>> Sunday, July 25, 2010
Girl's Club is a fantasy dating game published by Philips Interactive Media for the CD-i in 1992. Starring Nickelodeon's Heidi Lucas as the leader of the club who helps the player choose which date to go on. Philips based the game on the classic Dream Date board game where girls get to go on simulated dates with "thirty of the coolest guys in the universe.". One of the dates is actor and acting coach Chambers Stevens (star of the Emmy Award winning Steve Spots).
Girl's Club, created by the Philips POV group (Who also made Voyeur, Thunder in Paradise and Mystic Midway) for the CD-i was a pioneer in the early days of video games. It was one of the first video games to use live footage of actors. The format was the classic dream date. Obviously made for girls (around the age of 12), the players got to choose among many handsome 'dates'. From the disc: " Learn everything you want to know about thirty 'to-die-for' buys, then vote secretly for your dream date and guess which of the guys your friends picked. When the results are revealed, the dates begin."
It's one of the original Philips games that disappeared into the background with all the other games they created on CD-i, but Girl's Club was one of their first experiments with CD-i.