First Telltale interactive tale is now available for download at
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN RAFAEL, California -- September 15, 2005
Telltale, Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its
first interactive tale based on "Out from Boneville,"from Jeff
Smith's acclaimed Bone series. Visitors to the Telltale website
can also download a free demo version of the game.
Telltale, an emerging pioneer in interactive adventures and
entertainment, is making this title available through its
direct-to-consumer Telltale Now™ channel, for downloading titles over
the Internet. This can be accessed at the bone.telltalegames.com
The Bone adventures begin with three cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone
and Smiley Bone -- who become separated in a vast, uncharted desert.
One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled
with wonderful and terrifying creatures and new mysteries that await
them. Hailed by reviewers and educators alike as engaging for all
ages, the Bone books have become the anchor for a series of graphic
novels from Scholastic's new Graphix imprint.
"I've worked very closely with Telltale as they've been developing this
title and have been very impressed,"says Jeff Smith, creator of
Bone. "They've done an amazing job capturing the essence of my
story and adapting it for a new medium -- with great animation, voices,
and fun puzzles and games worked into the story in a very natural way.
"We're finding that Bone plays really well as an interactive tale," says Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale. "It has terrific characters,
an interesting setting and a story that hits on many different
levels. It has something for everyone, with an approachable
narrative for kids; fun mini-games and puzzles; and deeper elements for
fans of classic adventures and epic sagas.
Telltale has created innovative tools, designed specifically for rapid
development of high quality, space-efficient titles for digital
distribution. With this approach, Telltale has the ability to
publish new Bone episodes regularly, with the next one scheduled for
early 2006. Those interested in Telltale's "Out from Boneville"
can download a free demo from bone.telltalegames.com and other popular
download sites. They can un-lock the full story for $19.99
without any additional downloads.
Jeff Smith's nine-volume Bone book series has sold over 1 million
copies worldwide, with translations in 15 languages. Bone accolades and
awards include both the prestigious 2005 Eisner Award and 2005 Harvey
Award for Best Graphic Album. Earlier this year, the world's
largest children's publisher Scholastic began issuing the Bone books in
color for the very first time. Scholastic has established a bi-annual
release schedule for its 9 volume Bone series, with the third
installment slated for a Spring 2006 release.