Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

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Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
Developer(s)Telltale Games
Publisher(s)Telltale Games
Director(s)Chuck Jordan
Designer(s)Chuck Jordan
Programmer(s)Andrew Langley
Robert Oates
Writer(s)Chuck Jordan
Composer(s)Jared Emerson-Johnson
SeriesSam & Max
EngineTelltale Tool
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
OS X
PlayStation 3
iPad
ReleaseEpisodes:
iPad: April 2, 2010
Other systems: April 15, 2010
Genre(s)Graphic adventure
Point and click
Mode(s)Single-player

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is a point and click game. It is the third season of the Sam & Max series. It was released in an episodic format, meaning the game is split up into episodes. The game was originally going to be released in 2009, but came out in April 2010.[1] The game was shown off at GDC 2010, where they announced the final release date as April 15, 2010.[2]

Episodes[change | change source]

Episode Release date
"The Penal Zone" April 2, 2010 / April 15, 2010 (April 16, 2010 on Steam)
  • Designed and written by Chuck Jordan
  • Directed by Chuck Jordan and Nick Herman
  • General Skun-ka'pe, a gorilla from outer space, arrives in town bringing a message of peace and love. However, Sam and Max find out about his true intentions thanks to Max's new psychic power to see the future before his arrival. Now these two must stop him.
"The Tomb of Sammun-Mak" May 18, 2010 (May 20, 2010 on Steam)
  • Designed and written by Andy Hartzell and Brendan Q. Ferguson
  • Directed by Andy Hartzell
  • Using a strange projector found in the basement of their building Sam and Max view the last adventure of their great grandfathers, Sameth and Maximus, as they become selected to find a toybox, steal it, survive the train robbery then return the box.
"They Stole Max's Brain!" June 22, 2010 (June 24, 2010 on Steam)
  • Designed and Directed by Joe Pinney
  • Written by Michael Stemmle
  • Max's brain was stolen during Sam's bathroom break in the last episode! Now Sam must figure out who stole Max's brain, with Skun-ka'pe being the primary suspect.
"Beyond the Alley of the Dolls" July 20, 2010 (July 21, 2010 on Steam)
  • Designed and Written by Michael Stemmle
  • Directed by Dennis Lenart
  • Clones of Sam are searching the city for the Toys of Power. Sam and Max must locate the source of these clones and stop whoever is responsible.
"The City that Dares Not Sleep" August 30, 2010 (August 31 on PSN)
  • Designed and written by Chuck Jordan and Michael Stemmle
  • Directed by Jake Rodkin
  • Max is transformed into a giant demonic beast and begins terrorizing New York. It's up to Sam and a small team of adventurers to journey inside Max and return him to normal before he and the city are destroyed.

Reviews[change | change source]

IGN gave the game a score of 8 out of 10. They said the first and last episodes were the weak points. [3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Thang, Jimmy (May 27, 2009). "Sam & Max Season 3 Coming 2009". IGN. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  2. Hatfield, Daemon (March 11, 2010). "GDC 10: Sam & Max Season 3 First Look". IGN. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  3. Steimer, Kristine (October 1, 2010). "Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Season Review". IGN. Retrieved October 31, 2014.

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