The upcoming casual PC game, Family Guy Online has got a new app to go along with Roadhouse Interactive’s upcoming open world title, allowing you to convert a photo of yourself into a Family Guy-style character that can later be dropped into the game.
You can find the trailer and more info about the game after the jump.
Here’s the official release about the app as well as Family Guy Online:
Beginning today, fans of Twentieth Century Fox’s Emmy® Award-winning animated television series, Family Guy, and Family Guy Online, a new free-to-play game, will be able to “Family Guyz” themselves. The “Family Guyzer” application, available at www.familyguyonline.com, lets users see how they might appear as an honorary citizen of Quahog. All it takes is a simple digital photo upload to create a custom Family Guy character. Fans can share their “Family Guyzed” photos with friends on Facebook. They can also enter the “Family Guyzer Sweeps” for a chance to win some freakin’ sweet prizes. The “Family Guyzer” launch is brought to you exclusively by Columbia Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ “21 Jump Street,” in theaters March 16, 2012.
Just upload a photo, choose which Griffin family member you want to most be like, answer a couple of questions about your appearance and click the button. Your image immediately gets the “Family Guy” treatment, and you’ll get an email letting you know when you’re ready to become an honorary citizen of Quahog. Once you’ve been “Family Guyzed,” you can then share your unique character on your Facebook profile and enter for a chance to win the sweepstakes with another click of a button.
“With ‘Family Guyzer,’ fans can now literally see themselves as citizens of Quahog,” said Gary Rosenfeld, senior vice president, New Media for Fox Consumer Products. “Making them feel like part of the community of Quahog is exactly what our goal is for the Family Guy Online game. Soon fans will be able to fully immerse themselves within the Family Guy Online world using their own unique ‘Family Guyzed’ selves.”
The “Family Guyzer” sweepstakes gives fans the opportunity to enter for a chance to win prizes, including a Sony VAIO Laptop, a $2,000 Sony Store gift certificate and bragging rights for having their “Family Guyzed” character featured within the Family Guy Online game. There is no purchase, payment, character upload or sharing of the character image necessary to win or to enter for a chance to win. Participants should visit http://www.familyguyonline.com/terms_of_use#sweepstakes to see the official rules and complete sweepstakes details.
Family Guy Online is a free-to-play, browser-based multiplayer game developed in partnership with Roadhouse Interactive and is currently in closed beta. Soon after the expected open beta launch in spring 2012, players will be able to play as 3D versions of their Family Guyzed selves in the game. They will also be able customize their “Family Guyzed” characters with different hair styles, outfits and accessories.