Sam & Max licensees
Group DescriptionAdventure games featuring as main protagonists Steve Purcell's surreal crime-fighting comic book (1987) and animated series (1997) duo of Sam, the gruff, hard-bitten film noir private investigator dog, and Max, his deranged rabbit buddy, as they travel to exotic locales in a DeSoto Adventurer and engage whimsical bad guys in their capacity as so-called 'Freelance Police'.
Sam & Max make cameo easter-egg appearances in many LucasArts games. These games are not included in the group.
Almost ten years after the original game, Sam & Max Hit the Road (1993), the sequel Sam & Max Freelance Police was announced, again developed by LucasArts. The game was however cancelled on March 3rd, 2004. Bad Brain Entertainment tried to acquire the license, but on March 2nd, 2005 LucasArts broke off all negotiations.
The license with the original creator Steve Purcell expired in May 2005 and he took it to Telltale Games. The sequel was released in episodic nature between October 2006 and May 2007, with six standalone installments forming a single season.
- Computer Gaming World
- March 2005 (Issue #249) – Worst Cancellation of the Year (for the cancelled LucasArts sequel)
- PC Powerplay (Germany)
- Issue 02/2007 – Most Funniest Games in 2006 (for the first two episodes of the first Teltale season)
Front cover for Sam & Max 304: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls
Front cover for Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone
Front cover for Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
Front cover for Sam & Max: Season Two
Front cover for Sam & Max: Season Two - Moai Better Blues
Screenshot from Sam & Max 304: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls
Screenshot from Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone
Screenshot from Sam & Max: Season Two - Moai Better Blues
Screenshot from Sam & Max 305: The City That Dares Not Sleep
Screenshot from Sam & Max: Season Two - Episode 1: Ice Station Santa