Strong Bad returns to his cool and attractive audience, December 21st
12/12/2010 7:53:00 PM
I know you haven't had the opportunity yet, but PS3 owners should get to work on becoming cool and attractive, because Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is finally coming to PSN on December 21st. Just in time for Christmas, what a coincidence! As you probably know it was developed and ported by Tellale games, one of the few studios who still make adventure games as if we never left the mid 90s.
I've always been a little confused by Homestar Runner. Not to bash the subject matter (or Telltale's game), I think it's just one of those things you had to be there to get. It pretty much launched with the second big wave of internet culture, and back in 2000 I was trying to graduate 8th grade while struggling with a dial-up connection so I kind of missed the boat. I'm sure I could get into it now but it would just feel like I'm being pretentious, like those kids who wear Pink Floyd shirts or Atari 2600 backpacks as if they know what the hell those things mean.
Ah well. Enjoy PS3-owning Homestar fans, for your time has finally come.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Telltale Brings Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People to PlayStation Network for Holidays!
Game Based on HomestarRunner.com will release December 21 on PlayStation Network; also Coming Soon to Mac!
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. December 8, 2010 -- Pioneering digital publisher Telltale Games, today announced that the game series based on Strong Bad, the self-proclaimed coolest person ever, will release for PlayStation 3(R) Computer Entertainment System in North America December 21, and will be available on the PlayStation Network in Europe and Macintosh shortly thereafter.
Developed in partnership with HomeStarRunner.com creators Mike and Matt Chapman, Telltale's Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP) delivers all of the comedy and irreverence of the web cartoons that its legions of fans have come to love. SBCG4AP is a story-driven 5 episode series with a comic spin that's undeniably Strong Bad. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use (and abuse) of inventory items. The storylines run the gamut from political struggles to rock 'n roll to the world of video games (of course). In addition, each episode is crammed with time-wasters to keep players poking around in the world, including Strong Bad emails to check, prank phone calls to place, and mini-games styled after the arcade games on the Homestarrunner.com website. SBCG4AP features the cast of characters and locations from the Homestarrunner.com cartoons, and the games are fully voice acted by Matt Ch apman and the rest of the original cast.
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is also currently available for PC at http://www.telltalegames.com and on Nintendo WiiWare.
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. 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, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent digital publisher of interactive stories playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale is also the pioneer of episodic delivery of content, developing games as series, and successfully releasing on a schedule to create a longer consumer engagement for each release. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than 25 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publish es episodic series on iPad, PlayStation(R) 3, Mac, PC, Wii (TM), and Xbox 360 (TM).
Since the beginning of organized time, or shortly thereafter, the 'Trix, as they are sometimes known, has been at all four fronts of the electronic video gaming industry, providing lo-res entertainment to parents and children alike. In the early years, The Big V, as they are other times known, got their start by typing numbers into calculators and then turning the calculators upside down to form words. In 2003, they partnered with Homestarrunner.com and released the arcade peasant-masher Trogdor! They've since followed up with hit after hit, including next-gen text adventure Peasant's Quest, side scrolling platformer Stinkoman 20X6, and the unforgettable Color Television Calibration Cartridge.