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

posted by Jake Telltale Alumni on - last edited - Viewed by 15.5K 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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  • Trailer in the blogs! Very good, can't wait to play it!
  • PainDealer;365749 said:
    Man I'm running out of things to do. No games to play (here in my student box with my crappy lappy anyway), no interesting sports to watch, I've read all the news, no projects that need finishing touches... Telltale, please, don't let me get any closer to what I fear the most: READING A FICTIONAL BOOK TO PASS TIME!! Even the thought of it scares the crap outta me...
    Good thing The Complete LOST blu-ray collection came in the mail for me yesterday. :) Time should be passing very quickly for me now.
  • mathman77;365909 said:
    Trailer in the blogs! Very good, can't wait to play it!
    Agreed. I know I wouldn't be able to condense the season so far to 1 minute 20! Finale looks very cinematic and story-driven, like the finale of ToMI was. *raises shield for flame attacks*
  • Anyone recall all of the trailers well enough to figure out if the recap is mostly trailer footage. I'm only thinking so because the bit on 203 is only of the first part.
  • Ooooooh, an entire army of Maimtrons. And I guess this explains the 2 flaming Max heads from the newspaper.

    COUNTDOWN: 4 days... :eek:
  • Avel;365994 said:
    Anyone recall all of the trailers well enough to figure out if the recap is mostly trailer footage. I'm only thinking so because the bit on 203 is only of the first part.
    I think it's a bit of both. The Sammun-Mak part of the episode is not important to the main story. But I am surprised they left Charlie Hotep, Yog-Soggoth and how Max and Junior joined out. They're important.
  • That trailer was pure awesome! I cannot wait for monday now! I bet it's going to be one hell of a finale.:D
  • EDIT: Whoops, maybe I should quote the post.
  • Weeeee! What was that lounge style thing behind Sam when he asked where the spores came from?
  • The Highway;366108 said:
    Weeeee! What was that lounge style thing behind Sam when he asked where the spores came from?
    Methinks it's that place with all the clocks we got a glimpse of concept art for, which, is probably what the inside of Max looks like.
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