Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People and Telltale Texas Hold’Em! Also Reissued for PC
LOS ANGELES – DECEMBER 7, 2020 – Telltale, a pioneer of narrative games, today re-released another of its beloved series. Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures is available once again to fans and new players for PC on Steam, GOG.com, Robot Cache, and Green Man Gaming for $14.99 USD. Originally released throughout 2009, the Wallace & Gromit re-release is part of Telltale’s strategy to bring many of its “classic” games back online, which includes the reissue of Tales of Monkey Island earlier this summer.
Based on the award-winning Aardman characters, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures is a point-and-click interactive story series comprising four episodes, each seeing the affable inventor and his loyal dog through madcap exploits full of mishaps and humor.
Episode One, “Fright of the Bumblebees”, follows Wallace and his crafty canine Gromit as they embark on a new honey enterprise. In Episode Two, “The Last Resort”. our twosome brings the beach to their basement with the construction of West Wallaby Waterworld – a makeshift resort complete with sun, sand, and Wallace’s homemade boardwalk attractions.
During Episode Three, “Muzzled!”, Monty Muzzle’s charity fair comes to West Wallaby Street to raise funds to rebuild the local dog shelter, but the chase is on when Mr. Muzzle’s real intentions are revealed. And Episode Four, “The Boogie Man”, starts with a new lost item Golden Retrieval business venture for our pioneering pair, setting off a search for the missing golf course and property deed, and the imminent destruction of the entire town. Will Wallace and Gromit be able to save the day?
“The classic Telltale titles really set the bar for early narrative games and garnered such loyal followings,” commented Jamie Ottilie, CEO of the new Telltale. “We are continuing our mission to make as many of the classic games available again for fans and, hopefully, a whole new audience while we work on a number of new titles. We’re thrilled to bring Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures back to online stores.”
In addition, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People is also once again available in online stores. Based on the Strong Bad Emails animated shorts Homestarrunner.com web series created by Mike and Matt Chapman, the five-episode series features the loudmouthed, wrestling-masked Strong Bad, and takes players on a crazy trip through the creative landscape of Free Country, USA.
Each “interactive cartoon” episode includes a point-and-click adventure and a mini arcade game. Originally released during 2008, the series won Editors Choice awards from IGN and GameZone and received recognition in IGN’s “Best of 2008” round-up. Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People is available to download on PC today for $14.99.
Also re-issued today is Telltale Texas Hold’em!, a 3D poker game featuring a virtual personality A.I. system that uniquely captures the interplay between the fully animated characters as much as the card action. With more than 1,800 lines of dialog, Telltale’s inaugural game is available to download now for $4.99 USD.
About Wallace & Gromit
Wallace and Gromit, Aardman’s most loved and iconic duo have been delighting family audiences around the world for 30 years. First hitting our screens in Nick Park’s Academy Award®-winning ‘Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out’ (1989), the pair went on to star in three further half-hour specials (Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers (1993), Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) and Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf or Death (2009)); the feature-length film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005); and are internationally celebrated winning over 100 awards at festivals – including 3 Academy Awards® and 5 BAFTA® Awards.
A regular highlight of the primetime BBC schedules, especially during the festive season, they have become British national treasures and icons in their own right. ‘Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf or Death’ still remains the most-watched Christmas Day program since 2008 when it premiered on BBCOne. With a permanent attraction at Blackpool Pleasure Beach with over 500,000 riders every year, over 1 million fans on Facebook, and over 15 million views on YouTube, these perennial characters continue to grow audiences across multiple platforms. Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity is a national charity raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK, raising over £50million since 1995.
Aardman, based in Bristol (UK) and co-founded in 1976 by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, is an independent and multi-award-winning studio. It produces feature films, series, advertising, games, and interactive entertainment such as the ‘visually astonishing’ (Guardian), BAFTA®-nominated console game, 11-11: Memories Retold; the four-time Gold Cannes Lions-winning StorySign app; and innovative attractions for both the domestic and international market, including a new 4D theatre attraction at Efteling in the Netherlands.
Its productions are global in appeal, novel, entertaining, brilliantly characterized, and full of charm; reflecting the unique talent, energy, and personal commitment of the Aardman team. The studio’s work.– which includes the creation of much-loved characters including Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Morph – is often imitated, and yet the company continues to lead the field producing a rare brand of visually stunning content for cinema, broadcasters, digital platforms and live experiences around the world.
The studio runs the Aardman Academy, which has a commitment to nurturing talent by delivering excellence in film and animation training and mentoring. The Aardman Academy offers a variety of courses from intensive one-day workshops teaching production skills and storyboarding, to comprehensive twelve-week courses for professionals in craft-based subjects from model making to animation.
In November 2018 it became an Employee Owned Organisation, to ensure Aardman remains independent and to secure the creative legacy and culture of the company for many decades to come. www.aardman.com
Homestar Runner was conceived in 1996 by Mike Chapman and friend Craig Zobel as an idea for a weird kids’ book they would only make a few photocopies of for friends. In 2000, Mike and brother Matt dusted off the idea and launched Homestarrunner.com, featuring the Flash-animated exploits of the characters. Starting in 2002, the site was with new cartoons almost every week including the popular feature ‘Strong Bad Email’ in which fans get their emails answered by the cartoon’s charming antagonist, Strong Bad. Mike and Matt write and animate the cartoons with Matt and Missy Palmer providing voices for the characters. The site has been featured and mentioned in the New York Times, Wired Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and, most importantly, two songs from the site were featured in the Guitar Hero series.
About Telltale Games
Telltale is an independent developer and publisher of both original and licensed IP games for every major interactive platform, and is a pioneer of narrative games and episodic delivery. The Telltale brand, assets, and various IP are now owned by LCG Entertainment, operating and marketing games under the Telltale name. LCG Entertainment is a privately held company, headquartered in Malibu with a satellite studio in Corte Madera, California. For more information, please visit www.telltale.com.
© 2020 LCG Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Adventures produced under license from Wallace and Gromit Limited. Wallace and Gromit characters © and TM Wallace and Gromit Limited 2009. Homestar Runner World and characters created by Mike Chapman and Matt Chapman.
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