Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced today that The Excellent Game Development Studio, Double Fine Productions, is currently working on an Xbox 360 Kinect-exclusive Sesame Street-themed game.
Entitled Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, the game will see “young players” join characters from the Sesame Street property, such as Cookie Monster, Elmo and more, to “explore a living storybook.” From a press release:
“In the book, [young players] make new zany monster friends from the Once Upon a Monster world and share in their adventures, solving problems, forging friendships and learning key life skills along the way. Parents and children literally become part of the whimsical storybook adventure by getting active together through dancing, jumping, flying and more.”
In addition, content in the game is guided by a social and emotional curriculum created by Sesame Workshop, a non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street.
President and CEO of Double Fine Productions, Tim Schafer said of the game:
“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. 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.”
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster from Double Fine and Warner Bros. Interactive will release at the end of this year for Kinect and Xbox 360.