Andrew Lloyd-Webber videogames?

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Excuse me whilst I sit here, mouth agape. In a moment, I’m going to scratch my head, and some time after that I’ll resume breathing. In what strikes me as a bizzare cross-over, Paid-Content revealed that it’s learned of plans by Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Really Useful Group to create a series of videogames based on the theatre magnate’s work. Likely to be karaoke affairs in the vein of SingStar, the first games would have you singing along to characters in the creator’s shows, such as Cats, the Phantom of the Opera, and Evita. The game may include some sort of audition feature, so now wannabe-starlets can have their dreams crushed in a fantasy setting too.

Why are they doing this to us?

Really Useful Group’s Douglas Glen explains:

“With the video gaming audience having moved from its male-dominated roots towards a more family-oriented demographic, now is the perfect time for us to take some of the best-known names in musical entertainment in a more interactive direction.”

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Last Updated: January 14, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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