Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:18pm 20/04/20 | 0 Comments
As one of the greatest comedies of all time, Seinfeld first found fame and popularity during the period when the point-and-click adventure was thriving in the PC space. The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and others from studios like LucasArts and Sierra. Seinfeld Adventure from local indie developers and animators Jacob Janerka and Ivan Dixon both asks and looks to answer an age old question.
That being, “What if there was an official Seinfeld point-and-click adventure game that was never released?” Here's the pitch in commercial for said game-the-never-was form.
And we say pitch because this is so far an unofficial call to action to get this sponge-worthy idea to become a reality. As per the official site and extended interview with the creators over at IGN, Jacob and Ivan's Seinfeld Adventure project is designed to be episodic with the goal being for it to serve as foundation for creating new Seinfeld-verse stories. With the structure of the classic point-and-click being the perfect medium to do just that.
The first of these stories is called "The Email", with the following synopsis.
Episode 1“The Email”
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 all together. 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 analogue mail and sees email as a threat to his livelihood. Someone named Newman.
Seinfeld Adventure's art, animation, and level of detail are all astounding, putting this well beyond simple fan creation. Both Jacob and Ivan have experience in the relative fields too with Jacob creating the comedic adventure Paradigm and Ivan having directed the pixel intro to The Simpsons alongside animation in Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer” video.