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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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  • @Cheri said: Methinks it's that place with all the clocks we got a glimpse of concept art for, which, is probably what the inside of Max looks like.

    The inside of Max looks like some 80s living room?

  • @The Highway said: The inside of Max looks like some 80s living room?

    It would work with the MP3 sample.

    Well at least if Sam gets trapped in it, at least he'll be comfortable.

  • Maybe Max's insides are giant circles so he can remember pi to 100 digits which is:
    3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679
    EDIT: Yes I have just admitted I'm not actually Max :eek:

  • Nice one. They release it on a Monday, but it's the double-bank-holiday so I don't have to go to work until Wednesday. (On Friday there's a new BBC Dr. Who adventure game episode out too.)

    I can't wait for these quite-nice ornamental clocks and lamps!

    [edit] Just before I read about the blog announcement I was about to mention that in the picture of the silhouettes of the season 3 villains on the Devil's Playhouse splash page, there were some that were as-yet unaccounted for. You can see Stinky and Sal on the left of the picture, and two Sam clones on the right as well as some feet (probably of giant Max).

  • Trailer looks superb and really epi...love the sunrise city scene with ginat Max popping in the background @The Highway said: Weeeee! What was that lounge style thing behind Sam when he asked where the spores came from?

    As others say that has to be inside Max....if my guess is correct exactly in his brain, if you look at the background while the Spore is talking the "walls" looks like his brain, plus I guess there will be puzzles that need to use those nerve settings that are in the background (those round circles with pics of legs, stomach and such)

  • @Stephen Brooks said: Nice one. They release it on a Monday, but (On Friday there's a new BBC Dr. Who adventure game episode out too.)


    I just checked the BBC website, your right, lucky for us British we get them tomorrow and for free, sorry yanks...

  • My mom only let's me play on the computer or weekends or days off when school is in session, but she MIGHT give me a break.

  • @BoneFreak said: My mom only let's me play on the computer or weekends or days off when school is in session, but she MIGHT give me a break.

    I'm sick, so it should be no problem for me

  • I count only 4 days (minus the 2 hours before midnight) till the big day! I hope we get new Toys... And to control demon Max!

  • Control demon Max? Maybe we get to smash up buildings!

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