The creature is stirring

Nick and Jake at Telltale have done another great job with the trailers for the Sam & Max games; here’s the one for the first episode of season 2. It’s called “Ice Station Santa,” in case that’s not clear.

The season starts November 8th & 9th, and I’m interested to see what the reaction’s going to be. Much of the first episode was written by Ian Dallas and Jeff Lester, and they came up with a few of my favorite lines of the series so far. Working at the company instead of freelancing has taught me two things: that a ton of work goes into making these episodes, and that I’m a very slow writer. So I’m hoping it all pays off and lives up to the good reaction we got from the first season, because I think the episodes are improving the more we do.

Also, co-publisher GameTap has a promotion running where you can play Episode 4 of the first season, “Abe Lincoln Must Die!”, for free. So if you’ve been curious but not curious enough to pony up the 9 bucks or so (and you’re running Windows), go for it. It’s a great concept (which I can say, because I didn’t come up with it), and it turned out pretty good. My personal favorite gag: try to shoot the President a couple times when you’re alone with him in the office.

4 thoughts on “The creature is stirring”

  1. Its amazing that you just have just 6 weeks to write THAT much dialogue… How do you have time for these blogs anyway hah

  2. I said just have just..ahh never reply to blogs when you are tired.. Also I am so jealous of Nick Dallas..

  3. Heh, I wish writing for the games went as quickly as rambling, incoherent posts on a blog. on here, with no editor and an audience that isn’t paying (and without a license I’m a fan of and would hate to screw up) it’s easy to write mini-novellas.

    Six weeks always seems like ample time to write for a 4-5 hour game, but it always ends up with Brendan and Dave having to pick up the slack. (Which is great for the quality of the actual game; it’s just bad for my ego.)

    I’ve got more respect for TV writers now, even for the middling shows. I’m still going to be critical of them, because I’ve got a blog and all, but when you think about how much work goes into even mediocre episodic stuff, it’s amazing they get done at all. I don’t even want to think about what it must’ve been like coming up with a new “Arrested Development” every week!

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