Michael Jackson PC game announced: Planet Michael

By on September 22, 2010, 4:00 PM
SEE Virtual Worlds has announced a massive online Michael Jackson-themed video game for the PC. Did you just do a double take? Yeah, we didn't believe it the first few times either. Planet Michael (no, once again this is not a really late April Fools' joke) is set to launch next year and will be free to play, though it will include microtransaction features, some of which will go to charities. Not only is there a website, but there are also Twitter, Facebook and MySpace accounts, so it's pretty darn official!

The website describes the game as "a world inspired by the King of Pop's enduring artistry and heart. Make yourself a home on Planet Michael where old and new friends can appreciate the magic of his music and his commitment to spreading messages of love and peace." In other words, it's supposed to be a massive multiplayer online game and social network that essentially equates to a virtual Neverland.

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 and died on June 25, 2009. The American recording artist, entertainer, and philanthropist is often referred to as the King of Pop, and is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. We sincerely hope this game does not tarnish his reputation.





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Guest said:

Oh for f's sake

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'm betting $10 bucks this is either a joke or ultimately a sales pitch for something other than a game. Any takers?

poundsmack said:

watch there be one of those age questions as part of the instal process.

I certify that I am between the ages of 8 and 12 and NOT over 18 (insert check box here).

BMfan BMfan said:

^^^rofl,this has to be a joke,who in there right mind thought of this.

Proofix said:

poundsmack said:

watch there be one of those age questions as part of the instal process.

I certify that I am between the ages of 8 and 12 and NOT over 18 (insert check box here).

Ahahahahah... Come play with me little kid, tonight is sleepover night.... Jamon! Hee Hee!!

EPICCC!!!

Adhmuz Adhmuz, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Why do people who make games like this have to exist, why oh why.... Anyway it might be a good way for advertisement companies to make more money off ******.

Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:

What, is it make-money-off-Michael-Jackson-because-he's-dead-and-do
sn't-give-a-**** season?

This just makes the gene pool a little more stagnant.

Mike Mike said:

Can I turn into a robot mech type thing and shoot lasers while rescuing children from mobsters? If it's not like Moonwalker I don't think I'd want to play it.

trparky said:

So you too can experience being in Michael's bedroom. LOL

bakape said:

Squeezing money out of a dead guys fan base - simply despicable!

I pity MJ, but, oh well - that's business.

tengeta tengeta said:

Well if the gaming industry didn't show its death signs yet this one should have the grave fully dug out.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

You certainly never got the chance to be robot michael... lol

PaulWuzHere PaulWuzHere said:

I hope there's a Jesus Juice buff

HaMsTeYr HaMsTeYr said:

Speechless as I may be, I'm still interested in seeing what it actually is lol. I still remember playing moonwalker in the arcades when I was younger. You know, back when Michael was cool and not a raging paedophile lol

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Do you get to have as much plastic surgery, and as many painkillers as your little loving heart desires...? How about boning "Bubbles" the chimp? I hope they work that into the game too.

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

I think they're attempting to work West Ham United's club song into the games level changer. I hope they pay you royalties for the idea captain.

Tazo The Vault Tazo The Vault said:

Apparently game developers need publicity, even if it's terrible publicity. Thousands of people will buy this game, and not one of them will be actual gamers.

Arris Arris said:

Online Moonwalker wouldn't even attract me out of interest.

I want to know the premise of the game though, what do you actually do in it?

Will probably be like the matrix online, everyone will want to be MJ.

Guest said:

lets see you start out as a child who is abused by your father and end up as a child molester? which family member is riding this casket cash to the bank? I thought child porn was illegal. who the hell are they marketing to?

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

<del>philanthropist</del>edit:full on rapist

there, fixed

shemona! hee hee!

foreverzero89 said:

haha, so i get to be mike seeing how many little boys i can get into my bed? HAHA!

Lurker101 said:

There's a rumour that it's going to be an online multiplayer game. I really hope that's true, because it will be the games deathnail before it's ever released.

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

The new Michael Jackson game - Moonwalk your way to victory! Play as Michael Jackson, using your diamond covered glove to blind the evil parents while saving young boys from boredom and normalcy. Take Michael through several thrilling metamorphic transformations ranging from a normal african-american child to a white space alien. Use exciting power up potions such as jesus juice and oxycontin to reach new levels. Enjoy many stunning attacks such as the crotch grab and thrust, or the mighty celebrity shout, "hee hee, oww!" Purchase magical new rides for your very own neverland ranch while you build the king of pop's empire through micro-payments, starting at just $1,499.99. Will you be the first to gather all of the Beatles albums before the evil debt collector comes knocking on your door?

Guest said:

Planet Michael: where every night is sleepover night... but you won't sleep too much!

Now, seriously, wasn't there going to be some Kinect dancing game with Michael Jackson? That looked like a better idea...

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

The new Michael Jackson game - Moonwalk your way to victory! Play as Michael Jackson, using your diamond covered glove to blind the evil parents while saving young boys from boredom and normalcy. Take Michael through several thrilling metamorphic transformations ranging from a normal african-american child to a white space alien. Use exciting power up potions such as jesus juice and oxycontin to reach new levels. Enjoy many stunning attacks such as the crotch grab and thrust, or the mighty celebrity shout, "hee hee, oww!" Purchase magical new rides for your very own neverland ranch while you build the king of pop's empire through micro-payments, starting at just $1,499.99. Will you be the first to gather all of the Beatles albums before the evil debt collector comes knocking on your door?
Which "hot key" do you think they'll designate for "the crotch grab"?

I hope there's a deluxe edition, complete with genuine prescription pad and defibrillator.......CLEAR.....!! Nothing....? Charge to 360........

Guest said:

lmao this thread was jokes!

jasonwyner said:

I was eagerly waiting for this game to be released.

Acai Reduce

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