I've started writing a game script for a potential Futurama game in another thread. It's just a beginning and it very likely contains a lot of errors since English isn't my native language, but I thought I'd post it anyway.
In it's current form it would cover about 5 minutes of gameplay, so let's see if we can flesh it out a little. Post additions, new scenes, new puzzles and lets see if we can get them into one continuous script.
[quote]Prof "Good news, everyone!"
Hermes "You stopped storing the ship's keys in your stomach?"
Prof "No, by now my bowls have become so accustomed to metal that I can't survive without the keys and my daily dose of Mom's old-fashioned concentrated artificial spinach pills."
/Prof holds up a can with a logo that's a mix of Popeye and Mom
Zoidberg "You said good news. Give us the news, already"
Prof "Whaaa... oh right: I just got a message about the box containing OUR OWN UNIVERSE!"
Fry "What universe?"
Prof "From when I accidentally created an alternative universe."
Prof "A universe where coin flips have an alternative outcome."
Prof "We thought they were evil clones, but ended up trusting each other and switching the boxes."
Fry "Doesn't ring a bell"
Leela "Alright, we all remember that box and that Fry sometimes doesn't remember how many fingers he has..."
Leela "...but why is that good news?"
Prof "Ah, you see it turns out that it's impossible for a box to contain itself."
Leela "...we told you that all along, but you said that it wouldn't matter."
Prof "Yes, but you see, now the Inter-dimensional Guard of Paradox-free Existence has found out."
Fry "What dogs?"
Prof "A group of pure energy beings, formed from logic itself and willing to do whatever it takes to destroy paradoxes everywhere! And they send us a friendly note that they will destroy us if that paradox continues to exist in our universe."
/Prof holds up a musical Christmas card labeled "bye-bye"-
Hermes "They'll crush us like pink snakes under a sugar-cane truck!"
Prof "Very likely, yes..."
Leela "So that's the good news?"
Prof "I didn't say anything about any good news."
Leela "Yes you did, you came in and said..."
Prof "In any case, there's good news..."
Prof "...because they might spare us if we resolve the paradox. But as soon as we try to destroy the box, we'll destroy our very own existence."
Leela "So what do we do?"
Prof "I don't have the faintest idea, but I suppose we can worry about that when we get the box back."
Leela "Where is it?"
Prof "I gave it to charity. Oh, these poor poor orphans. So poor that they have to sell their hearts on the black market. Their rich, tasty hearts.... mjammjammjam."
Leela "How could you give away a box containing our own universe?"
Prof "I am 170 you know and at my age you just want to be loved. Or at least turned to for money."
Bender "So how does this affect me, Bender?"
Prof "Not at all."
Bender "Neat. How come?"
Prof "You're not creative enough to create a paradox, so the GOPEs have no interest in you."
Bender "Once again proving that machine is infinitely superior to man."
Prof "Indeed. Well, at least they won't try to destroy you. Of course, there's some collateral damage when you destroy the universe"
Bender "Remind us again why we actually get our hopes up when you start talking?"
Prof "Because you're group of gullible, dim-witted city-folks that learn nothing from past experience."
Hermes "In fact, that's exactly why we hired you."
Fry "So all we can do for now is get that box back and hope for the best, right?"
Prof "Exactly. Hermes, Leela, Bender, Zoidberg: you stay here with me in case they want to strike against the creator of the paradox first."
Leela "Ah, you think we're dim-witted, but you still want us to defend you?"
Prof "Actually, my thoughts were more along the lines of a human shield. Or more precisely a human/mutant/robot/alien shield. Anyway: Fry, you'll have to get that box back."
Fry "But how should I find it?"
Prof "Just go down to the orphanage. I'll give you the necessary details via this not-at-all-spying video-watch. It's very popular in China, I hear."
/Prof gives fry a watch which consists of a small screen and a massive red lens
Fry "Thanks, professor!"
Prof "Oh and here's my newest invention."
/Prof hands fry a rubber band.
Fry "You're newest invention is a rubber band?"
Prof "Nooo, it's an elastic portal into another dimension"
Fry "Cool, what's in the other dimension?"
Prof "Nothing important... at least not anymore."
Fry "So what am I supposed to do with it?"
Prof "It's pretty much like carrying your attic in your pocket."
Fry "Cool. So can I go there?"
Prof "No! You'll wear it out."
Fry "OK, OK."
Prof "Now, everyone except Fry: to the lab!"
/Game starts with fry alone in the meeting room.
/There are a couple of doors. Should fry walk up to any door, the video-watch springs to life.
Fry "The doors don't open anymore!"
Prof "Waaa? Oh right, I had you all reclassified as slaves. From now on you can only walk inside this building where I allow it."
Fry "You had us what?"
Prof "Reclassified. President Schwarzenegger slipped it into the Constitution during the first half of his term. I'm sick and tired of you stealing my Jerky from the kitchen."
Fry "Right. So could you just open all doors for me?"
Prof "I'm afraid I would inadvertently reclassify you as citizen again. But I suppose opening a few here and there would be alright. In any case, you only need the door to the lobby right now. The one in front of the meeting table."
/If Fry tries to approach the exit, a robot appears and stops him.
Fry "Hey, what's going on. I'm on your side!"
/video-watch springs to life
Prof "Sorry Fry, I accidentally activated the guard robot from our Anti-Santa equipment".
Fry "But he's supposed to keep people out, so why is he trying to keep me inside?"
Prof "I'm afraid my programming was a bit ... rushed. He's programmed to stop anybody from entering OR leaving the building."
Fry "So how do I get out?"
Prof "Sadly, I've misplaced the remote control. You can either try to disable him, although that may result in him killing you or you could try to distract him."
Fry "With what?"
Prof "Something cute and playful."
Fry "But I don't have anything cute. I may be handsome, but nobody has ever called me cute, except that one guy in the park..."
Prof "Ah, then I should probably inform you that your insurance doesn't cover your funeral in the event of you trying to escape and being shot in the back."
Fry "Why would anybody add such a clause to an insurance contract?"
Prof "No reason, no reason at all. Anyway, it's been nice knowing you. I've opened the door to Zoidberg's office in case you'll survive your injuries."
Zoidberg "You stay out, you hear me. Waaa!"
/Watch turns off
Fry "Something cute, no problem."
/Trying to talk to the door guard
Fry "Excuse me, but I have to get out."
Guard "Does not compute. Step back or be annihilated."
/Fry can now visit the main hall, the lobby and the doctor's office.
/Nibbler is now in the main hall.
/If you try to interact with Nibbler:
Fry "Aren't you a cutey-fuzzy-wuzzey."
Nibbler "Why are you still talking to me as if I was a pet."
Fry "Sorry, sometimes I forget you can talk now."
Nibbler "I am a mighty warrior who answers to nobody. A warrior, as old as the universe! Incidently it's time to clean my mighty litter box!"
Fry "Ohhh... I'll just take you with me."
Nibbler "Wait, you can't ... (mumbling while Fry puts him into the rubber-dimension-portal)"
/Trying to use Nibbler with the door guard.
Fry "Oh look at him, isn't he cute? Don't you just want to play with him?"
Guard "Not cute. Definition of cute: Stereotypical behaviour of young mammals. Freakish three-eyed alien: not cute."
Nibbler "Thank you. I'm a mighty ..."
Guard "Step back or be annihilated."
Fry (to Nibbler) "I liked you better when you didn't talk"
The point is that we need to disguise Nibbler as a kitten, but I'm not sure how yet. I'm sure Dr. Zoidberg still has some of that glue he used to put Hermes' head back on, but aside from that I've got no idea. At the very least we need something for ears and a tail.