As we learned back in December, Fox and TinyCo are partnering up to bring a new mobile game based on the world of Family Guy to touchscreens everywhere. The game will be free to play, not surprising given that's TinyCo's area of expertise, and seeing how well a game like The Simpsons: Tapped Out has done for EA it's a smart move targeting a similarly massive franchise like Family Guy. TinyCo is working very closely with the creators of the show to ensure it's an authentic Family Guy experience.

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The game will follow an original story which was conceived by the show's writers, but you can also expect many nods to events that have taken place in the series' 200+ episodes. In other words, expect plenty of fan service. No firm release date has been set for the Family Guy game, but it sounds like they're shooting for an early April launch. Dust off your Surfin' Bird records and we'll bring you more news as it's available.

  • DtheGOPkiller

    I sat out on tapped out but will be picking this up. Love family guy

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    • lockecole7

      Literally can't Like this enough.

  • ODMay

    It's gonna have more success than Simpsons: Tapped Out.

    • PallaZ

      I don't think so. Simpsons is a way bigger brand than family guy.

      • sivad

        Not sure on that, more people know the Simpsons because it's been around forever, but I tend to think family guy has more popularity, especially with us older "kids"

      • DanteIX

        It's way bigger than Family Guy. But you also hear people who stopped watching it due to some seasons being not as good. Honestly the Sunday lineup is the only reason I watch Fox. Plus FG humor isn't as accessible to mainstream audiences.

      • Based Xatu

        No, family guy games never do well - even when they're free. I kind of knew they would be doing a tapped out like game, but this is just sad.

  • Themostunclean

    "Stick of Truth" it ain't.

    • sbnewsom

      Why would it be?

      • Themostunclean

        Wow, the internet must be hell for people that take things so literally. I'll try to make this as sarcasm free as possible for you-

        I used an expression to convey disappointment by drawing a comparison between 2 games based on animated series. One is is a direct extension of the source material, absolutely brilliant, and made me laugh harder and more often than any other game I've ever played. The other looks to be a steaming pile of junk built around a stale genre that's perpetuated solely to suck your wallet dry.

  • mclifford82

    "The game will follow an original story"

    Ah, taking a different route than the show usually does I see.

  • King

    No thanks

  • {SQUEEK}

    Im in!

  • workingman

    I'm in too. Family guy is way better than the Simpsons

    • icruise

      I'd probably rather sit down and watch Family Guy than the Simpsons nowadays, but I have way way more affection for the Simpsons characters, and I think that's true of a lot of people. I have trouble imagining playing a Tapped Out style game based on FG, since it's all about the memorable characters and locations from the show.

  • Based Xatu

    American dad needs a game. It's always been the better of the two.

    • Themostunclean

      Thank you! I'm always getting crap from people for saying that. American Dad is so much better. FG's reliance on cutaway jokes is just feels lazy.

  • GamerGuy

    Not another one...

  • Bobonze

    Simpsons Tapped out became a chore of a game, plus load time just to play. And buggy. Hopefully Family Guy will be better.

  • mondoz

    Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!