As mentioned in episode 52, an official Futurama app for iPhone has been released. Futurama Head In A Jar (free) does just what the name implies: it lets you created a Futurama-style, disembodied head.
It’s more of a toy than a game, with lots of options for both creation and curation of your Head Museum. Fans will definitely want to check it out, and join the list of notables whose heads have appeared on Futurama, like Lucy Liu, Richard Nixon (The President of Earth!) Pam Anderson and George Washington. All that’s missing is an explanation of how one actually eats and breathes in there.
In any case, here’s my look at Futurama Head In A Jar for iPhone.
Good news, everyone! It looks great. The app adheres to the feel and general color palate of the show. When first launched, you’ll get a scene depicting a demo head and a subtitle that changes with each launch, just as it does on the show. From there you reach the main menu, which features four buttons: Videos, Head Museum, More and Get Started. Each button is clearly labeled and legible. Let’s jump right to Get Started and leave the others for now.
Building A Head
Tap the button and a “door” opens, revealing the construction area. Your head-in-progress is in the center, while the main options are listed on the left. Each option has several sub-options. For example, your decision is whether to choose a human (male or female), robot or alien head. Many of the options look familiar, from a certain bending unit we all know to the first mate on the Nimbus. To make your choice, use your finger to swipe from on to the other inside the jar.