Telltale is the first and only studio to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. The studio's landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons available on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Telltale is responsible for Tales of Monkey Island, an all new pirate adventure that puts players back into the boots of Guybrush Threepwood. Featuring the first original Monkey Island story in a decade, Tales of Monkey Island's epic plot is spread across five episodes, complete with cliffhangers, character development, and a finale that shakes the classic franchise to its core.
In 2008, the studio launched the first episodic series available on WiiWare with Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, five adventures based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons. In 2009, Telltale released Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, a series based on Aardman's globally popular franchise, on PC and Xbox LIVE.
Telltale's other games include Ubisoft's CSI series, based on the most popular television franchise in the United States, and two games based on the best-selling Bone comics by Jeff Smith. Telltale's games have won numerous awards, including accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from The New York Times to Variety to Playboy. USA Today ranked Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures among five downloadable games to watch for in 2009.