Hooray! Tim Schafer is making a Kinect game!

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Boo! It’s a Sesame Street Kinect game. Seriously? Yeah, I’m afraid we are being so seriously right now. Double Fine, Schafer’s development team that brought you games like Brütal Legend and Psychonauts, is developing Sesame Street: Once upon a Monster. The game is a Kinect-enabled “storybook romp” that will provide healthy, family entertainment for kids and their parents.

Commissioned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the game’s official description says: “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.”

There’s a Double Fine, fur rendering test video after the jump. I’m not kidding.

Ok, so maybe I was kidding.

The game will probably be a great experience for younger gamers. Having a team like Double Fine behind the project is almost a guaranteed win as creativity oozes out of their titles. Still, it’s a little bit disappointing that the dev team’s first dance with the Kinect peripheral is being fundamentally aimed at kids.

While some Double Fine fans might not be excited, Schafer certainly is:

“Sesame Street had a profound effect on me, and many members of the Double Fine team, when we were children. So did videogames. 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 labour of love on many levels.”

When he puts it like that then I become less inclined to behave like Oscar the Grouch.

Source: Eurogamer

Last Updated: February 16, 2011

Miklós Szecsei

I'm a freelance writer who has somehow managed to convince people to pay me to play video games. By day I work a job, but by night and early hours of the morning, I write about video games. The one job provides a living for my family; the other provides a living for my soul. Dramatic, right?

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