Fresh off the release of Stacking, Double 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: