The Telltale of Hector – Straandlooper to team up with the well-known adventure games maker

There is luck, and then again – there is hard work. The App Store has been a place where many a developer has tried to find his fortune, though quite few have really succeeded. And while not a lot of folks can boast the millions of dollars made like Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive! or Angry Birds, some get their break in a different way. We’ve seen  a number of iOS dev teams gobbled up by big-time names, with Chillingo being one of the more recent celebrated acquisitions. Others get a well-deserved deal and partner up with big-names to reach new heights in their endeavours.

And I’m happy to announce that one such deal has just been made public. Straandlooper, developer of the superb HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 (TMA Review), have teamed up with one of the leaders in the adventure games market – Telltale Games – to bring their adventure from the iOS to PC and Mac. Even better, episodes 2 and 3 are already in production and will be released later this year along with the re-release of episode 1 for the medium screen.

I will try and secure the interview with Straandlooper soon, meanwhile, make sure you read the hilarious semi-official press-release from the guys after the gap.

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HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 Walkthrough

When I reviewed HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 a few weeks ago I was immensely impressed by the amount of work and creativity gone into it. So much so that I even secured an interview with the creators Dean Burke and Kevin Beimers that will go live in the coming weeks. And in anticipation of this I decided to write a complete walkthrough to help all of you out there still struggling to complete the obscure task the unknown terrorist posed before the “half-decent” detective.

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Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep.1 Promo Code Giveaway! (Closed)

TouchMyApps is giving away 3 copies of Straandlooper’s magnificent point and click adventure, HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1. Recently featured by Apple as one of the Best Games You’ve Never Played, Hector is a sublime throwback to some of the best in the genre from the 80’s and 90’s. ChiffaN, TMA’s resident adventure games addict, reviewed the game and had this to say:

HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 is a welcome addition to the adventure game genre. The excellent atmospheric graphics, crude but witty humour, excellently balanced and thought out puzzles, memorable characters and hilarious writing make it a definite must have for any iAdventurer. Despite the author’s claims of a “half-decent” adventure game, it is actually one of the best games I’ve ever played on the iOS. And I’m NOT talking just about adventure games.

Having personally finished Badge of Carnage Ep.1, I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun with an iPhone game. Simply put, if a good time on your iDevice is what you seek, you can’t do much better than what the talented folks over at Straanlooper have to offer. So if you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing first hand just how the fouled mouth Detective goes about his (police) business, be sure to see how you can enter this sweet giveaway after the gap!

HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 Straandlooper, HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 (TMA Review) – $3.99

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HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1 in Review – A “Half-decent” adventure worth its weight in gold…

Sadly, the adventure game genre on the App Store is far from being heavily populated. In fact each and every release, be it even a sub-par one, is a welcome addition. Most of them are ports of PC titles with a few rare but superb exceptions – 1112 episode 01, 1112 episode 02 (TMA Review), 1112 episode 02 HD and Fallen EP-1 (TMA Review). And out of the blue a new underdog just popped onto the scene: HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1. In the best traditions of Sam & Max, developers Straandlooper send Detective Inspector Hector  – their last and only line of defence against crime – to stop the sniper terrorizing downtown.

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