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Countdown to Ep 5: "The City That Dares Not Sleep"

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Whoa is it time for one of these already? Probably not, but here it is anyway.

So yeah, July's pretty close to done so it's time for the Final Count..down... thread. Hm. I didn't expect to go there at all. My apologies.

I'm Jake, and as many of you guys know from elsewhere on the forums, I wear quite a few hats around the TTG offices. The last few months, I have been fortunate enough to wear the hat of "director" for the final chapter of The Devil's Playhouse, "The City That Dares Not Sleep.".

I'll be hanging around this thread for between now and release, answering questions and dropping amazingly obscure, indecipherable, impenetrable, mind-rending hints about the final episode. Which you guys will surely figure out within like ten minutes, causing me to freak out thinking I've unwittingly spoiled the season finale for you. Fortunately, you'll then inevitably second guess yourselves and get it all horribly wrong a few days after that.

The episode was written and designed by Chuck Jordan (writer/designer/director of The Penal Zone, and lord overseer of the whole season), who is enjoying his new exotic life outside the office (which means he's probably at home on his couch playing Limbo on XBLA), but hopefully he can be coaxed into stopping by as well to help field things, too.

So yeah, the questions, the speculating: Fire away!

Uhhh, uhhh, bullet points.... Stemmle had all those cool bullet points. Dammit. Bullets.

I am less prepared than Mike "Master of the Countdown Thread" Stemmle, if you didn't notice. My bullet points, however, far outclass those of any prior thread. Feast:

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[*]It's the last episode of the season.
[*]It features some very nice decorative clocks and lamps which I think you'll enjoy.
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What more do you need to know?

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  • @Hero1 said: Jake, Did you do any additional writing in this episode? What have you been involved in the most while sitting in the directors chair?

    I think I wrote one line of dialog, from pickups. Chuck wrote almost the entire script, and Mike Stemmle helped with a few of the last minute pickups and hint lines. My job as director has been mostly making sure that all the stuff Chuck wrote into the script stays on track and in the game as it goes through production. I've also worked with the choreography/cutscene guys and the animators to get the big moments playing big, and figuring out which things maybe aren't as important. I worked with Jared on figuring out the tone and style of the music for many scenes, and directed some of Sam's voice sessions. And I did a little bit of effects stuff like I do sometimes. Mostly though a lot of keeping an eye on things as people more clever and talented than me make the game awesome.

  • @unknownrightnow said: So in 305,

    How many new toys?

    Will we get to control Max through his extreme demon rampaging?

    Will Max Mode come back in extreme demon version?

    Will Sam go commando?


    Unverifiable but maybe.

    Will Superball go commando?

    Will Sam hold the psychic powers?

    Will we get to see Bosco? Please? Pretty Please? Okay ignore that question.


    Okay, no problem!
    Will you please answer only 3 of these questions?

    Sure thing, friend!

  • @Jake said: Unverifiable but maybe.

    I hope he is, there are so many great Sam costumes in this Season. We just need one more for a complete set.

    Okay, no problem!

    Okay to Bosco coming back, or to ignore that question?

    Sure thing, friend!

    I'm beginning to wish I never posted that question...

  • Do we finally catch up with Max's future vision of Pudding Lincoln from 301?
    Specifically, does Sam put his hand inside the pudding head; put his hand inside the pudding head?

  • WHY IS THERE NO SINGING RRAAARRGH I VERY MAD AT YOU TELLTALE YOU ALWAYS MAKE SINGING BITS WAIT A MINUTE I THINK THAT BECAUSE HE SAID THERE IS NONE THAT MUST MEAN THERE IS YAY

    Sorry, my anger made me accidentally hit the "Caps Lock" button, the "No Punctuation" button, and the "seibert" button all at the same time.

  • Yes, I'm going to ignore the fact that he says there is no singing for now and wait for the episode before getting angry.

  • @jolson42 said: Do we finally catch up with Max's future vision of Pudding Lincoln from 301?
    Specifically, does Sam put his hand inside the pudding head; put his hand inside the pudding head?

    that happened in the ps3 version of episode 1 ONLY. remember nutrispecs.

    Also will there be any more tf2 references.

  • Jimmy Two-Teeth
    The Devil
    The Soda Poppers
    Bosco
    Shambling Corporate Presence
    THEM

    Out of all of these old characters, I just want ONE of them to cameo at the very least!

  • @The Highway said: WHY IS THERE NO SINGING RRAAARRGH I VERY MAD AT YOU TELLTALE YOU ALWAYS MAKE SINGING BITS WAIT A MINUTE I THINK THAT BECAUSE HE SAID THERE IS NONE THAT MUST MEAN THERE IS YAY

    Sorry, my anger made me accidentally hit the "Caps Lock" button, the "No Punctuation" button, and the "seibert" button all at the same time.

    But isn't the "seibert" button basicly "Caps Lock" and "No Punctuation" with hints of "Poor Grammer" put into one button?

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