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The Simpsons role-playing game too 'complicated'

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Plans to develop a role-playing game based on long-running TV series The Simpsons was in discussions at one stage, series writer and executive producer Al Jean said in an interview with Gold Derby.

"We've talked about it and it's a really complicated thing to do, especially because you have to write a number of possibilities for each current [character]," Jean said when it was pointed out that a game based on The Simpsons could translate well as an RPG. "There's an unbelievable history of videos games that have come off the show, you know, the variety. I think that kind of thing is not going to stop, in fact, it will just increase."

When asked if there are any new The Simpsons-based video game projects in the works, besides Tapped Out, Jean responded with "we've talked about it, I think there will be."

The last The Simpsons-based game was free-to-play mobile title The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Developed by Electronic Arts, Tapped Out was released in March, 2012 for iOS. The game has received numerous free themed updates since its release, such as Treehouse of Horror, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Whacking Day.