A video game based on popular kids jewelry line Silly Bandz has been announced, marking the first video game in human history based on a bracelet. I want you to think about that for a moment: It's a game. Based on a bracelet.
Silly Bandz is from Zoo games, makers of Shawn Johnson Gymnastics, Arcade Shooting Gallery, the Balls of Fury movie tie-in game and other top-notch products, and will be out on the Nintendo DS (natch!). It will come bundled with 12 video game themed wrist-coverings, including bands (er..."bandz") shaped like a joystick, arcade cabinet and pinball machine.
I'm sure you're wondering how, exactly, one can make a game based on a bracelet. Well, here's the official game description:
"To rescue captured Silly Bandz, players use the Bandz in their in-game collection to take aim at the cages in each level. Once free, the Silly Bandz join players’ collections and can then be used to help rescue others. Players will need to think strategically about their collection to determine the best Silly Bandz for each battle, as some Silly Bandz feature special powers, such as multiplying themselves or exploding in air."
Sounds awesome. I want you to think for a moment about the poor kid who asks for Rock Band 3 this Christmas, and who gets Silly Bandz, because his mom made a mistake. Weep for him! ...but rejoice for his little sister.