At the recently held Tokyo Game Show 2013, we had a chance to speak with the folks at Voltage, a company specializing in the development of so-called ‘love-sumulation’ apps, We were curious to see that they have also just released Gossip Girl, a Japanese game based on the American hit TV show.
Gossip Girl has been available as a mobile social game on the Gree platform since September of 2012, but now the game has gone native and is available for download on the App Store.
The game stays true to the show, with familiar characters such as Serena and Blair, as well as new faces original to the app. Users play the role of a transfer student in New York, where they can get involved in school dramas with other kids. Players can also enjoy decorating their avatars with trendy fashion items and simulate the world of Gossip Girl in the app.
Voltage, with over 50 published apps, have always developed app stories on their own. However this is their first attempt to collaborate with an existing story, let alone one that is as popular as Gossip Girl. It will be interesting to see if more games like this come from Voltage in the future.