Two guys – an animator and a game designer – have taken to the internet to pitch Seinfeld Adventure – the video game about nothing. Like the classic sitcom it portrays, Seinfeld Adventure blends absurdity with the mundane aspects of the lives of Jerry Seinfeld and friends.
If the Seinfeld game gets released, you will play as Jerry, George and Elaine. But not Kramer, because no one can control Kramer. Gameplay would take the form of a point-and-click adventure game which was all the rage in the 1990s. Think classics like The Secret of Monkey Island, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango. I say if the game gets released, as currently, the project is 100% unofficial. There’s no approval by Jerry, Larry David, NBC and whoever else would be involved.
The duo hopes their trailer and social media presence raises enough interest that it could be used to help convince the higher-ups to approve a full game.
“We believe that pitching to the internet will show the demand for such a game, which will provide a better chance of this becoming a thing than us just sending a cold email,” reads the description on the game’s website.
Best of all, the team doesn’t plan on rehashing classic Seinfeld moments. They plan on telling an original story and have even released the description.
The first episode will be titled 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 altogether. 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.”
If The Email proves successful, they plan on creating future episodes. For now, you can check out everything there is to know about the game via its website linked below and help spread the good word on social media.
“This game would allow us to introduce these characters to a new generation in a novel way that doesn’t conflict with the creator’s wishes, keeping the Seinfeld legacy strong for many years into the future.”