Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
Double Fine Heads To Sesame Street With Kinect
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'Sunny days, sweepin our clouds awaaaaay!' Ah, Sesame Street... Imparter of early wisdom, champion of letters and numbers and now teacher of life skills via the power of Kinect. Tim Schafer's Double Fine Studio is becoming increasingly prolific it seems, as it's developing the new Kinect project, Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, announced today by Warner Bros. Interactive.

You'll join Cookie Monster, Elmo and a variety of other Sesame Street characters in exploring a living storybook entitled 'Once Upon a Monster', where you can befriend zany monsters and share adventures, solving puzzles, dancing, jumping and learning key life skills along the way. Yes, this one is aimed squarely at the kids.

“It’s great to be working with Warner Bros., especially on a game like Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, which brings together so many things we all care about,” said Tim Schafer, President and CEO of Double Fine Productions. “Sesame Street had a profound effect on me, and many members of the Double Fine team, when we were children. So did video games. Now many of us are parents and we want to share with our kids the great experiences we had, but also the completely new ones made possible by cutting-edge technology like Kinect for Xbox 360. So it’s a labour of love on many levels.”

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster will be teaching valuable life lessons to the younglings when the game launches in autumn 2011. Check out the first three screens. Cooooookie! etc.


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Comment #1 by RevengeNL
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 09:49:31 AM
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I'll just stick to watching the show with the kids. This could be fun though.

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Comment #2 by Kugsen
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 09:49:57 AM
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Day one purchase! Only kidding. It'll be interesting to see how many people get this just to get the achievements! :PP

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Comment #3 by CunningFox
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 09:53:02 AM
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Oh Good God!

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Comment #4 by ohioman101
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 09:58:32 AM
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Sesame Street game? no thanks
Double Fine developing it? i'll keep my eye on it

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Comment #5 by t04glovern
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 09:59:44 AM
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It's Double Fine, i'm committed to buy everything buy them.

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Comment #6 by AndyO1209
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:00:28 AM
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Not my type of game but it looks fun for the younger audience. Double Fine? The Brutal Legend devs?! Are you kidding me?!?

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Comment #7 by Skelebone
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:03:23 AM
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I think this looks like it could be a great game for the right audience. I have a 4-year-old nephew that was absolutely enthralled with the Kinect when I set it up at Christmas. For weeks after he was cajoling my brother and sister-in-law for me to come over so he could play. Provided this is well-executed in design and action, this could be a great hook for the family market, especially for parents concerned about children's "screen time" of sitting and watching instead of getting-up and doing.

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Comment #8 by tastefulmrship
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:03:33 AM
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Finally! A video game company that has developed to my intellectual level! Definitely something I'd buy and then play constantly! Hell yeah!

C is indeed for cookie and, well, that's good enough for me!

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Comment #9 by The Finn
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:05:44 AM
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This screams good to me. I never thought I'd look forward to a seaseme street game.

But it could be sweet :D

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Comment #10 by Baihu1983
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:12:07 AM
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Comment #11 by WonderCaliban
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:13:36 AM
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This looks like the first Kinect game that might actually be worth something.

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Comment #12 by yamayamayaamaa
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:14:18 AM
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A lot of young kids in my family will LOVE this!

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Comment #13 by jtr1gg3r
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:15:15 AM
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Comment #14 by surreal_82
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:18:30 AM
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wow liking all the positive responses even if most are tongue in cheek. I myself have a 4 yr old boy who I was planning on getting kinect for his birthday. Glad to see some more child friendly games being released, as it means they are more interactive for the kids rather than sitting down with a controller all the time.

Will have to keep an eye on this, and of course help my little boy obtain all the cheevos using my profile rofl

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Comment #15 by doomey
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:18:49 AM
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I am actually happy about this.

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Comment #16 by threefiftyzzz
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:27:26 AM
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looks like my 14month old will be starting his xbox training a little earlier than planned lol...

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Comment #17 by Wardancer
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:46:57 AM
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Awesome! This could be fun.

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Comment #18 by MangledRex
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:57:28 AM
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The missus is deff going to want this

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Comment #19 by Mister Bear 007
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 10:58:49 AM
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Bring on the firearms DLC where you play as Big Bird and ride Mr Snufflupogus through Sesame Street with a bazooka!

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Comment #20 by Poisonheadcrab
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 11:10:56 AM
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As long as there's no Jack Black and Octagons...god the world has had such a generous helping of both...

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Comment #21 by JSMOKA22
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 11:28:46 AM
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@14 U stole the words from under my thumbs lol. I'm lovin the responses for the game.
Even the 1s that wouldn't play it aren't bombing it.
This will probably make me buy the Kinect finally! I have a baby girl that's almost 2, n she'll love this, its her favorite show buy far! She can already turn my controller on, which turns on the xbox and presses ! To make the game, or her movie buy herself.

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Comment #22 by Krazie
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 12:05:42 PM
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I was scared to come in here to look at the comments, but it turns out that all it took was a Sesame Street game to be developed by Double Fine to have the Kinect news post with more positive comments than negative ones! I love it haha

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Comment #23 by Dragon83uk
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 12:18:33 PM
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Oh dear? I'm guessing this ones going to step into the shoes of My horse and me or Hannah Montana as "sad game scorewhores play".

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Comment #24 by BrutishMuffin
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 12:18:52 PM
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This could possibly be a new low for me when it comes out, achievement wise. After I took the plunge to play Hannah Montana and High School Musical, I didn't think anything else could come out that would make me look any less a man, but here we are. Oh well, my friends have come to expect it from me by now.

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Comment #25 by Fakan
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 01:15:33 PM
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While I'm far too old to be the target audience, I applaud Double Fine for creating what should turn out to be a perfect game for young kids.

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Comment #26 by SuperWoody64
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 01:52:25 PM
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Count or gtfo.

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Comment #27 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 02:30:36 PM
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@ 22 - The irony is that the people who ARE making fun of it forgot where Video Games started - For Kids. Learning integrations honestly were always the best part of growing up with gaming. There were Deep Sea Adventure games that just had you shimmying around the ocean observing the life or a great Surgeon game i had on PC that might as well be a predecessor for the DS Trauma Center. You had to remove bacteria, infections, etc. Wild stuff. I'm glad that not only is it Double Fine with Schaefers quirky humor but Sesame Street. Nothing will ever be a better learning tool than the denizens of 123 Sesame Street. Kudos Double Fine.

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Comment #28 by TR3NCHED
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 03:04:27 PM
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Legen- wait for it -dary.

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Comment #29 by Pazuzu91
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 03:26:07 PM
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im glad to see theres a game kids can play these days

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Comment #30 by personaking
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 03:55:55 PM
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what the hell double fine you soldout stop making game like this and make a sequel to Psychonauts instead.

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Comment #31 by Shane Syndrome6
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 04:21:01 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment all I have to do is buy this game and bother my brother until he lets my niece come over and simply load up my profile and let her go at it...Wow, I just realized I'm plotting how to use my 5 year old niece for achievements...lawlz I have reached shameless

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Comment #32 by ninja patience
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 04:52:25 PM
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my girlfriend will love this!

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Comment #33 by Islandweller
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 06:32:24 PM
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Does anyone remember the Philips CDi Sesame Street game from years ago? Used to love that lol!

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Comment #34 by genosox
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 08:23:09 PM
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Sounds hardcore.

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Comment #35 by Pieville
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:31:24 AM
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This surprisingly sounds awesome, and I hope they have some super hard achievements, so the major achievement whores become sad!

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Comment #36 by gus22m
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 01:17:16 AM
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A easy 1000G for us lot then!

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Comment #37 by alex31991
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 04:41:20 AM
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Yes! This will be the perfect game to play while high!! :)

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Comment #38 by RK1 R33D
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 04:54:33 AM
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@37 The letter of the day is 4.

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Comment #39 by wickedclowns95
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 07:34:00 PM
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@37 I had zero interest in this game, till I read your comment. Day 1

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Comment #40 by Deadpool203
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 04:43:19 PM
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I'm not gonna lie it looks oddly interesting. Will i get it? Probably not. But it looks interesting.

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