Telltale is holding a sale across iOS devices that’s listed to last until January 2nd. First and foremost amongst the awesome deals is the first episode of Tales of Monkey Island for the iPhone. As the title of this story indicates, that single episode is completely free.
Every other piece of Telltale software, like the Puzzle Agent, Sam & Max or the Back to the Future series, is 40% off.
If you’ve never heard of Guybrush Threepwood or the glory that is The Secret of Monkey Island, then you need to sit down and learn some gosh darn respect from your elders!
Back in 1990, Lucasfilm Games released The Secret of Monkey Island for PCs. This was a point-and-click style adventure game that placed players in front of a 2D, side-scrolling world as the then not-so-famous Guybrush Threepwood. As players explored Monkey Island, secrets upon secrets were introduced and unravelled by amazing plot points and delightful characters.
For Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer (the same Schafer of Double Fine fame behind Psychonauts and Grim Fandango), The Secret of Monkey Island, and its subsequent sequels, became a wonderful testament to the strength of writing in video games. Not only was this series incredibly funny, it was also written well enough to spark a cult following as fans constantly pondered the actual secret of Monkey Island; a detail that’s still never been revealed.
Telltale picked the franchise up with Tales of Monkey Island, a five part series of games set in the same universe. They put Dave Grossman at the helm as director and did fans a solid by recreating the world perfectly.
If you’ve never played a Monkey Island adventure game, now’s your chance to do so for free. If you consider yourself a gamer, give it a go. It’s not like the price is too high.