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Tales of Monkey Island “Game Designer for a Day” Contest

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
Even better than Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Even better than Talk Like a Pirate Day!

How has the legendary pirate Guybrush Threepwood done you wrong? Enter the Tales of Monkey Island contest, and your words could appear in an upcoming episode!

(Press Release) – 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 Island 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 heated and unsuccessful 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 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.

Practice yer pirating, no monkey business.

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

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(Press Release) – Arrrrr! Polish up your swashbuckles and grab your sword, because legendary pirate Guybrush Threepwood sets sail today on the first all-new Monkey Island® adventure in over a decade. Telltale’s highly anticipated game series, Tales of Monkey Island, begins now at www.telltalegames.com for PC with “Launch of the Screaming Narwhal,” the first chapter in an epic five-month adventure created by the same team responsible for acclaimed episodic series’ including Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures and Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People. The first Tales of Monkey Island chapter is expected to release for WiiWare™ in the coming weeks as well.

The saga begins with a heated battle involving the brave but often bumbling Mighty Pirate™ Guybrush, his beloved wife Elaine, and their nemesis, the demon pirate LeChuck. When the showdown goes up in flames, Guybrush finds himself marooned on a strange island with winds that always blow inward. How will our hero manage to escape this meteorological anomaly? What has become of LeChuck and Elaine? And what’s the story with the infectious voodoo pox that’s spreading across the Caribbean, causing Guybrush and other pirates to act like unruly hooligans? These are just some of the many questions posed in this first chapter of what will become one of the most rollicking and rip-roaring entertainment experiences of the summer.

Dave Grossman, Telltale’s design director and a designer/writer for the original Monkey Island games says “I was laughing my eyepatch off on a daily basis while we were first cooking up Monkey Island at Skywalker Ranch, but if you’d told me then that it would become a classic, and that twenty years later I’d be working with a killer all-star piratey crew to spin an epic new tale and bring the series to a whole new generation of players, I would have said… well, probably, ‘Look behind you, a three-headed monkey,’ but then I’ve always been a bit weird that way.”

Tales of Monkey Island will unfold over the next five months, with each episodic chapter raising the stakes on Guybrush’s quest to eradicate the insidious Pox of LeChuck, reunite with his wife, and vanquish his rival. Much like the best television and films series, the story becomes deeper and more engrossing with interweaving threads building to twists and surprises in the grand finale this fall.

Customers who order from Telltale’s online store during the first week of availability can choose any other Telltale episode of their choice to include free with their purchase. Visit www.telltalegames.com/monkeyisland to get into the adventure now. Additional Tales of Monkey Island details, gameplay trailers, and a playable demo are also available at the site.










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