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Double Fine Is Doing A Sesame Street Game For Kinect

It's for the kids!

Fresh off the release of StackingDouble Fine has announced it's working on a hands-free Sesame Street game targeted to kids. In a press release blasted this morning, publisher Warner Bros. revealed Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster, an interactive storybook type of game that's being helmed by the same dudes who built Costume Quest and Brutal Legend

Once Upon A Monster will be using Microsoft’s Kinect hardware, so expect to see a lot of gestures and movement when the game hits later this fall. WBIE says, specifically, players will be asked to dance, pretend to fly, jump, and more in a game that’ll strive to teach kids lifelong lessons in friendship, cooperation, and emotional labeling and recognition. How cute!  
 
         


== TEASER =="It's great to be working with Warner Bros., especially on a game like Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, which brings together so many things we all care about," Tim Schafer said in the release.

"Sesame Street had a profound effect on me, and many members of the Double Fine team, when we were children. So did video games. 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 labor of love on many levels."

The Xbox 360 is the only confirmed platform (seems like this thing could probably work on Move and the Wii with some adaptations) and it’s unclear at the moment if this will be a downloadable or a retail-based title. Here's two more images: 
 


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Posted by BradNicholson

Fresh off the release of StackingDouble Fine has announced it's working on a hands-free Sesame Street game targeted to kids. In a press release blasted this morning, publisher Warner Bros. revealed Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster, an interactive storybook type of game that's being helmed by the same dudes who built Costume Quest and Brutal Legend

Once Upon A Monster will be using Microsoft’s Kinect hardware, so expect to see a lot of gestures and movement when the game hits later this fall. WBIE says, specifically, players will be asked to dance, pretend to fly, jump, and more in a game that’ll strive to teach kids lifelong lessons in friendship, cooperation, and emotional labeling and recognition. How cute!  
 
         


== TEASER =="It's great to be working with Warner Bros., especially on a game like Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, which brings together so many things we all care about," Tim Schafer said in the release.

"Sesame Street had a profound effect on me, and many members of the Double Fine team, when we were children. So did video games. 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 labor of love on many levels."

The Xbox 360 is the only confirmed platform (seems like this thing could probably work on Move and the Wii with some adaptations) and it’s unclear at the moment if this will be a downloadable or a retail-based title. Here's two more images: 
 


Posted by guthwulf

Oh boy.

Posted by Natedogg2

Well, huh. Interesting, I guess.

Posted by Superfred

Strangely excited for this one

Posted by GlenTennis

This seems like a great it.

Posted by AlisterCat

Something pleasing about the visual style.

Posted by T00MuchSteeze

Only a matter of time.  
 
Cool though. 

Posted by cikame

Gota make money somehow.

Posted by nintendoeats

I would be super pumped about this...if I had kids...

Posted by T00MuchSteeze
@nintendoeats said:
" I would be super pumped about this...if I had kids... "
This. 
Posted by JubJub677

That's cool that there doing a Sesame Street Game. I don't know if ill play but I'll keep a look out for it. 

Posted by gosukiller

This could be the future of games for young children. Being able to interact with the TV through the Kinect. They don't need to understand how it works, only that the characters on the screen can react to what they are doing!

Posted by Bucketdeth

Interesting to say the least, might have been a day one buy if this was 15 years earlier.

Posted by takua108

Seems like a good fit for Double Fine.

Posted by Ozone

I think this'll be great for young kids. It's like kids shows that try to get kids to participate, but this time there'll be real feedback.

Edited by ThePhantomnaut

OM NOM NOM NOM 
 
  

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Day one.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Probably won't play it, but this could be an awesome use of the technology.

Posted by JustinSane311

Hopefully after completing the Sesame Street game, Double Fine will use what they learned to create one of their style/brand of games for the Kinect.

Posted by Alphazero

On behalf of my kids I say, "Hell yeah!"

Posted by cheddartyme

that's not a grover

Posted by Mystyr_E
@T00MuchSteeze said:
" @nintendoeats said:
" I would be super pumped about this...if I had kids... "
This.  "
These.
Posted by MarkWahlberg

quicklook pleez

Posted by Foggen

My 2 year old is obsessed with Sesame Street.  This sounds amazing.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Say What!!

Posted by Darkraven

sweet :) i wish i had kids now :(

Posted by TooWalrus

Even though It's double fine, I'm not going to play it. I don't have any nostalgic attachment to Sesame Street or the Muppets... That shit's retarded.

Posted by White_Silhouette

I could see this doing well as retail on a walmart shelf.

Posted by CyleMoore
@ThePhantomnaut: Great video.
Posted by fox01313

Hopeful for this being a download title, will probably have more life that way than going a disc based route. Seems that the kinect needs more quick games showing off the tech.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos
@ThePhantomnaut: Damn. That woman is adorable.
Posted by YEEAHHBOYYY

Alright, now my wife needs to pop out a kid so we can play this together.
Posted by Gamer_152

...Wut?

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Posted by Nomin

Will it have Katy Perry clad in skimy dress in it?
Posted by Eaxis

The quick look will be nothing but amazing!
Posted by awesomeusername
@Nomin said:
" Will it have Katy Perry clad in skimy dress in it? "
Hahaha, this.
Posted by valentin_rad

Guess we won't be seeing Psychonauts 2 for a loooong while

Posted by Wandrecanada

This game's awesomeness content will be in direct proportion to the Super Grover:Gameplay ratio.

Edited by JJWeatherman

It's interesting seeing this as well as Gunstringer both coming to Kinect. The Kinect space seems to be getting a bit more attention.

Posted by Sweep

The fuck is that tall brown puppet sitting between Cookie Monster and Elmo? Looks fucking nightmarish.

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Posted by Brackynews

How are the points?

Posted by ptc

I'm 41, but If Double Fine is making it, I'll play it. 

Posted by wewantsthering
@valentin_rad said:
" Guess we won't be seeing Psychonauts 2 for a loooong while "
Please don't say that! :-(
Posted by TurboMan

best quick look ever?

Posted by MikkaQ

Man Double Fine pumpin' 'em out. Good for them, getting some recognition. This game could give the studio some mainstream appeal.  
 
If it's not TOO kid-specific, I'll probably pick it up. I need some more kinect games, and would like to see what Double Fine does with both the kinect and sesame street licence.   
 
And now, a song: 
 
  

Posted by Jackel2072
@JJWeatherman
It's interesting seeing this as well as Gunstringer both coming to Kinect. The Kinect space seems to be getting a bit more attention.
Well it kind of needs it
Posted by megalowho

What a great fit for Double Fine, I hope it's a hit.

Posted by xeronius1

This could be a fairly decent Kinect game. How often does something like that come about.  And if it ends up being good but short and repetitive (like their other 'microgames'), it isn't a big deal because that plays into kids attention spans. 
 
Love the art style.

Posted by PlasmaMachine

I heard if you get achievements for the Sesame Street game, Record of Agarest War, and Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 you are put in a file.

Posted by MormonWarrior

A) I haven't liked anything by Double Fine.
B) I don't really like Sesame Street, and never did. 
C) I'm 22 years old.
 
So NO THANK YOU!

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