SAN RAFAEL, CA, July 14, 2009 -“ What's your opinion of that scoundrel, Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate? Telltale is announcing the unique chance to put your words into the mouths of pirates in an upcoming episode with the Tales of Monkey Island dialogue contest that begins today.
To enter, flex your funny bone and send Telltale a one-liner that explains how Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, wronged you in some way. The funniest and most imaginative entries will be submitted for consideration to be recorded by Tales of Monkey Island voice talent and inclusion in an upcoming game episode.
Tales of Monkey Island is a brand-new pirate adventure told across five months, set in the universe made famous in LucasArts' popular Monkey Islandâ„¢ game series. Telltale is bringing all the drama, intrigue, and swashbuckling adventure of Monkey Island to today's gamers in this five episode saga, which premiered last week at www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland for PC. In the series' first chapter, "Launch of the Screaming Narwhal," Guybrush washes up on the shores of Flotsam Island after a heatedâ€”and unsuccessfulâ€”battle with his arch-nemesis, the demon pirate LeChuck. His quest: to rescue his wife Elaine, to clear up the voodoo pox that's infecting pirates across the Caribbean, and to finish off LeChuck once and for all. But first, he'll have to find his way off an island plagued by winds that always blow inward, while giving the slip to a maniacal scientist who keeps trying to cut off Guybrush's pox-infected hand. And that's only the beginning of the Mighty Pirate's five-month adventures! The dialog line from the contest winner may appear in a pivotal scene within the penultimate chapter of the saga this October.
In addition to featuring the winning entries in an upcoming episode, contest winners may appear in the game credits and be eligible for other great prizes. The contest kicked off today, July 14, 2009 at noon PST, and runs through midnight PST, August 10, 2009. Additional contest details can be found at http://www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland/contest.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is the first and only company to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. The landmark Sam&Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVEÂ® Arcade. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons, soon followed as the first episodic series for WiiWareâ„¢. Telltale's Wallace&Gromit's Grand Adventures is now releasing for PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Telltale's other games include two installments in Ubisoft's CSI series, based on the most popular television franchise in the United States, and two games based on the best-selling Bone comics by Jeff Smith. Telltale's games 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 The New York Times to Variety. USA Today ranked Wallace&Gromit's Grand Adventures among five downloadable games to watch for in 2009.
Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, Wii, and Xbox 360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels in the coming year. For more information, visit http://www.telltalegames.com.