'Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow' arrives on mobile devices soon
The world of tomorrow in the palm of your hand. “Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow” is being developed for mobile devices, according to an announcement from Tiny Co and Fox Interactive.
This isn’t some knock-off. “Futurama” creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening and Executive Producer David X. Cohen will be creating original content for the game that fits with the humor and style from the Emmy-winning comedy series.
Rough Draft Studios, the original animators of the series, will also be part of the mobile project to assure the game has the trademark animated style of the series. There is no word on if voice actors from the series will be involved in the project.
I love this game because it feels just like Futurama," said Groening. “Except now you get to jab the characters in the face.”
Gameplay details are expected to be announced in the future. The title will be available via the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store.
"Futurama is back, bigger and better than ever! Or possibly smaller and equally good. But either way, it’s back!” said Cohen. "We’ve got completely new stories from the original writers, cast, and animators. This is the real Futurama deal."
“Futurama,” the television series, focuses on the life of Philip J. Fry, a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on Dec. 31, 1999, and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life at planet express, an intergalactic delivery company. There, he meets a cast of characters, including love interest Leela, a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, and his best friend, Bender, a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot.
Fry’s introduction to life in New New York includes a visit to the head museum, where the heads of humanity’s most renowned and influential people live on. Against a backdrop of pesky aliens, exasperating robots, and malfunctioning gadgets, Fry finds that people still struggle with the same daily anxieties of life and love.