Double Fine crafting Sesame Street Kinect game

Brutal Legend developer inks deal with Warner Bros. to develop motion-controlled game based on popular children’s television show.

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Double Fine has found the way to Sesame Street, and it's through a partnership with Warner Brothers. The Tim Schafer-led studio behind Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Costume Quest, and the recent Stacking is making a Kinect title based in the Sesame Street universe.

A new Sesame Street adventure awaits gamers in Once Upon a Monster.

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster will debut on the Xbox 360 for Microsoft's Kinect during fall 2011. Players will join famous Sesame Street characters Elmo, Cookie Monster, and others as they explore an interactive story. Players will encounter and befriend monsters, solve problems, and learn "key life skills" throughout their adventures.

"Sesame Street had a profound effect on me, and many members of the Double Fine team, when we were children. So did video games," Double Fine CEO Schafer said. "Now many of us are parents and we want to share with our kids the great experiences we had, but also the completely new ones made possible by cutting-edge technology like Kinect for Xbox 360. So it's a labor of love on many levels."

For more on Double Fine's latest effort, check out GameSpot's review of Stacking.

Discussion

189 comments
mutanto
mutanto

And the big question is: What are they smoking there?

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

these guys aren't serious right? Wow I just can't see anyway this title is going to be a success... But hey my hats off to you guys cus man thats gotta be tough trying to decide what direction to take that in.

CreatureRising
CreatureRising

Since this is going to be made by Double Fine, I was looking for the bit where it said "And Big Bird will be played by Cee Lo Green in his grammy outfit"

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Thank god that Disney did not get their hands on this like they did with the muppets that was so much better then the crap Disney had they bought em out and then killed it because it was eating away at their market shares........ I think WB should buy it all from Disney and reboot it, then it would be back to it's formor glory, much like what they are doing with their Cartoon Network channel and Loony Toons, they are coming back baby! Real non CGI animated Loony Toons! Only on cartoon network, and BTW: in HD if U have it!

gbrading
gbrading moderator

I have absolutely no idea how this will turn out, but I wish Shafer and Double Fine all the best. :)

datay98
datay98

Cookie Monster is still so awesome! :)

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

As an aside, can't wait to see what they can do with the whole "Near...........FAAAAAAAR" bit. If I'd had this as a kid, I would have loved it. I couldn't enough of Sesame Street. See also: "Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-ring"

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Makes sense. Interactive games have become very significant in the kids sector, starting with the Leapfrog stuff. The Kinect is extremely user-friendly, so I see it being a homerun.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

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Indyskater
Indyskater

@TheTrueMagusX1 My initial comment was that Kinect was getting more junk. I'm not a kid. I think kids this age (preschoolers) are better off not being in front of a TV. I'm not saying kids shouldn't play games ever. You assume too much.

pszone
pszone

not ganna sell belive me because some games like that didnt sell worldwide to its fail but bring out real keict games for fans

penpusher
penpusher

oh yes and brutal legend 2 would be preferable ... ... ...

penpusher
penpusher

oh dear, well i suppose in these hard times even the best studios need to tide over their finances...

chaldoboy14
chaldoboy14

Another Double Fine game, another success.

daviwinn
daviwinn

Gotta love the comments from people on here saying young kids should not be playing games or watching TV. Should we be reading to them every waking hour of their lives? Get a clue, no one suggested sticking a child in front of a this game and abandoning them. Besides, chances are if you're posting on this web site you probably played games as a kid. Where would your hobby be today if no one allowed you to watch TV or play videogames? Yes, reading to your child is important, but saying no TV and no videogames is a little overboard, and most likely the type of comment you'd expect from someone who doesn't have kids.

Meinhard1
Meinhard1

AAA EC game for 360 confirmed.

xXMotoPsychoXx
xXMotoPsychoXx

Wow I do not like the direction the Microsoft is going with the Xbox. Though if I had a Kinect I would rent it just to see how ridiculous it is.

Evz0rz
Evz0rz

The kid inside of me is seriously excited for this! :D

wis3boi
wis3boi

I wanna play as Cookie Monster....I mean...Veggie Monster >_>

oneligas
oneligas

Double Fine makes really great games but i am going to have to pass due to the fact that i stopped watching Sesame Street 20+ years ago and i don't have Kinect, oh and i would rather have Brutal Legend 2

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

A seame street game on the xbox 360? I am surprised that they didn't already make one for the Nintendo wii. This game is brought to you by the letter X and the numbers 3, and 6, and 0?

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Hey, if I get to play as Cookie Monster and the gang, count me in!

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@Indyskater I donot even know how that is relevant to the argument. You are now bringing up how bad our schools are, but yet your initial arguments were about how this game is going to be terrible and its not targeted towards you. I also find it ironic that you keep saying kids should not be infront of the tv but yet you are a gamer yourself.

Killer2401
Killer2401

Cookie Monster for SNL? I'd play that game...

advocacy
advocacy

Nice to see some games on the Xbox 360 that all family members can play. A few, once in a while, is cool. And Double Fine is doing it, I love Costume Quest.

jansong1
jansong1

Come on kinect, make some games for ME please, you know, a lil action & inovation sprinkled with a modern graphic or 2, don't just give the crown to MOVE. Really. Let's step up the game

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Yep. That's it.. Done and dusted.. The Xbox360 has stopped walking and is now running down the 'family console' route. Sad times..

Reilly86
Reilly86

Wow...this is just the kind of game I got the Kinect for. Who needs Star Wars and Gears of Wars Kinect games when I can play as Elmo or Big Bird. I just hope that this is a one off game and not a sign of things to come.

kintama88
kintama88

anything with cookie monster and ernie is just awesome

xxLordDavidxx
xxLordDavidxx

I'm still waiting on Psychonauts 2 personally. The cliff-hanger at the end of the first game has bugged me for ages.

MetalZombieII
MetalZombieII

Double Fine rocks and I am sure this will be an awesome kids game. I love Schafer and his team and knowing that they are making this game makes me wish I was a child again. However since I am not a child, I will have to get this for my nieces and sneak in a little time showing them how to play it ;)

steelmouth
steelmouth

Sesame Street? Really? Damn Kinect is going down the drain, at this rate even if it gets a "Hardcore" game it may not be teenage cool to be seen playing it

jinilthedon
jinilthedon

Wow what hardcore games for kinect now,really sad!!

NoDzombie
NoDzombie

Double Fine have released some awesome games in the past few years, they are at the top of their game right now, so this may be a kids game, but im sure, when it arrives it will be one of the best kids games available

irwin88
irwin88

hey why not make (Barney and Friends kinect) lol...

Wariokas
Wariokas

I like it. Not for myself, but for the children this can be great.

Karratti
Karratti

C'mon now. You all can act tough and whatever, but there's plenty of us who grew up on the Street. Double Fine has made some really interesting properties in the past few years, and this might turn out alright. I may be a little old to be the target audience, but even I can appreciate this with a little nostalgia.

Flint247
Flint247

As always, people bash games geared for everyone/younger audience and rejoice when a bloody, mature game comes out.

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

i didnt see thid coming but for once it could be a really good game based on the IP for what its aiming aat. And Cookie Monster>>>Master Chief :P

travisstaggs
travisstaggs

Double Fine are awesome, but really? I didn't see this coming at all.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

WOW AND people criticized wiis line up maybe its time to look in the mirror when it comes to motion , games wii has the most good ones out , and all kenict is riding on is casual /mini game based or some dance/fitness game or an awful movie tie in ,eh , just quit while ur a head ms thats what i say and work on getting 720 out the door cause ur kenict games arent lookin so hot

Alex_09
Alex_09

As long as Jack Black's not in it I'm sure it will be funny.

Stressthesky
Stressthesky

After a couple of hours playing CoD, it's always nice just to take 5 minutes dancing with Elmo.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Because it's Double Fine, I'm sure it will be entertaining. Can't see myself purchasing it though.