Point-and-click adventures were hugely popular in PC gaming in the '90s.
You had classics like 'The Dig', 'The Secret of Monkey Island', 'Broken Sword', Westwood's excellent adaptation of 'Blade Runner', not to mention the likes of 'Discworld Noir' and countless others.
Like real-time strategy games, it's something of a bygone age but still enjoys a huge amount of respect and love from players. So, how to bring it into relevancy in the age of hyper-realistic graphics and in-depth, story-driven games of today?
Simple, use 'Seinfeld' and its post-modern sensibilities to make a game about nothing! The trailer below is actually a pitch for a game that's not yet been made. In a detailed statement by its creators, Jacob Janerka and Ivan Dixon, explain their reasons for creating a trailer and pitching the idea.
"We want to do this the official way. However, 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. We want our email to be warm, if that makes any sense."
It does. It makes a huge amount of sense. Not only that, their pitch also highlights the fact that Netflix recently paid half a billion dollars for the streaming rights of 'Seinfeld', and the show is continuously praised as being an ageless classic.
In fact, wouldn't you play this game just to play a well-made, keenly-written point-and-click adventure game? Never mind that it's based on one of the most seminal sitcoms ever made?
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, do the right thing. Let them make this. This is a thing that everyone wants.
Take a look.