The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The Simpsons are coming! EA announced today that it is hard at work on a new premium title its calling "The Simpsons: Tapped Out." It'll be available on iOS in the coming weeks, and on Android "a few months" after that (doh!), though EA says that it is working on beginning to release titles across multiple platforms simultaneously. The iOS version will be free to download and play, as will the Android version will likely be, though EA is hoping to make some scratch through in-app purchases that will help you conquer the game faster and more efficiently. EA is hoping the "freemium" model will attract both users who don't want a free game, and those who are willing to make a number of smaller, in-app purchases.

EA has made it clear that it's putting its collective heart and soul into the title, which will feature dialogue and gameplay with input from the show's writers and cast. "Tapped Out" revolves around Springfield rebuilding itself after Homer gets the town into some hot water. 

While you're patiently waiting for the game to hit the Android Market, we promise to keep our eyes and ears peeled for any Simpsons-related news. Or just the Simpsons on TV. 

Source: CNET


Reader comments

The Simpsons are (eventually) coming!


I don't know how most freemium games work. However, the few that I've play have you buying credits and not a dollar amount (insert your local currency here). So, I would get stuck with left over credits at the end of the game. Personally, I would prefer that games would go back to the shareware model of PC games. You get a level or couple for free, but if you want to get the whole game, you have to buy the game. This gives you a "try before you buy" of sorts.

I don't want this game! I want the Simpsons Arcade!!! You know, the old 80's (or was it 90's?) version that just came out for the PS3 :(