After initially launching last week, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is now available to download on Android. Giggity Giggity Goo! The game will be instantly familiar to anyone who ever played The Simpsons: Tapped Out, and to fans of the show. We're rebuilding Quahog, after 'somebody' blew it up. We also get treated to this exclusive mini-episode, which opens up the game (word of warning, there's a couple of curses in there!)

FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff begins with a new conflict between Peter Griffin and his arch nemesis the Giant Chicken. After an epic battle gone awry, Quahog is destroyed and Peter is to blame. With Quahog in ruins, players must help Peter rally classic FAMILY GUY characters in order to rebuild the town.

Developed by TinyCo, the gameplay follows a virtually identical path to that of Tapped Out. You begin to unlock different characters, send those characters to complete missions, earn coins and 'Golden Clams' and rebuild Quahog in your own unique and special way.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

The graphics are really sharp and some of the in-game quotes are absolutely on the money. It's clear that TinyCo has put a lot of effort into making this a genuinely good Family Guy experience for fans of the show. We even get to go to the Multiverse once a day with Stewie collecting coins. Freakin' sweet! The Quest for Stuff also has it's own social network, FaceSpace, where the characters will post their own hilarious status updates and photos throughout the game.

Of course, much like Tapped Out, The Quest for Stuff is a full on Freemium experience. Sure, you can wait – and wait – it out and earn currency in the game, or you can give in and cough up. I've not been playing it long enough yet to decide how good or bad the implementation of in-app purchases is, but I have encountered something potentially alarming.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

One of the 'missions' in the early stages of the game involves buying coins to get free clams. OK, you can ignore it and it won't hamper your progress, but I'm not at all comfortable with IAPs being marketed in this way.

But that aside, it's an enjoyable game to play. As a fan of the show I was suckered in right from the intro video – which you can catch up top – but only time will tell as far as longevity and the potential paywall is concerned.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

The download is free, it looks fantastic, so if you're a fan of the show I recommend checking it out. If you do, be sure to drop into the comments and tell us how you're finding it!

FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff Now Available on the App Store and Google Play

(San Francisco, Calif. & Los Angeles, Calif.) April 10, 2014 -- After months of anticipation, FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff launches today on the App Store and Google Play, delivering a striking game play experience crafted specifically for mobile platforms.

FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff begins with a new conflict between Peter Griffin and his arch nemesis the Giant Chicken. After an epic battle gone awry, Quahog is destroyed and Peter is to blame. With Quahog in ruins, players must help Peter rally classic FAMILY GUY characters in order to rebuild the town.

Developed as a collaboration between mobile gaming studio TinyCo, Fox Digital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television Production, the game draws on the show’s 200+ episodes as well as current events in pop culture. With the same style and humor of the TV show folded into the game, FAMILY GUY: The Quest for Stuff delivers a laugh every time you play.

“Not only is the game exponentially more entertaining than reading this press release, it’s the only place you’ll find Peter and Quagmire napping together,” said Rick Phillips, SVP, Fox Digital Entertainment. “We’re excited to deliver a game that brings the spontaneity and eccentricity of the show to the mobile gameplay experience for the first time. TinyCo successfully marries the world of FAMILY GUY, its infamous cutaways, lampooning of current events, and irreverent humor with entertaining game mechanics.”

“We’ve had an absolute blast bringing The Quest for Stuff to life,” said Andrew N. Green, head of business development and business operations at TinyCo. “Working with an IP like FAMILY GUY wasn’t a responsibility we took lightly, and thanks to fantastic collaboration with Fox we’re delivering a game that both fans and newcomers will love.”

 
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lightyear420 says:

I downloaded it from the play store over a week ago. Good reporting. Maybe next time do a little more research.

Oh right, because a press release from the developers isn't confirmation of a release at all, is it?

lightyear420 says:

Actually, I downloaded it on March 24th...over two weeks ago. Whether the developer says it's available today or 4 weeks from today, if it's in the play store today, that's when it's available. It's not my fault you did absolutely no research on this. Don't get mad at me, I only called you on it. You're the one that made the mistake.

Proof:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8idNtSYGvpqM0FaT1V3OE9UWVE/edit?usp=sh...

So? Did you tell anyone? Launch trailers, the launch event in LA, all happened in the past week with an April 10 launch date.

lightyear420 says:

It doesn't matter. Stores have grand opening sales weeks after they open, but that doesn't mean you can't shop there until grand opening. The fact is it was available over two weeks ago, and the article you wrote is incorrect. That's all I was saying. Maybe, if you get so defensive over people correcting you, in the future you should make sure you are correct before you post an article.

If it's all the same with you we'll stick to working with PR contacts and embargoes, thanks :)

lightyear420 says:

Yeah, because PR releases are WAY more accurate than physical appearances on the play store.

BTW, I'll remember that next time I see you post an article related to a rumor...I'm sure they always come from the PR people, right?

ScottColbert says:

Don't be an asshole your whole life.

Jonneh says:

That would be a digital appearance, not a physical one. Now please go to a different site and let the rest of us enjoy the articles posted here. :-)

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reeper55 says:

Good lord Lightyear420, get a life and try to quit being such a miserable bastard. It's not like is a critical story of great importance that Richard needed to "research", the developers PR group gave him a press release and he passed it along. Nobody gives a flying fuq that you had more accurate info of exactly when I became available.
I just don't get why some people feel the need to try and prove these nice fellas at AC wrong.
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lightyear420 says:

Because they get PAID FOR THIS!!!! You know what happens if I half-ass what I do at work? I get fired. This is an article with half-ass (or no) research. I'm only trying to show his info is incorrect.

reeper55 says:

Yeah but it's not. Like it was pointed out, you posted a shot of a BETA release. Sorry your a failure at being an Internet troll.

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So how long have you worked as a fry cook at McDonald's?

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ScottColbert says:

You'd have to leave your Mama's basement first.

Chase Lilly says:

Good job you got him. Wait isn't that the beta release? So this article about the official release is not wrong. Well you are right about one thing. Somebody did not do their research.

zippox180 says:

You do realize that screenshot is of a beta apk. So it was not a release version.

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Or that ;-)

lightyear420 says:

Except you didn't say "release version now out" you said "available"...and it was.

Rich Edmonds says:

But it was a beta. NOT a final release. Richard is correct. You're expecting us to cover something that's not to be covered. This is the live release, according to the developer. You had beta access, which is a stage PRIOR to release.

lightyear420 says:

Actually, it was a public beta with no additional access required. Anyone who went to the play store and searched 'family guy' could have downloaded it. Beta or not, it was available, and nothing changed between then and now. Also, it was never mentioned this article referred to the release of a full version. The fact still remains that this was available to the entire android play community two and a half weeks ago...a full 2.5x longer than the author mentioned, beta, release, or any other version.

Are you really putting this much effort into arguing semantics over a Family Guy game? Who cares when it was initially available, as long as I can get it at the point of time this article is put out. Apparently you're one of THOSE people. You must be just so much fun at parties...

benurd says:

Lmao!! You're frustrating your community today.

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You want to go to all the other sites reporting on this today and complain to them as well? There's plenty.

fuzzylumpkin says:

I didn't know this existed and now I do, yup the article is worthless! :p

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I just stopped by to say Lightyear420...You sir are a dick.

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StuRoid says:

Oh cool. Clicked on the download link and it took me to iTunes.

lightyear420 says:

It took me to the play store. Try it again.

Thanks for the info Richard.

Lightyear - you're an arse.

So. Basically this is a rip off of the Simpsons tapped out? Just like family guy to copy the Simpsons. First the TV show now the game.

Howard Sylve says:

Sure they copied, but you have to admit everyone copies someone else's ideas initially and expands on them. The writers of Family Guy admired the Simpsons' success and found a way to do it better than they did.

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Eion says:

I'm pretty sure that's part of the joke :D

fuzzylumpkin says:

"Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it! SIMPSONS DID IT!"

...wait that's south park.

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+1

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seanjenkins says:

I think that lightyear, disregarding his cantankerous manner, does allude to a trend on AC. They almost never surface their own stories. Nearly all are reports on press releases or reference other sites' scoops. I come to AC for their own take on stories and Alex's reviews. But I have found Android Police to be the place to go for breaking stories, APK insights etc.
Horses for courses I suppose.

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Ikeman90 says:

so how did you end up here? you got all your news elsewhere so stay there.

Keep it up AC crew

benurd says:

AC is awesome, but this site isn't the only place to get android news. It's definitely not that serious. While AC is MY go to for android news, they aren't my only source. It's ohk to be loyal to more than one blog at a time, I promise.

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Ikeman90 says:

No, no you are absolutely right ( used to read android guys, check em out now its a ghost town idk what happend) but to go to one site and say some other site wrote about it first, then you should stay on that other site. while AC is my personal goto site, i read others as well, google now even shows me some others i never hear about cuz my search history (you know how that goes)

benurd says:

Gotcha! Google now gives good suggestions. Understood, bro.

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benurd says:

I've always ignored android police. Guess I'll check them out now. Droid-Life is resourceful too.

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fuzzylumpkin says:

I'm downloading, but watching the trailer nearly put me off. The chicken fight gag was funny!

The first 32,000 times.

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Tyndall says:

Yeah, the show has just about jumped the shark.

benurd says:

Ahh! I'm here for the video clip, but not so much for the game itself. Tapped Out sucked.
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Ikeman90 says:

Downloaded, will play when i leave the office

p.s. lightyear420 you win the lifetime internet asshole acheivement award

I'm having fun with the game so far but just like tapped Out, the prices for buildings and characters are INSANE!!