The Simpsons: Tapped Out brings Springfield to your iPhone and iPad

EA Mobile has released what could very well be the coolest Simpsons video game ever made — ok, at least on a mobile platform. The Simpsons: Tapped Out for the iPhone and iPad is a freemium game that plays like SimCity and Farmville, where fans of the long-running animated series will get to (for the first time ever) build Springfield from the ground up and interact with all their favorite characters.

THIS GAME IS LIFE-RUININGLY FUN! Homer accidently caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. D’OH! Now, it’s up to you to rebuild it! From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield… for FREE.

Besides having a hand at recreating Springfield as you see fit, there are various quests to complete and virtual money (aka donuts) to earn, which can be used to purchase new buildings and unlock characters from the show. And if you don’t have the patience and want it all NOW, virtual donuts can be purchased via IAP with real money.  Check out the awesome promo trailer and press release below.

The Simpsons™: Tapped Out Electronic Arts, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, – Free

Description

THIS GAME IS LIFE-RUININGLY FUN! Homer accidently caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. D’OH! Now, it’s up to you to rebuild it! From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield… for FREE.

HOW FUN IS IT? LET US COUNT THE WAYS!

1. First, you can get it for free!
2. Make Springfield just like you want it.
3. Help Homer find Marge, Bart and the rest of his family and friends! (Ned Flanders, too.)
4. Complete tasks to earn… mmm, donuts!
5. Make Apu work ridiculously long shifts at Kwik-E-Mart.
6. Grow and harvest Tomacco on Cletus’s Farm.
7. Party down with Duffman at Duff Brewery.
8. See how your Indolence, Consumerism, Gluttony stack up on the Conform-o-meter.
9. Enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen animated scenes sure to please fans of TV’s longest-running comedy.
10. Visit your friends’ Springfields, play pranks, and collect cash.
11. And did we mention… it’s free to play?

IS THAT ALL? Of course not! But who wants to read all this text on an iPhone screen? So you should CHECK OUT THE SCREENSHOTS because the screenshots really sell it… even though we really don’t have to sell this game… because it’s FREE!

NOTES:
- Play on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3 (3rd generation) or iPod touch (4th generation).
- You must have an Internet connection to play, so please make sure your device is connected.

Press Release

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 1, 2012 – Simpsons fans, get ready! EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:EA) and the world’s leading mobile games publisher, today announced the launch of The Simpsons: Tapped Out for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. For the first time, fans of TV’s longest-running comedy will be able to recreate Springfield and customize the city any way they want—anywhere they want—with a free app*. To quote Homer from the game: “It’s life-ruiningly fun.”

Written and brought to life by The Simpsons’ award-winning TV writers and animators, the game starts when Homer accidentally causes a meltdown that wipes out Springfield – “D’oh!” It’s up to players to rebuild it and help him find his family and friends.

Players complete a variety of quests to earn virtual money, experience points and even donuts which they can use to customize and expand their Springfields with new buildings, decorations and characters from the show. Players will also enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen animated scenes that are sure to please fans of the show.

“The Simpsons is a beloved entertainment franchise that has continually broken new ground in the new media space, and we are proud to see that level of innovation continue with The Simpsons: Tapped Out,” said Peter Levinsohn, President of New Media and Digital Distribution for 20th Century Fox. “Thanks to the ground-breaking work of the creative team at Gracie Films and the top-notch game developers at EA, The Simpsons: Tapped Out brings all the unique comedy that fans have come to expect from The Simpsons to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users everywhere.”

In the process of creating their own living, breathing Springfield, players interact with their favorite characters in hilarious new ways, including:

  • Help Homer find Marge, Bart and the rest of his family and friends! (Ned Flanders, too.)
  • Grow and harvest Tomacco on Cletus’s Farm.
  • Party down with Duffman at Duff Brewery.
  • See how your Indolence, Consumerism, and Gluttony stack up on the Conform-o-meter.
  • Visit friends’ Springfields, play pranks and collect “cash.”

“The Simpsons is the ideal brand to bring laugh-out-loud entertainment to mobile devices,” said Nick Earl, Senior Vice President of Global Social and Mobile Studios, Electronic Arts. “We worked closely with Gracie Films to create a freemium game experience that The Simpsons fans will enjoy playing every day complete with irreverent humor and their favorite characters.”

About THE SIMPSONS:

The longest running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Matt Groening created the iconic family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Currently in its record-annihilating 23nd season, THE SIMPSONS celebrated their historic 500th episode in February 2012. The series has won 27 Emmy Awards, been the subject of a hit feature film, created “Krustyland” and a revolutionary virtual coaster – The Simpsons Ride – at Universal Studios, received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening, and named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine.

THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman is the animation house.

  • http://twitter.com/RustySabre Eric Pankoke

    The problem is it seems to have vanished as soon as it was released.  It’s still on their web page but no longer shows up in iTunes.

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