Telltale Games Launches The Penal Zone App for iPad

First game in the hotly anticipated Sam & Max:The Devil’s Playhouse series now available on App Store



SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- April 2, 2010 – Pioneering digital publisher, Telltale Games today announced The Penal Zone App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The app is the first game in a new Sam & Max: Devil’s Playhouse series and has been specifically developed for iPad.



“We are tremendous fans of Apple and are extremely excited to have our longest running game series available for the launch of iPad,” said Dan Connors, CEO and co-founder of Telltale Games. “The iPad is an outstanding device for gaming and we’re excited to bring the first of many of our games to the App Store starting today.”



Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is the biggest, and most epic Sam & Max series to date. As the game begins, an otherworldly power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it - intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane. The epic comedy saga, with five episodes releasing monthly, showcases Telltale’s unique expertise in storytelling and cinematic production to present an experience on par with animated feature theatrical releases.



“Sam & Max just feels right on iPad," said Kevin Bruner, CTO, Telltale Games. "The gameplay experience is incredibly intimate and tactile. Playing the game on iPad truly feels different to anything else.”



In addition to all the comic mayhem and sleuthing that comes with Sam & Max games, the development team has added a number of Multi-Touch features to take advantage of the unique experience available on iPad.



The Penal Zone App for iPad is available for $9.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.



The Sam & Max saga plays out in five episodes of mayhem that will be released on a monthly schedule for $9.99 per episode.



For more information please visit http://www.telltalegames.com.



About Sam & Max

Sam & Max: Devil’s Playhouse is based on the indie comics by Steve Purcell.
Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy suit sporting a trombone-sized .44 hand-cannon. Max is three feet of pure unleashed id with a saw blade grin and the impulsive nature of the average piranha. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, pummeling perps, and ridding the urban landscape of the shifty legions of "self-propelled gutter trash" that litter their streets. Sam & Max is Telltale's longest running episodic game series to date.



About Telltale, Inc.

Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of interactive stories playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. 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 30 games to date. Telltale’s reputation for quality extends has been established across more than 25 published releases that have an cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles 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 iPad, PlayStation(R) 3, Mac, PC, Wii (TM), and Xbox 360 (TM).

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