SAN RAFAEL, Calif.– April 22, 2010– Sam&Max: the Devil’s Playhouse, the new epic 5 game comedy saga from Telltale Games Inc. is dominating the sales charts on multiple digital channels. Launched earlier this month The Devil’s Playhouse and its premiere episode The Penal Zone currently ranks in the top 10 sales charts in the iPad App Store and Steam, and the game is among the top 20 most downloaded titles on the PlayStation Store.
“This is the strongest debut for the dog and bunny detective to date - and for Telltale,” said Telltale CEO, Dan Connors.“PC and PlayStation 3 audiences have responded extremely well to the game, and we’re happy to bring our brand of storytelling to the new iPad audience, a community that is hungry for quality game content. The game is also the top seller by far right now at the TelltaleGames.com store.”
The positive consumer demand has been equaled by the media’s critical acclaim:
UGO.com:“Latest Sam&Max is best yet… Telltale at the top of their game.”
PlayStationLifeStyle:“It is one of the best titles on PSN yet, greatly surpassing many of the titles which are available.”
Kotaku:“How could I not recommend Sam and Max?”
PCWorld.com/Macworld.com:“This is a deep, fun, and thoroughly enjoyable game...”
Leading media sites, including GamePro, Kotaku, Destructoid, and TIME Magazine’s tech blog Techland have all included The Penal Zone as one of the“Top Must-Have iPad Games.”
The second episode of Sam&Max: The Devil’s Playhouse, called The Tomb of Sammun-Mak, releases next month.
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Sam&Max: The Devil’s Playhouse is based on the indie comics by Steve Purcell. Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy suit sporting a trombone-sized .44 hand-cannon. Max is three feet of pure unleashed id with a saw blade grin and the impulsive nature of the average piranha. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, pummeling perps, and ridding the urban landscape of the shifty legions of "self-propelled gutter trash" that litter their streets. Sam&Max is Telltale's longest running episodic game series to date.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of interactive stories playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content developing games as series and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale’s reputation for quality extends has been established across more than 25 published releases that have an cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles 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 USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PlayStation ® 3, iPad, Mac, PC, Wii TM , and Xbox 360 TM .
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