What if there was an official Seinfeld point-and-click adventure game that was never released? Indie devs Jacob Janerka and Ivan Dixon asked this very question when they teamed up to create a pitch for an official Seinfeld video game. Here it is:
In this episodic adventure game about nothing, you get to play as Jerry, Goerge, and Elaine, but never Kramer. Nobody can control Kramer, according to the video pitch.
If the devs ever get the rights to make a Seinfeld video game, they already know the plot for their first episode. It will be a totally original story, revolving around the iconic characters and remaining faithful to the tone and themes of the show. Here’s a summary of the plot:
“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 analog mail and sees email as a threat to his livelihood. Someone named Newman.”
It all definitely sounds like something we might’ve seen on the show 20 years ago. Speaking of which Janerka and Dixon say that each game episode should run about half an hour, the same as the show’s running length. That way, they can later add multiple half-hour episodes as DLC.
But why should you trust these two devs with a huge IP like Seinfeld? Well, Janerka is the sole creator of Paradigm, a surreal adventure game with a score of 8.9 on Opencritic. Dixon co-runs an animations studio and directed the pixel art intros of shows like Adventure Time and Rick & Morty. You can see his work in the video, and it’s rather impressive. You can read the game’s full pitch on the official website.
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