The Simpsons RPG has been considered

Original writer Al Jean says show organizers have talked about the possibility of a role-playing game based on animated series.

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A role-playing game based on The Simpsons has been discussed, according to original series writer and 8-time Emmy Award winner Al Jean.

"Yeah, we've talked about it," Jean said during a GoldDerby Google Hangout today.

Gamers may want to temper their excitement for any such project. Jean said, "it's a really complicated thing to do" in part because writers would need to create numerous possibilities for every situation in the wide-ranging fiction of The Simpsons.

Jean wrote numerous episodes of The Simpsons, including "Lisa's Pony," "Treehouse of Horror" III," and "Lisa's Sax," among others.

Asked generally if any new Simpsons games are in development on top of The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iOS and Android, Jean said, "We've talked about it. I think there will be."

"Tapped Out is amazing. For a game like it is, to still be increasing in popularity long after its release is really unprecedented," Jean said. "It's a really, really good game and it's doing amazingly well."

"We've been at it so long. I mean, the first game was an arcade game. So there's been unbelievable history to the video games that have come off the show. And we're a ride at [Universal Studios], which is amazing," he added. "So I think that kind of thing is not going to stop. In fact, it will just increase."

The Simpsons: Tapped Out posted its highest revenue quarter in the April-June period since launch in August 2012. The game helped publisher Electronic Arts net $90 million from smartphone and tablet games during the quarter.

EA currently holds the license for games based on The Simpsons. The publisher told GameSpot, "We can't comment on rumors or speculation."

The most recent new Simpsons title for consoles was 2007's The Simpsons Game, in which the Simpsons family discovers they have been licensed for a video game.

Discussion

157 comments
rey2
rey2

Homer: Do i get to keep Spider pig as a pet?

EA:  No.  Only available via micro-transaction.

Homer:  D'oh!!!

GameStudioPH
GameStudioPH

This will be exciting! Fan of Simpsons here. Hope they'll finish doing the RPG the soonest!

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

The Sims: Simpsons Edition + Grand Theft Simpsons

- Open world Springfield with the surrounding forests, mountains, highways etc. they're always using.
- Interaction with Springfielders. I'd love to do the ordinary stuff you see in the series like Homer walking to Moe's and chatting and drinking and fooling around instead of all the crazy stuff the games have. Or go watch the boxing, most awesome crashes or something from the TV. Or go into the mall and play with the stuff Dead Rising style, grab a skateboard...

- Have story episodes set inside the city like in Saints Row 2. Try to make them feel like tv episodes instead of the "save the world" affairs.


isshiah
isshiah

Good news. Hit n Run and the 2007 game were both enjoyable. The collectables costumes already exist in the show. I remember running around as liza in Hit n Run saying "I am the Lizard Queen!". Great fun haha

RedLegZeff
RedLegZeff

In my opinion, most simpsons games have been in unfitting genres. Not that they're bad or anything, some were fun. But I think an rpg would be the 2nd or 3rd best genre. I mean, if I had to pick the perfect simpsons game it would have to be a kind of grand theft bart. You've got a complex, fleshed out city, you gotta go sandbox. RPG would be next best. Every game they've done I'd put in 6th or 7th best genres or below.

nini200
nini200

What the heck would the story be about? Who Killed Mr. Burns? or Maybe What is Gabbo?

genjuroT
genjuroT

Bart's Nightmare 2. Do it.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

The simpsons Arcade, The simpsons Hit and Run, The simpsons: Bart vs Space Mutants are all amazing games, I loved the show(havent seen any episodes really past season 10-11) and would deff be interested in this game.

Fred316
Fred316

"Quest for the Holy Donut"


Called it first.

Ariost
Ariost

There waiting to see how much profit South Park: Stick of Truth will make. Hmmmm so a RPG based on an animated show will work...Copy/Paste...Add yellow tint...Profit!

I'm a huge Simpsons fan. If they made this and it happened to get decent reviews, I would buy it.

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

A role playing game with Bart getting up to mischief, maybe with Millhouse and Nelson etc as co-op would be pretty sweet like a cross between Zelda and Bully, providing they actually put some effort into it, I'd play it.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

publisher: Electronic Arts 

me: FUCK YOU ELECTRONIC ARSEHOLES 

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

An openworld RPG could be very cool. IF done right.

gosushi
gosushi

'Tapped Out' isn't even a game, It's like a 'virtual ant farm' that sets you back shit loads of your REAL cash if you want to add new buildings and characters from the cartoon.

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

Please just let The Simpsons die! It hasn't been good since series 10.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

Simpsons games have always been a good favorite of mine. It would be nice to see it as a RPG.

DoomBFG86
DoomBFG86

This would be amazing. Give me a Simpsons RPG. Now. Heck, I'd love to play as Hans Moleman!

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

If i can control Milhouse, it is a must buy for me.

SlaviksG
SlaviksG

lol... Well Hit and Run was fun. But that wasnt an RPG.

Elyobo
Elyobo

I want an MMO like Family Guy Online. That game is surprisingly  fun.


TVsportsCOD
TVsportsCOD

"Tapped Out is amazing" No the success of it is amazing, it's an awful game.

Helios_Sun
Helios_Sun

havent seen in like 5 years? by the way does anyone else get the feeling simspons are only doing this because of south park  beat them to it lol?

ScouseMelon
ScouseMelon

Interesting, I've not brought a simpsons game in years, but a Simpsons RPG might just entice me. Lets see where they go with it first.

iMichael123S
iMichael123S

There is a soon to be released South Park RPG game coming.

le_ange_de_mort
le_ange_de_mort

@gosushi  

Totally false. There are 32 levels + 2 additions that can be played with no spending of cash. The majority of the buildings are free and they constantly have promotions where you are able to get real money items for free. YES if you want Scorpio or Duffman or some others you need to shell out cash but its a very small part of the game. 

gosushi
gosushi

I'll let you off though, because your clearly a Simpsons fanboy that will buy/download any crap with their name on it

gosushi
gosushi

@le_ange_de_mort I've played it and there's nothing to do, but stare at the characters walk around, stare at buildings been buildings and wait minutes/hours/days to acquire in-game money to buy more buildings been buildings. FUN!

Motocruser
Motocruser

@SlaviksG @Elyobo And cancelled.  I alpha/beta tested it until it closed.  They did a great job on that game but it didn't have any "THIS IS GREAT!" factor to it.

TQQdles™

gosushi
gosushi

@le_ange_de_mort Whatever floats your boat. Maybe invest in a console......or at least a playable game for your phone

gosushi
gosushi

I've obviously hurt your feelings little fanboy, so to clarify: This, 'Tapped Out' game is only problem I have with the franchise at this moment.

gosushi
gosushi

@G4m3r0uTL4wZ haha! that's just sad......I don't play 'Tapped Out' or CoD. But please do enlighten me on how this Simpsons game is any less childish or any better than CoD.......

le_ange_de_mort
le_ange_de_mort

@gosushi @le_ange_de_mort  

Most buildings take only 24 hours to build. Its a game designed to last a long time and to be spread out. You use the free time to design your town and to do the social aspects when they come up like whacking day. 

Didn't like it fine. It was free so you didn't lose anything but some time. 

le_ange_de_mort
le_ange_de_mort

@gosushi @le_ange_de_mort  

Not liking the game is different then saying you need to spend lots of cash to enjoy it when its not true.  Fine that you don't like it. Just don't like it for the right reasons.