Thu, Sep 29, 2011 | 04:39 BST
Adventure Time creator keen on a game adaptation
Pendleton Ward, creator of Cartoon Network’s cultural force Adventure Time, would like to see an open world RPG, or at least a side scroller, based on the series.
“I’d be stoked to work on an Adventure Time video game. I think that might happen eventually if the show stays popular,” Ward told GameInformer.
“I vow to make a topnotch game. If it was a small budget I’d work to make a sidescroller, but if we had the largest budget in the world I’d love to make something like Oblivion, but set in the Adventure Time universe where it’s a giant free-roaming world. It might be fun to make it have Monster Hunter style gameplay with Katamari graphics.”
Ward is a keen gamer – he even admitted the next season of Adventure Time will probably be heavy on zombies, reflecting his current obsession with Dead Island – and feels the medium has strong narrative potential.
“I think games are amazing for telling stories. I don’t think that people do that very often,” he said.
“I think story isn’t always the most important thing to game designers, but I wish it were. I think that the best games have stories, and when I eventually make games, story will be front and center.”
The surreal, PG-rated Adventure Time – or Adventure Time with Finn and Jake – began in April 2010 and has rapidly gain a rabid fan base, spawned a number of Internet memes, and became a YouTube darling.