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Announcing Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People for WiiWare

New episodic series set in Homestar Runner universe coming in June from
> Telltale
> SAN RAFAEL, CA, April 10, 2008 - Interactive entertainment pioneer
> Telltale, Inc. is pleased to announce Strong Bad's Cool Game for
> Attractive People (SBCG4AP), a new series of episodic games for
> WiiWare(tm), in partnership with Videlectrix. Starring Strong Bad, the
> self-proclaimed coolest person ever, the series is based on Matt and
> Mike Chapman's online animated series, which has been running at
> Homestarrunner.com since 2000. SBCG4AP will launch on WiiWare this June.
> As the very first episodic series for connected consoles, Strong Bad's
> Cool Game for Attractive People has been designed specifically for
> WiiWare, with easy-to-use controls and WiiConnect24(tm) features. Like
> Telltale's popular Sam & Max series, SBCG4AP will be released as a
> five-episode "season" akin to a season of television. The episodes will
> come out on a monthly schedule. Release dates and pricing details will
> be revealed in a future announcement.
> "Homestarrunner.com is one of the biggest success stories in online
> entertainment," says Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "The Chapmans have been
> treating the Internet to episodic content for years. We're thrilled to
> have teamed up with them to take episodic gaming to the next level via
> Nintendo's innovative WiiWare delivery system."
> Telltale is working closely with the Chapmans on the series' art style,
> storylines, and scripts. This hands-on collaboration will deliver
> long-time fans the ultimate Strong Bad experience and give new players a
> crash course in the series' offbeat and unusual humor. The episodes play
> like extended cartoons, during which the player assumes the role of
> Strong Bad-controlling his actions, hearing his innermost thoughts, and
> becoming part of his awesome world. SBCG4AP features the cast of
> characters and locations from the Homestarrunner.com cartoons, and the
> games are fully voice acted by Matt Chapman and the rest of the original
> cast.
> Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven 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. In addition, each
> episode will be 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.
> "Telltale has been rejecting my ideas for green text adventures for
> years," laments thousandaire gadabout Strong Bad, "but we finally
> reached a compromise with this puffy 3D point-and-click-em-up adventure.
> They claim all the coding was done with green text, so I guess that's
> pretty cool."
> In addition to WiiWare, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
> will be available on PC. For more details about the series, including a
> brand new trailer, screenshots, and Strong Bad's development blog,
> please visit www.telltalegames.com .
> About Homestarrunner.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. Since 2002, they have updated 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, Inc.
> Telltale is pioneering new forms of interactive entertainment, building
> upon strong foundations in both traditional and new media. Founded in
> 2004 by industry veterans with decades of experience, the company has
> quickly become the leading online episodic gaming publisher and
> developer, delivering award-winning interactive experiences that
> emphasize engaging stories, strong characters, and rich worlds. Telltale
> is establishing a regular, ongoing schedule of online episodic series,
> across all major gaming and entertainment platforms and channels.
> Telltale's games include the Sam & Max episodic series; Strong Bad's
> Game for Attractive People, the first episodic series for WiiWare based
> on the Homestarrunner.com flash cartoons; episodes adapted from Jeff
> Smith's epic Bone graphic novels; and games based on television's
> popular CSI program in partnership with Ubisoft. Telltale has built a
> robust digital distribution channel at www.telltalegames.com
> , and also publishes its games with
> select partners.
> About Videlectrix
> 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
> othertimes 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. Vid'rix looks forward to working with Telltale Games and
> finding out just exactly what it is they do.

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