Telltale announces new details of Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People for WiiWare and PC
Gameplay video and storyline of premiere episode, “Homestar Ruiner,” revealed
SAN RAFAEL, CA, May 14, 2008 – With the series’ launch approaching, Telltale has released the first gameplay video from Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP for short), as well as a synopsis of the premiere episode, “Homestar Ruiner.” The episodic point and click series is being developed in close collaboration with Homestarrunner.com creators Mike and Matt Chapman, who have been chronicling Strong Bad’s exploits through online cartoons since 2000. The new game series is being developed for WiiWare™ and PC.
SBCG4AP gives players the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become Strong Bad—a loudmouthed, boxing-glove-wearing megalomaniac and the self-proclaimed coolest person ever—in his ongoing quest to achieve total awesomeness. “Homestar Ruiner” kicks off a typical day in the House of Strong, with our hero answering emails, dominating in video games, and setting out to pummel his enemies. Then Strong Bad’s scheme to win the tri-annual Race to the End of the Race lands him with an unwanted guest: his dimwitted adversary, Homestar Runner. Now Strong Bad must find a way to get the disgraced athlete back on the Free Country, USA A-list (and out of his house).
The Chapman brothers have been working closely with Telltale designers Mark Darin, Mike Stemmle, and Dave Grossman on the episode. The result is a hysterical gaming experience that puts the player inside of an extended Homestar Runner cartoon. In addition to the main plot, which unfolds through intuitive story-driven gameplay, the episode contains achievements and side activities such as the Videlectrix arcade classic Snake Boxer 5 and the ability to create your own “Teen Girl Squad” comics.
SBCG4AP is scheduled to launch on WiiWare and PC this summer. More information about the series, including new “Homestar Ruiner” screenshots and a gameplay video featuring an awkward pre-race exchange between Strong Bad and Homestar, can be viewed at http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad. This page is also home to Strong Bad’s semi-insightful development blog, which is penned by the game’s star himself (with a little help from series creators Mike and Matt Chapman).