Sesame Street Kinect Game Coming From Double Fine

Worried that Double Fine productions would never make a disc-sized console game ever again?  It’s been two years since Brutal Legend and studio head Tim Schaffer has said that enjoys working on DLC titles because there’s less pressure to be a major success and more room to take risks.  Double Fine’s last two games, Costume Quest and Stacking, were both considered great successes in DLC landscape.  What reason could they possibly have to make Psychonauts 2?

Two Words:  Cookie Monster.

Publisher Warner Brothers Interactive announced today that they’re working with Double Fine on a new game for Kinect based on Sesame Street.  Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster hopes to bring young gamers into a Sesame Street storybook with Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird and other Sesame Street characters.  Hoping to mix active fun and education and Players will dance, jump and play while “learning key life skills along the way”.

While many Double Fine fans might feel like a children’s game, but Double Fine’s penchant for whimsy and innovative game design could turn a game that’s specifically geared towards young children and make it into a worthwhile engaging experience.  Double Fine mastermind Tim Schafer seems enthusiastic about the project; “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,”  Says Schafer, “So it’s a labour of love on many levels.”

No word on a tentative release date, but Warner Bros says the game is slated for release this fall.

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