all the time, sometimes even deciding to stay when I tell them I’m okay with them moving. Because it seems you have an awful lot of folks just skipping town without any previous notice, and that’s kind of stressing me out a little. I swear, if I walk into Julian’s house and find it filled with boxes, I may very well just turn my game off forever, I’d be so saddened. AC:NL allowed me to finally achieve my childhood dream of befriending a unicorn and I didn’t even need to be a virgin to do it, there is no way I am giving him up! :P

  2. avatar Chris Eades says:

    Yes, they always seem to give you a chance to talk them out of it, but sometimes I don’t run into them and forget and then suddenly that was the day I had to talk them into staying and once they’ve packed up, it’s too late. I think the holidays screwed me up with Snake, because when it’s a holiday or like a fishing tournament or something, that’s all they’ll talk about all day. So I’m afraid that if they were going to tell you they were moving, you might miss your chance because they’ll just talk about fishing instead.

    My advice if you’ve got someone you desperately don’t want to move away is to make sure that you find them wherever they are every single day and talk to them. Just to be sure…

  3. avatar Ben says:

    So…did Shari decide to actually move? I ask because I have a plot that showed up saying Shari is moving to my town. I wondered if it was your Shari.

    I’ve also had neighbors I didn’t like who wanted to move, so I said “don’t let the door hit you on the way out”, but then…they told me they would stay anyway because we didn’t know each other well enough yet. Ugh.

  4. avatar Chris Eades says:

    No, you’re not getting my Shari, as she’s still around.

    And yeah, a couple times I’ve told people to go ahead and leave, but then they turn around and decide to stay anyway. Such a tease!

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