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So, what can *we* do to help?

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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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  • [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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    Anonymous

    [quote]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.[/quote]

    Having both methods would probably nullify the whole 'saving costs' value though...

    I'm sure 56k people could cope- I did- for 9 whole years- almost 10, in fact (only jumped on ADSL 2 months ago, when it was enabled in my area)....so yeah...

    I think while it'd be great to make it just a download system, as you said, they'd need to ship games in physical form, since this way they'd probably receive the best sales....but ideally, online downloads would be the best...

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    Anonymous

    or the 56k people could just get a friend to download it for them

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    Anonymous

    There's just something about a physical game that you can go out and buy that makes me think that the whole online distribution won't work that well if it's the only option; but it definitly should exist.

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    I SO would have pre-paid for SEVERAL copies of Sam and Max 2. Since i've owned an internet cafe (last 3 years) ive been waiting for a TOP adventure game to come out so i could 1: play it and 2: put copies of it on my business PCs for customers to play. I did buy a copy of Grim Fandango for 1 PC and lots of people spent hours to pass it... Then unfortunately the CD2 became scratched and after i couldnt fix it we deleted the game.. i may buy it again soon to put back on for those who missed out... it would run nicely on the new computers we've got...

    anyway... i was basically wanting to make the point that i would have PREPAID for about 5 or 6 copies had i thought it was required...

    GoT

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