‘Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow’ Coming to iOS With Show’s Original Creators, Writers, and Animators

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Mobile game developer Jam
City
and creator Matt Groening have announced an all-new
Futurama game is coming to iOS and Android early this
summer, called Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. The game is
being developed with the show’s original writers, animators, and
cast members, and the new teaser trailer represents the first
fully-animated Futurama content since it went off the
air in 2013.

Jam City said that the game will include multiple gameplay
devices, including simulation, combat, galactic exploration,
and even choose-your-own adventure mechanics. The game has two
main settings, including New New York and Space Adventures. In
New New York players will focus on the simulation aspects of
the game, progressing their character through story quests that
include rescuing popular Futurama characters,
collecting items, crafting outfits that change abilities, and
more.

“I’m proud to say that Futurama lives! In 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!”

“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.”

Over time, players will begin assembling their own
customized Planet Express crew, which they can take to the second
part of the game in Space Adventures. There, players will visit
various planets and nebulas while fighting enemies in “retro
arcade-style combat.” During the turn-based Space Adventures
combat sections, the game’s graphics switch to 16-bit style.


The developer said that more information about the game will be
released sometime soon, and anyone interested can sign up on the game’s
website
to be alerted about its launch. According to the
Twitter page for
the game, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow will arrive
sometime in early summer.