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Double Fine's new Sesame Street game makes us want to breed!

Is it okay for a grown man to get excited over a Sesame Street game? Actually: Don’t care! If you’ve got that much of a problem with me blowing my load over a “kids game,” I’ll get to work on making a kid immediately so I can enjoy the hell out of whatever this concept art takes shape as. LOOKY!


Above: The opposite of Below!

Should you, the staunchly hardcore gamer, be unmoved by the news, then know this: This Kinect title is coming to you from goddamned Double Fine, the imaginative developers who charmed your pants off with Psychonauts, Costume Quest and Brutal Legend. I’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty to impress upon you readers my unbridled love for all things Jim Henson/Muppet, so I hope you’ll believe me when I say that with its pedigree for cartoonish humor and lovable characters, there’s simply no developer working today better suited to bringing these timeless creatures to life.

Says Double Fine President and CEO Tim Schafer:

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

Me too! I’ve said this before in a million handwritten letters, but Tim, we should totally hang out sometime. Two awesome dudes, just sitting around talking Muppets and video games… Awesome! Either way, I’m gonna get started on making a child immediately, so I can enjoy this with my offspring by the time Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster hits Kinect in Autumn of 2011. Man, I can’t wait to get home… my girlfriend has no idea what’s coming!

Feb 15, 2011

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21 comments

  • chrisantistas2inchpenis - February 16, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    One doors red and the others blue...
  • mastersword369 - February 16, 2011 2:49 a.m.

    I expect a humorous anecdote about the results of your attempt at making children on Tdar 139.
  • WickedSid - February 16, 2011 2:15 a.m.

    @510BrotherPanda: How can you not know Fraggle Rock?! I'm only 18 and I know and love it! A Fraggle game, I'd love to see how that would be done.
  • KnightDehumidifier - February 16, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    We are so close to a reboot of Muppets Party Cruise, I am stoked!
  • Japanaman - February 16, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Why can't they make educational games fun? It would so cool if there was a kart racing game where you have to run over number icons in order to get a speed bost. Like that plug and play cycle combiend with Super Mario Kart. And if there was a Scribblenauts game that involved spelling, that would rock. Learn to read and make wild things come true.
  • killorabbit - February 15, 2011 11:55 p.m.

    Shame. I'd love a new Double Fine game to mess around with. I was probably just thinking of Stacking. Heck, I'm almost sad I don't have kinect if just for this. Not that I go crazy for EVERYTHING Schafer throws at me, but that may as well be the case.
  • Fuzunga - February 15, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    This post kind of spiraled out of control at the end.
  • YoshiAteMyBaby - February 15, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    Chris, watch Farscape. It's a Jim Henson production and it has super intricate alien Muppets in it that need like fifty puppeteers to get working but also, get this: they fart, piss on things and have sex. Plus, there's an episode where the main character starts hallucinating and imagining he's in a Looney Tunes-style cartoon.
  • Risonhighmer - February 15, 2011 10:58 p.m.

    I feel like this game will end up being fantastic to play baked.
  • kingdom - February 15, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    I really hope they do this right =X I am wayyy too excited to find a way to play this when it comes out...might have to finally buy a current gen console...and kinect...and games...poop there goes the neighborhood! =X
  • LastPariah - February 15, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    Seems like it'll be good. Tell me why I thought the last word in the article would be spelled cumming after reading the previous sentence.
  • tomthespesh - February 15, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    I would by whatever necessary to have a Fraggle Rock game! All together now! dance your cares away, worrys for another day, let the music play, down at fraggle rock!
  • 510BrotherPanda - February 15, 2011 10:14 p.m.

    @GamesRadarChrisAntista I only know about Fraggle Rock from what you've said; I wasn't even born when it was around...
  • Fiirestorm21 - February 15, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    This... If it were anyone else but Tim Schafer and Double Fine...
  • batmanboy11 - February 15, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    Sweet.
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - February 15, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    @killorabbit I didn't see anything in the Sesame Street release about another game. Everyone's reservations are understandable, but I can't really imagine a developer capable of being truer to the original spirit of The Muppets. I'll probably buy it Day 1 and score it a 10 just to see Double Fine work more with Henson's creations. Fraggle Rock... just sayin'
  • AngryScotsman - February 15, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    Coming from Double Fine, I'm expecting at least some parental bonus humour for the sentient folk. Regardless, I hope that it will at least generate some revenue for Double Fine, then they can make the massive sequel for Psychonauts exactly the way that it is in my head. Definitely.
  • killorabbit - February 15, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    Did they say they were going to announce 2 new titles? Or am I just going crazy? Hoping I remembered rightly. Can't get this one due to a pleasant lack of Kinect.
  • GhostofTaft - February 15, 2011 8:42 p.m.

    I expect it to have a traumatizing, nightmarish bizarro-level with muppets twisted into malevolent forms of themselves.
  • Bobbysayhi - February 15, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    I hope instead of being "It is just a kid game. They are happy easy." they make it with good effort like Toy Story 3.

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