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So, what can *we* do to help?

posted by jp-30 on - last edited - Viewed by 1.3K users

Hi Telltale,

As you'll have seen from reaction around the web, there are many, many groups of people who are very happy to see the legacy of LucasArts adventures being continued by its alumni (both Telltale and Autumn Moon, and to a lesser extent Pileated).

While the Sam & Max 2 cancellation hubbub was in full swing, you'll have noticed plenty of people who were willing to pre-pay for the game to prove it was viable and ensure money in the bank for LEC.

So, I'm wondering if there's anything we, the casual punter and rabid fan could do to assist Telltale? I see there's cafepress merchandise on the homepage now - cool, but how about something with your caveman? The Telltale logo on its own is a bit nondescript.

I can't speak for others, but if you need a top-up cash injection outside of your corporate funding drive, I'd happily pre-pay or part-pre-pay for a game that's still up to a year away and/or pay a subscription fee that would give small exclusives or pre-release tastes of your products. And I'd wager a lot of other LEC adventure fans would think the same way.

Forgetting all that, outside of us fans parting with our hard earned money, is there anything else we can do on your behalf to make your job easier?

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    Anonymous

    they could always have an online distribution..and the alternative with a box etc costing more money...

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    Anonymous

    I am running 56k on a MAC for god’s sake. Stop complaining.

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    Anonymous

    Put up a hoodie on your list of schwag, and I'm all yours. :)

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    Anonymous

    I'm an overseas 56K modem user from Australia, and I have no problem with downloading large files from the internet - I just use getright or similar proprietory system, like fileplanet uses ( I subscribe to gamespy and gamespot)

    500MB only takes about a week of leaving your computer going while you sleep - and lets be serious here: A week is not a problematic distribution time - its at most a few days longer than the very fastest postage. But more importantly - it can be months *shorter* than the slowest postage!

    To cater for those who desire physical package goodness, I suggest that Telltale have their game cover illustrations available on CafePress as lunchbox graphics, and voila, an instant game box! :)

    On a more serious note, if enough games companies (and there are lots trying to avoid packaging) suggested that Cafepress (or similar company) add a "two piece box" piece of merchandise to their list of products, then everyone would be happy.

    my 2 cents.

  • [quote]To cater for those who desire physical package goodness, I suggest that Telltale have their game cover illustrations available on CafePress as lunchbox graphics, and voila, an instant game box! :)

    On a more serious note, if enough games companies (and there are lots trying to avoid packaging) suggested that Cafepress (or similar company) add a "two piece box" piece of merchandise to their list of products, then everyone would be happy.

    my 2 cents.[/quote]

    Good call - though it can be simpler than cafepress - one of those newfangled empty DVD cases that can be bought at any computer / stationary store and a 300dpi sleeve JPG you can print and cut out for the case. Easy.

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    Anonymous

    online distribution is an awful idea for a full game but excellent for add on material as long as the price/content ratio is ok and EA eh sorry i meant rip of

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    Anonymous

    ah double post , sorry for that, forgot to put a "not" before "Ea" on my post and i couldn't find how to edit the post

  • [quote]ah double post , sorry for that, forgot to put a "not" before "Ea" on my post and i couldn't find how to edit the post[/quote]

    I missed it too for several days. It's the edit.gif icon in the top left corner of your posts.

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    Anonymous

    to get back on topic,

    I've already bought a sticker with the telltalegames logo.
    I'll be buying a T-shirt at the end of the month.

    to get back to the previous subject, i think on-line distribution is a great idea but it has it's drawbacks. such as the 56k'rs
    there should be an alternate method, maybe have a choice to have the game shipped or to download.

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    Anonymous

    Thanks Jp. By the way are you the same Jp from lucasforums?

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