The Simpsons Game is an action/platformer video game based on the
animated television series The Simpsons, made for the Wii, PlayStation
3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable. The
game was developed, published, and distributed by Electronic Arts
(headquarters pictured); it was released in North America in October
2007 and worldwide in November 2007. In the self-referential plot, the
family discovers that they are forced to participate in another The
Simpsons video game. Similarly to the show, the game pokes fun at
popular culture, other video games, and Electronic Arts, its publisher.
The game follows the five Simpson family members—Homer, Marge (with
Maggie), Bart, and Lisa—who learn they are part of a video game and are
given superpowers to resolve several situations. Eventually, they must
save their 8-bit predecessors from Will Wright, the game's antagonist,
and the creator of their video game character selves, Matt Groening.
Video game critics gave the game a mixed reaction. They praised its
visuals and writing, which included many parodies of other video games,
while they criticized its short length and poor camera system, which
did not always function properly. The Simpsons Game received the Best
Game Based on a Movie or TV Show award at the 2007 Spike Video Game
Awards and was nominated for Best Video Game Writing at the 2007
Writers Guild of America Awards.
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thousand miles away, would continue to love him. He wanted nothing
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