Aside from a no longer available port of Out from Boneville
by Vanbrio Entertainment, Telltale's catalog has never been naively available for Macintosh despite a sizable amount of requests over the years. Based on this rumor
, however, Mac users may not have to rely on Boot Camp for their Telltale fixes much longer:
We have it from a very reliable, confidential source that Telltale Games may be planning to release its entire lineup of games to Macintosh very soon, possibly next month (February 2010).
The timing is perfect to coincide with the upcoming MacWord 2010, taking place February 9 through 13, 2010, at the Moscone Center in in San Francisco, CA (USA). An official announcement likely wonâ€™t be made until then.
I reckon we'll know for certain in the coming months, but it's sure looking like Telltale's long running claim of wanting to expand to as many platforms as possible wasn't just a lot of talk!Update by Kroms
: Crazy Telltale forum user natlinxz has found this little thing
, although it's still not completely up yet. In their own words, "Whoah, looks like my years of making up URLs paid off!" Click on the words little thing
to see what they're talking about.Update 2 by Gabez:
The Telltale Police have since pulled that Mac site, but it did confirm that Tales of Monkey Island, as well as the Sam & Max series, was coming to Mac, and that there would be some special deals in which you can buy bundles of games for a good price for a limited time only. Presumably the site will be announced officially soon.Update 3 by Remster:
Aaaaand it's official
!Update 4 by Kroms
: Tales of Monkey Island
is already available; vote for the next Mac port from that last link.Update 5 by ATMachine:
According to Telltale, if you purchase (or have already bought) the PC version of one of their games, you will automatically be able to play the Mac version of that game for free!
Which means that Monkey Island
fans who bought Tales
on a PC but really want to play it on a Mac can do so RIGHT NOW. For FREE. Isn't it great?
(And if you want the same deal for your other favorite Telltale series, do be sure and vote on which one should be ported next