Family Guy mobile game gets release date, has you rebuilding Quahog after insane chicken fight

"Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff" will arrive April 10 for iOS and Android.

FOX and developer TinyCo. today announced that their upcoming mobile game Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff will launch for iOS and Android on April 10. The game is free to download and, like so many other mobile games, is supported by microtransactions.

After Peter and Ernie the giant chicken get into another one of their infamous brawls, lovely Quahog is destroyed and players must rebuild the town.

With Quahog in ruins, you'll need to help Peter rally all the Family Guy characters (even Meg, even though no one likes her) to rebuild the city. Throughout the game you'll be tasked with putting a stop to alien invasions, religious cults, and "more calamities" that threaten to further destroy Quahog.

Some of your other tasks include helping Peter achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a pirate, traveling through the multiverse with Stewie and Brian, assisting Quagmire in finding the long lost Gold Digger Island, and getting revenge on Ernie the Giant Chicken.

Developer TinyCo. worked alongside FOX and Family Guy production studio Fuzzy Door to create Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff. The game also features the show's voice talent and many of the scenes and stories were written by the show writers themselves.

We recently got a chance to visit TinyCo.'s office in San Francisco and we'll have much more on Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff soon.

Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff arrives in the wake of another FOX mobile game, The Simpsons: Tapped Out. That game has been a huge success for publisher Electronic Arts, generating more than $130 million in revenue from microtransactions to date.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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TheGreatPhoenix
TheGreatPhoenix

its probably not worse than the simpsons game... Maybe.... Hopefully.... I've made myself sad

thwipsnikt_bamf
thwipsnikt_bamf

Wow, this comment page is going off!! I love Family Guy, so I will get this w/o hesitation. If you don't like the show or games like this, it'll just be another of the thousands of apps you don't use. I play the Simpsons game now and will continue to as each will fill in those 4-8 hr gaps in-game.

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

I have no clue what the title for this article meant and well sorry Family Guy but I am too busy playing South Park: Stick of Truth to care.

pgl163
pgl163

Hope it's not Simpsons with talking dog and puking fat guy.

j0rd14
j0rd14

Same story, same gameplay and will be boring to death like the Simpsons one.

jk12324
jk12324

Hope this isn't as boring as the Simpsons one.

firehawk998
firehawk998

I expect that after playing through 40 or 50 percent of the game the screen will all of sudden cut to a video of Conaway Twitty performing .

dalepickstock
dalepickstock

Lot of haters for Simpsons tapped out and similar games. Yes they are unscrupulous in their money absorbing agenda but Ive been playing tapped out for over a year on an off and I get 15mins enjoyment out of it here and there not spending a penny.

PS I am a hardcore gamer before anyone labels me a casual... got all the achievements from Peggle 2 to prove it

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

The Simpson Tapped Out BEATS AND DOMINATES periodically.  The Family Guy HAS NOTHING TO me.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

more cowclicker  ripoff!

BabeNewelll
BabeNewelll

BUYER BEWARE ! These games are a scam.

Forcecaster
Forcecaster

So eh, "Quest for stuff" like "Pay for Stuff"? I don't know if I want to rebuild any city from any cartoons with my own real money.

toffifee
toffifee

Love the show, but this game sucks a$$. Nothing really to do except following the scripted "quests". Meh. Had to edit this. I have played the beta, but I don't think they've changed much.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Why would anyone care about another scammy free to play mobile garbage game?  Why would you report on one?

aegis_kleais
aegis_kleais

Family Guy is about the dumbest show I've ever seen. I've given it numerous times to show me some form of wit, assuming that I might have caught it on a bad episode, but nope; nothing. It thrives on nonsensical absurdity, poor character development, plot, writing, animation and even satire.  All I seem to see (repeatedly) in the shows are Seth McFarlane's political views coming across in childish cries for attention.  I don't know why, but I always assumed someone with ADHD issues would find FG's brand of "humor" more inline with them. Like "shock buffoonery".  I mean, to each their own and all, but FG simply couldn't be any further from "comedic".  After 20+ episodes, I literally had 0 laughs, and even was able to start predicting the immediate outcome of events after a while.

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

Oh boy. Let's just support the cancer of the gaming world.

corrus
corrus

Family Guy tapped out LOL

arrow2thekneeXD
arrow2thekneeXD

Dear Gamespot,


      We Don't care!


                                  Sincerely,

                                    Everyone :)

teller76567
teller76567

At least the game trailer is some what funny besides that i'm not looking forward to any mobile games...

2611mp
2611mp

Yet more microtransaction garbage. Think I'll pass.

ThePowerOfHAT
ThePowerOfHAT

I'd love to see some screenshots.  Everything I just read tells me it's pretty much exactly the same as Tapped Out.  Soooo........ yawn.

eljasway
eljasway

PHONYYYYYY, He's A PHONYYYYY

Hurvl
Hurvl

@dalepickstock Lol, achievements makes you hardcore? Peggle 2 achievements at that? For your benefit, I'm assuming that was jokingly meant. Whatever, if you you those kinds of games then knock yourself out (unless Ernie the giant chicken does it for you).

jerky_666
jerky_666

@commanderxp90Yes, but are you enjoying all that crack you're apparently smoking? That's the question.

an_advert
an_advert

@Forcecaster  "Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff... that is in your pockets... and is money"

Poodger
Poodger

@aegis_kleais It really is such an awful show. I have a theory: long ago, when American Dad was created, all the talent behind the first few seasons of Family Guy were reassigned to that show instead. All Family Guy is anymore is jokes about Meg, Quagmire or the old man being a pervert, or Peter being retarded, usually with random jokes strewn throughout that feel like they were strung together using ideas from a hat.


And before all the tards come around and talk about how I must not like comedy...... i LOVE comedy. South Park is great, I like American Dad, Always Sunny in Philadelphia is just about one of my favorite shows of all time, Futurama is funny.... but Family Guy is just.... I have trouble even comparing it to garbage, it is so bad.

jOmOmbO
jOmOmbO

@aegis_kleais Having downs sucks doesn't it? You act like your intellect is so superior it would take a miracle to make you laugh, no one will agree with you. =P

Barighm
Barighm

@arrow2thekneeXD  

Dear arrow2thekneeXD,

This is EA.

We've earned $130 million off this stuff "you don't care" about. Clearly someone cares.

Too bad. You're missing out.


Sincerely,



EA and the other publishers who control the industry




...THIS IS WHAT THESE GUYS ARE THINKING! Support your AAA exclusives and PC indies! Don't let mobiles win!

andfx8
andfx8

@arrow2thekneeXD  I care a little. Family Guy is funny and FTP games with microtransactions is definitely a current and relevant topic in gaming. So...  

Lytnin
Lytnin

@2611mp  Meh, the microtransactions will be like in Simpsons Tapped Out.  If you want to buy the premium characters and crap you can otherwise you earn premium currency every time you level and during the rare special events.  Not required by any means.  Otherwise like S:TO there will probably be a hack within a month or so that lets you give yourself unlimited premium currency and then you can buy whatever you want.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@Poodger Yes, because American Dad episodes don't revolve around Roger and his personas, Stan being an idiot who thinks he's smart because he's in the CIA, Stan getting mad at Steve because he isn't mature, Hayley and her husband being hippies....... AD is FG without the cutaway gags.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

@NbAlIvEr10000 @aegis_kleais  The dude is entitled to not liking a show, though with his post and responses, that stick needs to be surgically removed at this point. To dangerous to pull out by hand, as he could bleed out and you contract his disease Lackofsenseofhumoritis.

aegis_kleais
aegis_kleais

@NbAlIvEr10000 @jOmOmbO  @aegis_kleais It's both easy to see you took my dislike of Family Guy as a personal attack on you (and it's just as easy to see that sticks inserted into assholes seems to be a topic you have much experience and expertise on). This is called an inferiority complex. You can sit here and whine like a bitch that my disapproval of FG, something you obviously like, is somehow misconstrued to mean that I hate you is as idiotic a notion as, well, the splinters in your ass from your experience and fascination shoving sticks up them.


If you like FG, try growing a spine and being confident in the fact that such is your opinion, you're entitled to it, and someone not agreeing with you should have had no affect on you whatsoever (though it did, meaning you are trying to compensate for a shortcoming)  Pissant, short-sighted assumptions like yours is half the reason why people think many Internet-going persons are mentally stunted.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@Poodger I like and watch both shows, I even liked The Cleveland Show. All have had their ups and downs. Personally, I enjoyed any episode where Steve sings, like  "Hot Water" or "Can I be Frank With You".

Poodger
Poodger

@FallenOneX @PoodgerThe cutaway gags are HALF the reason Family Guy sucks so much. The other half are the unlikable personalities. American Dad actually has good characters.

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

@aegis_kleais @NbAlIvEr10000 @jOmOmbO  This sounds more like a case of you already made up your mind about the show before even watching it so you're going to dislike it no matter how many episodes you watch.  Not blaming you or calling you close minded in any way though, everyone in the world is guilty of doing that from time to time.  

Poodger
Poodger

@BigAl519 @Poodger@aegis_kleais@NbAlIvEr10000@jOmOmbOJust because your vocabulary is stunted doesn't mean other people's are. I didn't really find his reply to be that intense, but then again I teach Language Arts for a living, so it all seemed like very natural vocabulary to use.