Greetings again Ladies and Gentlemen and Smizmars! Finally some news on the Futurama front! Game Developer Jam City has released the first details and screenshots of the upcoming game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. As well a being a world building RPG game in vein that we’ve seen before in The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Jam City’s own Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, they will also be incorporating arcade style gameplay with retro 16 bit visuals and decision based exploration. It certainly seems like an ambitious undertaking so we’ll await the release with keen interest! In the meantime Futurama animation studio Rough Draft(who Jam City have been collaborating with on the game) have produced a trailer for the game, the first bit of Futurama footage since 2013. In the words of Matt Groening: “If you squint, it’s kind of like a little episode!”.
After enjoying that nugget take a look at these 5 screenshots and read some more about the game in the press release.
There’s no release date as yet but it is expected in the summer and you can pre-register at www.youwillplayfuturama.com The game will be released on iOS and Android with special editions inserted directly into your eyeball.
Hey everyone, Just checking in with a quick update on some fun things that have happened recently in the world of Futurama. As always, follow us on twitter for much more frequent updates and smaller tidbits and links to articles.
Firstly, a really great one. The folks behind Frinkiac - Paul Lehrer, Sean Schulte and Allie Young - which is a site where you can generate memes and gifs of scenes from any point of the series, have done the same again with Futurama! Head over to Morbotron.com and have a play. It's a truly brilliant site that you'll loose hours to(which is a good thing!)
Also, for those that haven't seen, man of a thousand voices like Fry, Farnsworth and Zoidberg, Billy West has been reading many quotes from that grunka-lunka wearing a blonde wig, Donald Trump... in the voice of Zapp. It's hilarious and oddly well fitting so have a browse through Billy's twitter timeline to check them out along with some cameos from Maurice LaMarche as Kif.
Hey world! After a gap almost as long as Fry's cryogenic slumber we're back! Sorry for the lack of updates on here(though I'm sure you were keeping up with all the latest new on our twitter page!) but we've had some issues with our news feed that stopped us from updating.
So what's new? Really? You did that? Isn't that illegal? No? Well that's good I suppose. Me? I'm good. Thanks for asking, that's so kind of you. Oh so what's new in the world of Futurama?! Well this update is out just in time(some would say it was deliberate) for the release of the new Futurama game for iOS and Android!
Futurama: Game of Drones is out TODAY! and is free to download. Featuring a new story from series writer Patric Verrone, the new game from Wooga is puzzle style game and then some! Check out the Wooga youtube page for more including a great behind the scenes featurette.
Christmas is fast approaching and you're no doubt wondering what to get your robosexual partner.
Well look no further than the new book from friend of the site Eric Kaplan, writer of Jurassic Bark, Parasites Lost and other great Futurama episodes. Eric is now co-executive producer on The Big Bang Theory and was prompted to write a book on the philosophy of Santa after a conversation with a parent of one of his son's friends.
The book, which Matt Groening calls 'the funniest book of philosophy since . . . well, ever.' is available in ebook and primitive paper format and definitely worth your time!
There is also a brilliant 'choose your own story' trailer(s) by Eric which you should check out.
This coming Friday, 26th, Futurama co-creator David X Cohen along with Simpsons Executive Producer Al Jean and British Author Simon Singh will be taking part in an evening at London's Science Museum called 'The mathematical secrets of The Simpsons and Futurama'. It's based around the idea for Simon's book 'The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets' which features a large chapter on Futurama. Unfortunately if you haven't got tickets yet it's too late: it sold out before I even managed to tweet about it! Luckily, David and Simon will be making an appearance at Forbidden Planet the following day for a Q&A and signing from 3pm. I'll be heading down, hope to see you there. Simon's excellent book is well worth a read. Order it here.
As a further update to below's post, now if you buy a ticket to the Outtake-O-Rama, helping support former Futurama writer Patric Verrone's run for senate, you now get a photo of the cast HAND SIGNED by Matt Groening and the cast! Get your tickets here! Definitely worth it! For more info on Patric's campaign see the post below or visit his official website here.
Some of you may be aware of the work of Patric Verrone. He’s wrote on Futurama since the start, writing episodes such as "The Problem with Popplers” and fan favourite "The Sting”. As former president of the WGA West Patric also fought for new writers contracts that covered the internet(you may remember the strike in 2007/8).
Now Patric is running for office! On June 3rd he will be on the ballot for CA Senate District 26 so he needs your help! But don’t go blindly in to vote! Read about what Patric stands for, why he is running and what his dog REALLY wants to do for a job. Head over to his website and find out more!
Patric is also being endorsed by many of the folks on the show and to raise funds for his campaign they are putting on a live comedy show featuring the stars of Futurama the evening of Tuesday, May 27 in Hollywood, CA. It's called OUTTAKE-O-RAMA and is scheduled to feature Billy West, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche. Tickets are $50 and the money goes as a contribution to Patric's campaign. Here’s all the info you need:
OUTTAKE-O-RAMA A live performance featuring the stars of FUTURAMA!
Location: The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Date & Time: May 27, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tickets $50 Proceeds to benefit Verrone for Senate 2014
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