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More Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, Episode 5

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 24th, 2012

Feeling a bit of deja vu? That’s because it was less than a week ago that Jennifer Allen posted that Telltale Games had released episode four of its Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space series, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 4. Now the fifth installment of the popular series has been released, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 5. These guys are just rapid-firing releasing games about Sam and Max.

This episode is hot and dangerous because Sam and Max are dealing with none other than Hell and Satan himself. The dynamic duo try to bargain for Bosco’s soul and try to escape from the corporate wasteland known as Hell.

The game, of course, features popular mini-game “Whack da Ratz” where users can compete for top scores in the Freelance Police Hall of Fame.

Like previous installments, this game is on the App Store for $4.99. Telltale Games is also the popular developer behind the Back to the Future and Jurassic Park iOS game series.

Have A Blast From The Past With Old Timey Photo Booth

Posted by Blake Grundman on January 10th, 2012

Have you ever seen one of those ancient black and whit photos and wished you were there?  Yeah, me neither...  But in case you feel misplaced in the current century, the upcoming app Old Timey Photo Booth is coming to make your dreams come true.

Will it allow you to climb into a Delorian with Marty McFly to zap yourself into the past for a photo?  Of course not, it is impossible to find a functioning flux capacitor is this day and age.  Instead it allows you to take photos on an existing iOS device and overlay those images on honest to goodness vintage images.

While it isn't exactly a time travel, it is still neat to seen ancient looking photos with familiar faces.  Keep an eye peeled for this unique tool, because it is slated to hit the App Store by the middle of the month.  Until then, you can get back to your research with Doc Brown.


Back To The Future Episode 5 HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 16th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SATISFYING
Back to the Future Episode 5 provides a fitting ending to the adventure game based on the classic film trilogy.
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Back To The Future Episode 4 HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MIXED
Back to the Future Episode 4 is a mixed bag of ideas. Offering weak puzzles, the storyline is pretty interesting at least.
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Back to the Future Ep 2 Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Timothy Smith on June 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BACK AGAIN
Telltale is back with another episode in their well respected series of Back to the Future games. Fans of adventure style games and fans of the classic film trilogy should pay attention.
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Back To The Future Episode 3 HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on June 20th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLUX-TUATING
Back to the Future Episode 3 isn't the strongest but fans will still want it.
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Telltale Games Prepares a Busy Schedule with Back To The Future, Puzzle Agent 2, The Walking Dead, Fables, and Many More

Posted by Rob LeFebvre on February 18th, 2011

That headline could have gotten quite a bit longer. Don't say we didn't warn you! The fine, upstanding folks at TellTale Games, purveyors of such fine games as Sam & Max, Monkey Island, Wallace and Gromit, and Puzzle Agent, have decided that they just don't have enough to keep them busy. They announced a metric ton-load of games coming our way soon, on iOS and other gaming consoles you may or may not own.

First up, Back to the Future - it's out now for the iPad, it's $7, and it's a BRAND NEW storyline, episodic style. TellTale worked with the actual writer of the movies to come up with this all new adventure, then created a video game around it. The Mac/PC version is up to Episode 2, and they're releasing it on the iPad, starting now. Says iTunes: "Play as Marty in a cinematic adventure true to the films, [in a] collaboration with Bob Gale, Film Trilogy Co-Creator/Co-Writer. New Back to the Future story in 5 monthly episodes."

Next is Puzzle Agent 2. Yes, you heard us right - the sequel to the award-winning puzzle game featuring artwork by comic artist Graham Annable is coming to the iPhone and iPad as well as the PC, Mac, and PlayStation Network. Nelson Tethers is again featured in an all new tale and set of puzzles set in the MidWest, scheduled to release this spring. "In the second Puzzle Agent game, ace puzzle investigators will return to the snowy mid-west to help Agent Tethers solve the mystery haunting the realm."

Add to the above a new game - Hector: Badge of Carnage: "a lewd, crude and gritty law enforcement comedy, featuring tough-talking, soft-bellied Detective Inspector Hector – a flawed, misanthropic anti-hero with an unhealthy taste for all things criminal, corrupt or smothered with curry sauce. " Telltale will bring the first installment (currently on iPhone), ‘We Negotiate with Terrorists,’ to iPad, PC and Mac this Spring, with two more installments planned for later in the year. We can't wait, to be honest - the title alone is worth checking this one out.

Finally, Telltale Games is partnering with two hot comic book properties as well.

Fables, the award winning comic series created and written by Bill Willingham, is coming to gaming consoles near you. The press release boasts, "Fables is one of DC Comics’ longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint. The series received over a dozen Eisner Awards including for Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, and was a 2009 Hugo Award nominee for Best Graphic Story." Fables is a graphic novel that concerns the exiled characters from the world's storybooks -- big Bad Wolf, Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and many others -- as they fight a mysterious Adversary and learn to live in the very real mundane world of New York.

In addition, Telltale has inked a deal with Robert Kirkman and Image Comics, writer and publisher, respectively, of The Walking Dead, another hot property in the graphic novel and television industries. The Walking Dead games are promised to be coming to "PC, Mac, console, handheld, mobile and social gaming media." We checked with Telltale PR, and they said, in essence, to keep an eye out around comic con time for further announcements.

On a quick end note, here, Jurassic Park the game is also being announced for Mac and PC, with a $5 pre-order discount. At the press event, Telltale did say they were bringing it to Mac, PC, "and other platforms," according to our man on the scene. If past release history tells us anything, though, the iPad is probably one of those other platforms, though nothing specific has been announced. We'll try and follow up on this one as well, because, c'mon - Jurassic Park!