'Dirty Dancing' to launch online game on Facebook
Wednesday 14 September 2011
'Have the time of your life' with the
Dirty Dancing online game. Film studio Lionsgate and Facebook are teaming up to create an online game based on the 1987 romantic film
Dirty Dancing, reported The Wrap on September 13.
The film studio is working with Toronto-based Social Game Universe to create an experience set in a virtual getaway spot in the Catskill Mountains, where Baby learned to dance when on vacation with her parents.
Players will join the film’s characters, sample music from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack and host dance shows for guests. Dances can generate 'romance waves' to spruce up the resort with tennis courts, hedges and jukeboxes. The game’s watermelon currency will allow the purchase of these and more virtual items.
The partnership capitalizes on the phenomenal success of the Dirty Dancing Facebook page which has grown in two years from 700,000 to more than 10.9 million fans currently. It ranks as the ninth most popular film fan page.
A surge in popularity happened after the death of the film’s star Patrick Swayze in 2009 and then again when co-star Jennifer Grey's competed in the reality television show Dancing With the Stars.
The film studio will consider making online games for its other titles with strong Facebook pages, including Rambo and Terminator 2.
Dirty Dancing is also being remade as a film with director Kenny Ortega ( High School Musical).
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
Life & Style blogs
Ebola outbreak: Survivor William Pooley flown to US to give doctor with virus emergency blood transfusion
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
Tezenis removes 'crime scene' pants from Oxford Street store after backlash over 'rape' connotations
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
iOS 8 review: not an overhaul, but the iPhone is gradually growing up
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe in bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Hitler’s food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£55000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: IT Proj...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: SharePoint Administrator - Bishop's ...
£45000 - £50000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client, a glob...
£20000 - £25000 Per Annum Plus excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions...