Through the magic of memes, the “steamed hams” scene from The Simpsons is more popular now than it was when it originally aired two decades ago. And now, that scene has been turned into a point-and-click video game!
The unauthorized game, called Steamed Hams: The Graphic Adventure, was created by fan NeoDement and built with Adventure Game Studio, according to GamesRadar.
The infamous “steamed hams” bit comes from The Simpsons‘ 1996 seventh-season episode “22 Short Films About Springfield.” Principal Skinner invites Superintendent Chalmers over to his house for lunch, but burns the food. He ends up serving Chalmers food from Krusty Burger, which he tries to pass off as his own cooking. Memorably, he claims that he calls hamburgers “steamed hams” when Chalmers points out that Skinner had said they were having “steamed clams” for lunch.
Appropriately enough, the fan game adaptation of this old Simpsons scene takes its cues from older video games. It plays a lot like the old point-and-click adventure titles such as Maniac Mansion, so retro gaming fans are in for a real treat. Dialogue is borrowed from Simpsons episodes as well as the popular Simpsons: Hit and Run game. Eagle-eyed players will likely recognize many of the game’s sprites as being modified from Simpsons Arcade Game.
But why simply read about this hilarious game when you can play it? Check out Steamed Hams: The Graphic Adventure for free over on Game Jolt today!