Following the initial teaser site revealed earlier this year, Fox Digital Entertainment and German-based studio Wooga have announced further details on their upcoming Futurama mobile game.
The new Futurama mobile game, titled Futurama: Game of Drones, sees players going on a journey with the Planet Express crew as they fight an “imbalanced trade war” against the evil Momco. Sounds a bit Phantom Menace-y to me…
“While delivering dangerous cargo to hazardous locations under ill-advised circumstances, players connect groups of delivery drones to solve an array of fiendish puzzles as they venture into iconic environments from the Futurama universe,” Wooga revealed via blog post yesterday.
A Futurama mobile game seems like it could go either way on paper. It could be the continuation fans of the sci-fi satire have craved, but it could just as easily be a bastardization of something wonderful. Right now, the upcoming Futurama mobile game leans towards the good side of the spectrum thanks to the talent that’s been assembled to oversee the project. Wooga has brought on Secret of Monkey Island and The Wolf Among Us writer Dave Grossman, as well as Game of Thrones: Ascent writer Jonathon, for Game of Drones. They have also brought on Futurama writer/producer Patric M. Verrone. Patric M. Verrone has written for Futurama since its first season and his credits include classic episodes like “A Fish Full of Dollars”, “A Leela of Her Own”, “Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences” and “That’s Lobstertainment!” With Verrone on board, fans of the show can rest assured that the same sense of humour they fell in love with will be present in the mobile game.
As long as it’s not as clunky as the first Futurama game for PS2, everything will be just fine.
Other mobile games based on Fox franchises include The Simpsons: Tapped Out from Electronic Arts and TinyCo’s Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff. Both are free-to-play games. It’s unclear if the Futurama game will also use that business model, but it seems likely. A release date has not been announced.