Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell joins developer Happy Giant as consultant on all things hilarious—and ongame design, art, and story. LucasArts veterans Peter Chan (concept artist) and Mike Stemmle (writer & designer) of Sam & Max Hit the Road are also among the Happy Giant ranks bringing us This Time It’s Virtual! Rounding out the team are Julian Kwasneski and Jared Emerson-Johnson of Bay Area Sound, who worked on the episodic Telltale Games series.This is the first original Sam & Max game in over a decade, poised to deliver madcap adventure like only VR can. The game combines the rapid-fire banter and classic crime solving with specialized Freelance Police training exercises, bringing the player along for a furious day of obstacle courses, monster slaying, and saving the world.
“We’ve created something insanely weird and fun,” says HappyGiant CEO Mike Levine. “It’s breaking new ground for VR, while staying true to the Sam & Max / LucasArts vibe.”Grab your fedora and stock up on ammo—Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual! is bringing some off-kilter comedy-adventure to the Quest Platform this June.
Virtual reality can be used to simulate a number of experiences and enhance them.