Skunkape Games, a small indie developer that is made up of former Telltale games employees, will release a remastered version of Telltale’s first episodic series, Sam & Max Save the World. Sam & Max Save the World will be released on December 2nd. You can Pre-order today.
Sam & Max season one was widely considered the first successful episodic game. Skunkape Games acquired the the rights after Telltale Games closed in 2018.
Sam & Max Save the World was created by comic artist Steve Purcell. Sam & Max are a six foot canine detective and a hyperkinetic rabbity-thing. The duo doles out their own brand of comedic justice as freelance police.
In Sam & Max Save the World, the duo investigate a hypnosis plot that spins to global proportions to involve washed-up child stars, the media, the mafia, the US government, the internet, and the bright side of the moon. A wacky story, brain-tickling puzzles, eccentric characters, and oddball humor provide a casual gameplay experience that was billed as “gaming’s first sitcom” upon its original release.
The Sam & Max episodes were highly reviewed and won several awards. But it was a product of its time – A 3D game made with Telltales early engine that was created for download before high speed internet. Compressed Graphics and sound and technical limitations of the day made for a game that shows its age in 2020.
Sam & Max Save the World remastered addresses these issues and more with overhauled graphics, gamepad support, restored audio, and numerous additions and tweaks. Check out the Sam & Max Save the World Remastered FAQ here.