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Get the Full Throttle License.

posted by Corvin25 on - last edited - Viewed by 759 users

... If anybody can make a good point and click adventure (nowadays), it's you guys at TellTale games. Let's face it, Sam and Max was a much more popular franchise than Full Throttle ever was, and you guys managed to get the rights to that. In theory, it should be even easier to get the rights to Full Throttle.

I can already see it in my head. There could be driving games (with Ben's motorcycle) similar to the minigames in Sam and Max. Like say, dodging exposed land mines or "tire traps" left by the Cave Fish, or picking fights with other bikers for equipment like in FT1.

Another feature could be the use of different types of methods, like in FT1. A fist icon woudl imply the use of your hands. Either to pick up an object, or to physically threaten another character. Simplifying it further would be to put "intimidation" or "fightin' words" dialogue options in red, with the rest being in white.

As for plot.... well, I'll leave that to you guys. :) Though some suggestions: Give the audience some backstory on the world of Full Throttle. Was there a nuclear war? How far in the future is this? What's going on in the dense urban areas of the world while the Polecats (Ben's gang) are riding in the outback? Is Ben starting to age? Or is he as spry as ever? How are the polecats doing? Are members leaving for other gangs?

And so on and so forth. I just thought I'd throw that idea out there, if the staff actually read the "Yak" forum. If you want to appeal to the nostalgic gamers who love to point and click... just remember. Full Throttle appeals to almost the same audience as Sam and Max. And it may even attract more customers who are more interested in hard-edged characters than comedy.

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  • lucasarts do not sell licences of their IP's, sorry the likelihood of this happening is very low

  • Aye, LucasArts would never go for it.

    Guess TT will just have to bug Doug TenNapel for the Neverhood license... cough cough... cough... hint... :p

  • The reason they got the Sam and Max license is because Lucasart's rights to the dynamic duo expired in '05. They weren't going to renew it, so Steve Purcell sold the rights to Telltale. On that topic, when does Telltale's rights to the license expire?

  • Yes Full Throttle was a game that was but funny and highly emotive. Expertly done. Very beautiful. I actually liked it better ( a little ) than Sam and Max hit the road.

    However, i can't see this happening. I'd like it, but i just can't see Lucasarts giving away the license... And if they did... I'd even rather have Maniac mansion :P

  • I rather think that Full Throttle is "finished", so even if I like Telltale a lot I wouldn't REALLY want a new Full Throttle game (a remake would definitely be welcome though). But yeah, chances must be low to get the license to this anyway.

  • @Corvin25 said: Let's face it, Sam and Max was a much more popular franchise than Full Throttle ever was

    Full Throttle was the best-selling adventure game LucasArts ever put out at the time of its release, and I think in the long run it's second only to The Dig (which had Steven Spielberg's name slapped on the cover) as far as the amount of units sold.

  • Man, I'd love to see another Full Throttle.

    Does Telltale have the Sam and Max Hit the Road license? Maybe we can get a rerelease?

    Oh, and, what about Freelance Police? I've heard told a tale that some TTG employees who worked on Freelance Police just have a copy in their office...... And I heard the game was over 90% complete....... Just a rumor.

  • @Mystical Chocobo said: Man, I'd love to see another Full Throttle.

    Does Telltale have the Sam and Max Hit the Road license? Maybe we can get a rerelease?

    Oh, and, what about Freelance Police? I've heard told a tale that some TTG employees who worked on Freelance Police just have a copy in their office...... And I heard the game was over 90% complete....... Just a rumor.


    Steve Purcell has the rights to his characters.

    However, all the work done for Hit the Road and Freelance Police are LucasArts property. So Telltale couldn't re-release Hit the Road, they couldn't release Freelance Police, and they can't use any characters made specifically for Hit the Road or Freelance police in their episodic series(they can only use the characters from Purcell's original comic book).

    I don't COMPLETELY understand the law, but basically, those two games were made "under commission" for LucasArts, and so they own all of the work and creative output because they paid the creators to make that stuff.

    LucasArts, as sorry as it seems, paid wages for the game to be made. All the game programming and writing and such was done while someone was getting money from LucasArts. So sadly, they have the right to profit from the work that came out of it, and Purcell...doesn't have full control.

  • How come Telltale Games never bought the Full Throttle series and finished off the sequel? It's an old point and click game that has that quirky sense of humor all of their other games possess. It was also one of my favorite games from Lucasarts and from the looks of it Lucasarts is going to be doing anything with it.

    If anyone else wants to see this game made please leave a response. I think Telltale should know how many people want to see this game made (which my luck should be around 5 responses)

  • face palms self

    I doubt a full throttle sequel could live up to the first, which works a stand alone game.

    OMG telltale make grim fandango 2

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