Sam & Max Episode 1: The Penal Zone for iPad

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Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors Discusses iPad Gaming

Telltale Games has always been a unique videogame developer and publisher. The company creates fantastic episodic content like the Back to the Future, Sam & Max, and Wallace & Gromit games. Prior to releasing its games for iOS, Telltale enjoyed modest success on PCs and consoles. Now the company is killing on Apple devices, particularly the iPad. Telltale CEO Dan Connors discusses the iPad and why it’s such a great device for what his company does.

In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Connors said:

The tablet is super interesting to us because we believe the style of content we build is perfect for the form factor. The fact that Apple has been able to get such a powerful tablet out there with a big install base makes it the obvious place to focus.

The iPad as a form factor — specifically, the way in which you play the game — the type of entertainment that succeeds there really works well for what we do. The iPad 2 has gotten to a place technically where it can deliver a high quality, high tech experience.

Some of you know that Telltale was started by former LucasArts game creators. It’s awesome that traditional PC and console game developers have found a different kind of success on the iPad. Apple’s tablet reaches a broader audience than something like a PlayStation Portable or an Xbox 360. This usually requires a different type of thinking when it comes to crafting games, but in Telltale’s case the iPad came along and completely complemented the company’s style.

Telltale’s episodic content is perfect for the experience the iPad and the iOS App Store offer. The games are easy to play, easy to buy, and keep you coming back for more. As you’ve probably figured out, I’m a big fan of Telltale and thrilled that the company’s games are on the iPad.

Any Telltale fans out there? What are your favorite Telltale games for iPad?

[Via Gamasutra]

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