Saturday, December 31, 2011

Infamous Adventures' Space Quest II Remake is Out

Infamous Adventures has released their free fan remake of Space Quest II, which is available here. The remake is made in the adventure game creation program, Adventure Game Studio. It was made in the style of Sierra's later SCI remakes, giving the game a mouse controlled interface, removing the arrow key sensitive deaths, updating the graphics (the game aims to emulate the 256 color VGA graphics of the official Sierra remakes of the 1990's, although the game features a higher color palette), as well as new music, voices and sound effects.

It is made without approval of Activision (the current license holders of the Sierra franchises), but it has the (unofficial) approval of one of the original creator of Space Quest, Scott Murphy, as well as Josh Mandel (co-creator of Space Quest 6), who performs the voice of David Letterdroid in this remake.

In other Space Quest fan game news, a new Space Quest fangame with a new storyline (also created with Adventure Game Studio) called Vohaul Strikes Back has also just been released. It's a good time to be a Space Quest fan, since the fans are keeping the franchise alive.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Myst is Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Myst, the game that is rivaled only by Tetris for the amount of systems it has appeared on, is set to arrive on yet another new platform: the Nintendo 3DS.

Hoplite Research is developing this version of Cyan World's popular adventure. It will utilize the stereoscopic 3D screen of the Nintendo 3DS and will include all five islands from the original Myst plus the RIME Age which was introduced in realMYST.

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3 for iPhone is Out

Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan is now out for iPhone. It is available for purchase here at the App Store.

In other Telltale news, Jurassic Park: The Game is finally available to download on PlayStation 3 in Europe on the European PlayStation Network. The disc versions of the game on Xbox 360 and PC should be hitting European shores next year.

Law & Order Legacies Episodes 1 & 2 Are Out For iOS

The first two episodes of Law & Order: Legacies, the seven episode series where you get to play fan favorite characters from the entire run of the Law & Order franchise, are out now for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad in one universal app from the App Store. The first episode is available for purchase here, and episode 2 (as well as 3-7 once they are out in 2012) is available to purchase in-game.

The two episodes as well as the remaining episodes are scheduled in 2012 for PC and Mac as well.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jurassic Park Episode 2 Out for iPad 2

Jurassic Park: The Game Episode 2: The Calvary is out now for iPad 2. While the other platforms received all four episodes simultaneously in November, it appears the iPad is receiving the game in Telltale's normal fashion of one episode per month.

Jurassic Park: The Game is best classified as an interactive movie with extremely light adventure elements. It consists mostly of quick time events, a term that originated in Shenmue that basically means timed button presses. It's like an evolved form of gameplay from the Dragon's Lair arcade games. Unlike the old arcade games, the controls for button presses are presented on screen. The adventure element in Jurassic Park consists of scenes interspersed between the QTEs where you search a scene for clues on how to progress. You interact with characters by speaking to them, manipulate objects, and interact with the environment. There is no inventory. These adventure-lite scenes are similar to the crime scene portions of Telltale's CSI games.

If you take into consideration that the game is not a traditional adventure and are not adverse to the fact that many scenes that consist solely of timed button presses, then the game is worth buying.

You can buy episode 2 for iPad 2 from the app store here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 for iPhone is Here

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay is now available for iPhone and iPod Touch at the iTunes Store. Chapter 3 is set to come out for the iPhone on December 22.

In addition to that, Telltale has some pretty big sales going on. Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1 is free for the iPhone for a limited time. Most of their iPad and iPhone games are on sale as well for $2.99. Get the full list of titles on sale from this Telltale blog post.

For PC and Mac gamers, most of Telltale's full seasons are on sale for $9.99. Once you buy a full season, you will also be eligible for the season DVD which you can get for just the cost of shipping. The complete list of seasons on sale is here.

In addition to that, three PC and Mac episodes are also free for a limited time: Back to the Future - It's About Time, Sam & Max - Ice Station Santa, and Sam & Max - The Penal Zone.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stacking is Coming to PC

Double Fine's stacking won G4's best of 2011 awards for "best downloadable game".

In their acceptance video, Tim Schafer and Lee Petty included a quick note that Stacking was coming soon to PC.

The game is already out (along with an extra downloadable mission called The Hobo King) on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Law & Order: Legacies Coming to iOS Next Week

Law & Order: Legacies is Telltale's episodic game that was originally announced to be based on Law & Order: Los Angeles before that show's cancellation.

Law & Order: Legacies includes fan favorite characters from the entire run of the Law & Order series. The series will have seven episodes. The first half of each episode will deal with investigating the crime, and the first half will deal with prosecuting the accused. The game will have multiple endings, and it is your choice on whether the defendants are tried for manslaughter or murder. It's also possible to lose the trial, but still continue your progress in the game.

The first two episodes will be released on iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad in one universal app. The final five episodes, as well as PC and Mac versions, will be released in 2012.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Indiana Jones Adventure World: Warriors of the Sky

Zynga's casual social adventure game for Facebook, Indiana Jones Adventure World, has just recieved an update with a new five part adventure with Indiana Jones.

Now in addition to Indiana Jones and the Calendar of the Sun, which had you working with a non-playable Indiana Jones in a race to find the calendar (which was said to be able to control eclipses) against fellow archeologist Doctor Forrestal (the skewered skeleton in Raiders of the Lost Ark, shown here alive and well several years earlier), there is Warriors of the Sky.

In Warriors of the Sky, Indiana Jones is asked by his friend Harold Oxley (from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) for help in finding the Temple of the Sky. Indiana Jones gets a lead on a piece of the temple in Peru, so you begin your search and get assistance from Harold Oxley over two-way radio.

The authentic Indiana Jones feel of the Indiana Jones missions is thanks to Hal Barwood (author of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine), who is credited in this game in the area of "narrative design".

It's still a Zynga game (so there's still energy depletion, requirements of requests to friends to receive items, and the optional ability to purchase in-game items with real money), but in my opinion it's worth the social game hassle to experience the story.

Jurassic Park: The Game Headed to Europe

Kalypso Media announced that they are going to publish Telltale's Jurassic Park: The Game for PC and Xbox 360 early next year in Europe.

It is also coming out for download in Europe for PlayStation 3 through the PlayStation Network this week. If you are in Europe, and you purchase a 12-month PSN Plus subscription before midnight on November 12, you will recieve Jurassic Park: The Game for free.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2 for iPhone Coming

Tales of Monkey Island episode 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay for iPhone has been submitted for approval, and should appear on the iTunes App Store soon.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Enter The Story: The Count of Monte Cristo Is Out

I missed this one when it was released in August. The Count of Monte Cristo is the latest game in Chris Tolworthy's ambitous adventure game series that aims to create interactive versions of classic literature.

This game improves upon the previous games based on player feedback. Actions can be completed by single clicking the right or left mouse button rather than the double clicking the right mouse button, and the middle mouse button is now supported for menus. It also has a much more focused story, as it focuses on one main central character, and the side characters now have full movement as there are fifty fully mobile sprites. More color has been added into this game by popular request.

The story is also improved based on feedback. There's less jumping around between locations, and clues are delivered wherever you are to reduce confusion. Also, due to reviewers early feeling the story moved too slowly, the story in this game has been adjusted to make it flow more quickly.

The Count of Monte Cristo is available for $7.99 USD or in a package with all five Enter the Story games for $14.99.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Indiana Jones Adventure World Video Preview

More news is coming out about the change in Adventure World. It's going to become Indiana Jones Adventure World tomorrow, and an Indiana Jones themed map called Indiana Jones and the Calendar of the Sun will be playable.

Autumn Sales

Just thought I'd give you a heads up that Telltale's iPad titles are 50% off and their iPhone/iPod touch titles are $0.99 until November 30th. Also, there's a lot of deals to be had at Steam's Autumn Sale (which ends in just over 7 hours), including most of Telltale's PC titles, the LucasArts Adventure Pack (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, The Dig, and Loom), and other adventures.

Indiana Jones Comes To Adventure World Tomorrow

Adventure World, the casual social adventure game that combines Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures with Farmville, put out a new message today.

There's a 40% off sale on adventure dollars (the game's completely optional money system) today because Indiana Jones is coming to the game tomorrow. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I think it's safe to say Indy will be featuring in the game more than his current role as the sender of letters.

Hal Barwood (author of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine) updated his website to mention that he worked on Adventure World in the area of narrative design. So, it should be interesting to see what tomorrow brings.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sołtys is Now Freeware and in English

The ScummVM downloads page now has a new playable freeware game. That game is LK Avalon's Sołtys, an adventure game where a groom runs away at the alter of his arranged wedding, and the bride's father goes off to find him.

The game was originally available only in Polish, but the freeware release is available in its original Polish language, and, for the first time, an English translation is also available. The game can be played with a ScummVM daily build.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Simon the Sorcerer Enhanced Soundtrack 2.1

James Woodcock's Music Enhancement Project, the project where James Woodcock uses a Yamaha Tyros4 keyboard to create music that is faithful to the original MIDI music in the games, has had an update today.


The Simon the Sorcerer Enhanced Soundtrack has been updated. The second song (track02.ogg) had a single note that was out of place, which has now been fixed in this latest release. As with all of his enhanced soundtracks, this is playable with the original game using ScummVM.

Along with Simon the Sorcerer, he also released ScummVM compatible music for the games Simon the Sorcerer, Discworld and Inherit the Earth.

Monday, November 21, 2011

ScummVM Supports BASS Enhanced Soundtrack

James Woodcock's Music Enhancement Project is a project where James Woodcock uses a Yamaha Tyros4 keyboard to create music that is faithful to the original MIDI music in the games, since modern MIDI output is so variable and rarely sounds like the developers intended.

Beneath a Steel Sky is available for free from the daily builds of the point and click adventure game interpreter, ScummVM.

James Woodcock also released ScummVM compatible music for the games Simon the Sorcerer, Discworld and Inherit the Earth. You'll need to own these games in order to play these enhanced soundtracks, because, unlike Beneath a Steel Sky, they aren't freeware.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All Episodes of Jurassic Park Are Out Now!

All four episodes of the Telltale Games episodic Jurassic Park: The Game are out now for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. iPad gamers only get episode 1, as the game is being released episodically on that platform.  The remaining three games will come out for iPad in the upcoming months.

People who ordered the deluxe pack from Telltale can also download the soundtrack and commentary from the bottom of their "My Telltale" page.

Friday, November 11, 2011

ScummVM 1.4.0 "10th Anniversary" Released

ScummVM, the program that lets you run many 2D point and click adventure games (most LucasArts, Sierra, Revolution, Adventure Soft, etc.) on modern systems and video game consoles, has been updated.

This release includes support for a new adventure game (Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch), a new children's game (Blue's Birthday Adventure), and a new non-adventure RPG game based on the same engine as the Kyrandia games (Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos). This brings the total amount of games (including non-adventures but not including fan games and demos) supported by ScummVM up to 172!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1 for iPhone

Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, the first episode of Tales of Monkey Island, is now available for the iPhone from the iTunes app store.  No announcement has been made, as of yet, about whether the remaining four episodes will also be coming to the iPhone as well.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

L.A. Noire Complete Edition for PC is Out Now

The L.A. Noire Complete Edition, a PC release of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 noire detective game L.A. Noire, has been released. The PC version contains the full game, originally developed by defunct Australian Studio Team Bondi and Rockstar North, as well as all console DLC from the game, including the 'Nicholson Electroplating' Arson case, 'Reefer Madness' Vice case, 'The Consul's Car' Traffic case, 'The Naked City' Vice case, 'A Slip of the Tongue' Traffic case, The Badge Pursuit Challenge, and all weapons and outfits released to date.

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Dream Machine Episode 3 Released

The Dream Machine Episode 3 is now available, after just making its revised release schedule of October 2011.

Now the plot begins to unfold as you use the dream machine to save your neighbors. The episodes are available online with flash. The first episode is free, the rest are available individually or in a pack containing all five at 20% off for people who order before the last episode is released.

Doctor Who: The Gun Powder Plot Out Now

The Gunpowder Plot, the first episode of the second series of Doctor Who: The Adventure games, is out now just in time for Halloween.

Other Halloween goodies that have a little bit to do with this blog include the Steam releases of an updated version of the platformer Psychonauts with a more lenient final level and cloud saves as well as a Mac version of Psychonauts, and a PC version of the Halloween themed Costume Quest RPG.

Also, Dave Grossman of Telltale Games has added a new pumpkin to his Pumpkin House of Horrors.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot Trailer

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games are beginning their second series on October 31st. The first episode centers around Guyfawkes and the November 5th gunpowder plot. Like the first series, the episodes will be free for UK residents. Non-UK residents will be able to purchase the episodes at a later date.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jurassic Park Deluxe Edition for PC/Mac Preorders

Jurassic Park: The Game now has a deluxe pack available for preorder, as unlike usual Telltale games, all 4 Jurassic Park episodes will be released at once for PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on November 15 (and iPad sometime afterward), and people who preorder the deluxe edition will get digital downloads of the episodes immediately upon release date.

The preorders are $39.99 USD, and will go up to $49.99 USD after release. People who have the discount code given to previous preorders before Telltale moved the date can get the deluxe version of the game for $5 USD plus shipping during the preorder period.

Back to the Future Out At Retail for Wii and PS3

Back to the Future: The Game is now available at retail stores in the United States for the Wii and PlayStation 3 on a retail disc containing all six episodes for only $19.99 USD.

Friday, October 14, 2011

HD Remake of Leisure Suit Larry Out Next Year

Leisure Suit Larry HD is an upcoming high definition remake of the original Leisure Suit Larry by Replay Games. The game is being designed with creative input from Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe. It is scheduled to come out next year for PC, Mac, XBLA, PSN, iOS, and Android.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Telltale's episodic Law & Order game coming Fall 2011

Telltale has announced that their upcoming game based on the Law & Order franchise will be coming out in Fall 2011, and that it will be episodic rather than straight to retail like its CSI games. The post doesn't mention the Los Angeles moniker (the show was cancelled shortly after Telltale's LA: LO game announcement), but at this point Telltale hasn't mentioned whether it will be based on Los Angeles, the main franchise (which itself ended in 2010), or the only surviving franchise (outside of Law & Order: UK) Law & Order: SVU.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pay What You Want For Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle

The Humble Indie Bundle, where you pay what you want for a package of indie games and decide how to split your money between the developers and charity, is back in the form of the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle.

This bundle originally started out only including the game Frozen Synapse, but now it includes Space Chem, and the adventure game Trauma. In Trauma, you enter the mind of a woman who has been hospitalized after a car accident and try to make sense out of the images of her dreams.

If you pay more than the average price, you also get the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle, which, while it doesn't include any adventure games, includes the games Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, the prototype game Jack Claw, and a preorder for the puzzle game Splot.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Dream Machine Episode 3 Out in October

The Dream Machine will finally be continuing in October, as episode 3 gets a release date after a long delay.

The Dream Machine is an episodic flash adventure game that is set to be released in five parts. It is unique in that the art is designed from clay and cardboard. The story revolves around a newlywed couple who discover an odd machine in their new apartment.

The first episode is free to play, and subsequent episodes can be purchased in a package deal, which is currently at 20% off for €13.75, or individually for €4.69 each.

You can view my review of the first episode here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hector: Beyond Reasonable Doom is Out Now

Beyond Reasonable Doom, the third and final episode of Straandlooper's raunchy Hector: Badge of Carnage, is now out for PC, Mac, iPad, and iPhone/iPod Touch.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monkey Island SE Collection out in Europe

Activision has released a boxed version of the two special editions for the first two Monkey Island games for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in Europe. 

The special edition collection contains bonus features such as the full soundtracks for each game, concept art for the two special edition as well as concept art for the cancelled ILM animated Monkey Island film (which reportedly eventually became the basis for the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series). LucasArts has no plans to release the collection elsewhere.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hector Episode 2 Available Now

Hector: Badge of Carnage episode 2 is now available for PC, Mac, iTunes and iPhone. At the Telltale Games store, The price is $19.99 for the entire three episode season, but you can upgrade to the full season for $9.99 if you already own episode one.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back to the Future PC DVD, Wii, and PS3

Back to the Future: The Game can now be pre-ordered for PC DVD in two flavors: Collector's Edition and a Deluxe Edition which includes merchandise related to the game (like the Tales of Monkey Island Deluxe Edition before it). The collector's edition is $24.99 for those who haven't yet ordered the episodic season, and free (minus shipping and handling) to those to purchased the season from the Telltale store, while the deluxe edition is $44.99 for those who haven't yet purchased the episodic season or $19.99 for those who purchased the season from Telltale.

The Telltale blog also has news that Telltale is releasing physical versions of the game for the Wii and PlayStation 3 this holiday season.  The releases will be published by Telltale, since they have become official publishers on both systems.  Telltale also became an official Xbox 360 publisher earlier this year, but an Xbox 360 release has not been announced.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Captain Morgane Coming to UK This Year


The spin-off of So Blonde starring Captain Morgane is coming to the UK in quarter four of this year. It was previously announced at last year's Gamescom conference that it is once again created by Steve Ince, and that the plot follows Morgane as she proves herself as captain, assembles a crew, and sails to several islands in search of treasure.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Humble Bundle #2 Included in Humble Bundle #3

Humble Bundle is the collection of indie games where you can choose your own price, and also choose how much to give to the developers and how much to give to charity. They are offering 7 games as part of Humble Bundle #3, plus if you pay more than the average price you get Humble Bundle #2 at no additional cost, including the indie adventure game Machinarium. There's only a few hours left if you want to get in on this deal.

New Puzzle Agent 2 iOS version


Puzzle Agent 2 has received an update on the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad. It now supports 3G devices and newer, puzzle controls and usability are significantly improved, voice skipping has been fixed, cutscene graphics are improved, and some performance enhancements and other minor bug fixes have been included as well.

The Telltale blog also states that the iOS versions of the games are on sale this week. Puzzle Agent 1 is $0.99 and Puzzle Agent 2 is $2.99 for the remainder of the week.

All Back to the Future Games Out Now

Telltale posted a blog post reminding everyone that all episodes of Back to the Future: The Game are out on all the platforms that are supported: PC/Mac, PlayStation Network, and iPad. Since I haven't posted in a while, I thought I'd take this opportunity to catch up as well.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Puzzle Agent 2 is Out Now

Puzzle Agent 2, Telltale's sequel to the Professor Layton inspired puzzle adventure game set in Graham Annable's Grickle universe, is now available on PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod Touch, and iPad.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Back to The Future Finale Out Now For PC and Mac

OUTATIME, the final episode of the episodic Back to the Future: The Game series by Telltale Games, is now available for PC and Mac. This episode features Michael J Fox as the voice of two different characters.

Today is also the day that all five Tales of Monkey Island episodes are available for the iPad from the iTunes store.

Double Visions Review

Double Visions is the fourth episode of the episodic Back to the Future: The Game by Telltale Games.  After a troubled start, with the first two episodes being criticized for a lack of originality in puzzles and numerous bugs, things started to seem to be getting better with Episode 3: Citizen Brown.  Unfortunately, Double Visions takes many step backwards.

This game takes place in two different time eras, the Citizen Brown alternate 1986, and 1931.  The beginning section in the alternate 1986 is excellent, and the cutscene of the Marty and Citizen Brown escape is choreographed so well it actually felt like a scene from the film.  However, the rest of the game is spent in 1931, and the game goes downhill fast from here.  I do like 1931.  I enjoy the characters of young Emmet and young Edna a lot.  However, while 1931 seemed fresh and exciting in episode 1, it's gotten really dull by this point.  Telltale did try to liven things up by having new locations.  The new locations are Emmet's new lab, and the technology of the future presentation at the Hill Valley High School.  The problem is that these are the only two locations for the majority of the game.  The puzzles have Marty going back and forth between the two locations, which becomes very tedious very quickly.


The main problem is that there are some bugs in these two locations that make them very frustrating.  I had to turn on pop up text because the clickable areas for objects were incorrect.  I'd often find Marty leaving Doc's lab rather than interacting with an object, since the clickable area for the door extended too far into the lab.  Turning on the pop up text revealed where the clickable area was, but that was a bandage rather than a solution since pop up text is supposed to be an optional feature.  The most frustrating location was the highschool.  Often I'd try to leave the area and I'd bump into Trixie who was pacing at the bottom of the screen.   This would trigger a conversation with Trixie, even though I did not press any button to make this happen.  With her walk path being right where Marty needed to be, this happened to me quite a few times.  Another very annoying bug is that there was an instance where there was no voice and only subtitles.  This was frustrating to me when I played with subtitles turned on, since it broke the story's hold on me.  With the subtitles turned off, it would be even more frustrating, since you would actually miss a part of the dialog.

On the plus side, the puzzles have more variety this time.  I enjoyed the puzzle where Marty had to find a way to leave the highschool.  The puzzle with Emmet's invention actually stumped me, and I had to end up looking up a hint.  It is nice to see Telltale adding variety and a harder difficulty level to the puzzles.  The art design, voices, and music are all top notch once again as well.  It's a shame there aren't any new characters in this game, however.  The returning characters are the ones that I enjoyed the most in the previous games, but new characters would have went a long way to making the return visit to 1931 a lot more enjoyable.

After an excellent third episode, it's a shame this game took such a huge step backwards.  The framing sections are fun, at the beginning and end of the game.  However, it really drags in the middle.  There are only two locations for the majority of the game, and those locations are riddled with bugs.  The puzzles are more fun this time, and the music, voices, and art design are top notch as usual.  However, there are no new characters introduced (nor are there any new alternate versions of characters already seen), and although the characters that are in the game are the most interesting of those seen so far, they are not enough to carry the game on their own.  The ending sets up the final episode excellently, as usual.  But, in the end, that's all that this episode seems to be: a way to set things up for the much more ambitious finale.

Update: 12/1/15: Since I wrote this review, a remaster called the 30th Anniversary Edition has been released. The improved textures aren't really that noticeable, however they also managed to get Tom Wilson to reprise his role as Biff. Biff only appears in a silent cameo in this episode, but since the episodes are only available as a package deal, if you want to play it, it's worth getting the remaster if you've never played the game before. If you've already played it, it's not really worth picking up again, unless you're a big Back to the Future fan.

Final Verdict:

3 out of 5

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

iPad Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1 Free Today

Tales of Monkey Island Episode 1 is free for iPad on the iTunes store is free today.

The other four episodes will finally be available for the iPad tomorrow, making Tales of Monkey Island the first full series Telltale has released for the system.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Siege of Spinner Cay is now on the iPad in NZ

The Siege of Spinner Cay, the second episode of Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island, is now available on the iPad from the iTunes store in New Zealand. It should be on the iTunes store in other territories soon.  The remaining three episodes are forthcoming, but no release date has been announced as of yet.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Puzzle Agent 2 Trailer + Release Date

Puzzle Agent 2, Telltale's sequel to it's puzzle adventure game set in Graham Annable's Grickle universe, is set to be released on June 30th.

The game is now available for preorder at the Telltale Store. The preorder price is one dollar cheaper than the usual price, at $8.99, and includes the original Puzzle Agent at no extra cost (it can be gifted to a friend too if you already own it).

There's also a contest running where people who preorder get the chance to get the game about two weeks before everyone else.

In other Telltale news, Back to the Future: The Game: Double Visions, the fourth part of the five part series is now available on the PlayStation Network.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Michael J Fox in OUTATIME, Available June 23

Outatime, the final episode of Back to the Future: The Game, will feature Michael J. Fox in two roles. Telltale has given a hint that one of the roles is of a McFly ancestor that Marty has met in the film trilogies.

The game will be released on the PC and Mac on June 23, with the iPad and PlayStation 3 releases following sometime afterward, at an as-of-yet unannounced timeframe.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso is Now Free

Mr Smoozles Goes Nutso, a game that combines the adventure and action genres into an arcade style experience, was made freeware in February.

The game is by Steve Ince, of Revolution fame, and stars the characters from his Mr. Smoozles online webcomic.

Back to the Future Episode 4 on iPad Now

Back to the Future: The Game: Episode 4: Double Visions is now available on the iPad at the iTunes store.

Episode 1: It's About Time is also free for iPad at the iTunes store for a limited time. Episode 1 is also still free for PC and Mac through Telltale's website.

The PlayStation Store is back up now in the United States, and apparently the third episode of Back to the Future the Game: Citizen Brown is now available on US PSN.  The game will apparently be coming to UK PSN later this month.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

ScummVM 1.3.0 "Runner" Released

ScummVM is a program that lets you play various adventure games (such as most LucasArts, Sierra, Revolution, Adventure Soft, etc.) on many different systems including modern versions of Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, as well as Dreamcast, Wii, iPhone, and more. This new version is now playable on WebOS PDAs and smartphones.

The new games supported by the new version of ScummVM include Urban Runner, Toonstruck, Hugo's House of Horrors, Hugo II: Whodunit?, and Hugo III: Jungle of Doom. It also now supports the children's adventure games Backyard Baseball, Backyard Baseball 2001, Playtoons: Bambou, and several games in the Living Books series.