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First Trailer for the Upcoming The Walking Dead Game Revealed

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 21st, 2012

With The Walking Dead TV series' second season coming to a close, fans may be feeling listless, sauntering around without a purpose, wondering just what brains taste like, anyway. Well, for those who can't get enough of the franchise, the first trailer for The Walking Dead game coming from Telltale has been revealed. Showcasing original artwork for the game and providing the first glimpse of the game in motion, it shows that the brutality of the series is well-represented. The games are not based off of the TV show, but features an original story and new characters, taking place in the world of the comic book series. So, there will be thematic similarities, but this is an original story and experience.

The first episode of the game is scheduled to release initially for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 in April, with plans for other platforms announced later. Five episodes are planned in total, to be released monthly. Check out the trailer below, featuring the first glimpses of gameplay. As well, the official site has a video series on what has gone into the development of the game.

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Comes to iOS

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on January 27th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pro adventure game developers Telltale Games have released the newest chapter of their popular Sam & Max games on iOS. These classically styled adventure games that follow the zany exploits of the sleuthing dog and rabbit duo are generally split up into shorter, episodic titles, and the same is true for this release. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode 1 'Ice Station Santa' is the first of five episodes in this new adventure and in this episode, Sam and Max take on none other than the big jolly man himself.

This game will include a core story mode as well as a "Whack da Ratz" mini-game and a soundboard where players can craft their own quotes using character voices from the game. Sam & Max: Beyond Space and Time: Episode 1 is currently available in the iOS app store for $6.99, and is a universal app that can be played on iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

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Monkey Island Tales 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on December 19th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: POSSESS IT
Guybrush Threepwood's latest adventure goes from the small screen to the even-smaller screen, with very few compromises made along the way.
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HECTOR: Ep3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on October 6th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FINISH IT
Hector's back, one final time, to save Clappers Wreake from a horrific fate.
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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 Ep 1 HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Timothy Smith on March 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: THIS IS HEAVY
Telltale takes a chance with a well loved classic in their new episodic Back to the Future game series.
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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!

Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1 Review

By Brad Hilderbrand on December 23rd, 2010
Guybrush Threepwood returns in a great adventure game, albeit the same one he starred in on the PC last year.
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Puzzle Agent HD for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on September 10th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WORTH INVESTIGATING
Classic puzzle gaming with a seriously sly sense of humor is making a comeback!
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Wallace & Gromit: The Last Resort for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Brian Hudson on July 21st, 2010
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: TOO GLITCHY TO ENJOY
A delightful and fun recreation of Wallace and Gromit on the touchscreen. Unfortunately it's marred by technical glitches that not only annoy, but can get in the way of playability.
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Fun For All The Family In Upcoming Wallace & Gromit Game

Posted by Ben Harvell on June 15th, 2010

Loved across the globe by kids and adults alike, animated dog and master, Wallace & Gromit are heading to the App Store for the their latest adventure. Wallace & Gromit: The Last Resort! sees a merging of traditional animation and iPad gaming as users attempt to solve the mystery within the narrative. The app has been created by Telltale Games, a company seemingly harboring an obsession with cartoon canines, having also brought Sam & Max: The Penal Zone to the iPad.

“Each Telltale Wallace & Gromit game is like an interactive film for players to immerse themselves in and guide the on-screen action, solving conundrums and experiencing the story,” said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games. The app will sell for a reasonable $4.99 and will be released “in the near future” according to the company.

With Sam & Max already popular on the iPad despite some performance issues noted in our review, let’s hope the next episodic iPad game from Telltale makes the most of the most of this Oscar-winning British animation.