Take The Office Home with a Video Game

Yep, you read that headline correctly.

NBC Universal has licensed the rights to the comedy, The Office, to video game maker MumboJumbo, who plan to translate the series into a "humorous game in which players have to handle jobs and play pranks at Dunder-Mifflin's Scranton branch."

The company has also acquired rights to The Office cast's likenesses and plans to portray Michael Scott and company as bobblehead dolls in the game. Likewise, the game will feature clips from the series.

MumboJumbo already has plans for sequels in the near future and will release its The Office game not on platforms like PS3, Xbox 360, or Wii, but rather on handhelds like PSP and Nintendo DS. Players will also be able to download the game from various websites.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about the random news but I'm keen on anything Office-related that raises the series' visibility. As for others, I wonder how many seconds of gameplay it will take for players to throw Jim and Pam together...

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.