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Telltale Games is one of my current favorite video game companies. They were formed by former LucasArts employees after the cancellation of Sam & Max Freelance Police.

They are continuing the tradition of funny graphic adventure games (and sometimes serious ones) with engaging storylines that started at LucasArts, and with the licensing of Monkey Island, they also extended the legacy of LucasArts adventure games.

To me, the combination of Telltale Games and Double Fine continue the LucasArts that I knew and loved, as so many of the creators of my favorite games work at those companies or have worked there, and since LucasArts is no longer a developer, these companies continue their tradition. Both companies have also licensed LucasArts properties to make games (Tales of Monkey Island in the case of Telltale, and Grim Fandango: Remastered and Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition in the case of Double Fine).

Telltale's adventure games include the last three games in the Sam & Max series, the fifth game in the Monkey Island series, the Bone series, the last four games in the CSI Las Vegas series, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, the Puzzle Agent series, Back to the Future: The Game, Jurassic Park: The Game, Hector: Badge of Carnage, The Walking Dead cinematic adventure series, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Game of Thrones. They also created three non-adventures that were poker games. These were Telltale Texas Hold'Em, which was a test for their Telltale Tool that worked out so well they decided to release it to the public, and it's spiritual sequels Poker Night at the Inventory (which used licensed characters: Max from Sam & Max, Strong Bad from Homestar Runner, Tycho from Penny Arcade, The Heavy from Team Fortress 2, and Reginald Van Winslow from Tales of Monkey Island) and Poker Night 2 (which used Sam and Max, Ash Williams from Evil Dead, Brock Samson from The Venture Bros, Claptrap from Borderlands, GLaDOS from Portal, and Reginald Van Winslow).

I entered the Telltale annual Halloween contest in 2008, 2009, and 2010. 2010 was the final year of the contest, and I missed it so I started an unofficial Halloween contest in 2014.

In 2008 I entered a picture of the Homestar Runner characters and Telltale staff in Halloween costumes, and won a free episode download (a consolation prize which was given to all entrants)

In 2009 I entered a short cartoon called A Telltale Halloween which featured the characters from all of Telltale's adventure games. They received hundreds of entries this year, but still gave out a free episode download to everyone who entered! Thanks guys, you're the coolest company in the world! :)

In 2010 I entered a more complex short cartoon called Halloween Short Shorts, based on the Homestar Runner Short Shorts toons. It again featured characters from all of Telltale's properties, including those just added over the year since my last toon, and Back to the Future and Jurassic Park which hadn't been released yet.

I wasn't eligible for the unofficial 2014 Halloween contest since I started it, but I created a Max plushie for the occasion anyway.

In 2012 I got to give back a little bit to the company that I love so much, as I became a volunteer moderator for their forums.

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