Official Press Release
Telltale, Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its
first interactive tale based on “Out from Boneville,” from Jeff Smith’s
acclaimed Bone series. Visitors to the Telltale website can also download
a free demo version of the game.
Telltale, an emerging pioneer in interactive adventures and entertainment,
is making this title available through its direct-to-consumer Telltale
Now™ channel, for downloading titles over the Internet. This can be
accessed at the bone.telltalegames.com URL.
The Bone adventures begin with three cousins – Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and
Smiley Bone – who become separated in a vast, uncharted desert. One by
one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with
wonderful and terrifying creatures and new mysteries that await them.
Hailed by reviewers and educators alike as engaging for all ages, the Bone
books have become the anchor for a series of graphic novels from
Scholastic’s new Graphix imprint.
“I’ve worked very closely with Telltale as they’ve been developing this
title and have been very impressed,” says Jeff Smith, creator of Bone.
“They’ve done an amazing job capturing the essence of my story and
adapting it for a new medium – with great animation, voices, and fun
puzzles and games worked into the story in a very natural way.”
“We’re finding that Bone plays really well as an interactive tale,” says
Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale. “It has terrific characters, an interesting
setting and a story that hits on many different levels. It has something
for everyone, with an approachable narrative for kids; fun mini-games and
puzzles; and deeper elements for fans of classic adventures and epic
Telltale has created innovative tools, designed specifically for rapid
development of high quality, space-efficient titles for digital
distribution. With this approach, Telltale has the ability to publish new
Bone episodes regularly, with the next one scheduled for early 2006.
Those interested in Telltale’s “Out from Boneville” can download a free
demo from bone.telltalegames.com and other popular download sites. They
can un-lock the full story for $19.99 without any additional downloads.
Jeff Smith’s nine-volume Bone book series has sold over 1 million copies
worldwide, with translations in 15 languages. Bone accolades and awards
include both the prestigious 2005 Eisner Award and 2005 Harvey Award for
Best Graphic Album. Earlier this year, the world’s largest children’s
publisher Scholastic began issuing the Bone books in color for the very
first time. Scholastic has established a bi-annual release schedule for
its 9 volume Bone series, with the third installment slated for a Spring
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale delivers Tales for Your Imagination – high caliber interactive
entertainment which features engaging stories, strong characters, and rich
environments. A new era of interactive entertainment is emerging, with
customers expecting more from their investment in play time. Telltale is
developing and deploying cinematic quality animation and storytelling
technologies, to create entertaining and exciting interactive adventures
which meet these new expectations. Staffed with long time industry
veterans, Telltale launched its first game, Telltale Texas Hold’em in
early 2005. Telltale is also finalizing an agreement to work on one of the
most popular television franchises which it will announce shortly.
Telltale offers content development and custom publishing services for
license-holders interested in adapting their properties for interactive
delivery. Telltale titles can be downloaded from online partners such as
Digital River, Direct to Drive, Trymedia Systems, Boonty, and CNET as well
as at the Telltale website. To learn more about Telltale, please visit
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