Liz Johnston Introduced as Winner During Annual “Make a Scene” Panel at Seattle Penny Arcade Expo, Meets Telltale Creative Leads
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. – September 23, 2009 – Telltale Games has announced that Liz Johnston of British Columbia, Canada is the winner of the Tales of Monkey Island™ “Designer for the Day” contest. The worldwide contest attracted more than 4,400 entries and gave fans the chance to write a line of dialogue for the fourth game of the five month long Tales of Monkey Island episodic series.
Given the set up of accusing Monkey Island lead character Guybrush Threepwood of wrongdoing, Liz wrote “He dug up my perfectly good X!” Now we’re all left to wonder how this could possibly get worked into a game scenario.
"I've been a fan of the Monkey Island series and Telltale for a long time now, and it's an honor to have my line chosen," said Johnston. "The guys behind the game at Telltale love fan involvement, and I think it’s very cool that I’ll be hearing my line so quickly because the games are developed episodically.”
As part of the prize package, Liz was flown to this year’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle earlier this month where she was officially announced as the contest’s winner during Telltale’s annual “Make a Scene” panel. Liz also met with the Telltale’s design director Dave Grossman, Tales of Monkey Island co-lead designer Mark Darin, and the voice of Guybrush Threepwood himself, Dominic Armato, to discuss how Guybrush will respond to this heinous accusation.
The first two of the five Tales of Monkey Island episodes are currently available, with the third chapter releasing this coming Tuesday, September 29. The full series can be purchased for $34.95 on PC at www.telltalegames.com and the WiiWare games are available from the Wii Shop Channel.
About Tales of Monkey Island
Tales of Monkey Island has proven the most successful launch to date of an episodic series for Telltales Games, with critics and gamers finding their sea legs and responding positively to the first new Monkey Island game in nine years. In the tradition of the great old movie serials with cliffhanger endings, Tales of Monkey Island will unfold over five months with each episodic chapter raising the stakes on Guybrush Threepwood’s quest to eradicate the insidious Pox of LeChuck, reunite with his wife and vanquish his arch rival. The story deepens through interweaving threads in each chapter building to surprising twists in the grand finale coming this fall!
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than twenty games to date. 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 USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. 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.