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Brushguy 01-01-2006 11:44 AM

Sam and Max Are Returning In A New Fangame Series
 
MID-MORNING PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES FREE DOWNLOADABLE SAM AND MAX ADVENTURE GAMES
www.flintlocked.com

The independent games developer Mid-Morning Productions announced today the development of three new adventure games based off of the beloved characters of Steve Purcell’s comic series, Sam and Max. The games will have separate release dates and will be available independently, but they will all be part of a single story arc, entitled Sam & Max: Flintlocked. After each game’s release, the new game will be available for download from www.flintlocked.com and/or other available mirrors, to run on most computers running a Windows-based operating system.

Although the games are "fan games" and Mid-Morning Productions does not own the legal rights for a video game based upon the characters, the games have been given the go-ahead by series creator Steve Purcell, and the developers are dedicated towards creating a hilarious pseudo-sequel to the cult 1993 PC hit, "Sam & Max Hit the Road," developed by Lucasarts. The new games are being developed on the highly flexible SLUDGE adventure game development software, developed by Hungry Software.

The demo of the first game should be released some time in 2006, with a closed beta beforehand to test system requirements and general flow of game play. Any further news on the games’ developments will be posted on www.flintlocked.com. Any questions or comments should be directed to the forums located at www.flintlocked.com/forum/. Registering at the site is not required for posting on the forums.

About Mid-Morning Productions
Appearing in its earliest form on the fan site www.samandmax.net’s forums (forums hosted by www.lucasforums.com) in March 2004, the original proposition of the creation of a Sam and Max fan game was received with many offering their services. However, as time went on and hard work began on the project, many team members dropped away, leaving only a skeleton crew of dedicated members to guide the project. These members have been working on the game for over a year and a half now, and it has become a true labor of love.

Dasilva 01-01-2006 11:54 AM

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Q8. Aren't you afraid Lucasarts is going to sue you?
A8. Since Lucasarts no longer owns the rights to do anything with Sam & Max, we're not concerned anymore.
Wow, now Steve Purcell can sue you, what an honour.

Squinky 01-01-2006 12:28 PM

Hey, didn't you read this part?

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Originally Posted by Brushguy
the games have been given the go-ahead by series creator Steve Purcell

If this is actually the case (i.e. Steve has actually given the team permission to develop the game), I highly doubt they'll be sued...

Dasilva 01-01-2006 12:39 PM

I guess I missed that. :P

Well Its amazing that His giving people permission. I guess that means there can be more SnM fan projects around.

Karmillo 01-01-2006 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Squinky
Hey, didn't you read this part?



If this is actually the case (i.e. Steve has actually given the team permission to develop the game), I highly doubt they'll be sued...

well you never know, maybe hell just get bored one day and feel like having a laugh :P

Ledgerat 01-01-2006 02:17 PM

This could be very good news. Though I think if Steve realy has given his OK, I'm sure he is getting updates and willl have to give final approval to the overall game. I know I wouldn't want my stuff looking like crap or taking away from any full length game with the same characters. Would you?

Larrin 01-01-2006 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Ledgerat
This could be very good news. Though I think if Steve realy has given his OK, I'm sure he is getting updates and willl have to give final approval to the overall game. I know I wouldn't want my stuff looking like crap or taking away from any full length game with the same characters. Would you?

It was probably more like, "You want to make a game about Sam and Max and release it for free? Er, sure, I guess." I don't much remember what the exact words were.

SMNMX 01-01-2006 05:29 PM

Please, try not to post silly things like "Now you can get sued". We've been working on this for over a year, and have thought everything through. We have contacted Steve Purcell on multiple occasions and he has stated that, although he cannot give us the legal rights, he supports the production of a Sam and Max fangame. I too am a bit too lazy (c'mon, it's new years day) to check what he said exactly, but he's fine with it. And we will of course be updating Steve when the games are getting to a more final point, but he's a busy man and we're not bugging him incessantly.

Check out the site, and remember that we're always looking for dedicated team members, especially artists.

Candle 01-01-2006 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by SMNMX
Please, try not to post silly things like "Now you can get sued". We've been working on this for over a year, and have thought everything through. We have contacted Steve Purcell on multiple occasions and he has stated that, although he cannot give us the legal rights, he supports the production of a Sam and Max fangame.

Check out the site, and remember that we're always looking for dedicated team members, especially artists.

Good luck with your project .


Candle

jannar85 01-02-2006 11:05 AM

Hey. Looks cool. Good luck!

Rayvielle 01-02-2006 12:12 PM

It seems you've invested a lot of time and effort into this project, which is very pleasing to see.

I wish you every success with it.

Really makes one wonder why Lucasarts have to put a plug in these efforts, when others are willing to let them continue.

Extra kudos go to Steve Purcell, who created these two wacky and well loved characters in the first place and condoned the project. :)

I can't wait to see the results

Dasilva 01-02-2006 12:52 PM

Yeah, the screenshots look nice.

Karmillo 01-02-2006 03:49 PM

Im not too sure on this but wouldnt it be telltale who you would need to get permission from?

Dasilva 01-02-2006 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Karmillo
Im not too sure on this but wouldnt it be telltale who you would need to get permission from?

They have permission from TellTale Games. Steve Purcell = TellTale Games. :)

RLacey 01-02-2006 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Dasilva
They have permission from TellTale Games. Steve Purcell = TellTale Games. :)

Um, no. Steve Purcell works for Pixar, and is merely playing an advisory role at Telltale and drawing comics for them ;).

Larrin 01-02-2006 05:52 PM

LucasArts had owned all of the video game rights to Sam and Max. Telltale games have the right to make a game, not to control all use of Sam and Max in video games.

Dasilva 01-02-2006 06:00 PM

Yes. Steve Purcell is meerly lending the rights of the characters to the company to make a game, with him supervising of course.

AudioSoldier 01-02-2006 06:58 PM

It'll never be finished.

Dasilva 01-02-2006 07:03 PM

It will be finished soon.

Karmillo 01-02-2006 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by AudioSoldier
It'll never be finished.

what will?

telltales game or the fan game?


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