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Countdown to Ep 5: "The City That Dares Not Sleep"

posted by Jake Telltale Alumni on - last edited - Viewed by 14.8K users
Whoa is it time for one of these already? Probably not, but here it is anyway.

So yeah, July's pretty close to done so it's time for the Final Count..down... thread. Hm. I didn't expect to go there at all. My apologies.

I'm Jake, and as many of you guys know from elsewhere on the forums, I wear quite a few hats around the TTG offices. The last few months, I have been fortunate enough to wear the hat of "director" for the final chapter of The Devil's Playhouse, "The City That Dares Not Sleep.".

I'll be hanging around this thread for between now and release, answering questions and dropping amazingly obscure, indecipherable, impenetrable, mind-rending hints about the final episode. Which you guys will surely figure out within like ten minutes, causing me to freak out thinking I've unwittingly spoiled the season finale for you. Fortunately, you'll then inevitably second guess yourselves and get it all horribly wrong a few days after that.

The episode was written and designed by Chuck Jordan (writer/designer/director of The Penal Zone, and lord overseer of the whole season), who is enjoying his new exotic life outside the office (which means he's probably at home on his couch playing Limbo on XBLA), but hopefully he can be coaxed into stopping by as well to help field things, too.

So yeah, the questions, the speculating: Fire away!

Uhhh, uhhh, bullet points.... Stemmle had all those cool bullet points. Dammit. Bullets.

I am less prepared than Mike "Master of the Countdown Thread" Stemmle, if you didn't notice. My bullet points, however, far outclass those of any prior thread. Feast:
  • It's the last episode of the season.
  • It features some very nice decorative clocks and lamps which I think you'll enjoy.
What more do you need to know?
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  • Oh boy... :D


    Is Max going to stay like that for more or less than half of the episode? :)
  • Do we get to see Bluster Blaster again?
    Do we get to see Bosco?
    Is Skunkape actually dead?
  • IS SAL DEAD
    IS SKUNKAPE DEAD
    IS PAPERWAITE DEAD
    IS NORRINGTON DEAD

    Those are the questions.
    Also, will Max's psychic abilities play a large role in this episode as well?
  • 1. Will we be thrilled and surprised by the events in the episode?
    2. Will we see the return of Gordon the Brain?
    3. Will the toys of power be in the episode?
    4. Will we find out the truth behind Bluster Blaster's future vision?
    5. Is there any meaning to the 'wave of lawfullness and good will' spreading through the city at the beginning of the Penal Zone?
    6. Will Harry Moleman have to step up to fight giant evil Max?
    7. Will Sam finally lose some weight - I mean, come on, the guy's huge!
    8. When will the episode be released?
    9. WILL THERE BE A MUSICAL NUMBER????
  • Jake;355031 said:
    I'll be hanging around this thread for between now and release, answering questions and dropping amazingly obscure, indecipherable, impenetrable, mind-rending hints about the final episode. Which you guys will surely figure out within like ten minutes, causing me to freak out thinking I've unwittingly spoiled the season finale for you. Fortunately, you'll then inevitably second guess yourselves and get it all horribly wrong a few days after that.
    Ha ha, I didn't see that before :D
  • Please let there be a musical number, or I will send Demon Max to the Telltale Offices for some "negotiations"!
  • Ok, this is fast.

    ok, now the question: Max's steps equals which grade in Richter Scale? (And how you ended with that hat this time? Will be permantly?)
  • Whoa, wait, now? Does this mean we're gonna get it in August? Or will it be September as I expect?
  • Cheri;355131 said:
    Whoa, wait, now? Does this mean we're gonna get it in August? Or will it be September as I expect?
    Why is everyone assuming September??? Telltale have been very prompt with their deliveries of the episodes this season and making us wait that long would be cruel...
  • It just seems it would take longer. I mean, it is the finale, and the games so far have been extremely cinematic and stuff. I dunno, maybe it will be August. *shrug*
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