September 16th, 2005
|07:33 pm - Percent sign, dollar sign, ampersand you, LucasArts|
Adventure Gamers is reporting that Telltale Games has secured the game rights to Sam & Max: Freelance Police and will be working with Steve Purcell to put out episodic games similar to Telltales' Bone series.
My feelings for this announcement can only be expressed in the form of a 700K animated .GIF located here.
|Date:||September 16th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)|| |
I will be happy if this really goes through. There have been too many starts and stops.
|Date:||September 17th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)|| |
I don't suppose there's any news concerning the other sadly abandoned LucasArts series, Monkey Island?
no no no you've been mislef - it was sad that they didn't abandon it way, way sooner. because then they wouldn't have WRECKED it.
No plans as of now to make another MI game. At this point, I don't know who they'd even get to write one, or if they even think there's a market for adventure games anymore at all. Their treatment of both Sam & Max and Full Throttle means it doesn't look good.
They certainly gave Ron Gilbert a hell of a lot to be bitter about.
Eh. I think Tim S and Dave G were just as big a part of what made MI great as Ron. None of them appear to be bitter at all (though I've only ever met Tim), as they've all had much success with other projects, probably partially due to their fandom from the MI series. I mean, yeah, MI5 wasn't that great, but they'd all moved on from the company at that point and could really only be gratified by the fact that someone still wanted to make a fourth sequel out of a series they originally didn't even intend to have *one* sequel.
If anything, Tim might be secretly a little bitter about them still having rights to Grim Fandango.
Wait - MI5? Did I miss something? The last I ever heard of was Escape from Monkey Island - what was 5?
Oh yeah, you're right. I usually call it "EMI" but I figured that might be confusing to those not initiated into the most ridiculous depths of the fandom, so I got the number mixed up. :) MI5 is the one that will probably never happen at this point.
|Date:||September 17th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)|| |
This is a new concept to me. Does "episodic games" mean that they'll be putting out a series of shorter games with an overarching plot?
For that matter: is Telltale's Bone series any good?
|Date:||September 17th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)|| |
That's exactly it. We'll see if they can sustain the model.
I haven't tried the first Bone game yet.
I'm pretty sure LEC was working with Steve Purcell too, but I guess probably not to the degree that Telltale will. I can't even remember which cool ex-LEC people work at Telltale. Dave Grossman?