Dragcouver news: RuPaul mobile game from Vancouver, Drag Race Down Under queen with Canuck connection

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      Drama arose this week when actor Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman was revealed not to be returning as a judge to Canada’s Drag Race for Season 2.

      Meanwhile, here in Dragcouver, there’s been some other news that explains that while we may be known as No Fun City, we’re also a major drag.

      Drag races get mobile

      If impersonating Beyoncé is your destiny, child, get ready to sashay fierce, mobile-style.

      Yas, queens, it's true—Vancouver’s East Side Games (ESG) has acquired exclusive rights for mobile games for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

      This partnership with media company World of Wonder (WOW) Productions, which produces the show, will see the Vancouver game group develop and release a new mobile game (on iOS and Android) this year on ESG’s IdleKit technology platform.

      In this game, slayers will have werk the runway challenges and say Shante to new looks in the Werk Room.

      They’ll also receive RuMail and pep talks from Mama Ru. Popular queens will also make appearances for limited-time kikis.

      East Side Games is a subsidiary of Vancouver’s LEAF Mobile, whose mobile games include Archer: Danger Phone, Bud Farm Idle Tycoon, and Trailer Park Boys Grea$y Money.

      Down Under queen with Canuck connection

      Aussies and Kiwis will kiki together on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.

      Among the 10 competitors from Australia and New Zealand is Anita Wigl’it from Auckland, New Zealand.

      And Wigl’it has a Canuck connection. This creation of performer Nick Kennedy-Hall won Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar and was also named Vancouver’s Drag Entertainer of the Year in 2013.

      To add to the drama, RuPaul and Michelle Visage will be joining the judging panel.

      The series debut date is yet to be announced and it will air in North America on the WOW Presents Plus streaming app. And it will undoubtedly be uhmazing.

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