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« on: 02-23-2017 00:14 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2017 00:15 »

The show is getting a second mobile app game (third if you count that Animation Throwdown game), this one being personally worked on by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen & (in some capacity) Rough Draft Studios.

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We've got completely new stories from the original writers, cast, and animators. This is the real Futurama deal.

More info here!
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« Reply #1 on: 02-23-2017 00:44 »


Thanks, Dan.  I saw a Twitcher post about it and didn't pay much attention until I saw a second post mentioning Groening and other staff members.

Now?  I'm a bit intrigued smile
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« Reply #2 on: 02-23-2017 07:15 »

Wow
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« Reply #3 on: 02-23-2017 22:34 »


"We'll sneak new episodes in anyway we can"
- David X. Cohen

Sounds promising smile

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« Reply #4 on: 02-23-2017 22:46 »

Futurama is coming back again?  Will it compete with the new season of Futurella?
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« Reply #5 on: 02-25-2017 09:03 »

This is good news. Especially with Futurama Comics being dead.
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« Reply #6 on: 02-25-2017 12:17 »

Hopefully it'll be better than Game of Drones. Hopefully it's something different and not a Tapped Out/Quest fof Stuff clone.
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« Reply #7 on: 05-02-2017 13:10 »

Gameplay Videos out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OftLGgyNo8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1jajNagLI
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« Reply #8 on: 05-02-2017 14:11 »

Ok so it literally is Tapped Out for Stuff - Futurama Edition
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« Reply #9 on: 05-02-2017 16:52 »

That actually looks interesting and enjoyable.
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« Reply #10 on: 05-03-2017 09:30 »

I pray my crappy Android phone can run this game without lag. I have a memory card and for some dumb reason my phone never seems to register that there's one in there. no no
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« Reply #11 on: 05-03-2017 22:36 »

Is the sd card clean? How about the slot, no visible damage or distortion?  Can you access the card at all with a PC?

Your sd card shouldn't have anything to do with min reqs for software (except if you need space to store the program).

What kind of phone is it?  For what it's worth those videos (what little I watched) did not seem very intensive from what I saw--I give you greater than 50% chance you could play it without issue.
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« Reply #12 on: 05-04-2017 00:16 »


I'm not certain, but I've heard that some phones are picky about the type of SD card they'll store apps on (Class 6, Class 10, etc.).  My card is used only for music and photos, so I've never tried to run an app from it.

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« Reply #13 on: 05-05-2017 23:29 »

I just stumbled across this game and was disappointed to learn it probably even uses the same source code as Quest for Stuff, with unlocking characters working the same way.
So far I've only followed directives, but the dialog is very enjoyable and it has that "original run feeling" or whatever it can be called.

Long time no see etc. I've been visiting these forums now and then to see if there's any news about Futurama or the show Matt Groening was supposed to produce for netflix.
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« Reply #14 on: 05-12-2017 11:55 »

I can't stand Tapped Out and The Quest for Stuff but I love Futurama so much that I'm going to have to endure this (what will no doubt be) total bullshit for the sake of the story / gags.

I wish they'd put a new "real" Futurama game together.
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« Reply #15 on: 05-12-2017 19:27 »

I wish they'd put a new "real" Futurama game together.

Spiritual sequel to the console game, plz.
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« Reply #16 on: 05-12-2017 23:06 »
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I can't stand Tapped Out and The Quest for Stuff but I love Futurama so much that I'm going to have to endure this (what will no doubt be) total bullshit for the sake of the story / gags.

I wish they'd put a new "real" Futurama game together.

What kind of game would you be interested in?  Would you be interested in shaping an unofficial futurama game?

I hobby with a lot of 2d game framework, and I primarily build in flash.  I've already shared 3 futurama related games (2 of which are primarily focused on peel), and I have an immense peel one (thread is in offtopic), and I have another unfinished futurama one where Bender eats babies (titled Bender's Modest Proposal; really very creepy actually).  I haven't worked with phone app architecture, but I could learn (I'd tend toward android dev most likely).  If there were a group of people interested in the idea, I might be able to put effort into the direction, even get a good fanfic author to flesh something storywise out.


I also can't promise anything, and if there were interest in something like this, I'd be in for a long dev time; I'm super busy all of the time with work and don't have tremendous energy, but what I am offering is pretty decent amateur artistic, and programming talent.
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« Reply #17 on: 05-18-2017 18:57 »
« Last Edit on: 05-18-2017 18:58 »

There's a trailer! A fully-animated trailer! Featuring Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom & Maurice LaMarche! (Also, I'm pretty sure that it's Phil LaMarr narrating at the end.)

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« Reply #18 on: 05-18-2017 21:26 »


That's great!  Thanks for sharing smile

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« Reply #19 on: 05-18-2017 22:56 »

Heh, it does my heart good (tired as this gag is) to see a new iteration of the "Hey Fry, wanna perform X intimate act in X locale?"/"Not now, Leela, I'm busy performing Y decidedly un-sexy activity!" shtick. In any event, this game looks pretty cool. I've yet to finish up with Game of Drones, which is a perfectly serviceable little smartphone diversion, but this looks far more elaborate (considering the platform, at least) and will definitely be worth checking out once it's released.
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« Reply #20 on: 05-18-2017 23:17 »

Has anyone else started playing this? I was surprised to see it announced as "coming soon" considering I've been playing it for more than a week.
The space missions do separate this game a little from the others,  and they update it now and then with some improvements in graphics and loading time. I think I'll stick with it for a while.
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« Reply #21 on: 05-18-2017 23:22 »


Heh, it does my heart good (tired as this gag is) to see a new iteration of the "Hey Fry, wanna perform X intimate act in X locale?"/"Not now, Leela, I'm busy performing Y decidedly un-sexy activity!" shtick.


Yeah, I thought it was cute.  And I chuckled at the "mile-deep club" comment in The Duh-Vinci Code, too smile

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« Reply #22 on: 05-19-2017 09:24 »

Yay, a new Futurama episode! Pretty short though.
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« Reply #23 on: 05-19-2017 23:26 »

Neat episode!  10/10 would recommend.
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« Reply #24 on: 05-20-2017 18:57 »

Not available to me yet. Still on pre-registered
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« Reply #25 on: 06-03-2017 08:51 »
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Wow, it really felt great to see some new ACTUAL Futurama animation, even if it was just for 50 seconds
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« Reply #26 on: 06-15-2017 23:39 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2017 23:40 »

Really enjoyed the clip, though there is one obvious mistake.
It's of course NOT "Leela, shhht, I am..." but "NOT NOW, Leela, I am..." wink
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« Reply #27 on: 06-29-2017 19:46 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2017 19:48 »

The game is officially available!



For some reason it showed up on Android yesterday, so I've had some time to give it a go. The opening animation is much like in the above trailer, and honestly, it was incredible to see. Just like having the show back. The gameplay involves a lot of waiting and microtransactions, but the detail and references to the show are phenomenal.

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Here is said opening animation!

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« Reply #28 on: 06-30-2017 02:41 »

The opening animation is much like in the above trailer, and honestly, it was incredible to see. Just like having the show back.

Agreed. I haven't gotten very far along in the game proper yet--the gameplay itself doesn't thrill me, but I'm willing to go along with it just to watch/read the adventure unfold--but the opening certainly did my heart good to see. It does fall prey to a few of the sins of the latter-day seasons of the show (easy, tired jokes and such), but it's not like I'm holding the game to a particularly high storytelling (or comedic) standard: it's just really cool to hear these characters' voices and once again be privy to their intergalactic goings-on.

Yes, I know this is by no means a glowing review, but I really am excited to have new Futurama-related, uh, "content" (or whatever you'd call it) in any form.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-30-2017 16:13 »

What kind of game would you be interested in?  Would you be interested in shaping an unofficial futurama game?

Sorry for not checking back here in forever. In an ideal world, I'd want a full console game like Danny suggested - I certainly wouldn't trust myself to be involved in its production, whatever it was!

Here is said opening animation!
The game isn't particularly special so far, but I have to echo everyone's sentiments that seeing new, fully animated, fully voiced Futurama content made me REALLY happy. Happier than I expected. It made me feel like I used to feel when new episodes came out... I miss those days.

I'm enjoying the game much more than Tapped Out and Quest for Stuff so far. The space missions are pretty much why. I'll stick with it for the sake of enjoying the story and jokes.
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« Reply #30 on: 07-06-2017 06:14 »

Well this thread has convinced me to try this game, from the few ads I saw I couldn't tell if it was interesting or not. Definitely agree with everyone's comments as well! Should keep me busy when I have time to kill?
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« Reply #31 on: 07-10-2017 03:11 »

My sister wanted me to come over to show me this game... or so she said.
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« Reply #32 on: 07-10-2017 06:32 »

Oh boy a new Futurama game, gnarly. I'll have to give it a go the comments seem pretty positive so far.
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« Reply #33 on: 07-10-2017 16:05 »

This Pimparoo "event" is bullshit.

I have seven characters unlocked including a "bonus" character - Hedonismbot - for logging in every day over a week.

Of these characters, only 4 are capable of packing lizards into boxes. 3 can produce one box every 4 hours and one produces two boxes every 8 hours. So essentially, if I never lose time (due to things like sleep), I'm capable of producing 20 boxes per day.

This event will be running for a total of three days so even working at maximum capacity, I'm not physically capable of producing more than 60 boxes in total, but I need 75 in order to purchase all of the animals required to complete the mission.

I could attempt to unlock the next character, URL, but that would require me to take Bender and Fry away from packing lizards for several hours a piece and I have no idea if URL can pack lizards himself and how many other steps will be required to unlock him after the few I can see now.

I get that the game is going to try to make money, but this sort of nonsense - suggesting that it's even possible to do this without simply buying your way to completing the mission - is practically a complete scam. I assume the nude aliens are behind this app.

I hope that this sort of bullshit doesn't set the tone for this game going forward.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-10-2017 19:49 »

I gave up on the animal event when I realised that it's practically impossible to finish without spending your money, like you said, turnip. Apparently, Pimparoo just jumps around the map, and isn't even a playable character? Dunno if that's been confirmed or not.
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« Reply #35 on: 07-17-2017 15:37 »

Well the cool trailers and the involvement of certain cast and crew members convinced me to get this game. It's pretty cool, very mobile game-y which is pretty lame but the Futurama-ey-ness is still pretty cool. I wish they'd make a real game though.

So basically probably what literally everyone else in the thread said.
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« Reply #36 on: 07-17-2017 19:20 »

What has been confirmed?
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« Reply #37 on: 10-06-2017 01:31 »

Well if this game has taught me anything, it is that the sound of my fingernail hitting an iPad screen is a little bit sickening.
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« Reply #38 on: 10-16-2017 11:13 »
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After all of the intro stuff followed by ten consecutive minutes of "Now tap that thing because we told you so," it felt like it wasn't really a game (I was unable to make choices that had any effect, just to do as I was told), so I closed the app and never opened it again. I probably deleted it, but who knows?

I had a similar experience, but this just inspired me to open it up again.  I've been playing for like a half hour, and I'm getting the hang of it.  It's growing on me.

I decided to give this game another try since Radiorama came out. I've been enjoying it enough to keep at it, but the lack of focus in how many goals there are at any one time makes me question how long I will keep playing this game. Probably until I have something better to do play.

The world-building is pretty fun and I get a kick out of seeing the many wacky actions the characters can perform. I like the RPG battles, and especially the 2D pixel art of those sections. The battles feel a bit rushed, however, and I can't keep track of HP loss while also keeping an eye ready for the next attack or defense.

The main thing I don't like is the free-to-play model that incorporates time as a restraint. The fact that I have to wait hours for characters to finish their actions or for fuel for the quests to regenerate means that I can't do what I want when I want. And if I can't play the part of the game that I want to play, then it kind of feels like a waste of time. But that also encourages people to pay real money to replenish these things, which I will never do. I would gladly pay $5 or $10 up front for a fleshed out game that doesn't have these restrictions, but I'm not going to pay a cent to accelerate the gameplay.

The current event, Robot Hell (for Halloween) is super grindey to the point that it's not even fun. It feels like an obvious attempt to get us to shell out real money for the in-game currency. You literally set your phone down for ten minutes at a time while the characters battle and you don't even have to pay any attention to it. But you can't let your screen turn off or the game might crash and you'll lose your progress.

There is no doubt in my mind that I would have quit already (again) if it weren't for the folks on the subreddit giving out lots of tips and strategies. However, I'm currently thinking that I'll play through all of the main quest (so far) and then I'll decide how much I like this game and if I want to continue any further.

I had never played The Simpsons: Tapped Out or any other games in this vein, so I can't say for how this game differs from its counterparts. I can say, however, that this game lives and breathes in the Futurama universe. Everything feels unique to Futurama. You can tell that they got some key players, like Rough Draft Studios, David X. Cohen, and the voice actors, to fully participate in this game. I do hope, however, that we may someday yet receive a more original Futurama game. The Futurama head-in-a-jar app was a fun little diversion, but superficial and limited by its nature; Game of Drones was a Candy Crush clone; and Worlds of Tomorrow is a Simpsons: Tapped Out clone. Another proper 3D action adventure Futurama game would be great. Mostly, I'm still holding out hope for Futurama: A Tellgame Game.



I wish they'd put a new "real" Futurama game together.

Spiritual sequel to the console game, plz.

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« Reply #39 on: 11-02-2017 17:00 »

So is anybody actually playing this game regularly?  I've been doing it, and it's had its rewarding moments.  Judging by the comments on the subreddit for the game, I'm way behind, but I don't care.
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