Lindsay Lohan's New Mobile Game Isn't What You Think

Lindsay Lohan's New Mobile Game Isn't What You Think

I'm sitting at my desk with my iPhone in one hand, rapidly stroking the screen with the other. This is how my celebrity avatar builds her fan base in Lindsay Lohan's The Price Of Fame — simulated masturbation on a grand scale.

There are no missions to perform, soirees to attend or events to organise in Lindsay Lohan's mobile game. There is no energy meter and no constant reminders to spend a little cash to get a little further. Just the constant rhythmic pawing in front of your rapidly expanding pool of fans. Flicking the screen until you tire of flicking it, then coming back and flicking some more.

Developed by Space Inch, whose founder and lead programmer is OK Go guitarist Andy Ross (spot the clever reference in the screen below), The Price Of Fame portrays the life of the famous not as something to be desired, as with Kim Kardashian's mobile hit, but as something more mechanical. The player swipes to gather fans. Swipe faster and you'll gather fans faster.

The fans are currency, which can be used to invest in publicity, an entourage and consumables, each aimed at bringing in more fans per second or maintaining fan growth while you aren't playing.

Lindsay Lohan's New Mobile Game Isn't What You Think

Real money can be earned (or purchased) to dress up your avatar. Pictures can be "leaked" on social networks for cash prizes.

Lindsay Lohan's New Mobile Game Isn't What You Think

Ultimately what you look like has little impact on the "game." Perform that stroking motion attentively and vigorously and all will be well.

Lindsay Lohan's The Price Of Fame, unlike other celebrity-driven mobile games, is not a celebration of stardom. It's a subversive look at the pointless processes behind maintaining popularity at ridiculous Hollywood levels.

Lindsay Lohan's The Price Of Fame

Genre: Hollywood tedium simulator Developer: Space Inch Platforms: Android, iOS Price: Free. More free than most, actually.


Comments

    Sounds stupid. And I was thinking it'd be stupid, so yeh it is what I think.

      I'm pretty sure that's the point of it.

    I'm still giggling over "rapidly stroking"!

    But that's about all I have to say on this topic...

    This article is more than a sentence and it doesn't mention any game it is likely inspired by, such as Cookie Clicker. I'm surprised.

    TL;DR....but....is that a squid? Is she under water? Why?

    So what we're taking away from this is that it's only tangentially related to Lohan, one of Hollywood's least self-aware 'stars', but rather some subversive devs who are hoping that she either won't twig and sue, or they will be protected by its hopeful popularity and success?
    Nice.

    I’m sitting at my desk with my iPhone in one hand, rapidly stroking the screen with the other.

    That's hot.

    Here I was thinking the game was about identifying loose, frivolous lawsuits in a chance to score some quick cash at others expenses. Dang.

      While secretly playing GTA V and loving it because it is awesome.

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