Games Based on Monty Python to be on Social Networks

It’s only a flesh wound!

And now for something completely different…casual gaming publisher Zattikka has acquired the license for British comedy icons Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

The sheer silliness and surrealism brought to the world by  the late Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry’s Jones and Gilliam will reach a new audience and appeal to old fans as well. I remember when this was on PBS all the time. It was also about the same time I could do a really good English accent.

“Monty Python is one of the most iconic comedy licenses around, but there has been no new material for over 20 years. By acquiring these rights we will be transporting Monty Python into the 21st Century, with a totally new experience for their unique comedy that will delight old and new fans alike. Forget Web 2.0, this is Python two point one and three quarters,” said Tim Chaney, CEO of Zattikka.

The surviving Monty Python players were involved in the development process. Expect games based on classic sketches (not sure how these would work) like The Dead Parrot, the Ministry of Silly Walks, the Lumberjack Song…but nobody will expect the Spanish Inquisition:

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