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Sesame Street is the third Amnesia Fortnight game 23 Feb, 2011 / 6 comments

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster is the third Amnesia Fortnight game, which are the four projects Double Fine worked on during Brutal Legend's development and continued into today. How do I know this? Like everything I know, it's from this interview Tim Schafer and Nathan Martz did with Gamasutra:


Nathan's original pitch to the company had a lot of Jim Henson in it. It referenced Sesame Street and The Muppets and how much they meant to us and how much they were an inspiration for these characters.

As we talked about the game, it just came up with more and more people, "Have you thought about this as a Sesame Street game?" And it seemed like such a natural fit. You know, Double Fine doesn't really "do" licensed properties. So we kind of laughed it off the first time. But the more we thought about it, the more it actually made sense, and seemed to kind of fit naturally.



Oh snap. The rest is an interesting and informative read as well, and well worth your time.

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    Melancholick on 24 Feb, 2011, 20:17…
    Logic, I ran into the same problem... here's an alternate link/.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erju0Q78TdY
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    Logic on 24 Feb, 2011, 15:32…
    The trailer refuses to load for me regardless of browser (just my connection? fact I'm in Australia?). I see the image and hit play, but I just get a perpetual circular loading animation. I can't find it anywhere else either, I can only find pages which are embedding the same vid.

    Anyone know of it being hosted anywhere else? Ah well. I'm sure it'll hit youtube soon enough.
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    Capn_Nacho on 24 Feb, 2011, 06:55…

    black_sheep

    Trailer


    Oh my god this game looks so damn charming! Urghh!
    It's too early to really tell but it looks like they're really, really nailing it so far.
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    jp-30 on 24 Feb, 2011, 06:16…
    I know he gets this every freaking time, but how about a PS Move and Wii port?
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    black_sheep on 24 Feb, 2011, 00:23…
    Trailer: here
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    Capn_Nacho on 23 Feb, 2011, 23:49…
    Great article! It sounds like Double Fine is working on making a really sweet, fun game for kids. "Happy Song" sounds just fucking delightful. Almost makes me want to buy a Kinect!

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