See the First The Walking Dead Teaser Trailer - Debut Trailer Coming Monday

Posted on March 2012 by TelltaleGames

Your first glimpse at our upcoming game based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic series The Walking Dead is here! Check out the eerie video that walks you through an environment from the game and gives you a glimpse into what life is like after the dead rise from the grave!  




What did you think of the chilling teaser? Is someone in the treehouse? 

You'll want to tune into IGN's Up at Noon show this Monday to catch the world-premiere debut of our The Walking Dead trailer! You do not want to miss this! Get all the details here: LINK

Vote for Telltale in The Escapist 2012 Developer Showdown [Updated]

Posted on March 2012 by TelltaleGames

It's March, and for college hoops fans it means March Madness but the folks at The Escapist have made something for video game fans too - the annual Developer Showdown. Each year, fans vote for their favorite video game studio in a battle to the end and this year Telltale Games faces off against Harmonix in the first round of the tourney!

The tournament's winners are dictated by fans so if you think Telltale Games should be the top dog in this year's contest we'll need your votes! Head over to The Escapist's 2012 March Mayhem Developer Showdown page and fill out out your bracket then return from March 8-10 to cast your lot with your favorite developers for the first round of voting! We love our friends at Harmonix, but right now - this means war! 

So get those tournament brackets filled out and make sure to get your votes in! 

UPDATE: We've made it to round 2 of the tournament and we're up against Infinity Ward! Get your round 2 votes in now!

Playing Dead Episode 2 Featuring Gary Whitta Now Available

Posted on March 2012 by TelltaleGames

The dead have returned! The second episode of Playing Dead, the talk show developer diary series about our upcoming The Walking Dead game is out today - this entry featuring The Book of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta, story consultant on our game!   

Whitta, along with one of the game's lead designers Sean Vanaman, dig deep into the art of expanding Robert Kirkman's rich The Walking Dead universe in video game form. Decision making and the consequences of choices made by the player through the course of the game affect the game's overarching story are touched upon as well. This is an episode no fan of The Walking Dead can miss. Head over to the official The Walking Dead website to watch the episode now! 

In addition to the new episode of Playing Dead, we've released some new screenshots from the game, one of which is pictured above! Check the rest of the newly unleashed images after the break here! [readmore]

The new episode of Playing Dead is available right now on the official The Walking Dead game website now - shamble over to watch it now. The next episode of Playing Dead, coming soon, features The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman an we'll reveal the game in action for the very first time! The first place to see it will be the game's official site, be sure to tune in! 

The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman Stopped By To Chat at Image Expo

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

The first Image Comics Expo, a comic convention devoted to all-things Image, took place this weekend in Oakland, California and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman was on hand to film an upcoming episode of our Playing Dead video series! He chatted with host AJ Locascio about our game based on The Walking Dead and gave some insight into the process of collaborating with our team. You'll have to tune into an upcoming episode of Playing Dead to see the whole thing! 

Telltale Is a Hit at the 2011 Aggie Awards

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

The envelope, please. It's time again for the annual Adventure Gamers Aggie Awards and a couple of Telltale's titles from last year have been awarded with prizes and mentions! 

First up, Back to the Future: The Game took home the year's Best Music award with Jared Emerson-Johnson's score earning praise from the Adventure Gamers staff for its evolution of the themes from Alan Silvestri's work on the classic film series. Sprinkling some Huey Lewis and the News into the game didn't hurt either.

Jurassic Park: The Game also claimed the award for Best Sound Effects! The team strove to recreate the atmosphere of watching the Jurassic Park films in the theater and having a rich soundscape of dinosaur growls and roars is a key part of that. 

Some of our games were also named runners-up in this year's Aggie Awards! They include: 

Runners Up - Editors' Choice

Best Writing - Comedy: Hector Badge of Carnage - Episodes 2 and 3

Best Character - Doc Brown (Back to the Future: The Game)

Best Setting - Back to the Future: The Game

Best Voice Acting - Back to the Future: The Game

Best Sound Effects - Back to the Future: The Game

 

Runners Up - Readers' Choice

Best Writing - Comedy: Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episodes 2 and 3

Best Character - Hector (Hector: Badge of Carnage)

Best Voice Acting - Back to the Future: The Game

Best Traditional Adventure - Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episodes 2 and 3

 

Head over to Adventure Gamers now to get the full award write-ups for Back to the Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game and see what else won in 2011's wide world of adventure games!

Complete Your Monkey Island Tales iPhone and iPad Collection - Episode 1 Free

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

Avast ye mateys! The release of Monkey Island Tales - Episode 5: Rise of the Pirate God for iPhone is nearly upon us (it's coming very soon) and to celebrate we've set Episode 1 for iPhone and iPad free for a limited time! That's not all though, we've made completing your Monkey Island Tales collection all the easier - Episodes 2-5 on iPhone and iPad are just $2.99 each for a limited time! Episode 5 for iPhone will be included in the merriment when it hits the iTunes App Store! 

There's not been a better opportunity for fans of the award-winning Tales of Monkey Island series to get the full saga on-the-go - complete your collection now!

Episode 1 - iPhone - iPad

Episode 2 - iPhone - iPad

Episode 3 - iPhone - iPad

Episode 4 - iPhone - iPad

Episode 5 - iPhone (Coming Soon) - iPad

Hail to the Chief! Max Elected Worst Video Game President By a Landslide

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

Running a country isn't an easy job but somebody's got to do it - in this case Max, one half of the famous Freelance Police! Commander in chief Max was just named the worst president in video games by the fine folks at GamesRadar in honor of Presidents Day, beating out some truly sinister characters even including a zombie! 

Max may be responsible for saving the world many times over but that doesn't mean he can't run a country into the ground. Head over to GamesRadar to see how the anthropomorphic rabbit-thingy beat out the competition. 

Abe Lincoln Must Die, the episode where Max becomes president is free for PC! Just direct your browser to the Abe Lincoln Must Die site to grab it! 

Learn About Telltale’s New Game Series The Walking Dead With the First Episode of Playing Dead, A Ne

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

The dead are rising! To prepare for the zombie horde, we're hunkering down with stockpiles of new content about our upcoming game: The Walking Dead. The game, based on Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series, is about a world devastated by an undead apocalypse and the horrifying choices you’re forced to make to survive.

As we head toward the launch of episode one of the game, we're excited to announce Playing Dead, a nine-part behind the scenes video series where our team and some special guests spill their guts about making the game. 

Hosted by AJ LoCascio, the voice of Marty McFly in Back to the Future: The Game, Playing Dead offers a closer look at what fans can look forward to in The Walking Dead, join in question and answer segments exclusive to the game's official site, and see interviews with special guests including The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Gary Whitta, screenwriter for The Book of Eli, writer for Gears of War and story consultant for our game.

If you want to be one of the first to see Playing Dead along with future episodes as they're released, head over to our official The Walking Dead website and be sure to check back over the coming days as we add more new content and information.

We've also just released more brand new in-game screenshots from the first episode of The Walking Dead and posted them just after the break - click through to see them now![readmore]

Some FAQs About The Walking Dead Game

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

We've got some answers you've been dying to hear about. We compiled a few questions from around the web that fans have had about our game based on Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead and answered them for you here.

See our FAQ after the break! [readmore]

•    Is this a game about Rick Grimes, the hero of the comic books and TV show?
o    No. Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead) and Telltale felt that it would be more interesting to tell a story of a new group of survivors.

•    When does this game take place in The Walking Dead timeline?
o    Our first episode takes place at the outset of the zombie apocalypse when Rick Grimes is still in a coma.

•    Is this game based on the comic books or the TV show?
o    We see the comic books as canon.

•    So who do I play as?
o    You play the game as Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime, but who is offered a chance at redemption…albeit in a world overtaken by walkers. You’ll only ever play as Lee and will see the world from his point of view.

•    Will I see anything from the comic books or TV show in the game?
o    Yes. You will meet some characters and visit locations seen in the comic books. You’ll learn about characters and events that have an impact on events seen in the comics. For example, how did Hershel’s son Shawn end up in the barn? Find out in the game.

•    Does this game use Quick Time Events as the major game-play dynamic and does it prevent the player from taking direct control of the player-character like Telltale’s Jurassic Park: The Game?
o    No. The Walking Dead offers a completely different game-play experience to Jurassic Park. QTEs do not form a major part of game-play and you will have full control over your character as you move through the game’s environments.

•    Why is this game episodic? What does that mean?
o    Telltale has a strong history of releasing episodic games but more importantly, we wanted this game to offer an experience analogous to the comic books and TV show, which are also episodic in nature. We have plans for 5 episodes, releasing once per month.

•    How long is each episode?
o    Skilled players will get through an episode on about 2 hours.  Having episodes of this length means that most people will be able to get through them and we want that to happen. The game is not designed to present super-hard barriers and will not force you to grind through it in any way. We want you to complete an episode so that you’ll experience the story and be ready for the next episode.

•    Where will I be able to buy the game?
o    The game series is digital, meaning that you won’t be able to buy it from a retail store. The game is coming to all major gaming platforms, so, as long as you have an internet connection, it’s almost certain that you’ll have access to the game.

•    When will I see more screens and more importantly, when will I see the game in action?
o    Stay tuned for regular releases of screenshots and artwork. Every time an episode of Playing Dead goes out, you’ll see more new stuff (including the first ever look at Game-play!). Sign up on the website to be the first to find out about new episodes of Playing Dead and to get inside information on the game.

•    When will episode one of the game be available?
o    We’re saying ‘Spring’, however, episode one is right around the corner. This thing is coming fast!

•    What kind of game is this?
o    It’s an Adventure Horror game. This game will offer a different experience compared to many other zombie-based games. You won’t be mowing down hordes of the undead as a super-powered killing machine with unlimited ammo; that would not be an accurate recreation of Robert Kirkman’s world. When you do tangle with the undead, it’s going to be harrowing. That walker could be someone you once knew…or were very close to. Also, gunfire (or loud noises in general) are not good in areas where walkers could be lurking.

•    Does this game feature multiplayer?
o    No. The Walking Dead is a single-player experience.

•    Why does the game look the way it does?
o    We were inspired by the work of Charlie Adlard, artist for the comic books.

•    Is there anything unique about this game versus other Telltale games?
o    Yes. For the first time, the decisions that the player makes will drive a “tailored” game-play experience. A decision that you make or something that you say will have repercussions not only in the episode that you’re playing, but also in future episodes of the game. Decisions will range from relatively innocuous (do I lie here and if so, how should I lie?) though to world-changing (I can only save one person here, who will it be?). Furthermore, you’ll come under pressure to make decisions quickly. You won’t be able to stand around deciding which option to choose during a conversation. The undead won’t stand by and politely let you figure out your next move.

•    Telltale’s previous games have featured puzzle elements. Is that something we’ll see in The Walking Dead?
o    You’ll be challenged with problems for sure, but not classic ‘Adventure Game’ puzzles.  You’re a survivor in a zombie apocalypse…you can imagine the problems that you’ll have to deal with.

More of your questions will be answered as we lead up to the game's release in upcoming episodes of Playing Dead, be sure to stay tuned to the official The Walking Dead website. 

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 4 Sets Sail to the iPhone

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

The seafaring escapades of Guybrush Threepwood and his friends continue on the iPhone as Tales of Monkey Island (or Monkey Island Tales as it's known there) Episode 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood is now available in the iTunes App Store!

Guybrush is in over his head as he returns to Flotsam Island after the previous episodes' adventures and is sent to trial. With the threat of a death sentence looming over his head, Guybrush must use his wits to overcome the worst threat he's ever faced - due process! 

You can grab Monkey Island Tales - Episode 4 for iPhone now for just $4.99! The previous epic episodes of Guybrush Threepwood's exploits are also available in the App Store here: 

Episode 1 - Launch of the Screaming Narwhal - LINK

Episode 2 - The Siege of Spinner Cay - LINK

Episode 3 - Lair of the Leviathan - LINK

So go save Guybrush Threepwood from the hangman's noose on iPhone now!

Back to the Future: The Game on iPad - Ep. 1 Free - Complete Your Series Now and Save 55%

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

Great scott! Through some type of temporal event that's ripped a hole in the space-time continuum, Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1 on iPad has gone free! Also affected by this unusual time anomaly are Episodes 2-5 of the continued adventures of Doc Brown and Marty McFly - they've been altered to be just $2.99! The doc and his young companion are back in time right now working on restoring history so this sale is good for a limited time only!

There's no better time than now to get your hands on the complete series of Back to the Future: The Game on iPad, but make like a tree and get out of here so you can take advantage of this great offer! 

Law & Order: Legacies - Episode 5 Now Available on iOS

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

Fans of Law & Order: Legacies, the crime-drama based on the award-winning Law & Order TV Show, playing on the iOS have been assigned another case as Episode 5 - Ear Witness is now available via in-app purchase. If you already own the Episode 2-7 bundle Multi-Pack all you need to do is download the episode from the game's main menu. 

The New York City detectives and district attorneys have a tough on on their hands this time. When a murder's only witness is a blind boy, the investigation and the prosecution just have the boy's ability to identify the killer's voice to rely on. 

Get Episode 5 - Ear Witness for iOS now via in-app purchase for $2.99 individually or as part of the Episode 2-7 bundle Multi-Pack for $12.99 - a 30% savings from purchasing the episodes one at a time. Don't forget, Episode 1 - Revenge is currently free for a limited time - just download the Law & Order: Legacies universal app to grab it. 

Note: If you already own Law & Order: Legacies, re-start your iOS device to see the new content available for purchase. New purchasers of the Law & Order: Legacies Universal App will see this new content immediately. 

Sam & Max - Beyond Time and Space Skids onto the iOS - Episode 1 Now $4.99

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

Fans of the Freelance Police can take their adventures on the go once again as Sam & Max - Beyond Time and Space: Episode 1 has landed on the iOS as a universal app! You won't have to wait too long to play Episodes 2-5 though - they're coming soon! 

Along with delivering the classic Sam & Max story that takes the canine and rabbit-thingy duo from the North Pole to the Easter Islands, and beyond, each episode of the iOS version of Beyond Time and Space comes packed to the brim with new features! We've included a brand-new 3D menu interface, a full-featured sound board for you to create some crazy quotes from dialog spoken by your favorite Sam & Max characters, and a competitive version of the "Whack-da-Ratz" minigame where you can vie for the top score on the online leaderboards. 

So grab your iOS device(s) of choice and download the universal Sam & Max - Beyond Time and Space: Episode 1 app now! 

Law & Order: Legacies Episode 1 for iOS - Free For a Limited Time

Posted on February 2012 by TelltaleGames

The verdict is in and the Law & Order: Legacies universal app for iOS has been set free without bail for a limited time - get it while it's on the lam! Included in your 'Legacies' app download is the first installment in the seven episode series based on the Emmy-winning Law & Order TV show! There really is no better time to hop into the series that re-unites cast members from throughout the long-running franchise's history. 

After grabbing your free first episode of Law & Order: Legacies, make sure to nab the full-season "Multi-Pack" bundle that includes episodes 2-7 for $12.99 - a 30% savings from buying the episodes individually. The "Multi-Pack" is available via in-app purchase and is found on the Law & Order: Legacies episode select screen. You'll be able to download and play episodes 2-4 right away and automatically get access to the remaining installments as soon as they become available - very soon. 

If you've been hankering for some criminal investigation and prosecution on the go (who hasn't?), Law & Order: Legacies for the iOS is a great way to get your fill! Just be sure to grab the universal app while it's free for a limited time!

Law & Order: Legacies - Now Available for PC and Mac

Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

The hardworking New York City detectives and prosecutors have a slew of new cases to keep them up at night - Law & Order: Legacies is now available for PC and Mac

Grab the full season of Law & Order: Legacies for PC and Mac from the Telltale store for just $19.99! Episodes 1-3 are available right now so you'll be able to download and play them immediately with the remaining four episodes coming soon! 

Law & Order: Legacies features new cases that are "ripped from the headlines" featuring an all-star cast of characters from the Law & Order franchise including Rey Curtis, Olivia Benson, Lennie Briscoe and Jack McCoy! 

We're very excited to bring the stories that have been available for iOS to fans playing on the PC and Mac platforms! Now's your chance to join detectives Curtis, Benson, Briscoe, Logan, and more! 

Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 3 Out Now on iPad

Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

We've got to go back to the island! Not back to that island though - it's Isla Nublar we're referring to, as Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 3 roars to the iPad 2! 

In Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 3, the group looks for escape through the dark maintenance tunnels that connect the park, while being hunted by relentless pursuers. Uneasy partnerships teeter on the brink until simmering tensions explode and the survivors turn on each other. 

You can grab the penultimate entry in the Jurassic Park tale that's been 65 million years in the making now - find it in the iTunes App Store

Start the New Year Off Right - Many of Our iOS Titles On Sale Now

Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

As the tune of Auld Lang Syne still echoes from the festivities of the dawning of 2012, we're celebrating the new year by discounting many of our favorite iOS games to $0.99 for a limited time. 

From now until January 29, get the following festive games on iOS for just $0.99 each - during our New Year Sale:

Hector - Episode 1: We Negotiate With Terrorists - iPad

Hector - Episode 2: Senseless Acts of Justice - iPhone - iPad

Hector - Episode 3: Beyond Reasonable Doom - iPhone - iPad

Puzzle Agent - iPhone - iPad

Puzzle Agent 2 - iPhone - iPad 

Sam & Max - The Penal Zone - iPad

Wallace & Gromit: The Last Resort - iPad

Keep that "save more money" new year's resolution and nab these great games for just $0.99 each, from now until January 29!

Law & Order: Legacies Episode 4 Now Available on iOS

Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

The detectives and prosecutors of New York City are back on the case today as Law & Order: Legacies - Episode 4: Nobody's Child is now available on the iOS!

When a young child turns up dead on New Year's Eve, Rey Curtis and Lennie Briscoe work overtime to bring the boy's killer to justice. Only your deductive skills can help them solve the case!

You can grab Episode 4: Nobody's Child right now in the Law & Order: Legacies universal app through in-app purchase for just $2.99 - if you've already purchased the multi-pack, just simply download and play! You can still purchase the multi-pack which includes Episodes 2-7 for $12.99 - a savings of $4.95 from buying each episode individually.

If you haven't yet picked up Law & Order: Legacies, the universal app is available in the iTunes Store for $2.99 - included in the initial app purchase is Episode 1: Revenge. Now's a great opportunity to get into the series that re-unites an all-star cast of characters from TV’s top-rated and longest-running crime series, the Emmy award winning Law & Order franchise!

Stay tuned for more Law & Order: Legacies information, we'll have some details about the PC/Mac release coming soon!

Note: If you already own Law & Order: Legacies, re-start your iOS device to see the new content available for purchase. New purchasers of the Law & Order: Legacies Universal App will see this new content immediately. 

The Walking Dead Announcements Coming Deadly Soon

Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

Members of our The Walking Dead dev team have just returned from Los Angeles where they went to show Robert Kirkman (the creator of The Walking Dead) and the rest of the Skybound team the state of the game. To put it mildly, they liked it. They liked it a lot!

Robert is so excited that we couldn't hold him back from tweeting about it; check it out here [LINK]. Someone in attendance at the meeting also took the photo of some of the game art pictured above. Hardcore fans just might be able to identify a key location from our game that's also a big deal in the comic books and show.

Like a pack of walkers following the scent of sweet human flesh, our game is relentlessly heading towards release. We'll have some special announcements very soon, so don't forget to sign up for alerts here [LINK] and be the first to know what's going on in the world of The Walking Dead.

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  • Find Your Way Around Jurassic Park With Our Map Poster

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    Visitors to John Hammond's dream of a wildlife preserve, Jurassic Park, never lost their way around Isla Nublar and neither will you with our Jurassic Park visitor's map poster

    Designed after the actual prop from the first Jurassic Park film, we've added a few Jurassic Park: The Game locations to the map we have for sale. At a dino-sized 26 x 40, the park map makes a great display piece among any Jurassic Park fan's collection. 

    You can own your very own Jurassic Park map poster now for just $9.99 - a great value for a sweet piece of Jurassic Park memorabilia. 

    Sound Off on Law & Order: Legacies - Share Your Thoughts

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    Another weekend's gone by and weekends often mean time to play games, in this case Law & Order: Legacies! Episodes 1 thruough 3 are now available on iOS (and coming soon to PC/Mac) and we want to hear your take on the game so far! 

    Are you a longtime Law & Order fan? Have you played through all three released episodes so far? What's been your favorite moment while playing Law & Order: Legacies so far? What do you think will happen next in Rey Curtis' overarching storyline? We want to hear what you have to say. 

    Leave your comments, thoughts, opinions, what have you, about Law & Order: Legacies and get into the conversation. 

    Haven't purchased Law & Order: Legacies yet? Get it on the iTunes App Store now! Also coming soon to PC and Mac!

    Contest Winners - Do Something Cool and Win Something Cool

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    Well folks, the results are in for the "Do Something Cool and Win Something Cool contest (Read about the contest here)! We had some cool entries but alas, there can be only one winner - in this case Gabriel Hansen with his Jurassic Park: The Game artwork! 

    Gabriel's depiction of the tyrannosaurus' battle with Lady Margaret, the park's alpha triceratops, is a nice looking piece of hand-drawn art! Here's a picture of what he gets for his winning submission (yeah, we decided to throw some extra goodies in there including a hollowed out Barbasol can).

    We also enjoyed Sara Winters' time-lapse video of her painting of Sam & Max! 




    Kurt Thingvold's collection of Telltale Games and Jurassic Park related loot is impressive! Big props for the skeletonized Max integrated into the Jurassic Park logo (actually done by Sara Winters as well)! 

    Congratulations to Gabriel Hansen for winning and to Sara and Kurt for their fantastic submissions. 

    Good Job Detective - Law & Order: Legacies Team Photos

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    It's a Telltale tradition to take team photos while dressed to the nines on a game's launch day and it was no different for the Law & Order: Legacies team!

    The team had a little bit of fun with this tradition for the Law & Order: Legacies launch and got into the spirit of some of the game's unique aspects. If you've played the game, you'll recognize this "Good Job Detective" screen from instances where you display excellence in your criminal investigation skills. 

    *This shot was taken just moments after the previous one as Law & Order: Legacies producer Dave Felton was shot down in cold blood. The rest of the Law & Order: Legacies team leapt into action to discover more information using the knowledge they acquired while working on the game. 

    Have you played Law & Order: Legacies yet? Episodes 1 thru 3 are now available for iOS in the iTunes App Store. Get the universal app now. - LINK

    *Dave Felton is just fine. 

    Law & Order: Legacies Episode 3 Now Available on iOS - Save on the Complete Series With The Multi-Pa

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    Fans of Law & Order: Legacies can dive into another case featuring an all-star cast of characters from the Law & Order franchise's history now as Episode 3: Killer Smart is now available. 

    In Episode 3: Killer Smart, a greusome murder is under investstigation and the New York City detectives and prosecutors will have to deal with a manipulative suspect and his partner. You'll have to decide how to handle this vexing pair and bring them to justice. 

    The Law & Order: Legacies Universal app is now available in the iTunes App Store for $2.99 (includes Episode 1) with each subseqesent episode being available via in-app purchase for $2.99. 

    We've also unleashed a new "Multi-Pack" in-app purchase program for Law & Order: Legacies. Here's how it works: Purchase the Law & Order: Legacies Universal app (includes Episode 1) from the iTunes App Store for $2.99. From the episode select screen, swipe left and purchase the rest of the Law & Order: Legacies season (Episodes 2-7) for $12.99 - a savings of $4.95 from purchasing the episodes individually. You'll get access to the Episodes 2-3 immediately and Episodes 4-7 the moment they become available via in-app distribution.

    Note: If you already own Law & Order: Legacies, re-start your iOS device to see the new content available for purchase. New purchasers of the Law & Order: Legacies Universal App will see this new content immediately. 

    Law & Order: Legacies Lead Designer Ryan Kaufman Speaks Out

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    Law & Order: Legacies Episodes 1 and 2 launched for iOS late last month and fans of the series have been enjoying solving cases with the all-star cast of characters from the Law & Order franchise! I asked Law & Order: Legacies lead designer Ryan Kaufman to give a little insight into the concept of the game in general and the characters from the long-running franchise you'll meet in the seven episode series and he was kind enough to oblige.

    Without further ado, Law & Order: Legacies lead designer Ryan Kaufman.

    "When you work on a licensed game, it’s really great to have a license you truly love.  And I’m a big Law & Order fan, so diving into a game based on the tv series was an absolute blast.   I watched the show mainly during the Briscoe/Logan/Curtis era, so it was natural to include that time period as part of our overall story arc.  But the great thing about L&O is that you can dip in almost anywhere-- any year, any era-- and immediately know what’s going on.  I have a huge amount of respect for the show creators and writers that they were able to keep it interesting within a standard format … for 20 years!
     
    We knew right away the most important thing to do was capture the distinctive feel of the show.   Law & Order has an incredibly quick rhythm to it; the dialog is clipped and tight, and the scenes rarely last more than 2 minutes.  It was a challenge to offer a game experience with a similar full gallop pace.  We also knew we had to really make you feel the moral choices and compromises being made in court.  Law & Order is always great at sparking debate about how justice was (or wasn’t) done in any particular case.
     
    Characterization is sharp and quick, and they don’t spend a lot of time on backstory.   With Rey Curtis, we looked at his history on the show and the quirks and facets of his personality that might come back in some small comments.  For instance, when he first arrived on the show, it was 1995 and the computers were a new and scary thing in the precinct.  Curtis, the junior detective, embraced the new technology, while Briscoe shrugged and was generally content to do things the old way.  However, in 2011, we wanted to show how Curtis too had aged—he’s no longer savvy about the latest tech, and sometimes he’s shown up by nerdier adversaries.
     
    We wrote Olivia Benson into the series --because she is completely awesome-- but at the time we were writing the story arc, the latest SVU season was ending and her partner Elliot Stabler’s fate was still up in the air.  So, we felt like she and Curtis might go well together—both have lost their partners, and are at an unresolved mid-point in their careers.  They’re both in a state of flux, looking for answers…
     
    We hope you feel like we captured the tone and characters of the show, so that playing the game feels a bit like seeing a bonus episode.
     
    --Ryan
     
    [And as a footnote, we originally announced the game based of the Law & Order: Los Angeles show.  I suspect there are probably fans out there, and we were definitely sorry to see it go.  The show was building momentum, and Carey Stoll’s Mexican drug cartel storyline was getting goooood.  It would be fun to bring those characters to New York at some point, and/or bump into Bobby Goren or Detective Munch somewhere.]"

    Law & Order: Legacies (Universal App)

    Do Something Cool and Win Something Cool

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    We're starting 2012 out with a giveaway! Our fans are our lifeblood and we love you like crazy! We also know sometimes you guys like making it known just how much you dig something, so we're giving you a good reason to do it! We want you to show us (and the rest of the world) just how much you dig Telltale Games! What does the (one) ultimate Telltale superfan win you ask? One of the limited edition Jurassic Park Blu-Ray Trilogy box sets and a Jurassic Park: The Game Deluxe Edition set, that's what! 

    How you show your Telltale fandom is completely up to you! Create a Telltale shrine in your bedroom complete with all of your TTG memorabilia and take a picture of it? Sure that works! Perform a song in which you profess your undying love for all things Telltale on video? Awesome! Truly, you can do whatever you like - as long as it's legal. Be creative. We'll feature the winner's entry and may feature some of the runners-up on our blog after the contest ends!

    Of course, every contest has rules, and here they are: 


    • Email your entries (photos, links, etc.) to community@telltalegames.com by 12:00 am Pacific Time on Thursday, January 12, 2012

    • Must be located within the continental United States to win

    We'll announce the winner of the limited edition Jurassic Park Blu-Ray Trilogy box set and Jurassic Park: The Game Deluxe Edition on Friday, January 13. 

    Good luck, and may the biggest, wildest, and most creative Telltale Games fan win! 

    Happy New Year from Telltale Games

    Posted on January 2012 by TelltaleGames

    Well folks, it's 2012, and there's plenty to be excited about this year from Telltale Games (the end of the world according to the Mayans not withstanding)! 

    With The Walking Dead, a story about a group of survivors' efforts to get out of Atlanta, creeping its way to fans this year, Episodes 3-7 of Law & Order: Legacies coming soon, you won't have to wait too long to start enjoying more great stories from the creative minds at Telltale!

    We're only three days into the New Year now and we'll have plenty of news about a wide array of Telltale titles as we get deeper into 2012 so stay tuned! 

    Happy new year from all your friends at Telltale Games! 

    Law & Order: Legacies Now Available on iOS

    Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

    Dun dun - fans of the long-running Law & Order franchise know what that sound means! The first two episodes of Law & Order: Legacies, a new story featuring an all-star cast from the storied franchise's history including Rey Curtis, Lennie Briscoe, Olivia Benson, and Jack McCoy, are now available on iOS! 

    Purchase Law & Order: Legacies - Episode 1 in the iTunes App Store (a universal app, so you own it for both the iPhone and iPad) and grab Episode 2 (and Episodes 3-7 in the future) via in-app purchase - each episode is just $2.99 each! 

    As Rey Curtis returns to his detective work in New York City after years away, threads of a previously unsolved murder are uncovered as he solves each episode's individual cases. Aided by cast members from throughout the entire span of the Law & Order franchise, Rey Curtis will stop at nothing to solve this crime from the past.

    Get Jurassic Park: The Game for 50% Off

    Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

    It's the holidays, so what better time to pay a visit to John Hammond's beautiful, yet potentially deadly, wildlife preserve than now? And to celebrate the holiday season, from now until January 2, we've discounted a variety of Jurassic Park themed items in the Telltale Store including the digital version of the game itself, Jurassic Park t-shirts, and the part visitor map poster!

    Head on over to the Telltale Games store to take advantage of these great offers! 


    • Jurassic Park: The Game - Just $9.99 Until January 2

    • Jurassic Park Visitor Map Poster

    • Jurassic Park InGen T-Shirt

    • Jurassic Park T-Rex Skeleton T-Shirt

    • Jurassic Park Logo Stencil T-Shirt

    • Jurassic Park Staff T-Shirt

    • Jurassic Park Logo T-Shirt

    Dig up Jurassic Park: The Game and some awesome goodies to go with it at a discount before this sale goes extinct on January 2! 

    Jurassic Park: The Game Now Available on the European PSN

    Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

    Just in time for the holidays, the gates of Jurassic Park open once again, as the full season of Jurassic Park: The Game is now available for download and purchase on the European PlayStation Network! 

    Jurassic Park fans across the pond can now experience the game that was 65 million years in the making and discover just what happened to the Barbasol Shaving Cream can full of stolen dinosaur embryos! 

    Power your trusty PlayStation 3 up and get Jurassic Park: The Game on the PlayStation Network now!