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! 

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 3 Now Available for iPhone

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

The sneaky (and mighty) pirate Guybrush Threepwood has sailed his galleon with enough speed to beat the new year as Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 3 is now available for the iPhone!

Make haste and download Episode 3, and Episodes 1 and 2 while you're at it, and get into the award-winning Tales of Monkey Island saga on your iPhone now!

Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 2 Out Now on iPad 2

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

It's time to gear up for another trip to Isla Nublar - Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 2 for the iPad 2 is now available in the iTunes App Store!  

Following the events of the game's first episode (also available for the iPad 2), park veterinarian Gerry Harding, his daughter Jess, and a mysterious visitor to the park must fight to survive the deadly beasts that inhabit Jurassic Park. Episode 2 introduces some new characters and puts you face to face with dinosaurs never before seen in the Jurassic Park films! 

 

We Unbox the Jurassic Park: The Game Deluxe Edition

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

The Jurassic Park: The Game Deluxe Edition (available to purchase here) is just starting to hit the mailboxes of Jurassic Park fans everywhere so we thought we'd give you guys a look at what to expect when you receive your little bundle o' love from InGen corporate headquarters! 

Watch our unboxing video and get a peek at the Deluxe Edition that's been 65 million years in the making (and expose yourself to my ugly mug in the process)!




Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 2 on iPhone Now Available!

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

Ahoy mateys! Good news for ye seafaring Tales of Monkey Island players - Episode 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay for iPhone is now available in the iTunes App Store!

Ye won't be waiting long for Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 3: Lair of the Leviathan to come ashore on the iPhone either, as it releases next Thursday, December 22! 

Hoist ye ship's best sails in preparation of the Tales of Monkey Island releases coming to the iPhone soon!

The Telltale Tis the Season Sale

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

'Tis the season to be jolly! Or in this case, 'tis the season to get (almost) every season of our games for just $9.99 each

From now until January 2, get your hands on all three seasons of Sam & Max, Bone, Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures, Tales of Monkey Island, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, and Back to the Future: The Game for just $9.99 each! 

Download and play your games now and get the Collector's Edition DVD of any of them for free, you just pay the cost of shipping! This is great for those of you looking to give a late holiday gift or needing to polish off your Telltale collection! 

'Tis also the season of giving around here and we're offering three free episodes for all good (and bad I suppose) girls and boys - Back to the Future - Episode 1, Sam & Max - Ice Station Santa, and Sam & Max - The Penal Zone

Just like the holiday season, this sale won't last forever, so make sure to celebrate the season Telltale style before January 2!

The Telltale Holiday iOS Sale - Most iPad and iPhone Games $2.99

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

Happy Holidays from Telltale Games! What better way to celebrate the "most wonderful time of year" full of long airplane flights to see relatives, or even better/worse, snow-ins at the airport than with a sale from your friends at Telltale on most of our iOS games!

From now until January 2, grab these Telltale titles for just $2.99 - perfect for your on-the-go adventuring! 

iPad

iPhone

Law & Order: Legacies - First Episodes Coming to iOS on December 22

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

Law & Order, one of television's longest running franchises, is coming to iOS on December 22 in the form of Law & Order: Legacies! Incorporating fan-favorite characters from throughout the entire span of Law & Order, including Olivia Benson, Lennie Briscoe, Rey Curtis, and Jack McCoy, Law & Order: Legacies allows players to effectively play the legendary TV show! 




Searching crime scenes for physical evidence, tracking down perps, and interviewing/interrogating suspects are just a few parts of the criminal justice system that are so important to the Law & Order series. After the New York Police Department has done their part, it's up to the New York District Attorney's office to convict the bad guys - and you'll be doing all of that in Law & Order: Legacies! 

You won't have to wait long to get your hands on Law & Order: Legacies, the first two (of seven) episodes will be available on December 22! Each episode will be $2.99 each and will be "universal" - purchase it on your iPhone and you'll own the iPad version and vice-versa. You'll get Episode 1 in the App Store while the remaining episodes will be acquired via in-app purchase! Episodes 3 through 7 along with a PC/Mac version of the game will be available in 2012!

Stay tuned to the Telltale Games Blog for more Law & Order: Legacies release information! Law & Order: Legacies Episodes 1 and 2 hit the iOS on December 22!

Kalypso Media Publishing Jurassic Park on Xbox 360 in Europe And Beyond

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

Jurassic Park: The Game for the Xbox 360 is coming to Europe and a variety of other territories in the first quarter of 2012 thanks to a partnership between Kalypso Media and Telltale Games! Kalypso will also be handling publishing duties on the PC version of the game in this expanded market.

Soon, players the world around will be able to play the cinematic adventure that takes you back to Isla Nublar as we're also targeting a December release for the PlayStation Network (Europe) release of Jurassic Park: The Game! We'll keep you posted on dates in the near future! 

Get ready to play the game that's 65 million years in the making soon! 

Read Kalypso's press release about their publishing of the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Jurassic Park: The Game in Europe and beyond after the break! [readmore]

Bracknell, UK – 7th December 2011 – Kalypso Media Group, a global publisher of award-winning PC and console games, today announced an agreement with Telltale Games,the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, to distribute retail versions of Jurassic Park : The Game across European and many export territories such as Australia, South Africa and Far East Asia. Developed through a publishing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, Telltale's new game based on Jurassic Park will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC in Q1 2012.

“We are thrilled to partner with Telltale Games to bring Jurassic Park : The Game to retail in many territories, including Europe, Australia and the Far East,” commented Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media Group.  “Telltale has a proven ability to create amazing games with characters and plotlines that have been consistent hits with gamers, and being part of a franchise as enormous as Jurassic Park is a fantastic way for Kalypso to further strengthen its PC and console portfolio for 2012.”

“Telltale Games is a world leader in crafting episodic gaming experiences and we are excited and proud to be working with them to bring Jurassic Park : The Game to European and other markets,” added Stefan Marcinek, Global Managing Director of Kalypso Media Group.  “This agreement reinforces our commitment to deliver top quality games to fans as well as continuing to expand our console offerings to a new audience.”

“We look forward to working with Kalypso in EMEA and launching Jurassic Park : The Game at retail,” said Dan Connors, CEO and co-Founder of Telltale Games.  “We’re excited to have their experience, distribution network and market knowledge in place to help the game achieve its full potential as retail Xbox 360 and Windows PC game in their territories.  We look forward to building a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Jurassic Park : The Game is a cinematic adventure that takes players back to Isla Nublar – the site of Jurassic Park – during the events of the first movie.  It allows them to experience Jurassic Park as they never have before – in an interactive format.  In addition to locations and creatures familiar to fans of the movie, the game offers new areas to explore and new prehistoric beasts to survive in a game that combines fast-paced action, exploration and puzzle-solving.

For more information on Jurassic Park : The Game please visit the official site at www.jurassicparkthegame.com

Umloud! - A Face-Melting Event For Charity

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

Tomorrow night, the faces of San Francisco and the world will be melted off by pure rock. But don't worry! It's all for Child's Play Charity.




My name is John "Seg" Seggerson. A proud Telltale employee for almost five years and the co-founder of Ümloud!, a charity concert for Child's Play. Now in our third year and with Telltale Games as a gold level sponsor!

Ümloud! is an event where gaming and music communities come together and raise money for Child's Play. Together, we provide video games, toys, and other financial support to children's hospitals around the world. All while putting on the most unique rock concert you have ever seen!

You can watch it all live at http://umloud.org/ starting at Thursday December 8 @ 6:30pm PST.

If you're in the San Francisco bay area (and over 18!), then get over to DNA Lounge! Not only will you be supporting children's hospitals around the world and at home, but you'll be rewarded with door prizes and much much more! Tickets cost $10 and the event is 18+.

Puzzle Agent and Grickle Mastermind Graham Annable Participating in Upcoming Art Show

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

It wasn't long ago, just last week to be exact, that we featured an art show inspired being hosted at the Nucleus Art Gallery in Alhambra, California (this past weekend's The JP Show) and now we're back with another show they're hosting - this one featuring work by friend of Telltale Games, Graham Annable

From December 10 to January 2 (they keep pretty busy at Nucleus don't they?) the Nucleus Gallery hosts an art show tribute to Jim Henson called "The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me" featuring three pieces of art by the mind behind Grickle and Puzzle Agents 1 and 2, Graham Annable. Graham's work for this show focuses on three of the most popular muppets and their observing their more humble origins. 

Timed to coincide with the release of The Muppets film, the show features art by over 30 artists that pay tribute to Jim Henson.

Get a look at some of the art you'll be able to see at "The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me" show on the exhibition's homepage

Want to see the show in person? Visit the Nucleus gallery at: 

210 Easy Main Street

Alhambra, CA 91801

Related Note: Puzzle Agent for the iPhone now supports iOS 5! Download the game update in the iTunes App Store. 


A Jurassic Park Inspired Art Show

Posted on December 2011 by TelltaleGames

Seems like Fall/Winter 2011 is Jurassic Park crazy with the release of the Ultimate Trilogy set, Jurassic Park: The Game, and now, a fun art show inspired by the movie that was 65 million years in the making! Running December 3 and 4 (with the full show available for viewing online on December 5) at the Nucleus gallery in Alhambra, California is The JP Show!

Man's Adventure by Christopher Hastings (above) - Click for full version

What's especially interesting about The JP (Just People) Show though is that it's dedicated to the human characters of the Jurassic Park film series rather than the dinosaurs that populate InGen's biotechnical triumph (and disaster). Prepare to see renditions of the chaotic Ian Malcom, the noble and brave Roland Tembo, and more! 

For more information on The JP Show head over the show's homepage where you can get a sampling of the work on display and see the full show when it's posted! If you're interested in actually checking out the show it's on display all day Saturday and Sunday at: 

Nucleus

210 East Main St. 

Alhambra, CA 94801

Telltale Delivers a True Jurassic Park Experience

Posted on November 2011 by TelltaleGames

Jurassic Park, the groundbreaking Steven Spielberg film series has long been a franchise that our team at Telltale wanted to tackle. As a property Jurassic Park is a story of survival and interpersonal relationships under extreme circumstance, something that traditional game genres simply are not built to address authentically.

Our designers truly pushed our traditional design boundaries further than ever before to create a game to focus the experience on this story of survival. With a design laser focused to follow the franchise tenants like no other film based game has ever done it’s a format we’ve labeled as a cinematic adventure.  A design built not for the hardcore gamer but rather for the hardcore Jurassic Park fan, one that has always dreamed of spending some time on Isla Nublar. The final product has been polarizing with traditional game critics, but one thing that just about everyone can agree on is Jurassic Park: The Game delivers on our original vision - an authentic and cinematic Jurassic Park experience.

Below, is a selection of excerpts from various Jurassic Park: The Game reviews that showcase our efforts to make the game something the most passionate Jurassic Park fans would delight in:

PlayStation Universe:

“.. a very enjoyable experience that doesn’t require an intimate knowledge of the franchise, but rewards those that do.”

“A cinematic adventure game that successfully marries a Jurassic Park story in both name and style to enjoyable mechanics. Life found a way”

Ripten:

“From the first notes of John Williams' epic score, you're drawn into the world of Jurassic Park.”

“you'll find yourself in various locales from the film, such as the visitor center. These are faithfully recreated, and help really draw the player into the experience.”

“The story and characters really shine, and keep you wanting more throughout the experience.”

Gamespot:

"It captures the film's atmosphere and excitement effectively, making it a worthwhile journey for those eager to see dinosaurs up close again."

Official Xbox Magazine:

"We couldn’t help but enjoy being back on Isla Nublar, seeing familiar sights and hearing the dinosaurs’ classic shrieks and roars."

Strategy Informer:

"Jurassic Park: The Game gets the license utterly perfect, offering a thrilling rollercoaster ride (sometimes literally) of dinosaurs, tension and action, but still wise enough to slow down, let you and the characters catch their collective breath, and unwind with a simple puzzle or two."

Touch Arcade:

"the coolest thing about the game is how hard the world hits you in the jaw. It is the place you remember from the movie, right down to the signs, Jeeps, and specific audio."

GamePro:

"the script, characters, and pacing are everything I could hope for from a Jurassic Park follow-up"

The Washington Times:

"Fans of the movies will love the faithful re-creation of the Jurassic Park world."

Jurassic Park Legacy:

"The attention to detail proves that you can still make entertaining stories from the JP franchise and that most of all the fans will enjoy it as long as the writing and the attention to detail are there."

Gamecritics:

"With Jurassic Park: The Game, Telltale Games has done nothing less than perfect a framework for the future of the cinematic adventure game."

"it is unmatched in its ability to draw players into the story, and carry them along right through to the thrilling end...the dream of an engrossing playable film is finally a reality."

"Set during the events of the film, Jurassic Park tells the side-story of a wide variety of characters as they struggle to escape the island and retrieve the canister full of dino embryos that actor Wayne Knight died trying to steal in the movie. It does this by running the player through a series of exploration, dialogue, and action sequences, all perfectly arranged to create the pace and tone of a Hollywood action film."

"Jurassic Park's characters are likable and interesting, and good writing is enlivened by fantastic voice acting across the board."

Gamer Theory Media:

"Telltale does a great job of pacing the storyline and keeping a good amount of tension throughout the adventure. Fans of the Jurassic Park franchise are definitely going to be happy with the story here."

"The story and presentation are simply the best we've ever seen in a Jurassic Park video game"

WeTheGamerz:

"for the first time, a game worthy of the [Jurassic Park] name is finally here"

Pocket Gamer

"It feels like Jurassic Park. Perhaps closer to its source material than any of the point-and-click studio's previous adventures. The presentation is top-notch too, with a strong atmosphere, great voice acting, and gorgeously rendered dinos."

Cinema Blend:

"The one last frantic dinosaur encounter really captured the magic of the movie."

Joystick Division:

"Telltale Games has a knack for adapting blockbuster movies. Beautifully, it brought Doc and Marty back to pop culture, offering an original story coupled with fun point-and-click puzzles. Can the same idea work more than once for Telltale Games? Definitely."

AnandTech:

"As a canonical companion to the original film, Jurassic Park largely succeeds."

gamrReview:

"it absolutely nails that distinct feel of the movies it is based on."

Save and Quit:

"The references to the events of the film, the familiar locations, the familiar dinosaurs, and the tips of the hat to some of the most memorable lines from the original movie are all there, and they’re great."

Alternative Magazine Online:

“the characters are well-written and carefully developed. You grow to genuinely care about each of them and their struggle to escape the island is truly engaging.…

“.. to claim that Telltale Games have done anything less than exemplary work with the Jurassic Park license would feel like an outright lie.”

“You can tell that Telltale are huge fans of the films by simply pausing to soak in the little details. The soundtrack by Jared Emerson-Johnson intersects beautifully with the original score. Minor mistakes from the original film have also been addressed, such as the live-link to the dock having a video status bar underneath….undoubtedly the best Jurassic Park game ever made”

An iOS Sale To Be Thankful For

Posted on November 2011 by TelltaleGames

Gobble gobble gobble! We've cooked up a delicious treat for fans of our games on iOS platforms on this day of giving thanks in the form of the Telltale Thanksgiving iOS Sale! From now through November 30, get many of our most popular iPad and iPhone games for $2.99 and $0.99 respectively! 

Stuck on a roadtrip to grandma's house? Caught in a snowstorm during a layover? The Telltale library of games will help you tough it out!

See what's on the menu during the Telltale Thanksigivng iOS Sale after the break! [readmore]

iPad: 

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: - LINK

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2: - LINK

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3: - LINK

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4: - LINK

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5: - LINK

Puzzle Agent: - LINK

Puzzle Agent 2: - LINK

Hector: Episode 1: - LINK

Hector: Episode 2: - LINK

Hector: Episode 3: - LINK

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 1: - LINK

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 2: - LINK

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 3: - LINK

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 4: - LINK

Tales of Monkey Island - Episode 5: - LINK

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 1: - LINK

Wallace & Gromit: The Last Resort: - LINK

iPhone: 

Puzzle Agent: - LINK

Puzzle Agent 2: - LINK

Hector: Episode 2: - LINK

Hector: Episode 3: - LINK

The Telltale Holiday Madness Sale

Posted on November 2011 by TelltaleGames

It's that time of year again - when the weather gets cold, the days get shorter, and people start shopping like crazy! To add to the craziness, we're going a little mad this year with our Holiday Madness Sale - going on now until December 31! 

Go wild and get your Telltale Games Store order to $99 or more (pre-tax and/or shipping) to get 25% off your entire order! You're probably wondering what in our store is excluded, right? Well the answer is nothing at all. Literally anything that's in the Telltale Games Store is fair game to get your order past the magic number and discounted!

This is the best time ever to stock up on your holiday gifts - we've got something for everyone!

Know someone that has woefully bare walls? Hook them up with the new Jurassic Park Map poster in our store! - LINK

Have a friend that wishes more than anything they were a real-life InGen employee? Get them this InGen logo tee! - LINK

*Offer good until 12/31/2011. Can't be combined with other offers and/or coupons. Tax, shipping, and handling calculated seperately. 


Thanksgiving Turkeys From Telltale Games

Posted on November 2011 by TelltaleGames

We're getting into the Thanksgiving spirit here at Telltale. Thanksgiving is all about well...being thankful for the things we're fortunate enough to have, so we wanted to make this Thanksgiving a little easier for some folks in our local community. 

Earlier today, a few of us, on behalf of the entire Telltale Games staff, went out to the local supermarket and filled up a shopping cart with the plumpest turkeys we could find. After loading the gobblers into the car, we shuffled them off to The Ritter Center, a spot in downtown San Rafael that local homeless individuals can go to for support. 

After unloading the car, we handed the birds over to The Ritter Center team and went on our way. 

San Rafael has been Telltale Games' home since we started so giving back to a community that's given us so much over the years just made sense! 

We encourage you to donate to local organizations this Thanksgiving to help make others' holidays just a little more pleasant. 

What Critics and Fans Are Saying About Jurassic Park: The Game [Updated]

Posted on November 2011 by TelltaleGames

Jurassic Park: The Game has burst through the majestic entrance gates to Isla Nublar's wondrous biological preserve and is out in the wild. Fans of the classic Jurassic Park film are delighting in the game's nods to Steven Spielberg's cinematic masterpiece and we've collected some of their thoughts for you here! 

Here's what some of them are saying:

Brutal Gamer: 

"Telltale has produced one of the most interestingly designed adventure games I've ever played." - 4.5/5

Gamespot: 

"The often conflicting motivations of these individuals give rise to a fascinating dynamic as they attempt to work together for survival even as they sometimes try to undermine each other's goals, and it's absorbing to see the ways in which they sometimes pose as much of a threat to each other and themselves as do the deadly predators romaing the island. Strong dialogue gets you invested in these people; warm banter between Gerry and Jess quickly gives you a sense of their history, for instance, and the idealogical arguments that flare up in the group help you understand what drives characters to take certain desperate actions, even when you object to those actions."

Gamercast: 

"Jurassic Park: The Game is a fantastic addition to the Jurassic Park franchise...the style suits the fast pace of the game brilliantly." - 4/5

GamePro: 

"the script, characters, and pacing are everything I could hope for from a Jurassic Park follow-up"

Adventure Gamers: 

"The game does a great job of hooking itself into the Jurassic Park mythos, feeling like a natural extension of the film...The writing is solid, if not remarkable, with likable, fleshed-out characters"

Gamespy:

"The greatest strength of Jurassic Park: The Game is its writing, and Telltale has outdone itself with characters that develop along with the Lombard Street-like twists and turns of the storyline. Every character in the game has traits that are good, bad, and somewhere in-between, and they all come out as you fight for your lives on an island filled with dinosaurs hell-bent on making you lunch."

Jurassic Park Legacy:

"Telltale Games has really shown their love for the series with this game. The attention to detail proves that you can still make entertaining stories from the JP franchise and that most of all the fans will enjoy it as long as the writing and the attention to detail are there." - 9.9/10

Cinema Blend:

"Jurassic Park: The Game has the best and most engaging “end boss battle” in recent memory. It showcases the best parts of the game and serves as a perfect ending. The one last frantic dinosaur encounter really captured the magic of the movie."

Pocket Gamer:

"It feels like Jurassic Park. Perhaps closer to its source material than any of the point-and-click studio's previous adventures. The presentation is top-notch too, with a strong atmosphere, great voice acting, and gorgeously rendered dinos."

Flesh Eating Zipper:

"Some of my favorite moments included subtle call backs from the first film. It honestly felt as if a camera crew got lost from the rest of the production company and decided to film the last stragglers on the park." - 4/5

The Telltale community has also been roaring about Jurassic Park: The Game! Here's what a couple of them have been saying in the forums: 

Beavermatic:

"The attention to detail of everything within the park and the dinosaurs themselves... right down to atmosphere and environment, was simply stunning. Everything breathes life as it should, and everything just as we left it back in 1993."

Fluxing1955:

"This was worth the wait and I never thought I'd say it but, it's your best game to date and you have done the Jurassic Park fans a service with this game."

Are you guys enjoying Jurassic Park: The Game so far? Let's hear what you have to say in the comments!

Back to the Future: The Game Receives a VGA Nomination!

Posted on November 2011 by TelltaleGames

In the words of the indomitable Doc Brown, "Great Scott"! Back to the Future: The Game has been nominated for a VGA in the Best Adapted Video Game category

We're incredibly proud to be nominated among some other incredible 2011 releases and it's a testament to the hard work of the Back to the Future: The Game team! 

Spike has also opened up the ability for you to pick which games you think should win the award  - if you think it's Back to the Future: The Game, make your voice heard and share your pick on Facebook and Twitter

You can watch and see who wins the Best Adapted Video Game award and all the rest on Spike on December 10, when the 2011 VGAs air! Check your local listings for broadcast times!

The Ides of Movember - Mustaches at Telltale

Posted on November 2011 by TelltaleGames

November, famous for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, is getting a little more distinguishable as the Movember movement grows - and it's getting just as hairy here at Telltale! 

Movember, a grassroots movement to raise awareness for men's health by the growing out of lustrous mustaches, has taken hold here at Telltale and we're only about halway through the month. A number of the Telltale team have taken to growing their whiskers for this good cause and, halfway through the month, many of them are looking pretty nice. We'll have pictures to show you soon!

We encourage you to join in the Movember fun by joining up on the Movember site and making a team for yourself - just visit the official Movember site!