Futurama fans, rejoice! The new mobile game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow has released on Thursday for free. This game reunites show creator Matt Groening with the show’s original voice cast.
Unlike other mobile tie-ins, Worlds of Tomorrow features a brand-new story from Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and the Futurama writers. The fabric of spacetime has been disrupted by the Hypnotoad and players must set out on a galactic scavenger hunt for ancient alien artifacts in order to restore it.
“Hypnotoad has always been one of Futurama’s most mysterious amphibians,” said Groening in a statement. “In this game, we finally get to learn much more about his bizarre abilities and mating habits. Perhaps too much more.”
Worlds of Tomorrow blends together simulation, turn-based combat, and choose-you-own-adventure gameplay. Each week, the game will be updated with new characters, quests, and stories. The original cast members return including Billy West as Fry, Katey Sagal as Leela, John DiMaggio as Bender, Phil LaMarr as Hermes, Lauren Tom as Amy, and Tress MacNeille as Mom. Together, they make the new cutscenes feel like a new season of the comedic, sci-fi adventure.
The game was developed by TinyCo (acquired by Jam City) in partnership with Groening and his Curiosity Co. Joining the partnership are Cohen, the original show writers, and the animation studio Rough Draft Studios. Jam City’s catalog of mobile games includes Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, and other licensed property including Family Guy: Another Freakin’ Mobile Game.
“We are Futurama fanatics,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “As such, it is quite an honor for us to collaborate so closely with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen on Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.”
Futurama originally aired on Fox as a half-hour television series from 1999 to 2003. Due to its growing cult following, Comedy Central picked it up in 2009 for two more seasons before ending again in 2013. For those looking for the cream of the crop, check out our 15 favorite episodes.
Fans can download Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow for free right now via the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Optional in-app purchases are included to boost gameplay including a Jar of Nixonbucks for $5 and a Personal Pizza for $2.