Develop is reporting that Luxor 2 developer, MumboJumbo, is working on a video game based on NBC's hit remake The Office
. While the title is currently only announced for the DS, PSP and PC, the deal also includes an option for a possible Xbox Live Arcade release. No real information was given about the game other than that the character's likenesses will be shown in a "bobblehead" art style.
Those of you readers who are older than 20 may remember the last times that TV sitcoms were made into a video game, we were grace by the "classic" titles of The Adventures of Gilligan's Island
and Home Improvement
(thanks Mkelehan). Be afraid... be very afraid.Update:
The Hollywood Reporter has uncovered some information about the gameplay of the title
from the VP of MumoJumbo:
Mike Suarez, vp product development at MumboJumbo, said the first "Office" game would be classified as a task-management game like "Diner Dash." Players will assume the role of Jim Halpert (John Krasinski in the show) and interact with such other characters as Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and Michael Scott (Steve Carell).
Suarez said the game introduces a rival notion that hasn't been seen in the genre, which pits Jim against characters like Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and brings tension to the gameplay.