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.


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.
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.

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