Sam & Max, DEFCON gold

Mirth, mayhem, and thermonuclear war imminent as a pair of anticipated games are getting ready to digitally drop on PCs.

Not coming soon to a store near you is a pair of high-profile digitally distributed titles that have nevertheless gone gold. Development on Telltale Games' episodic successor to the beloved PC graphic adventure Sam & Max Hit the Road is finished, as is DEFCON, a game of thermonuclear war from Introversion, developers of the Independent Games Festival Awards Seumas McNally Grand Prize-winning Darwinia.

In a post on the Telltale Games' Web site, the company confirmed that Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock is finished and will be available on the GameTap subscription service starting October 17. After a couple weeks of exclusivity, the game will also be made available for purchase through Telltale's online store.

Introversion also confirmed the gold status of DEFCON in a post on its Web site today. Fans of mutually assured destruction won't have to wait that long for DEFCON, as the game will be available to download right from the developer's online store for $17.50 starting Friday.

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Ploppyplop0
Ploppyplop0

"mrwabit I'm quite looking forward to abusing that rabbit once more." In any other context, that comment would seriously have me worried... :P

Sheiko
Sheiko

Defcon sounds really tempting. I think i'll wait till its released and givem a bit more profit incase its worth.

orangebrat
orangebrat

Sam & Max: Season One will be available on a CD, in it's entirety, and in a box after every episode is released. Supposedly, the same with Telltale's Bone, as well. It's not being treated as a one-man bedroom shareware title, it's the way of the future, and they're pioneering it given they're probably the most successful company to do it. These are aren't amateurs, they're ex-Lucasarts employees who worked on some of the greatested adv. games ever made.

Humorguy_basic
Humorguy_basic

Don't you just think the gaming industry is so out of whack that this game is being treated like a one man bedroom shareware title? It is so ridiculous! If this is not a sign of the PC gaming hobby on it's last legs, I don't know what is!

davidboggs2005
davidboggs2005

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GyRo567
GyRo567

Yay! ^_^ Sam & Max! I hope the episodic approach works & it's as good as the original. The trailer was great. The short clips were terrible, though short clips have never been a way to judge an adventure game.

ninjajuggalo810
ninjajuggalo810

i think this is great news i loved the first one and a year or two ago i heard about this and shortly after that heard it was cancelled so this i s great

Kenshin836
Kenshin836

Yay for the return of Sam & Max!

dkpunk
dkpunk

Yes! Sam and Max & back! Now gimme a new Full Throttle...

kinglink2
kinglink2

Sweet Another Introversion game? (They also made the excellent "Uplink" game that was a fan favorite, long before Darwinia)

doomsoth
doomsoth

I wonder how much Sam & Max is going to cost via telltale's on-line site.

wytefang
wytefang

Both look awesome but I'd still like the option to buy them from the local game store.

Buck_Hotep
Buck_Hotep

DEFCON will now allow me to live my dream of blowing up the world War Games and WOPR-style.

dadistiller
dadistiller

im ready to try out defcon it looks interesting

t3h-
t3h-

Happy to hear that its coming, at last. Really happy.

mrwabit
mrwabit

I'm quite looking forward to abusing that rabbit once more.

Reetesh
Reetesh

If its finished already and is going tobe ONLINE distributed... why wait for so long :? sam and max I mean.