Taylor Swift To Release iPhone Game We'll Probably All Be Obsessed With In A Few Month's Time
Were your fingers numb for weeks after trying to become an A-Lister in Kim Kardashian's mobile game? If so, you should know that yet another celebrity is joining the Kardashian ranks and launching her very own iPhone game. According to Entertainment Weekly, "Blank Space" songstress Taylor Swift is getting her own mobile game, and it's probably going to consume your life — or, at least, your commute. The new game comes from Glu Mobile, which is the same company that made Kardashian's Hollywood-centric mobile game (appropriately titled Kim Kardashian: Hollywood) and is slated to be released sometime in late 2016. Basically, Swift fans are guaranteed to play this new game almost as many times as they did 1989 — have fun falling into the Swift mobile game wormhole!
According to Glu Chairman and CEO Niccolo de Masi, Swifties are in for a totally different experience with this mobile adventure. Says de Masi of the game:
Glu is equally committed to designing never before seen gameplay elements that utilize Taylor’s unique creativity. Accordingly, we will spend the required development time to ensure this innovation is achieved.
While there's no word yet on what this innovation will entail, I think we can assume it will be something that Swift fans will freak the eff out over. (Any chance we can play the game as Swift's cats Meredith and Olivia Benson?)
Of course, Swift's not the only celeb to follow in Kardashian's footsteps — here are the other stars who have their own iPhone games or have one in the works:
1. Demi Lovato
The "Confident" singer wants to take you on tour with her — at least, virtually. Lovato released a mobile game through company Pocket Games in the summer of 2015 called "Path To Fame." The game is a "choose your own adventure" mobile app, which means that you get to pick and choose how conversations and other events will go within the world. As with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, you're striving to succeed, though here, it's as a singer, rather than attempting fulfill the far more generic goal of becoming a famous human.
2. Kendall & Kylie Jenner
The Jenner sisters announced their own upcoming mobile game in March of 2015, nearly a year after big sister Kardashian launched hers to enormous success. Though it was assumed that the Jenner girls would also get a Glu game, perhaps one that also followed their rise to fame, so far there has been no word about a release date.
3. Katy Perry
Like her alleged frenemy Swift, the "Part Of Me" singer also has a Glu game in the works. Though the details are still kept under wraps, de Masi stated that Perry's digital game would feature the singer's "voice, likeness, and personality." Fingers crossed that it features a guitar-playing ex-boyfriend named "Vaughn Bayer."
4. Lindsay Lohan
Lohan launched her own iPhone game in December of 2014, appropriately titled "The Price Of Fame." The game, according to Bustle's Nicole Pomarico, features a whole lot of "swiping." Apparently you swipe to collect fans, which unlocks levels, accessories, and outfits. The best part? One of these outfits includes a jail uniform. At least Lohan knows how to poke fun at herself.
5. Britney Spears
To be honest, I've been holding my breath for the release of Spears' reported upcoming mobile game. Glu Mobile is also behind the venture, and though the details about the game are sparse, it is said to feature the pop princess's likeness, voice, and "creative influence."
6. Mean Girls
OK, so technically this isn't a celebrity, but you have to admit that it's pretty grool. Mean Girls: Senior Year is available via the Episodes app in the iOS App Store and Google Play, and it follows Cady and co. through their senior year of high school. Of course, their senior year magically has social media, iPhones, and e-books — things that definitely would not be around in the 2005 universe that would be Cady's senior year.
7. Nicki Minaj
According to the Wall Street Journal, the rapper has reportedly signed a deal with Glu Mobile in order to get a game of her very own, which the journal says she scored due to her superior social media presence. Though the rapper's deal was announced in August of 2015, Glu is staying hush-hush on details. Here's hoping that, whatever the game is about, we get to make avatars that feature Minaj-worthy wigs.
8. Jason Statham
Don't expect to play dress up with Statham: His game is seriously intense. The Transporter star currently has a Glu game out that will make you feel like you're in the middle of one of his action movies. The game, titled Sniper X With Jason Statham , features the actor's voice and likeness which will guide you through "the art of the kill." (Umm, wow.) It's free to play, but as with Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, you can purchase items for actual money within the game, though in this case the items will likely be hand grenades rather than handbags.
9. Wesley Snipes
Technically, the Blade actor isn't actually in the game —just his likeness is. The actor plays character "Julius Styles" in iPhone game Julius Styles: The International , which is essentially a spy game where a cartoon version of Snipes is Styles, a hit man.
Let's hope that Swift's game impresses us as much as the best games on this list — and doesn't leave us as puzzled as some others.