Posts Tagged ‘Monty Python’

Finally, A Game In Which You Play As The Monty Python Foot

By Nathan Grayson on February 25th, 2014.

Do you want a quick, dumb, one-note free game? Of course you do. Everybody does. Always. I have consulted with my friend, Representative P. Opulation, who is just one guy whose parents were really mean. But he swears that’s what you all want, so it’s what you’re getting. Monty Python holds a special place in many people’s hearts, often lodged right next to the thin mint that’s about to make them explode. And then of course, there is The Foot from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Holy Stomping is a game in which you play as The Foot. It’s rather silly. Also, a landmark moment in interactive entertainment.

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RPS Meets Monty Python: Reprise

By John Walker on November 24th, 2011.

Still can't quite believe this happened.

A few people have spotted that our video interview with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam has fallen off the internet. They have asked for it back. Well, I’m very happy to help. Because, well, if you’d met Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, you’d want to bring that up in public every now and then. Have I mentioned that I met Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam? It was in the context of their promoting “their” Facebook game, about which they clearly cared not a jot, so I took the chance to ask them about things I hoped were important to them. Silliness, imagination, conflict, and education. You can see it once again below.

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The Ministry Of A Silly Minigame

By John Walker on December 14th, 2010.

It just looks so... familiar.

A chunk of Monty Python’s Ministry Of Silly Games is now available to play, even if you’re not on the beta. It’s essentially promotion for the game to be released next year, letting people play some of the minigames that will feature as standalone web content. The first of these that we’ve spotted is Camelot Smashalot. To say that it owes something to Crush The Castle and Angry Birds is like saying McDonald’s owes something to cattle. But heck, it’s more knocking stuff over gaming. To see my chat with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, in which they don’t talk about this game, click here. Did I mention that I’ve met Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam?

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Meets Monty Python

By John Walker on December 9th, 2010.

Gosh, it's really them.

Last week I was fortunate to sit down with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, at an event within the towers of London’s Tower Bridge, to preview the forthcoming Facebook release, The Ministry Of Silly Games. It seemed too obvious to talk with the director and historian about Monty Python, or even the game they were promoting, so instead we discussed the serious importance of silliness, and the reasons to cling onto it. There’s thoughts on the role of imagination in Gilliam’s films, and in both their lives. The two Terrys lament the poor state of history education in both the UK and America. And they talk about the challenge of getting films made when your company is called Poo Poo Pictures. Plus, learn how to see a table completely differently.

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Preview: Python’s The Ministry Of Silly Games

By John Walker on December 3rd, 2010.

God doesn't appear in nearly enough games.

We don’t often cover Facebook games on RPS. I’ve a feeling that’s going to start changing as they become more involved, more inspired, and less like another Farmville clone. And one example of a bit more imagination going into a game is The Ministry Of Silly Games, an official Monty Python-themed project that seems to combine about seven hundred and sixteen genres.

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Monty Python Facebook Games Inbound

By Quintin Smith on November 22nd, 2010.

Supposedly Holy Grail was a horrible chore to make.

I plucked this odd story off the Edge tree. UK studio Zattikka, creators of, uh, Isoball 2 and mobile phone title Mr Bean: Out Of Control, has announced that it’s acquired the rights to produce “social and browser games” based on Monty Python’s Flying Circus. They’ve also updated their site with a ‘Coming Soon’ header hinting at a ‘Ministry of Silly Games’.

According to Zattikka the surviving members of Monty Python (including animator Terry Gilliam) will be involved in the project, which is described as “a homage to all the characters, settings, sketc hes and comedic approach that has made Monty Python a worldwide phenomenon.” You can read the full announcement from Zattikka CEO Tim Chaney after the jump.
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