Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ signs App deal
Jersey Shore cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino has struck a deal with social and mobile developer AppGenius to develop four apps over the next 18 months.Steve Watts
February 13, 2012 5:00 PM11
Mobile and social developer AppGenius has signed a deal with Jersey Shore cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. The deal includes four games or apps to be developed over the next 18 months, all with Sorrentino’s trademark charm and wit. The announcement promises these will be designed with the show’s “large fan base” in mind. Apparently this fan base exists, though I’ve never met a single fan.
GamesIndustry.biz reports that development of the first game is starting immediately. AppsGenius is an appropriate fit, at the very least. One of its best-known apps is “Snookify Me,” a $1.99 iOS thing that lets you imitate the fashions and duck-lips of the one of the show’s most prominent figures.
“This is a great opportunity for my company and I to be involved in the social gaming and mobile application industry,” said Sorrentino. “Not only am I very proud to introduce Jersey culture into the social gaming and mobile application industry, but also very excited that my family is a part of it too. I love the games and applications that my family and I have been working on with AppsGenius, and I know Jersey Shore viewers and my other fans will love them too.”
This isn’t the first time video games have gotten (figuratively) in bed with The Situation. MTV previously signed a deal with Microsoft to offer Jersey Shore avatar items, including an ab shirt. This latest development is just one more reason the robots will be perfectly justified when they rise up and enslave us.