Simpsons fans, get ready! For the first time, fans of TV's longest-running comedy will be able to recreate Springfield and customize the city any way they want - anywhere they want - for free with The Simpsons: Tapped Out. To quote Homer from the game: “It’s life-ruiningly fun.”
Written and brought to life by The Simpsons' award-winning TV writers and animators, the game starts when Homer accidentally causes a meltdown that wipes out Springfield – "D'oh!" It’s up to players to rebuild it and help him find his family and friends.
Players complete a variety of quests to earn virtual money, experience points (and even donuts) which they can use to customize and expand their Springfields with new buildings, decorations, and characters from the show. Players will also enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen animated scenes that are sure to please fans of the show.
"The Simpsons is the ideal brand to bring laugh-out-loud entertainment to mobile devices," says Nick Earl, Senior Vice President of Global Social and Mobile Studios at EA. "We worked closely with Gracie Films to create a freemium game experience that The Simpsons fans will enjoy playing every day complete with irreverent humor and their favorite characters."
"The Simpsons is a beloved entertainment franchise that has continually broken new ground in the new media space, and we are proud to see that level of innovation continue with The Simpsons: Tapped Out," says Peter Levinsohn, President of New Media and Digital Distribution for 20th Century Fox. "Thanks to the ground-breaking work of the creative team at Gracie Films and the top-notch game developers at EA, The Simpsons: Tapped Out brings all the unique comedy that fans have come to expect from The Simpsons to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users everywhere."
Ready to create your own living, breathing Springfield for free? Get the The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the App Store.
To find out more, visit The Simpsons on Facebook - and also be sure to "Like" the all-new page dedicated to The Simpsons: Tapped Out for the most up-to-date info about the game.
...and check out this special video starring Homer himself: