EA (Electronics Arts), a known mobile game developer, plans to release a game based on famous cartoon series the ‘Simpsons’ for Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices in the coming weeks.
According to report by CNET, the game – called ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ – will be given away for free, but players will have the option to buy virtual currency, or in this case, “doughnuts,” that can speed up the game’s progress.
“We want this to be one of the biggest titles this year,” said Bernard Kim, senior vice president of global publishing for social and mobile for EA told CNET. “We’ve invested a lot. It’s absolutely a top-tier development priority for us,” he added.
The game was created with the help of the show’s writers and voice actors, adding an authentic level of humor to the game. The game will have both written and audio dialogue.
The game naturally starts off with a colossal blunder by Homer – the lead character of the cartoon series, causing a nuclear explosion that wipes out Simpsons city – the Springfield (don’t worry, no one is actually harmed; they’re scattered around the city). So the player’s job is to rebuild Springfield in his own vision, undergoing quests using different characters that are unlocked along the way.
The first character unlocked is Lisa, who helps Homer clean up the city. The rest of the Simpsons family soon shows up, along with popular characters like Duffman and Hans Moleman. New characters will be added over time.
It’s a universal app for people with multiple iOS devices. The game experience can be carried over from device to device, so progress achieved on the iPhone will carry over to the iPad.