While Futurama began as somewhat of an evil stepchild of The Simpsons, it didn’t take long for it to develop its own fan base and become a classic all on its own.Â While the animation and some voices were all trademarks of Simpsons creator Matt Groening, the subject matter and story lines were vastly different and catered to a much more specific crowd: the geek universe.Â Â To this day people are still analyzing the show, its characters and watching reruns whenever they get the chance. But some good news came today because something new from Futurama is on the horizon.Â Â Â According to Variety
“Futurama,” the critically lauded sci-fi spoof from Matt Groening that aired on TV for seven seasons, will be turned into a brand-new mobile game in collaboration with the many of the show’s original writers, cast and animators.
“Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow” willÂ feature original content from creator and executive producer Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and much of the team behind the TV series. The game’s developer, Jam City’s TinyCo division, also is working with Rough Draft Studios, the original animators of “Futurama,” promisingÂ to bring the show’s humorÂ and visual style to the title.
“I love this game because it feels just like ‘Futurama.’ Except now you get to jab the characters in the face,” Groening, who is most famous for creating “The Simpsons,” said in a statement. Added Cohen: “‘Futurama’ is back, bigger and better than ever! Or possibly smaller and equally good. But either way, it’s back!”
This is welcome news for Futurama fans.Â Oddly enough this isn’t the first time Futurama hit the game market.Â In 2015 there was a game called “Futurama: Game of Drones” which was a puzzle game but this will be the first foray into the mobile market.
“Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow” will be available in Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Appstore. Fans can pre-register to get notifications about the game at YouWillPlayFuturama.com.