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## About This Content
In 2004, a sequel to the LucasArts adventure game Sam & Max Hit the Road was
cancelled mid-development. Several people who worked on that game left
LucasArts to form Telltale Games with the revolutionary idea of releasing
games episodically, like a TV show.
When the Sam & Max game rights reverted to series creator Steve Purcell in
2005, he licensed the characters to Telltale. The young studio put the concept
of episodic gaming to the test with Sam & Max Season One, six episodes that
released approximately once a month between October 2006 and April 2007.
Back then, digital distribution was in its infancy. Initially the episodes
were only available for streaming on GameTap (a “Netflix for games” type
service owned by Turner Broadcasting) and for purchase from Telltale’s
website. (They later came to Steam in June 2007.) Graphics and audio were
highly compressed to keep download sizes low, and the games were designed to
work on low-end computers to appeal to a mainstream audience.
In 2018, when Telltale went through liquidation, four of the studio’s original
employees formed Skunkape Games and acquired the rights to Telltale’s Sam &
Max games. We’re in the process of remastering all three seasons, starting
with Sam & Max Save the World (a.k.a. Season One), but we didn’t want the
originals to be lost to time. That’s why we’ve released all six of the old-
school Season One episodes as free DLC. Want to know what playing these games
was like in 2006/2007? Now you can!
Due to insurmountable technical hurdles, these versions will not be updated
and we can’t provide tech support. (Difficulty fixing bugs in the old game
engine is a main reason we remastered Sam & Max Save the World in the first
place!) We’re making them available for historical preservation purposes only.
## Bonus Features
When these episodes first came out, people were very concerned about buying
downloadable games without backup copies. To soften the blow, Telltale
released a Sam & Max Season One DVD at the end of the episodic run, complete
with bonus features. We have uploaded most of these to our YouTube channel:
bloopers, developer commentary, and more! You can also access them by clicking
the “Bonus Features” button in the DLC launcher.
|Minimum System Requirements|
|RAM||256 MB RAM|
|OS||Windows XP or higher|
|Graphics Card||32MB 3D-accelerated video card|