EA franchises get Simpsons treatment

Wolfenstein 3D may have re-invigorated an unknown 8-bit franchise and introduced the world to the concept of "a shooting game, in the first person;" but while paving the road for Doom, Halo and Modern Warfare is well and good, the title was, until recently, lacking in the one area universally recognized as the sign of having Made It in the world of entertainment. We're speaking, of course, of having an officially-sanctioned Simpsons parody drawn of you; but thanks to newly-released concept art from EA's 2007 Simpsons Game, the title is among those finally receiving this ultimate honor.

EA concept artist Joe Spiotto, a pop-culture prankster who dreams up Battlestar Galactica concept albums and woefully nonexistent Nintendo games in his spare time, recently discovered a stack of artwork he drew for in-jokey titles to feature within EA's Groening license.

“I'm not sure if these even made it into the game,” Spiotto writes. Working later on The Sims 3, he found that the team hadn't approved his image for that franchise. His Dead Space pic, meanwhile, was the result of moving from The Simpsons straight onto that then-young title. Spiotto cranked out the poster, he says, in homage to what he "knew was going to be a great classic."

And thus it was that Wolfenstein, The Sims, Half-Life, Mutant League Football and Dead Space joined the likes of Ricky Gervais, Flight of the Conchords and George Bush Sr in yellow immortality. Which one's your favorite?

[Via: GameSetWatch]

May 2, 2011


  • 435 - May 4, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    Good to see more people on the Mutant League bandwagon.
  • Cyber6x - May 4, 2011 7:13 a.m.

    I used to think that if they would be a Sims simpsons game it would be called "The Sims-psons"
  • Darthspud - May 4, 2011 6:39 a.m.

    Sh** I remember some of these in-game! They were near the end in the videogame themed level. Wait my reCaptcha has a shadow. Huh?!
  • IceBlueKirby - May 3, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    The Dead Space one is awesome...interestingly enough, it also describes what The Simpsons Game was!
  • MySistersMenstruationTastesFunny - May 3, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    The one on the left is like a hotter version of my sis.
  • SoutheastSam - May 3, 2011 8:10 p.m.

    Zero-Life, no contest. Half-Life is probably my favorite series of all time
  • codystovall - May 3, 2011 6:23 p.m.

    To bad I gave up on the simpsons at season 15.
  • gmknoble - May 3, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    I agree with NinjaJamez, although in the reverse order. Cool find.
  • DarkSpyroDragon - May 3, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    I'd have to day the Wolfenstein one is my favorite (that game has a special place in my heart) But is it bad to say that the "Shim" on the right looks like my aunt?
  • NinjaJamez - May 3, 2011 6:02 p.m.

    The dead space one is the best for me, the second best being the half life one.

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