Monday, February 27, 2012

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5 for iPhone is Out

Another release has happened without Telltale updating their blog with the news. Tales of Monkey Island is finally complete on all (applicable) iOS platforms, as Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God is now available on iPhone and iPod Touch from the iTunes App Store.

Also episode 1 of Tales of Monkey Island is available free for both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad for a limited time. The remaining four episodes have had their prices reduced to $2.99USD each.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Law & Order: Legacies Episode 6 Out Now On iOS

It seems Telltale has made another surprise weekend release, because even though it hasn't yet been posted on their blog, Law & Order: Legacies Episode 6: Side Effects is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad through the universal app available at the iTunes store.

There is no word yet on when episode 7 will be released, when when episode 6 will be released on PC and Mac, but judging from the quick release of the episodes in this series so far, it should be soon.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Law & Order: Legacies Episodes 4 & 5 for Mac & PC

Telltale made a surprise weekend release of Law & Order: Legacies 4 and 5 for PC and Mac, bringing the series up to date with the iOS version.

Those who purchased the game from the Telltale Games store can play the games right now by launching the Law & Order program on your computer and selecting the episodes from within.

The remaining two episodes of the series will be released within the next few months.

DRM-Free Double Fine Adventure Plus More Platforms And Languages

Because the game raised so much more than expected, the Double Fine Adventure will now be coming to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. There will be a DRM-free version available after it's released. It will feature English voices and subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

There's still time to support the Double Fine Adventure, and get in on the pre-order bonuses, such as a private beta on Steam, a video documentary detailing the process on making the game, and a private backers forum to discuss the game as it's being made. There's also bonuses if you want to pay more than the $15US minimum, such as high definition download of the documentary and the soundtrack in digital form for $30US, and a poster of the game and your name in the credits for $100US.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Quadruple Serving of Telltale iOS Goodness

There's been a quadruple dose of Telltale releases on iOS this past week.

Firstly, the Law & Order: Legacies Universal App for iOS which comes with episode 1 is free for a limited time. The remaining episodes are purchased from within the app itself either individually or in a pack for $12.99USD. The first five episodes are available now. Episodes 6 and 7 will be released at a later, not-yet-announced date.

Secondly, the fourth episode of Tales of Monkey Island is finally available for the iPhone from the iTunes Store. Only one episode left to go!

Thirdly, Back to the Future: The Game episode 1 for iPad is now available free of charge for a limited time. Additionally, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, and episode 5 have had their prices reduced on iPad to USD$2.99 each.

Lastly, Law & Order: Legacies Episode 5: Ear Witness, is now available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch through the Law & Order: Legacies Universal App for iOS (which as I mentioned above is available free of charge for a limited time).

That should give iOS owners lots to play this month. PC and Mac owners will have to wait a bit longer to get their Law & Order: Legacies fix as there has been no word on when episodes 4 and 5 will appear on those platforms.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Double Fine Adventure Being Made by Fan Backing

Double Fine Adventure Game Kickstarter page has been started for a point and click adventure game by a small Double Fine team led by Tim Schafer over a course of 6 to 8 months.

The official line is that the project will only be produced if $400,000USD in pledges is reached by March 13, 2011. But, forget that, since the project has only been up for a few hours and it's over $300,000USD already. It WILL be made.

So, go to the Double Fine Adventure Game Kickstarter page, pledge $15USD or more, and get yourself access to the game when it's finished on Steam, as well as access to the PC beta on Steam before the game's released. A documentary is also being made which will follow the team around step by step as they design the game. Pledges of $15 or more get access to the documentary too, as well as access to a private forum where they can discuss the game and offer advice to the team as it's being made.

Pledges of more than $15USD get more goodies. Check out the Double Fine Adventure Game Kickstarter page to see the list of pledge tiers and their rewards.

So far, the game is only planned to be released on PC via Steam, but when the pledge value goes over $400,000 the extra money will be put back in the game and documentary. This extra money could go towards more professional voice overs, or money to release the game on additional platforms.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pay What You Want for the AGS Bake Sale Bundle

The AGS Bake Sale Bundle is a new game bundle in the same vein as the Humble Indie Bundle and other similar bundles, where you pay what you want for the bundled games and the proceeds go to charity (In this case Child's Play, the charity that gives video games to sick children to enjoy).

There are 14 games in the bundle, and all the games are brand new games made specifically for the bundle using the Adventure Game Studio game creation utility. Not all of the games are adventures, but since they were all created using Adventure Game Studio, a number of them are.