Helmed by Paradigm creator Jacob Janerka and animator Ivan Dixon (Childish Gambino‘s “Feels Like Summer” and pixel intros for The Simpsons, Adventure Time and Rick & Morty), Seinfeld Adventure is pitched as a point-and-click adventure game that perfectly captures the sitcom’s ’90s themes, aesthetics and premise of being “a show about nothing.”
According to Janerka and Dixon, the game will utilize a number of technical aspects from the show. Seinfeld Adventure will take approximately 30 minutes — just like the show’s running length — and will be offered in a number of episodes. The game will also take place over three separate acts where a player can use either Jerry, George or Elaine as their storylines overlap with one another’s. Kramer will not be a playable character but instead, a “wild card” who has a big impact on the story.
These episodes will be brand new stories written to work in a point-and-click game while retaining the tone and themes of Seinfeld. Janerka and Dixon shared an example episode on the game’s official website:
“Jerry is dating a publicist who accidentally reveals his email address to Kenny Bania through a group email. Now Bania fills Jerry’s inbox with a flurry of spam emails asking for feedback on his new stand-up set. Jerry decides to break up with the publicist over this, but he doesn’t want to deal with the interaction face-to-face. Kramer suggests ending the relationship via email and avoiding it altogether. Jerry does this before Elaine reminds him that the publicist was supposed to get them all tickets to the opening night of the new movie “Rochelle, Rochelle 2”. George devises a plan to corrupt Jerry’s girlfriend’s computer before she can read her emails so that they can still collect the tickets. Kramer says he knows who can help. Someone with a sworn vendetta against email. Someone who has devoted their whole life to analog mail and sees email as a threat to his livelihood. Someone named Newman.”
To turn this dream into a legal reality, Janerka and Dixon are now asking fans to spread the word about the unofficial game using the hashtag #SeinfeldGame. All they need is an official contract that provides them with the rights to create a game based on the IP, and from there they can hire a team to further develop Seinfeld Adventure with funding coming from either the rights holders, through a Kickstarter and/or a partnership with a publisher.
Watch the Seinfeld Adventure pitch video below and take a look at the game’s stills above.
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