The Escapist has posted this year's Developer Showdown bracket, pitting the industry's top developers against each other in the style of an NCAA College Basketball March Madness bracket, and Telltale is in the running. That's not all though, filling out your own bracket by voting with your picks enters you to win some cool prizes too! We want you guys to vote for us in this year's tournament!
All you need to do is login to your The Escapist account (or create a new one or login using Facebook) and start voting for your favorite developers; the cut-off date for voting is March 14. Once you've filled out your bracket, you're all set.
Go check out this year's bracket and place your vote for Telltale Games now!
January 13 is International Trogday, which marks the day Strong Bad replied to kaizer from California's email asking him to draw a cartoon and created the burly armed Trogdor the Burninator. This year is the event's fifth anniversary, so in celebration of the availability of the Mac (automatically available to owners of the PC version) and PSN versions of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People we're offering the entire season of Strong Bad's misadventures for only $14.95 on PC/Mac for an entire week!
As well as discounting the game we've also brought back a few old Strong Bad flavored favorites to the Telltale Store. Now about that contest.
Get the Trogday 2011 Contest Details after the jump!
It's finally time to announce the winners of the 2010 Telltale Games Sort-of Halloween Art Contest! Earlier this month we put out a call for fans to send in works of art in all shapes, sizes, and flavors and we recieved scores of outstanding entries - so many in fact that it was hard to pick winners (Get the scoop on prizes in the contest announcement blog). Your art has been pored over, analyzed, examined, studied (a thesaurus is a wonderful tool) and we've selected our winners!
I'll cut to the chase, here are the winners of this years competition - well played everyone.
The Grand Prize Winner this year is Rosaire for this Puzzle Agent themed video. Congratulations!
Watch the winning video and see this year's runners up after the jump!
Telltale Games' very own core tech programming whiz Bruce Wilcox has just won the 2010 Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence! Now you're probably wondering what the Loebner Prize is right?
The Loebner Prize is an annual contest that rewards the chatbot that the competition's four judges deem to be the most 'human-like'. The 'human-like' determination is made by a judge concurrently posing questions, by computer input, to a chatbot and a human and seeing if the judge can distinguish the AI's answers (called a Turing test). If the judge can't tell which respondent is the human, the chatbot passes the Turing test. Every year since 1991, the chatbot that is most convincingly 'human-like' wins the prize. Phew - that was a mouthful!