What would you want in a Rick and Morty game?
through a brain intoxicated by a gallon of 5-Hour Energy drinks and
full tank of Jagermeister (or the equivalent dose of classic Four Loko,
before they took out the caffeine.)
has reached a level of cosmic, meta-dimensional awareness that has
diminished the value he might see in an individual human life. Less than
ten minutes into the film and he’s already drugged his young friend
Marty McFly’s future wife and thrown her onto a pile of future-trash,
leaving her there to fend for herself in order to prevent her from
potentially fouling up his plan to manipulate multiple people into
moving that timeline forward in the ways he thinks are best.
All poor Marty can do in the face of his old friend’s seemingly
empathy-free behavior is voice a neutered, token protest before going on
with the plan. Not surprisingly, this plan also involved Marty nearly
getting his skull caved in, as Doc Brown looks on from a safe location. Rick and Morty takes
that dynamic and extrapolates on it in every direction. The first
episode of Season 2 starts off with scientist Rick utilizing a
white-board to explain to his grandchildren how pointless their lives
are, which eventually leads to more that 60 concurrent timelines being
displayed on screen simultaneously, all before a testicle-headed alien
voiced by half of Key and Peele pops up to arrest Rick for crimes against fourth dimensional law.
Attempting to translate this genre bending, meta-science fictional
show into video game form would be no small feat, but it’s inevitably
going to happen. The series has already spawned a voice-pack for Dota 2, an admittedly rushed but surprisingly deep Instagram based game, and a mobile game parody based on the stupidity of one its main characters,
and that’s just over the past 12 months, when it became clear that the
show was a hit. While I can’t get into too much detail about it, I also
happen to know that Justin Roiland is talking to a few different game
developers about something or other. It remains to be seen if that something ends up being a Rick and Morty game, a completely original project like Adventure Time creator Pendelton Ward’s collaborations with Double Fine, or nothing at all,
One thing is for sure though, a large scale Rick and Morty
game currently hasn’t happened yet, so now is your chance to try to
manipulate our collective future for the better. Knowing that there is a
95.3% probability that Adult Swim and Justin Roiland will eventually
read this post, use the comments section below to inform them on what
you want from a retail priced, fully featured Rick and Morty game. Maybe more importantly, also be sure to let them know what you would not like to see. I’m guessing you’ve already had enough mid-tier 2D platformers based on your favorite animated programs, so maybe we should encourage them to stay away from that genre for now.
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