Fans of the crew of Planet Express have reason to celebrate as ‘Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow’ is reuniting “Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and much of the team behind the beloved TV series” to give us a new video game based on the series! The game is being developed in a partnership between TinyCo and Fox Interactive for mobile devices. An additional bonus is that the studio behind the series, Rough Draft Studios, will be working with TinyCo on this!
We are clearly getting a true continuation of the series in this game!
According to Matt Groening:
“I love this game because it feels just like Futurama. Except now you get to jab the characters in the face.”
As someone who has always felt that ‘Futurama’ was Groening’s best work, I’m happy to see a return to this world. Previously working with Fox, TinyCo had also developed ‘Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff’ which was a smash hit when it was released. One can only hope that the studio not only recaptures that magic but expands upon it!
David X. Cohen has chimed in that:
“Futurama is back, bigger and better than ever! Or possibly smaller and equally good. But either way, it’s back!. We’ve got completely new stories from the original writers, cast, and animators. This is the real Futurama deal.”
While the gameplay that we’ll be given is still unclear at this time, we’ll at the very least have some of the same visuals, humor, and intelligence which made the series such a smash hit and cult classic. I suspect we’ll be getting some form of an exploration and quest-filled game along the lines of ‘Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff’ though it is still too early to tell.
Are you planning on playing ‘Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow’ when it hits your mobile device later this year?
You don’t have a choice. You. Will. Play!
Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!