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Petridge Farms

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« on: 06-25-2001 11:27 »

I'm not sure if this is true or not. But i read somewhere (i forget now, but if it comes to me i'll post it here) that a Futurama video game was being developed for the Nintendo Gamecube.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

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Kryten

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« Reply #1 on: 06-25-2001 13:37 »

Yep, supposed to be released sometime next year. Check out Bart182's Futurama Merchandise page for more details. There used to be a link at the bottom of each page. Why isn't it there now? Why is CSL there? It hasn't updated in two months!

Hmm.. right after I posted this, the link became visble. I guess they rotate. Hm.
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[This message has been edited by Kryten (edited 06-25-2001).]
Petridge Farms

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« Reply #2 on: 06-25-2001 14:19 »

Thanks!  smile

Err...what's the URL for those sites?

On another tip, what do you think the game will be like. I reckon that the Gamecube will offer a superb range of possibilities for the game to be totally awesome! (Incidentally, the GC will wipe the floor with the other next gen machines!)

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FishyJoe

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« Reply #3 on: 06-25-2001 15:00 »

Actually it hasn't been confirmed for Gamecube. So far I think they've only said "across multiple platforms".

Petridge Farms

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« Reply #4 on: 06-25-2001 15:31 »

Well, i got my fingers crossed! Heh heh!  smile

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bart182

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« Reply #5 on: 06-25-2001 15:55 »

from my site at http://slurmman.tripod.com/  ....

News #9
From Ign.com
Slurm Not Included
We may see Futurama hit the Game Boy Color and Advance…sometime in the future.
Swedish game developer UDS (Unique Development Studios) has announced that it has acquired the rights to develop games based on the Fox animated series Futurama.
UDS will co-publish a variety of Futurama titles with Fox Interactive across all platforms, including handhelds. While the deal doesn't announce any specific systems, we think that a Game Boy Color or Advance version is a shoo-in.

The downside? The first title isn't expected to ship until the first half of 2002. A year and a half wait to liquor-up Bender in a Game Boy title…that's just too darn long! I wanna do it now!


News #8
Press Release
Mark McGinley New Senior Designer at UDS
NORRKOPING, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2001--UDS has appointed Mark McGinley new Senior Designer at its headquarters in Norrkoping, central Sweden. He will work with the new Futurama project.

Mark McGinley is one of Europe's top game designers and his previous assignments include designing e.g. WipeOut 3 and WipeOut Special Edition for Sony. UDS (Unique Development Studios) is one of Scandinavia's leading developer of computer and video games with more than 100 employees in Sweden and Britain.

At UDS, Mark McGinley will be Senior Designer for the company's' latest project Futurama. UDS has acquired the exclusive rights to develop computer, video and console games based on the popular TV series ``Futurama'' from Fox LMM, part of the Fox Group.

Before Mark McGinley's appointment at UDS he worked at the Sony Leeds Development Studio as a Game Designer. During his time there he worked on Wipeout 3, Wipeout Special Edition, Lemmings Revolution and Retro Force. Previous to that, Mark also worked at Team 17. While at Team 17 Mark also worked on titles such as Alien Breed 3D II, Project X2, Worms, Worms United, Worms Reinforcements, World Rally Fever etc.

``The recruitment of one of Europe's leading game designers is a source of joy for us employees and of great value to the company, and also an indication of the attractiveness and fine creative reputation that UDS has globally. Mark is not our first international appointment (since earlier we have e.g. the Development Director Alan Bunker), and it will certainly not be our last. UDS will continue to employ the best and most experienced people in the computer game business,'' said Peter Zetterberg, founder and Creative Director, UDS.


News #7
I went to the UDS web site the other day and found an "Games in progress" page and this is what i saw...

 

Futurama the Game
Release Q3 2002
I thought that the Futurama game was going to be out in the Q2 but hey Q3 will do also.   frown

News #6
If you are wondering who UDS is click here.
News #5
From a chat Gamespot.com had with Peter Zetterberg from UDS, the developers making the Futurama video game.

GameSpot: UDS just announced that it has secured the Futurama license and that it will publish the title in Europe. How did the decision come together to move into publishing?

Peter Zetterberg: We own the sales rights for Europe, and in the near future we will examine the possibilities to either publish the game ourselves or copublish it with an already established partner on the European market.


GameSpot: How did the deal for the Futurama rights come together?

Peter Zetterberg: When we watched the first episodes of the series, the first thing that hit us was that the Futurama universe and the characters within it lend themselves perfectly to a computer game. We approached Fox Interactive, and they arranged a meeting with Matt Groening [the creator of the TV series Futurama). We pitched an idea for him and people from Fox in June this year in Los Angeles. The game idea was approved, and after a couple of months of contractual negotiations, we acquired the license. It is crucial for us that Matt Groening is enthusiastic about our concept, which he is very much so. He will be an important person during the entire production, and we are delighted to be working with him and his very talented team in Los Angeles.

GS: Can you already tell us something about the games? Style, genre, platforms?

PZ: Futurama the game is an adventure game that is played in a real-time 3D environment. Expect to meet and interact with most of the characters from the TV series. You will also need to travel to a large number of planets to solve puzzles. The storyline is still confidential, but what we can say is that it is about shampoo. The platforms we have chosen are currently confidential.
Click here to read the whole article.

News #4
This is a press release from UDS's web site...
UDS Acquires Computer Game License For Fox's Animated Television Show "Futurama" Scandinavia's leading developer of computer and video games, UDS (Unique Development Studios), has acquired the rights to develop computer, video and console games based on the popular animated TV series "Futurama" by Matt Groening, the creator of "The Simpsons". Fox's "Futurama" is one of the world's most popular animated TV series with millions of fans in all major TV markets.

UDS has acquired the rights to co-publish with Fox Interactive a "Futurama" game on all platforms (PC, Console and Handheld) for a period of three years. Fox Interactive will publish the game in the North American markets and UDS will co-publish the game throughout the rest of the world. The development process starts immediately at UDS with commercial launches being expected in the first half of 2002.

UDS is one of the first European game developers to acquire co-publishing rights to such a well-known global TV show. The licensing agreement also signals a new strategy for UDS aimed at acquiring and owning rights, developing games and establishing its own publishing organization for its portfolio of games for selected markets.

"We are very pleased to be able to acquire the rights to such a strong brand as "Futurama" by Fox, and we believe that the resulting games will be very successful all over the world. Our new strategy to own the rights to various computer games aimed at a global mass market gives us a potential to dramatically increase revenue streams in the future", said Thomas Lofblad, Managing Director of UDS.

""Futurama" is a great show which lends itself very well to making fun, interesting game environments. We are pleased to be collaborating with UDS on the development of the "Futurama" game, and by working closely with the series creator, we hope to expand the appeal of the show to gamers around the world," said Steve Bersch, President of Fox Interactive.


News #3
I asked Matt Groening at this years (2000) Comic-Con if there is going to be a Futurama video game and this is what he said..

Matt:
Yes, were working on a Futurama video game for the X-Box and Playstation 2.

News #2
Article from GameCenter.com
Matt Groening announced at Comic Con this past weekend that his other TV creation, Futurama, would be heading to next-generation video game consoles. A Fox Interactive spokesperson confirms that a deal is in the works, but that details have not been finalized. It`s likely that Futurama will appear on PlayStation2, Dolphin, and Xbox. Groening said that development would begin soon.
Click here to read the whole article.

News #1
Fox 11 news at ten, interviewed Matt Groening when he was at a video game expo at a locale school, he said to the reporter off the air that he was there to get ideas for a upcoming Futurama video game. Date of report May/11/1999.



None of the "click here's" or pictures work because I just pasted all this text.

Have fun    smile

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Kryten

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« Reply #6 on: 06-25-2001 17:08 »

And Bart once again proves how much he rocks.    cool
Snowball

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« Reply #7 on: 06-25-2001 19:05 »

Is it possible for Bart to make that post shorter, or even just a link to his site?

Amy McIntyre
bart182

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« Reply #8 on: 06-25-2001 19:15 »

I'm sorry...  it's just this is probably the 7th topic about video games and everytime I just link to that info... But this time I thought I'd archive it here. 

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iliketowankalot

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« Reply #9 on: 06-25-2001 20:47 »

I'll definetly buy the game if I'm still alive by the time it cums out.
Its sounds cool being able to travel to all the plannets we've seen on the show, they better have the Amazon plannet and make the Amazon women fully interative.
Petridge Farms

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« Reply #10 on: 06-25-2001 21:39 »

Gee imagine if the game included a 100% interactive Suicide Booth!!??

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Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 06-25-2001 22:58 »

Hmmm... archive, eh? Done, and done!

[-mArc-]

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« Reply #12 on: 06-26-2001 01:34 »

As far as i know, the scandinavian company which does the game doesn't have that a long list of innovative, top-selling games ...
It's said to be an adventure. We'll see ...
Markild

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« Reply #13 on: 06-26-2001 09:47 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
As far as i know, the scandinavian company which does the game doesn't have that a long list of innovative, top-selling games ...
It's said to be an adventure. We'll see ...

Soooo... now it's the scandinavian ppl!

  no no .. i don't like the sound of that!
Petridge Farms

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« Reply #14 on: 06-26-2001 10:02 »

Well...at least its not THQ or Kemco I guess! Hehehehe

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Adam

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« Reply #15 on: 06-26-2001 13:42 »

Okay I will just make one comment to Petridge Farms .... The Xbox will be the winner of the next generation... trust me on this... this is comming from a LONG time hardcore nintendo fan but I really think that xbox will win this one.... although I do HOPE atleast that the gamebox will beat that crappy ass PS2
Petridge Farms

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« Reply #16 on: 06-26-2001 14:06 »

Adam, i accept your point. The thing is, i think the xbox will fail due to A) Ugly Design (okay so this isnt that important but you gotta admit it's one ugly lookin' machine) and B) Rumours are abound that "some" major software labels are dropping the xbox altogether or scrapping major titles in favour of GC and PS2. For what reasons i don't know.

Aside from the this, i agree with you 100% that the PS2 is a remarkable piece of shit.  smile

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Petridge Farms remembers.
bart182

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« Reply #17 on: 06-26-2001 16:31 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
As far as i know, the scandinavian company which does the game doesn't have that a long list of innovative, top-selling games ...
It's said to be an adventure. We'll see ...

I don't think you have to be a huge company to make a good game.  Or have to have top sellers.  I've seen a little of some of the games they make and they seem fine.  I could be wrong though.

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Suzanne

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« Reply #18 on: 06-26-2001 18:18 »

If youve got some more information about the game, could anybody of you post it here?
Id love to know...actually Im not too keen on video games or things like this (except Monty Phyton), but I LOVE Futurama...
FishyJoe

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« Reply #19 on: 06-26-2001 19:04 »

Please take your console debate to the off-topic section...I started a videogame thread a few days ago: http://www.peelified.com/cgi-bin/showpage.cgi?Forum=2&Thread=000267

FishyJoe

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« Reply #20 on: 06-26-2001 19:05 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
As far as i know, the scandinavian company which does the game doesn't have that a long list of innovative, top-selling games ...
It's said to be an adventure. We'll see ...

True, but the Senior Designer guy used to work at Team 17. I'm not too familiar with their games, but I do know that they do the Worms franchise, which is pretty original and fun.

Petridge Farms

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« Reply #21 on: 06-26-2001 19:14 »

Yeah i remember Team 17! They did an excellent Alien style game (and a sequel) oh what was it called? Does anyone know? I wanna go find a rom of it for my Amiga Emu! (sorry bout not moving the thread, it just seemed convenient here).   tongue

Do you remember a time when women weren't allowed to vote, and certain folk weren't allowed on golfcourses?

Petridge Farms remembers.
drakau

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« Reply #22 on: 06-27-2001 10:13 »

was it Alien vs Predator by any chance?

Leela? Well I would.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #23 on: 06-27-2001 10:19 »

nope. it was alien breed and i didnt like it  smile
the only good game by team 17 is worms. period.
drakau

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« Reply #24 on: 06-27-2001 10:22 »

not gonna argue with you there. it was and is the ultimate t17 game

Leela? Well I would.
ian_tycoon

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« Reply #25 on: 06-27-2001 17:17 »

if its like alot of tv/film computer games they are usually pretty crappy, even though they have so much potential.
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #26 on: 06-27-2001 17:46 »

If they plaster the game box cover with naked Leelas and Amys getting it on, then the game will be a success
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« Reply #27 on: 06-27-2001 18:10 »

anyways, welcome to Peel ian_tycoon!   smile

Petridge Farms

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« Reply #28 on: 06-27-2001 21:04 »

thats it! alien breed. thanks for that.  big grin

yeah, there was a sequel too, but it was poo. and they did that stardust game which everyone raved about, then couldn't be arsed to play it! lol

Do you remember a time when women weren't allowed to vote, and certain folk weren't allowed on golfcourses?

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rach_the_tall

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« Reply #29 on: 06-28-2001 09:37 »

 
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Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
If they plaster the game box cover with naked Leelas and Amys getting it on, then the game will be a success

yeah, but what happens to the female audience?
Kryten

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« Reply #30 on: 06-28-2001 12:00 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by rach_the_tall:
 yeah, but what happens to the female audience?

Yeah, the guys aren't exactly as endowed as the women. But then, women aren't exactly huge video game connoiseurs...
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« Reply #31 on: 06-28-2001 21:56 »

a naked fry? besides him there are no really sexy guys on the show...maybe naked bender hehe...right juliet?  tongue

Petridge Farms

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« Reply #32 on: 06-28-2001 23:48 »

how about a naked Prof. Farnsworth? LOL  big grin

Do you remember a time when women weren't allowed to vote, and certain folk weren't allowed on golfcourses?

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Kryten

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« Reply #33 on: 06-29-2001 02:07 »

Poor, poor 31st century women...
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #34 on: 06-29-2001 07:22 »

You are all forgetting about the zapper, surely the sexiest male cartoon character ever.
Petridge Farms

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« Reply #35 on: 06-29-2001 10:14 »

Actually he does like a light dinner so he probably wouldn't take ya to a fancy restaurant. Maybe Burger King or something quick like that!   big grin

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BumbleBeeTheta

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« Reply #36 on: 06-29-2001 11:28 »

Okay, I'm a chick(Really?  No fooling?) and I'm definately a big gamer.  My favorite games would have to be the Final Fantasy series, but only 'cos I'm an anime freak.  Anyway, if they "plastered the box with naked pictures" They will beyond a reasonable doubt loose a lot of the audience.  Not that they'd actually put that kind of thing on the box, but my point remains valid. I know a lot of younger people who watch the show non-stop and would obviously buy the game, granted the game system was one they had.  But...wait a sec!  If there's no chance they'd put those kind of pictures on the box, why do we bother posting about it?  Ugh, I'm confused.  It's early, so don't expect muh outta me.  Must...have...coffee...  sleep
menace

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« Reply #37 on: 06-29-2001 13:06 »

i cannot wait  flirt  for the internet game

AAAAHH-YYEEAAHH-BBOOYYEE!
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #38 on: 06-30-2001 09:32 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
You are all forgetting about the zapper, surely the sexiest male cartoon character ever.
wankalots right. zapp with a glass of champaggen  wink

darthgy

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« Reply #39 on: 07-03-2001 05:01 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by iliketowankalot:
You are all forgetting about the zapper, surely the sexiest male cartoon character ever.
gimme a naked kif

  flirt

the sexiest green-guy alive
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