Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Episode 1 on iOS

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space (formerly Sam & Max Season Two) Episode 1: Ice Station Santa is now available in a universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You can buy it from the iTunes App Store here.

As a bonus, there's some extras in this version: a soundboard that lets you play things said by Sam & Max at will, and a version of the Whack da Ratz minigame that lets you try to get a high score to compete with people from across the globe via a leaderboard.

Telltale have stated that episodes 2-5 of Season 2 will be coming shortly. There's still no word on an iPad release of episodes 2-5 of Season 3.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Law & Order: Legacies Episodes 1-3 For Mac and PC

Law & Order: Legacies episodes 1, 2, and 3 are now available for PC and Mac. The remaining 4 episodes will be released later. All 7 episodes are available in a pack for $19.99 from the Telltale Games Store.

The episodes take place in New York and feature fan favorite characters from the entire run of the Law & Order franchise, including flashback scenes with Lennie Briscoe. The gameplay is similar to the Pheonix Wright series of games. Every episode is an individual case in which case is investigated first and then tried in court, like the show. Also like the show, it's possible to lose the court battle but the game doesn't end. There's multiple outcomes depending on how you do in court. Like most of Telltale's other games, and especially Telltale's later CSI games, the individual cases will be tied together at the end of the series.

You can buy Law & Order for Mac and PC here and for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here (The iOS version is a universal app. The first episode is available with the app, the remaining episodes can be purchased within the app individually or in a season package). Episodes 1,2,3, and 4 are available now for iOS. The remaining episodes will be released at a later, as of yet unannounced date.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jurassic Park Episode 3 Out for iPad 2

iPad 2 owners can finally play the third episode of Jurassic Park: The Game, Telltale's interactive movie consisting of mostly timed button presses with extremely light adventure elements.

The story, music, art style, and voice acting are excellent.  If you are not adverse to a game that consists of mostly quick time events (QTEs) and don't mind that the adventure portions are extremely light on adventure elements (these scenes consist solely of talking to characters, manipulating objects, and interacting with the environment.  There is no inventory), then the game is worth buying.

You can buy it from the iTunes App Store here.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Law & Order: Legacies Episode 4 on iOS Now

Law & Order: Legacies, Telltale's Law & Order series featuring characters from the entire run of the Law & Order franchise, now has a new episode available for the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad through the universal app available on iTunes. The app includes Law & Order episode 1, and you can buy the additional episodes individually from within the app or in a bundle.

The series consists of seven episodes. The remaining three episodes will be released for iOS soon. The game is also coming to PC & Mac, but no release date has yet been announced.

In other Telltale iOS news, the site is having a sale on iOS games. Most of Telltale's iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch games are $0.99 until January 29. You can view the games on sale along with links to buy them from Telltale's blog.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Domino Dialog in Grim Fandango Fixed (Updated)

Grim Fandango has had a problem since release with a whole section of dialog near the end of the game not triggering for most people.

On the ResidualVM forums, giucam has finally figured out why that happens.

Apparently, the LUA file for Domino's second speech has the same check name as the LUA file for Domino's first speech. So if you talk to Domino in his office at the beginning of the game, you won't be able to talk to him the second time near the end of the game.

The dialog options for Manny's second meeting with Domino are rather lengthy, and most people never got to hear them. So now, finally, Domino will no longer be sitting silently at his office at the end of the world. Manny can finally get Domino to take those darn headphones off and talk to him. ;)

Update (1/13/12): It is now no longer necessary to patch the file yourself, as ResidualVM does it for you.  Download ResidualVM here.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Law & Order: Legacies Episode 3 on iOS Now

Law & Order: Legacies episode 3: Killer Smart is now available for iOS.

To get the new episode, you have to buy it from within the Law & Order universal app (which includes episode 1), available from iTunes here.

Inside the app, you can buy one episode for $2.99, or buy the entire 7 episode season for $12.99. If you opt for the latter, episodes 1, 2, and 3 will be available immediately, and the remaining episodes will unlock when they are released.

Law & Order: Legacies is also coming to PC and Mac, but no release date has been announced.