Following the huge critical success of indie adventure Time Gentlemen, Please!, which is now available through Steam, Zombie Cow Studios is proud to announce the first bite-sized episode in the ongoing saga of loveably-haphazard geeks Dan and Ben.
You'll be joining Dan and Ben in a bit of a pickle, and once again it's up to you to help sort out their mess with a unique and charming blend of puzzle-solving nonsense...
"Things are going to be a little different for the guys this time around," waffled Dan Marshall, head honcho at Zombie Cow Studios, "which'll lead to some interesting new scenarios and puzzles. For example, Dan and Ben can now be split up, allowing the player to flip between the two as and when they choose. So we've got these two separate branches going on within the first episode - which makes it feel very different to the previous games."
"We've also made a decision to move away from the overtly parodic nature of the first games - we've done that, now... so instead we're going to be letting Dan and Ben run riot with the stabilisers off. That said, I'm sure we won't be able to resist a crafty reference or two..."
The new episodes take place after the events of Time Gentlemen, Please! but aren't a direct sequel - "People will be able to jump straight into Revenge of the Balloon-Headed Mexican without worrying about what's happened in previous installments. We're shooting for these being truly episodic in size and scope - we're looking at it being about the same sort of length as a TV show, depending on player skill."
"Before you get too excited, we still can't afford voice acting, so the episodes will continue to be read-only until some reckless fool goes and buys 100,000 copies of Time Gentlemen, Please!"
One last thing: "It should be made clear that it's not some sort of clever allegory or metaphor - our antagonist genuinely does have a balloon for a head."
Full details here: http://www.zombie-cow.com/?p=720
Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! continue to be available through Steam for just $4.99 here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/37400
Ben There, Dan That! is available for free from: http://www.zombie-cow.com/btdt
The high-res version of the title image can be found here: http://www.zombie-cow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/announce_title.png
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