Earlier this year, Peekaboo Pole Dancing announced their plans to create a pole dancing game for the Wii.
I followed up with the company, known for the Carmen Electra pole dancing kit (the "Electra-pole"), to see if there's been any deals made. Simon Kay, a rep for Peekaboo and licensing agency AT New Media told me via e-mail that they are still seeking a developer and publisher.
"We have not managed to tie up a deal for this yet but we still remain hopeful," he wrote. "We have, however, connected with a company that is manufacturing a peripheral product and we are investigating mutual publishing opportunities. Please feel free to give a shout out to any developers or publishers who want to give this a crack. [The game] just needs someone with a little nerve."
He added that Carmen Electra is "available to be involved" but is not associated with the project at this time.
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Wii Pole Dancing Game Intended For Fitness, Fun For Men And Women
Peekaboo Pole Dancing wants gamers to enjoy their upcoming pole dancing video game.
But they're not exactly sure which gamers just yet.
The company behind the best-selling Carmen Electra pole dancing kit, the "Electra Pole," announced in April that they were seeking partners to create a pole dancing game for the Wii.
However, yesterday when I met Simon Kay, a rep for Peekaboo and licensing agency AT New Media, he revealed that the company wasn't quite sure which platform to go with yet.
"The concept is still up for discussion," he told me at the Javits Center in New York during the Licensing International Expo. "Do we want to skew male or female? That depends on the platform we choose."
The way he sees it, the video game could go one of two ways...
A few weeks ago, Peekaboo Pole Dancing, the company behind the Carmen Electra pole dancing kit (the "Electra-pole"), announced that they are seeking a partner to license a pole dancing game for the Wii.
The announcement had many wondering, "Why?" According to Peekaboo, it's all about... exercise.
When I inquired about further details, Simon Kay, a rep for Peekaboo and licensing agency AT New Media told me via e-mail:
"Peekaboo will be all about fun and fitness for a new generation. Peekaboo wants to make the fitness benefits of aerobic pole dancing accessible to millions of Wii users. The goal is to encourage men and women of all shapes and sizes to improve their pole dancing skills while having fun, toning up and burning calories. Ultimately Peekaboo and AT New Media want to do for pole dancing what 'Guitar Hero' did for rock n roll!"
As for the pole peripheral development, the game's ESRB rating and how the game would actually work (we imagine you'd need hands on the pole as well as on controllers), he declined to disclose those details. Kay did claim that the company is already in talks with developers and publishers for the Wii title, though they "will still entertain other third parties."
Additionally, Kay said the game probably won't involve Carmen Electra. When I asked if Electra was ever asked to be involved in the first place, the response was no. But is there a chance she could be involved in the future? "Unlikely... but not impossible," Kay said.
He also said that the company was looking for additional partners for mobile. A mobile phone pole dancing game? We can only wonder.