One of the best adult animated shows of all time, Futurama, is coming back as a mobile game. A snazzy trailer brings back the rich animation, voice acting, and characters of Matt Groening’s sci-fi satire. Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is being developed by Jam City. It’s “coming soon” to iOS, Android, and Amazon.
“I’m proud to say that Futurama lives! In a mobile-video-game teaser trailer form, anyway,” said Matt Groening, creator of Futurama and The Simpsons. “If you squint, it’s kind of like a little episode!”
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will feature RPG-like quests and character levels, space exploration, and arcade-like combat. The action will take place both in New New York and in space. In New New York you’ll rescue characters, collect items, level up characters and complete quests. You’ll frequently need to engage in Space Adventures to fight aliens and explore the galaxy in 16-bit graphics.
“The Futurama universe is chock-full of exotic planets inhabited by wacky creatures (and Smizmars),” said Josh Yguado, Co-Founder, President and COO of Jam City. “Whether you’re counseling an alien overlord on Omicron Persei 8 or battling rogue robots on the streets of Chapek 9, exploring this crazy universe and interacting with its denizens will be a blast.”
Futurama originally aired for four seasons between 1999 and 2003 on Fox. Several years later the creative team produced four direct-to-video films, which later officially became the show’s fifth season. In 2009 Comedy Central picked up the resilient show for a sixth and seventh season, with the series finale airing in 2013. The above trailer is the first official Futurama animation in four years, and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is coming soon for mobile devices. You can register to be notified of its release here.