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[quote] All New Episodic 'Sam & Max' Comes To GameTap
Posted on Monday, May 08 @ 18:43:22 PDT
After more than a decade, legendary dog and rabbit crime-fighting Sam & Max make their return to the gaming scene! GameTap and Telltale today announced they are co-producing an all new Sam & Max episodic adventure series that will debut on the GameTap network in time for this holiday season.
At GameTapâ€™s E3 booth (South Hall #1078), fans of â€œSam & Maxâ€ can view a trailer that provides a sneak peek of whatâ€™s to come. There is even a special poster designed by series creator Steve Purcell which fans can obtain by taking the GameTap Aptitude Test. Visitors can also sign up for a chance to win an Alienware computer. For those who cannot attend E3, the trailer will be available on GameTap TV and on the Telltale website at snm.telltalegames.com later in the week.
The new â€œSam & Maxâ€ series marks GameTapâ€™s first outing as a producer. Also an industry first is the introduction of a brand new title on GameTapâ€™s broadband network. GameTap now boasts more than 500 video game titles as well as original video programming, music channels and thriving online communities.
â€œGameTap is all about great games, so weâ€™re thrilled that the first GameTap-produced title and the first brand new game to debut on our service is a â€˜Sam and Maxâ€™ episodic series,â€ said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTapâ€™s vice president of content. â€œWeâ€™re also very excited to be working with Telltale Games to pioneer episodic game development.â€
"GameTap is a great fit for Sam & Max," said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "They have a tremendous amount of respect for the series, and their online channel makes them an ideal partner for episodic content. We look forward to our collaborations for accelerating innovation in the interactive entertainment space."
With its unique visual style and clever storylines, the â€œSam & Maxâ€ franchise has amassed a devoted following in comic book, animation, and video game circles. By coming to GameTap, the â€œSam & Maxâ€ legacy will continue to grow and thrive in the bold new frontier of broadband entertainment.
â€œSam & Maxâ€ will join GameTapâ€™s extensive library of on-demand content that now boasts more than 500 video game titles as well as original video programming, spanning music, animation, reality shows and more, all of which targets followers of the pop-culture driven video game lifestyle. Telltale is continuing to release new â€œSam & Maxâ€ content at its website on a regular basis, including the serialized webcomic story which began last winter, collectible prints signed by Steve Purcell, t-shirts and a completely new cartoon strip generator, which it has posted to the site today.
Cartoon strip generator?
Now, I'm only speculating that it's a an exclusive deal. But if GT are funding / producing the titles, they're unlikely to let any other websites distribut the content, after all having exclusivity is a huge drawcard.
The only thing that really worries me is this, which happens when one tries to join GameTap;
Sorry, GameTap is only available in the United States.
You may want to return to www.gametap.com. [/quote]
Us non-US citizens will somehow be able to play Sam & Max episodes in a timely manner, right?