Bust out your boxing gloves:
Telltale Games announces Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People
episodic game series homestarring
Strong Mad's big little brother that will launch this June. The game is touted
as a Wiiware game, but plans for a PC edition are mentioned in an afterthought.
clip about this, and a promotional trailer is available on
, and here's the announcement:
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™, 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™ 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