Sam and Max are two of the most loved
characters from "Back in the Day (tm)."
Anybody in my age group and older who has played games for
a long time probably knows who they are. People
still come up to me when I'm wearing my "Save
Max" shirt asking where in the world they can get one
because they HAVE to have one.
Which is both
cool and sad because unfortunately it seems that these
types of people are too few to support an endeavor as
expensive as a modern video game.
If it had followed to
completion, this game would be hands down the best looking
adventure game ever made. The tech was really good,
and fans on the net kept thinking the in-game shots were
My role on the team was to implement
mini-games. Imagine Whack-a-Rat and Car-Bomb in the
original game, on crack. The mini-games were fun,
self contained, but relevant and necessary to the
game. For each game I worked on I was the primary
driving force for the implementation, prototyping, and
subsequent design changes.