Telltale and GameTap Unveil First Details of Climactic Sam & Max Season Finale

Sam & Max off to the "Bright Side of the Moon" to save the world from certain doom

SAN RAFAEL, CA, April 12, 2007 – After months of buildup, Telltale and GameTap have revealed the first details around the anticipated finale of Sam & Max: Season 1, entitled "Bright Side of the Moon".

What started out as a local mind-control scheme has grown to global proportions, with links to the media, the mafia, the U.S. government, and the world wide web. Now it’s up to canine shamus Sam and his mildly psychotic rabbity-thing sidekick Max to storm a bizarre lunar paradise and confront the mastermind behind the plot. But will they be able to deliver the unassuming world populace from the jaws of tranquility and prevent an eternity of hypnotic enslavement?

"Over the past seven months, we've had fun developing the Season 1 story and seeing the fans' reactions," says Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "The finale stands on its own as a game, but it’s going to be especially satisfying for the players who have been with us all season long."

"Sam & Max: Season 1 is a testament to the fact that true episodic gaming can be successful," said Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap's vice president of content. "We look forward to continuing to work with Telltale on more groundbreaking projects."

The Sam & Max season finale will debut on GameTap on April 26, followed by its worldwide release on Telltale's website on May 10. The first screenshots and a teaser video from the season finale are available at and

Today also marks the worldwide release of episode 5, Reality 2.0, at, following its two-week exclusivity period on GameTap. Players who wish to catch up on the series before the finale can do so by subscribing to GameTap or by purchasing the episodes directly from Telltale.

About Sam & Max

Steve Purcell published "Monkeys Violating the Heavenly Temple" as his first Sam & Max comic in 1987. Sam & Max solved assorted crimes and mysteries as Freelance Police in their sturdy 1960 Black and White De Soto Adventurer from their home base in New York City. After a series of follow-up comic books, Purcell worked with a team at LucasArts to create the critically acclaimed Sam & Max Hit the Road adventure game in 1993. The dog and rabbity-thing duo moved to television in an award-winning animated series in 1997, and are now appearing in an all-new webcomic series at

About GameTap

GameTap is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched by Turner Broadcasting in 2005, it now delivers more than 850 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games on demand, including original and exclusive episodic properties. In addition to games for every age and interest, GameTap offers more than 600 original entertainment programs, popular video streams and thriving virtual communities to broadband-connected PCs. Continually updated with new games, programs and features, GameTap is a downloadable application that supports navigation and game play using keyboard and mouse, as well as most USB peripherals.

About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale delivers Tales for Your Imagination – high caliber interactive entertainment which features engaging stories, strong characters, and rich environments. A new era of interactive entertainment is emerging, with customers expecting more from their investment in play time. Telltale is developing and deploying cinematic quality animation and storytelling technologies, to create entertaining and exciting interactive adventures which meet these new expectations. Staffed with long time industry veterans, Telltale creates tales based on Jeff Smith's Bone series, Steve Purcell's Sam & Max characters and television's popular CSI program in partnership with Ubisoft. Telltale offers content development and custom publishing services for license-holders interested in adapting their properties for interactive delivery. Telltale has created innovative tools, designed specifically for rapid development of high quality, space-efficient titles for digital distribution. Telltale titles can be downloaded from its website, as well as online partners such as Yahoo! Games, Direct-to-Drive, Trymedia Systems, Boonty, and CNET. To learn more about Telltale, please visit


Emily Morganti

Telltale, Inc.

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Access Communications for GameTap


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