Ministry of Silly Games brings Monty Python to Facebook
Monday 06 December 2010
Fans of Monty Python's surreal brand of humor can get a sneak peek into a new Facebook game featuring classic characters from The Holy Grail's killer rabbit, to Mr. Creosote, the Upper Class Twit, and everybody's favorite wellington-wearing Gumbys.
The game is inviting Facebook users to help test out the free title before it goes public, with a sign-up page waiting for them at ministryofsillygames.com.
Both Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, have lent their endorsement to the project.
"The Ministry of Silly Games brings Monty Python characters and scenes to life like never before," says Terry Jones, member, Monty Python. "For years, people have wondered what it would be like to catapult livestock at French fortresses, or play Russian Roulette with an Upper Class Twit. Well now they finally can, thanks to The Ministry of Silly Games."
The group's animator Terry Gilliam added "The Ministry of Silly Games looks like what was inside my head when I was creating all that iconic imagery."
TV shows such as Deadliest Catch, The Price Is Right, and NCIS have made their way onto Facebook with official games, but it's rare that a true comedy classic receives the same sort of treatment.
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