Telltale Texas Hold'em
|Telltale Texas Hold'em|
|Publisher||Digital: Telltale Games|
US Retail: Bold Games
Germany Retail: Eclypse
|Released||February 11, 2005|
|Retail: April 7, 2008|
Telltale: August 8, 2008
Telltale Texas Hold'em, the first game by Telltale Games, was released for Windows on February 11, 2005. It was created as a demonstration of the Telltale Tool, which is Telltale's engine that runs all of their games. It was released to test their digital distribution system, which, at the time, was referred to as Telltale Now, and is now simply known as the Telltale Store.
It is a character-driven game of Texas Hold'em poker. You play in the third person at a poker table, and are simply known as "The Player". You play against four computer-controlled characters, each with their own unique personality.
One of the four computer-controlled characters, Boris Krinkle, later becomes a character in Sam & Max Save the World, going by the name Harry called him in this game, Leonard Snakechalmer. Telltale Texas Hold'em received a spiritual sequel, Poker Night at the Inventory, in 2010. The poker instructor in this game, Artie Flopshark, is mentioned by Max in the latter game.