Giggity giggity. Back in December, we learnt that Fox would be teaming up with developer TinyCo to bring everybody’s favourite Rhode Island family to mobiles everywhere.
Both parties have been relatively mum on any details surrounding the game, so at this stage, we still don’t even know what sort of genre it slots into. What we do know though is that it will be a free-to-play “authentic” Family Guy experience, featuring an original story conceived by the show's writers. It will also feature many of the show’s voice actors like Seth Green, Alex Borstein and Mila Kunis.
TinyCo and Fox have just released the first set of screenshots for the game. As you would expect, there are nods to a variety of characters and crazy stuff from Family Guy episodes. We should also note that these screenshots look pretty darn impressive, especially since they were taken in-game.
Just by checking out these screenshots (see below), I’m getting a vibe that TinyCo will be aiming for gameplay similar to The Simpsons: Tapped Out. If true, what we could expect to see is an incredibly fun and faithful game focused on building up the town of Quahog. However, this could also signal a lot of timer management (i.e. perform a few actions and come back in a few hours) and liberal amounts of IAPs, especially for “premium” characters. The evil monkey better be free!
In any case, we should find out soon enough, with the game expecting to drop on iOS in April.
And remember: shut up Meg!
- The Simpsons: Tapped Out