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Sam & Max 2 celebrates its sweet sixteen [of death] 04 Mar, 2020 / 14 comments

It just isn't Lent without an anniversary of the cancellation of Sam & Max: Freelance Police.

Kind of weird to keep marking it every year like a bunch of creeps, I'll admit, but Mojo never was good at letting things go, and the event is, for better or for worse, an inextricable part of the site's history. And we'll be exploring that link in some depth soon.

I've recently let the cat out of the bag that we're at work on a big fat Sam & Max 2 feature. And when I say this article has got a calorie surplus, I'm talking President Taft, here. And we can't wait for you to see it, but unfortunately we need even more time to address a few...complexities...between now and publish time. And, to be frank, some of them were pretty darned avoidable. I don't why, for example, Remi insisted that the totality of the White Album be licensed for continuous streaming on each page of the article, but there's just no getting him to budge on his artistic principles. Your patience is appreciated.

In the meantime, make the most the occasion by reheating a Glazed MacGuffin or two and getting your pre-order of those deluxe figurines in. And have a thought for a graphic adventure that was guillotined amidst that bloody period of revolution in the Spring of 2004.

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    Bloodnose on 16 Mar, 2020, 21:24…

    Jennifer

    You can download the Stollesoft games from archive.org's archive of the Stollesoft site here: https://web.archive.org/web/20070803120351/http://stollesoft.jennula.com/



    Wow, what a treat! I haven't seen that "three headed monkey" image at the bottom of the page for probably 20 years, haha
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    Bloodnose on 16 Mar, 2020, 19:40…

    Scummbuddy

    Which ones did you create? I may have some still saved on an old computer.



    I made Murray's Undead Army and the Monkey Island Maze Master games. I had a website called "Melee Island Productions" but I was too young to understand the importance of backups. If you don't mind checking, I'd appreciate it!

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    Rum_Rogers on 14 Mar, 2020, 10:51…

    Jennifer


    You can download the Stollesoft games from archive.org's archive of the Stollesoft site here: https://web.archive.org/web/20070803120351/http://stollesoft.jennula.com/


    It looks like I missed something back in the day. These all seem interesting especially considered when they were done.
    The only thing I actually played was Matt Shaw's Legends of LeChuck, infamously known for LEC's cease and desist letter.
    Feel old yet?
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    Jennifer on 14 Mar, 2020, 08:38…

    Bloodnose

    Jennifer! Do you still have the Klick N Play games saved somewhere?! That's an era of my youth that seems to be lost forever, and the games I made along with it...


    One of my friends recently posted an image of a picture of a 3½ inch floppy on Facebook with my Gus and Rob game on it. I'll see if he has a way to get it off of the disk - it's been years since I've had a computer with a floppy drive.

    You can download the Stollesoft games from archive.org's archive of the Stollesoft site here: https://web.archive.org/web/20070803120351/http://stollesoft.jennula.com/
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    Scummbuddy on 13 Mar, 2020, 21:12…

    Bloodnose

    Jennifer! Do you still have the Klick N Play games saved somewhere?! That's an era of my youth that seems to be lost forever, and the games I made along with it...



    Which ones did you create? I may have some still saved on an old computer.
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    Bloodnose on 11 Mar, 2020, 22:31…
    Jennifer! Do you still have the Klick N Play games saved somewhere?! That's an era of my youth that seems to be lost forever, and the games I made along with it...
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    Rum_Rogers on 11 Mar, 2020, 13:19…

    Scummbuddy

    Anyone else see this pretty nice fan made animated intro for a fake Full Throttle sequel?

    https://www.pcgamer.com/amp/check-out-this-amazing-3d-fan-trailer-of-classic-adventure-game-full-throttle/



    Pretty fucking amazing, man!
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    Scummbuddy on 11 Mar, 2020, 01:17…
    Anyone else see this pretty nice fan made animated intro for a fake Full Throttle sequel?

    https://www.pcgamer.com/amp/check-out-this-amazing-3d-fan-trailer-of-classic-adventure-game-full-throttle/
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    Scummbuddy on 09 Mar, 2020, 02:20…

    Jennifer


    ...And my Sam & Max-inspired Klik 'n' Play game is 25...



    Now there's a name I haven't heard in forever. Wow. Thanks for that memory. And then I was so happy when I found Adventure Game Studio.
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    Jennifer on 08 Mar, 2020, 13:49…

    elTee

    Rum_Rogers

    16 years since classic adventure games officially left the mainstream market.
    Crazy to think that at that time, back in 2004, the seemingly archaic Monkey Island 1 was only 14.


    bloody hell


    And my Sam & Max-inspired Klik 'n' Play game is 25. Heck, all of the KNP/TGF LucasArts-inspired games from yore (like Stollesoft's) are over 20 years old.

    That makes me feel old.
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    Remi on 04 Mar, 2020, 20:43…

    DeadKyle

    P.S. did you get my cattle call art? Check your spam filters.



    Yes, we are getting them all, and I was tasked with replying to the emails. So, you know... it will happen. Someday.

    Thanks for the contribution, it really is appreciated!

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    elTee on 04 Mar, 2020, 20:11…

    Rum_Rogers

    16 years since classic adventure games officially left the mainstream market.
    Crazy to think that at that time, back in 2004, the seemingly archaic Monkey Island 1 was only 14.


    bloody hell
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    DeadKyle on 04 Mar, 2020, 07:21…
    Just the way I like it. Raw and over prepared. Mojo. You've done it again! BRAVO!!!

    P.S. did you get my cattle call art? Check your spam filters.
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    Rum_Rogers on 04 Mar, 2020, 00:45…
    16 years since classic adventure games officially left the mainstream market.
    Crazy to think that at that time, back in 2004, the seemingly archaic Monkey Island 1 was only 14.

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