And this isn't even a joke. Prepare yourself for Meerkat Manor: The Video Game
, as Discovery Communications and Activision
join up to make games out of Discovery's nature television shows. No financial terms were disclosed, nor any system announcements or genre types, but the games are expected to flow in the fall of '08. We're hoping Meerkat Manor
will be an FPS, but chances are it'll be a sim-style game.
Discovery's CEO said the company is trying to move away from being a "cable company" and into becoming a "content company." That seems to be the trend with other cable juggernauts as MTV
is in the process of their $500 million spending extravaganza
and Turner turns GameTap
into an all-purpose gaming site from its smaller games-for-pay beginnings.
Update: the source article has been updated with revised details.