Developer Telltale Games has announced that the company has signed an agreement with Valve to release Sam & Max: Season 1
, Telltale's flagship episodic series, over the Steam digital distribution service.
Currently available direct from the Telltale's website and over the subscription-based game distribution network GameTap, Sam & Max
is based upon the independent comics created by Steve Purcell.
Each Sam & Max
episode will be made available over Steam for $8.95, with a 10 percent discount being offered during the first week of release. In addition, Telltale is also offering the first three episodes as a bundle for $19.95, with a similar bundle being offered for episodes 4-6.
This news follows an earlier announced
agreement with adventure game publisher The Adventure Company to bring the complete "season" of six serialized Sam & Max
PC adventure titles to retail worldwide this August.
"Digital distribution is clearly a core component of our business and we're really impressed by Valve's approach to the market," stated Telltale CEO Dan Connors. "The Steam folks have a great understanding of how robust online channels can bring new value added content, product expansions and serialized episodes to keep audiences regularly engaged."