SAN RAFAEL, CA. -- Telltale Games today announced that Puzzle Agent is now available for download for the iPhone and iPad. The widely popular "puzzling adventure with a twist" has captivated players since its June release on PC and Mac, and it's now bringing its challenging brand of fun to mobile gamers.
Since its debut, Puzzle Agent has received numerous accolades from a wide array of media -- from respected gaming enthusiast outlets to national mainstream media -- and includes:
* IGN.com "Best iPhone Game of E3"
* CNET "Thirty Great Games You Can Play on a Netbook"
* MSNBC.com "Best of E3 2010"
Optimized for iPhone and iPad mobile platforms, Puzzle Agent was created in collaboration with Graham Annable and is based on his indie comic work, Grickle. The game combines accessible Professor Layton-inspired puzzling, generous doses of Nordic folklore and enigmatic gnomes, with dark David Lynch and Coen brothers inspired sensibilities.
"Since first announcing the game and the details behind our collaboration with Graham, Puzzle Agent has been warmly received by both fans and the media, said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games. "We are pleased to now offer consumers a phenomenal gameplay experience for their iPhone and iPad."
Puzzle Agent is the first game released via Telltale's new Pilot Program through which the company is bringing new game concepts to market, similar to the broadcast industry's television pilots.
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 has been established across more than 25 published releases that have 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 PlayStation(R) 3, PC, Mac, Wii (TM), Xbox 360 (TM) and iPad.
About Puzzle Agent
In Puzzle Agent, Nelson Tethers from the U.S. Department of Puzzle Investigation is sent to the field when White House inquiries to the Scoggins Eraser Co. are answered only with curious puzzles. The game combines brainteasers including mazes, puzzles, logic and riddles, intertwined with an engrossing mystery story -- all presented with Graham's unique narrative and visual sensibilities, and the distinctive Telltale style.
About Graham Annable
Classically trained animator Graham Annable has built impressive credentials in film, television, video games and indie comics. He has for years spent his free time creating some of the funniest, most poignant comics and cartoons anywhere. His fluid art pulses with life and character. Alternately poetic and hilarious, Graham's work presents a strange twist on the everyday, and does so with heart and humor.
Graham has contributed to projects with George Lucas, Chuck Jones, Nickelodeon, Telltale Games, Jeff Smith and Henry Selick's teams, most recently through his work as storyboard artist on the Coraline theatrical feature. His indie Grickle Channel on YouTube was recently a home page Featured Video, ultimately driving over 1 million views. Graham's Grickle was named one of Wizard's Top 25 indie books everyone must read and selected for Houghton-Mifflin's 2008 edition of Best American Comics.