Taking the name from his famous song, iconic singer Jimmy Buffet has launched the Facebook and iPad game “Margaritaville Online” give users the opportunity “escape to a tropical paradise inspired by the lifestyle of author and singer.”
The musician collaborated with game developer THQ on a free-to-play online social game, available on Facebook and Apple iPad.
“You can build a boat (and) you can build a bar. You gotta evade the pirates. You can have adventures,” Buffett says. “You can go to Margaritaville.”
Like other online games, Margaritaville Online will let players earn virtual currency to buy in-game booty and spend real money to customize their game more quickly. Buffett hopes to incorporate a feature that lets players parlay virtual goods into rewards at Margaritaville restaurants. “If you buy virtual cheeseburgers and margaritas to send to friends, that should earn you a real burger or beer at a restaurant,” he says.