EA Games Launches ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’
Announcement from EA Games:
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- Simpsons fans, get ready! EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:EA) and the world's leading mobile games publisher, today announced the launch of The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. For the first time, fans of TV's longest-running comedy will be able to recreate Springfield and customize the city any way they want—anywhere they want—with a free app*. To quote Homer from the game: "It's life-ruiningly fun."
Written and brought to life by The Simpsons' award-winning TV writers and animators, the game starts when Homer accidentally causes a meltdown that wipes out Springfield — "D'oh!" It's up to players to rebuild it and help him find his family and friends.
Players complete a variety of quests to earn virtual money, experience points and even donuts which they can use to customize and expand their Springfields with new buildings, decorations and characters from the show. Players will also enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen animated scenes that are sure to please fans of the show.
"The Simpsons is a beloved entertainment franchise that has continually broken new ground in the new media space, and we are proud to see that level of innovation continue with The Simpsons: Tapped Out," said Peter Levinsohn, President of New Media and Digital Distribution for 20th Century Fox. "Thanks to the ground-breaking work of the creative team at Gracie Films and the top-notch game developers at EA, The Simpsons: Tapped Out brings all the unique comedy that fans have come to expect from The Simpsons to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere."
In the process of creating their own living, breathing Springfield, players interact with their favorite characters in hilarious new ways, including:
- Help Homer find Marge, Bart and the rest of his family and friends! (Ned Flanders, too.)
- Grow and harvest Tomacco on Cletus's Farm.
- Party down with Duffman at Duff Brewery.
- See how your Indolence, Consumerism, and Gluttony stack up on the Conform-o-meter.
- Visit friends' Springfields, play pranks and collect "cash."
"The Simpsons is the ideal brand to bring laugh-out-loud entertainment to mobile devices," said Nick Earl, Senior Vice President of Global Social and Mobile Studios, Electronic Arts. "We worked closely with Gracie Films to create a freemium game experience that The Simpsons fans will enjoy playing every day complete with irreverent humor and their favorite characters."
The Simpsons: Tapped Out is now available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.