First images (and some GIFs) of Family Guy's take on The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Fox Digital Entertainment releases images and GIFs for upcoming free-to-play mobile game based on the celebrated TV show.

Fox Digital Entertainment and developer TinyCo. today released the first images (and some GIFs) for the upcoming free-to-play Family Guy mobile game. The images, pulled directly from the game, show off Family Guy mainstays like Peter, Lois, Chris, Joe, Quagmire, Herbert, and Bonnie, but not Meg, which was probably intentional.

TinyCo. head of business development Andrew N. Green said in a statement that because the studio is working closely with Fox, he guarantees you will "laugh your ass off." We'll see.

The Family Guy mobile game launches for iOS and Android devices this spring. It features an original story conceived by the show's writers. Some of the show's main actors, like Seth McFarlane (Peter, Stewie, Brian), Alex Borstein (Lois), Mila Kunis (Meg), and Seth Green (Chris), are also collaborating with TinyCo. for the project.

The game will be supported by microtransactions that will allow players to "control the speed of their progression," Green told GameSpot in December. Players will be able to purchase characters, character actions and abilities, and decorative items for their play space.

The new Family Guy game comes on the heels of the runaway success of another free-to-play Fox digital property,The Simpsons: Tapped Out, published by Electronic Arts and based on the longest-running sitcom in TV history. That game, originally launched in summer 2012, has generated more than $130 million in lifetime revenue.

You can sign up to learn more about the Family Guy mobile game by signing up at its official website today.

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Discussion

45 comments
thwipsnikt_bamf
thwipsnikt_bamf

It's one thing to not like this game, but to be negative on a second page discussing it!? Poodger/Aegis your points may be true for you, but come on.........stop clicking the links.

MlauTheDaft
MlauTheDaft

"The game will be supported by microtransactions that will allow players to "control the speed of their progression," Green told GameSpot in December."

Well, this game is doomed to be shitty.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

All I had to see was mobile game and immediately uninterested.

Poodger
Poodger

This show really has been stale for a LONG time. Even after it was revived from its cancellation, it had some value (that quickly deteriorated), but it really never reached the quality of its first 3 seasons. The show lost its focus on witty commentary about pop culture shows and movies, and started to focus on dumbed down random humor, as well as "in jokes" about its own universe. What made family guy so good back in the day was the clever jokes it made about classic movies and shows. All Family Guy is today is Meg jokes, Quagmire being a pervert, the old man lusting after Chris, fart jokes, and a slew of never ending random flashbacks that feel like they were constructed using a spinning dart board of ideas. South Park may actually be very spot on about the manatee theory for Family Guy these days.

xcollector
xcollector

The year is 2014. People are still using gif?

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

That show is such garbage, only a braindead liberal or a 12 year old could  think its funny.

Spyre1984
Spyre1984

A Simpsons town building game is an awesome premise for a game, and could be done well, but the Simpsons Tapped out is not a game developed by passionate game developers that you would expect to see pouring as much soul and love into their craft to be enjoyed by the public. It's a time fill developed by cold stiff upper lip businessmen, without a shred of artistic integrity, and with the single blatant goal of squeezing their cash cow till the proverbial teat is sucked dry.


I shudder to think how many casual gamers ignorantly just dole over copious amounts of money for an activity that literally is just a pay to advance to the next queue in a game of never ending queues.


The pay to play/wait games that have flooded the mobile market are a scourge of poisonous game development that needs to expunged from the as soon as dearly possible.

misternathan
misternathan

Family Guy Online could have been awesome with a more Quahog-simulation angle as opposed to mindless fetching.  But THIS?  This is garbage.

ECH71
ECH71

Peanut Butta Jellay Time

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

I like to express my hate of mobile games in every article about mobile games.

crazywolf5150
crazywolf5150

Oh, so it will be like Simpsons Tapped Out... funny and addictive at first until you realize that you're progressing extremely slow, doing tedious tasks, stuck behind a pay wall and to unlock certain characters and buildings you have to pay as much as $10 for one single character or building. NO THANKS!!

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Mobile gaming scams please FOAD, no surprise this is being published by EA lol

aegis_kleais
aegis_kleais

I more than subscribe to the belief that humor comes in many different forms, and to each their own, but that said, Family Guy, though popular, has never once made me laugh. And I try to watch it over and over, but when you can pretty much call what's going to happen before it does, it's easy to see why I've classified its brand of humor as predictable.


And the knock-off's (American Dad, Cleveland Show) are pretty much the same thing, following the same brand of humor. There's just so little that's entertaining about it.


That being said, Futurama has been the holy grail of comedy in an animated series. Witty, well-written, fantastic animation, plot-driven stories, sensible humor (vs. FG's abstract and 'dumb for the sake of dumb' style).


Doesn't help the fact that I despise Seth MacFarlane for being as big an public douchebag as he is; that personality really comes across in a lot of his characters and their mimic'd stances on socio-political stances.

Spankthesmurfs
Spankthesmurfs

They really should have gone the whole futurama tapped out!!!

ps3gamer1234
ps3gamer1234

Family Guy is the worst stupidest , dumbest, brain-deadest, ugliest, TV show on TV.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I cut Family Guy of my T.V list a long time ago and hello American Dad.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"The game will be supported by microtransactions that will allow players to 'control the speed of their progression'," Sounds like pay-to-win, but we'll see. Hopefully the progression, when not paying, will not be as drawn out as most of Family Guy's jokes.

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

As much as Family Guy is one of my favorite TV shows of all-time, the series is unfortunately becoming pretty stale. I hope it can be re-invigorated somehow.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

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dnmt
dnmt

That sure looks awful.

Karlinel
Karlinel

@Poodger  It was a theory?? I thought it was a documentary on their visit :(

Karlinel
Karlinel

@Spyre1984  It will asphyxiate the gaming industry, since the minimal investment it requires and the good-ish revenue will be all that suits want.

crazywolf5150
crazywolf5150

@Tripwolf  I disagree, in games like these there aren't any real "winners" or "losers"... kinda like the special olympics.

Ervaine
Ervaine

@ps3gamer1234 And I thought south park was the stupidest ,dumbest , dumbest , brain-deadest, ugliest , show on TV.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@EasyComeEasyGo  American Dad is so great, but I feel like it too is starting to slip in quality, it's still much better than the last several years of Family Guy though,  that show should just end at this point.  Family Guy never really got back to the quality it had in Seasons 1-3 before their initial cancellation, but it was at least entertaining for the most part... now... not so much.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@Hurvl  

That practically the definition of pay-to-win, so what is there to see?

nigelholden
nigelholden

@nl_skipper  I have to agree. The first 3 seasons were innovative and funny. Afterwards, it just became a parody of a parody of itself tripping over another parody. 

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@guardianofhonor 

I want to know you more so that I can ridicule and mock you.