So most of you have probably heard of the KIM KARDASHIAN: Hollywood app by now, right? Well, now Kim’s half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, have made an app (KENDALL & KYLIE) featuring themselves with a goal to help you out in your fashion and hairstyle career in sunny California.
As of February 21, I have started playing this app, and at first, I really didn’t expect much from it. I mean, what can these reality TV and internet stars create that won’t be some sort of stupid meme? After playing it, however, my opinion entirely changed.
Even in the first five minutes of playing, I was already hooked on this app with its drama, features, well-thought out (for the most part) characters, and representation.
Firstly, inside this app is a fake version of Instagram. You can make your own fake username and an account and share it to your nonexistent followers. In other apps like this, I haven’t really seen something so detailed.
A picture of my character’s “Instagram” from the app.
You can take selfies whenever and wherever you want and then post them on your “Instagram,” but if you were so inclined, you could even post it on your real Facebook and Instagram accounts. Kylie and Kendall will even post generic videos and text for you on their “Instagrams” to get you more followers.
But also, the app comes with a cell phone. It’s cell phone-ception. You send a pre-written text from your cellphone in the game while using your app with your real cell phone. The detail and work which was put into this game really shows.
Not to mention how the storyline starts out. You move to Santa Monica with your friend, Emily Sun, to start a new career. She gives you a job with the help of her boss, Gretta, at a salon. Then, you are introduced to the antagonist, a guy named Logan whose mother has a grudge against the salon owner.
It continues to spiral into so much drama as you find out that Perry, another one of your best friends, actually used to date Logan. I don’t want to give away much more, but this app and its storyline were very entertaining to me.
There are also so many different types of people. Just to name a few, there are gay, straight, black, white, Asian, etc. Plus, you can choose to make your character whatever you want as well. Even more interesting characters show up the further you get into the app.
In fact, it doesn’t even seem like Kylie and Kendall are even the biggest stars in the app. Their purpose seems to be limited to helping you along your journey.
I would entirely recommend downloading this app, because it really is quite amusing. The developers seem like they put a lot of time into the features, as well quite some time into the dramatic story.
This app exposes teens to all sorts of people, so it could help teens become more open since Kendall and Kylie portrayed all their non-playable characters as normal, interesting, likeable, and somewhat believable people.