Announcing the Tales of Monkey Island "Game Designer for a Day" Contest

How has the legendary pirate Guybrush Threepwood done you wrong?
Enter the Tales of
Monkey Island contest, and your words could appear in an upcoming episode!



SAN RAFAEL, CA, July 14, 2009 – What's your opinion of that
scoundrel, Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate? Telltale is announcing the
unique chance to put your words into the mouths of pirates in an upcoming
episode with the Tales of Monkey Island dialogue contest that begins
today. To enter, flex your funny bone and send Telltale a one-liner that
explains how Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, wronged you in some way. The
funniest and most imaginative entries will be submitted for consideration to be
recorded by Tales of Monkey Island voice talent and inclusion in an
upcoming game episode.



Tales of Monkey Islandis a brand-new pirate adventure told across five months, set in the universe made famous in LucasArts' popular Monkey Island™ game series. Telltale is bringing all the drama, intrigue, and swashbuckling adventure of Monkey Island to today's gamers in this five episode saga, which premiered last week at www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland
for PC.




In the series' first chapter, "Launch of the Screaming
Narwhal," Guybrush washes up on the shores of Flotsam Island after a
heated—and unsuccessful—battle with his arch-nemesis, the demon
pirate LeChuck. His quest: to rescue his wife Elaine, to clear up the voodoo
pox that's infecting pirates across the Caribbean, and to finish off LeChuck
once and for all. But first, he'll have to find his way off an island plagued
by winds that always blow inward, while giving the slip to a maniacal scientist
who keeps trying to cut off Guybrush's pox-infected hand. And that's only the
beginning of the Mighty Pirate's five-month adventures! The dialog line
from the contest winner may appear in a pivotal scene within the penultimate
chapter of the saga this October.



In addition to featuring the winning entries in an upcoming
episode, contest winners may appear in the game credits and be eligible
for other great prizes. The contest kicked off today, July 14, 2009 just before
noon PST, and runs through midnight PST, August 10, 2009. Additional
contest details can be found at http://www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland/contest.



About Telltale, Inc.


Telltale is the first and only company to release interactive episodic content
on a monthly schedule. The landmark Sam & Max series, based on the
independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two
award-winning seasons on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Strong Bad's Cool
Game for Attractive People, based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons, soon
followed as the first episodic series for WiiWare™. Telltale's Wallace
& Gromit's Grand Adventures is now releasing for PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade.



Telltale's other games include two installments in Ubisoft's CSI series, based
on the most popular television franchise in the United States, and two games
based on the best-selling Bone comics by Jeff Smith. Telltale's games have won
numerous awards, including Adventure Game of the Year accolades from
publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have
been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from The New York Times to
Variety. USA Today ranked Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures among five
downloadable games to watch for in 2009.



Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, Wii, and Xbox
360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels in the coming
year. For more information, visit http://www.telltalegames.com

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