Futurama refuses to die.
Cancelled before it had time to truly flourish, Futurama was axed back in in 2003 by Fox and then picked back up again by Comedy Central in 2010, before once again getting killed in 2013. But the show has never really gone away, with various direct to TV movies getting released over the last few years.
Now Futurama is making yet another comeback, this time in the form of a mobile game set to be released for Android and iOS at some point in the near future.
Fox has partnered with German developer Woogs to create a new game called Futurama: Game of Drones. A recent press release about the game describes it as follows:
The game takes players on a journey with the Planet Express crew as they fight a desperately imbalanced trade war against longtime shipping rival MomCo. While delivering dangerous cargo to hazardous locations under ill-advised circumstances, players connect groups of delivery drones to solve an array of fiendish puzzles as they venture into iconic environments from the Futurama universe.
While some might assume this is yet another example of a company cashing in on a beloved fan favourite license, there is some notable talent involved with the project. Dave Grossman, the programmer and game designer of Secret of Monkey Island and the Wolf Among Us, Jonathon Myers, who worked on Game of Thrones: Ascent, and one of Futurama’s original writers, Patric M. Verrone, are all involved in game’s creation.
It’s unclear if the game will take the Simpsons: Tapped Out route and opt for a free-to-play strategy.