If you haven’t been watching Adventure Time, here’s a great example of what you’re missing. If you have, you’re already familiar with the Land of Ooo, and it’s probably occurred to you at least once that it would be a great setting for a video game.
Apparently we aren’t alone in thinking this, because a couple weeks ago, show creator Pendleton Ward tweeted out some concept sketches for an Adventure Time game that got some attention. They’re dope as hell, and if you haven’t seen them yet, you should definitely check them out before reading on.
Awesome, right? Well, we got in touch with Pendleton to ask a couple questions about these sketches and to find out whether he actually wants to make this whole Adventure Time game thing happen. Here are his responses!
This whole idea you sketched out of a physics-based Adventure Time video game is incredibly cool! How serious are you about actually trying to get a real Adventure Time game made?
Damn Hell Serious.
What are some of your favorite games? Are there any in particular that inspired this idea?
my favorite games.. ehmm.. A Boy and His Blob.. The Tron FPS… LIMBO (the xbox downloadable that came out recently).. ehmm.. I really liked Seiklus and all the other games that Clysm made using Game Maker.. hmm.. I like Myst a lot.. I like adventure games that are full of mystery and story without dialog.. I like discovering secrets.. like checking behind every waterfall in every game that has waterfalls.. like Oblivion.. or.. I was just playing Dark Messiah of Might and Magic.. which had a secret behind a waterfall.. ehmm.. i love secret rooms.. and finding places that feel like secret areas.. like that little cat village in the middle of the Monster Hunter Wii maps.
Do you see this as being 2D or 3D game?
3D game. I’m thinking about katamari inspired graphics.. simple and stylized..
There’s a lot of stuff about Adventure Time that feels a bit game-y. Just about everything, from your use of chiptunes in the soundtrack to little details in the Land of Ooo, seems to incorporate bits (no pun intended) of retro aesthetic. What is it about that era and style that appeals to you?
I grew up in it. It makes me feel warm and happy.
I love games.. I want the Adventure Time game to be so good.. I will work every waking extra hour that I have.. to make it as excellent as i can.. mmm.. mmhmm..
Thanks so much for talking to us, Pendleton!
I don’t think I could be more psyched about this. If any talented indie devs are reading this: GET IN TOUCH WITH PEN AND MAKE THIS GAME HAPPEN. For the good of America. Okay? Okay.
Alright, readers! Those of you who watch Adventure Time: what would you want out of an Adventure Time game? Those of you who don’t: would you play the game that exists in Pendleton’s head? Let us know in the comments!