It looks like Double Fine still has to work out some “poly penetration” issues in the above tech demo, but what a great way to announce they’re working on a Sesame Street game for Microsoft’s Kinect to be published by Warner Bros. Interactive.
In a truly original interactive experience, young players join Cookie Monster, Elmo and other Sesame Street characters as they explore a living storybook titled Once Upon a Monster. In the book, they make new zany monster friends from the Once Upon a Monster world and share in their adventures, solving problems, forging friendships and learning key life skills along the way. Parents and children literally become part of the whimsical storybook adventure by getting active together through dancing, jumping, flying and more.
It’s not a game I’ll be playing — I don’t have a Kinect, for starters — but I couldn’t be happier that the studio that made Brutal Legend for me is working on something a) with a license that will ensure sales, and b) that will get kids hooked on Tim Schafer’s sense of humor so they’ll buy more Double Fine games when they grow up. I hope Once Upon a Monster sells a bazillion copies.
(Thanks to Royal Fool for the video link!)