What's New

*Miscellaneous Fixes

App Description

NOTE: This app is NOT compatible with iOS6 or later.

“We got a look at the first episode and came away impressed” -IGN

"One of the sharpest, funniest and solidly built games Telltale has done yet" -Destructoid

“One psychic ability allows [Max] to transform into any physical object … an interesting puzzle-solving device ... and since it lets Max turn into stuff like plants and bazookas, it's also super funny.” Joystiq

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Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in this epic comedy adventure!

An absolutely stunning iPad app, featuring top quality visuals, fully animated 3D characters, rich full 3D environments, an original score and top quality voice acting!

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In The Devil’s Playhouse, Telltale's episodic game series made for iPad, an otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it -- intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane.

Episode 1 The Penal Zone starts off with a bang as intergalactic gorilla invader Skunk'ape sets his sights on unhinged rabbit Max, to seize his newly discovered mysterious powers. While mastering these abilities -- future sight, teleportation, shape shifting, mind reading -- and investigating their ancient source, Freelance Police Sam & Max must fend off Skunk’ape and get him banished to The Penal Zone.

Getting involved in Sam & Max’s adventure with the luxurious iPad screen and the super touch-friendly presentation, players will engage directly with this world in a unique gaming experience unlike anything that’s come before. One of the best looking games you'll find for the system.

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Note: As a graphics rich 3D app, this game will play best if you don't have other apps running at the same time.

1. Hold down the sleep/wake button at the top of the device for a few seconds until the screen displays the message 'slide to power off.'
2. Power off the device by moving the slider.
3. Hold down the sleep/wake button again until the device powers back on.
4. When the home screen is displayed, relaunch the game.


Check out Telltale's other games: Monkey Island Tales 1, Puzzle Agent, and Wallace & Gromit The Last Resort.

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 29, 2011 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $2.99
  • November 01, 2011 Price increase: $2.99 -> $6.99
  • November 24, 2011 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $2.99
  • December 01, 2011 Price increase: $2.99 -> $6.99
  • December 15, 2011 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $2.99
  • January 02, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $6.99
  • January 21, 2012 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $0.99
  • January 27, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $6.99
  • December 18, 2012 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $0.99
  • January 03, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $6.99