Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People

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Revision as of 13:46, 27 August 2008

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It will leave your Wii console a smoldering crater!

"YOU ARE Strong Bad in this point-and-click-em-up adventure from Videlectrix and Telltale Games (they bought us lunch even!) of the WiiWare for the Wii in your house"Videlectrix

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP) is an episodic series of games developed by Telltale Games for the PC and WiiWare platforms. The series was announced by a press release on April 10, 2008, followed shortly by an advertisement on homestarrunner.com and a trailer and screenshots on the Telltale Games website. Advertisements added to homestarrunner.com were listed in the New Stuff menu, but not in any other page of the TV Time Toons Menu. The series trailer was added to the Nintendo Channel on August 4, 2008.

The game is being produced in full collaboration with The Brothers Chaps and Videlectrix, with Matt Chapman and Missy Palmer providing the voice acting. The 3D animation in the game is being rendered by Telltale's animators with attention to preservation of the look and feel of the 2D Flash cartoons.

This game will be divided into five episodes released in intervals of one month, the first of which, Homestar Ruiner, was released on August 11, 2008. Each episode is downloadable through the Wii Shop Channel for 1000 Wii Points™ on WiiWare, or through Telltale's website for $8.95 for the PC version. A bundle of the full series (including a bonus disc for the cost of shipping) is available for the PC, but not for the Wii.

A week and a half before the game was announced, actual gameplay footage from the game was featured in the YouTube video Strong Bad Gameways. Despite the flashing message on the screen, "ACTUAL GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE", it was unknown whether or not such a 3D game was actually in the works, until Telltale Games announced the game and confirmed that the Strong Bad Gameways footage was from it. According to a later interview, the game had been discussed for over a year. It was finalized when Nintendo announced the WiiWare system, and development officially began in January 2008. The trailer on Telltale Games' website stated a release date of June 2008, although they had to move the release date to July to give them time to make it the best they could. The game then had to be delayed again until August, as while the game has been submitted to Nintendo, it has not yet been approved. On April 11, the gaming website IGN covered the Nintendo Summit and several demo demonstrations of WiiWare, including SBCG4AP. In the July issue of Nintendo Power, the game was featured in an article, including an "interview" with Strong Bad on pages 22 and 23.

When the game opens, it has a layout similar to the website. Using a point-and-click interface, players have Strong Bad talk to various characters using an icon system or highlight objects to interact with. In addition to the main plot, you can also kick The Cheat into the dryer, read emails, play mini-games or discover numerous Easter eggs. With a cell phone, Strong Bad can prank call Marzipan or other characters (even himself). Throughout the game, Strong Bad can collect index cards to help him create Teen Girl Squad comics in his bedroom. By participating in these side quests, this will raise the player's "Awesomeness Meter". It has been confirmed in a preview that the emails within the game are not sent by real fans, but they will help serve to advance the plot or give a player a hint if they are stuck. Using the WiiConnect24 online system, players will be able to send messages and pictures taken with the Snappy via the Lappy 486 in the game. Finally, once the game is finished, a "sandbox mode" is unlocked, allowing players to explore the environment further.

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Episodes

Screenshot Episode Description Date
Homestar Ruiner Homestar Runner invades Strong Bad's house and bogarts his style. August 11, 2008
Strong Badia the Free A tyrannical E-mail tax leads to Strong Bad being placed under house arrest. September 2008

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