The Real Housewives of New York City get catty on Facebook soon

The Real Housewives of New York City: The Game FacebookFacebook games may have killed the soap opera, but they're about to join forces with the reality show. Bravo has announced that its hit show, The Real Housewives of New York City, will get its very own social game to pimp the debut of its fifth season this summer. The game--simply followed by a "The Game" for its title--will allow fans of the show to create their own NYC housewife.

"This new game is a great opportunity for Bravo to take our passionate viewers into the content," Bravo Digital Media EVP Lisa Hsia said in a release. "By bringing The Real Housewives into a social setting, fans can now experience the franchise through television, social media and in their own virtual reality."

That said, players will get to create their own enviously expensive home and decorate it with equally exorbitant items. The game will then challenge players to climb the social ladder by completing tasks inspired by events in the show's fifth season. That said, the Facebook version of The Real Housewives of New York City will be far more vicarious than most branded social games, as players will be recognized on the show weekly for their achievements.

When players earn weekly accomplishments like "Best Apartment," "Hottest Wardrobe" and "Highest Social Standing," they'll be recognized on the show when it airs live. (Think of it as a less gory and more girly Dexter Slice of Life.) This isn't the first time Bravo has entered the social gaming ring. Who remembers Turtle Time? Vaguely? Same here.

[Via Broadway World]

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