FUTURAMA Podcast Extends Gamer Experience

FUTURAMALOS ANGELES –Jam City, via its game studio TinyCo, FoxNext Games, and Matt Groening released a FUTURAMA double-length podcast episode today, created by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, and the FUTURAMA writers. The new episode, which features the original cast and clocks in at 42-minutes in length, is now live at nerdist.com, soundcloud.com, and Spotify, where it can be downloaded and listened to for free.

Existing Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow players have already been enjoying original content from the podcast, and new players can join the fun with exclusive episode content in-game, including a space mission to Junkleon 7, the deleted file planet.

The new FUTURAMA podcast episode brings reunion of the Planet Express crew, including Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Amy, and Hermes—plus Borax Kid, Calculon, and the return of the popular robot soap opera, “All My Circuits”. While on a routine mission to Junkleon 7, the crew encounters Klaxxon, a nefarious life form composed entirely of soundwaves from 21st-century podcasts. Can the crew save Earth from Klaxxon’s harmful soundwaves? To find out more, download the podcast and discover for yourself!

The episode came to life after the FUTURAMA team was reunited to create original content for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. The experience was so positive and gained fan interest so strong that Jam City and TinyCo collaborated with Matt Groening, writers from the show, and the cast to bring fans a brand-new FUTURAMA podcast episode that was integrated with the game for an extended digital experience.

"Last year I cornered two fine gentlemen--Matt Groening & David X. Cohen--and pitched the idea of doing a new FUTURAMA episode as a podcast/radio play because it's one of my favorite things AND I NEED MORE OF IT,” said Chris Hardwick. “Today I am excited to say that it's actually happening, and I got to voice the villain (Klaxxon) in Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow, a game I've been feverishly playing since it came out."

Created in partnership with FUTURAMAcreator and Executive Producer Matt Groening and his Curiosity Company, along with Executive Producer David X. Cohen, original FUTURAMA writers, and Rough Draft Studios, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrowblends together simulation, combat, galactic exploration, and choose-your-own-adventure gameplay to bring the escapades of the Planet Express crew to life. Players will experience new stories from the writers of FUTURAMA that are filled to the brim with the wit, charm, and sci-fi hijinks that fans have come to know and love.

Fans can listen to and download the new FUTURAMA podcast for free at nerdist.com, soundcloud.com, and spotify.com.

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is free to play and is available on mobile devices via the App Store and Google Play. To connect with FUTURAMA fans and developers, please visit www.fb.com/playfuturamawww.twitter.com/playfuturama, and www.JamCity.com.

 

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