Fans of the hit TV show Futurama surly perk their ears when they hear the phrase made famous by Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, “Good news everyone”. Today, however, those fans might utter that same phrase themselves as JamCity affiliate TinyCo along with Twentieth Century Fox division, Fox Interactive have announced a new game set in that universe titled Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.
Developed for mobile devices, and available for pre-register on App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow features original content written by the much of same team attached to the series. This includes, but is not limited to: Simpsons creator, and Futurama co-creator and producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and even the show’s original animation studio, Rough Draft Studios.
“I love this game because it feels just like Futurama," says Groening in a press release. “Except now you get to jab the characters in the face.”
Much of the story is unknown, though it will follow the cast of Futurama, quite possibly in the same vane as Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, which happens to be developed by the same studio working on Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. Though Groening’s comments could suggest that this won’t follow the city sim aspects like Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, it is important to note that nothing has really been stated regarding genre specifics. Still with a 4/5 rating on Google Play Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff seems to be enjoyed by Family Guy fans, and it seems the team is just as hopeful for another success.
"Futurama is back, bigger and better than ever! Or possibly smaller and equally good. But either way, it’s back!” says Cohen in a press release. "We’ve got completely new stories from the original writers, cast, and animators. This is the real Futurama deal."
Futurama first aired from March 29, 1999, and ran until Aug. 10, 2013. During that period the witty sci-fi cartoon reached critical acclaim winning seven Annie Awards (17 nominations) and six Emmy awards (12 nominations).