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Sam & Max Steam pre-order offers free game

Steam has listed Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse for pre-order, offering a free copy of The Night of the Raving Dead to those who grab the upcoming title before its release.

Episode 1 of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is currently set for an April 15 release, with subsequently four more episodes arriving monthly after that.

From the description:


  • Get a FREE game with purchase: Sam & Max 203: Night of the Raving Dead
  • Get Freelance Police Elite Forces membership, which entitles you to:
  • Access to private forum - featuring scheduled chats with Steve Purcell, series designers and more
  • Special 'member' preview area - get first look at sneaks from upcoming episodes first!
  • Elite Forces downloads - avatars, wallpaper
  • Elite Forces pass for Telltale Store - monthly special deals thru Sept 2010


  • 5 Games, 1 Price! Delivered monthly
  • Wield psychic powers against fearsome foes in epic comedy saga over 5 monthly episodes
  • An otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it -- intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane.
  • Gaming's greatest dog and rabbit sleuths Sam & Max seek the power’s ancient secrets, as manic Max gains shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future vision abilities for battling these foes.
  • The saga plays out in a surreal 5 month-long symphony of mayhem that gets deeper and more twisted with each episode.
  • Episode 1: The Penal Zone - releases in April
  • Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak - releases in May
  • Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain! - releases in June
  • Episode 4: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls - releases in July
  • Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep - Finale!


  • Wield psychic powers against fearsome villains: shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future vision.
  • Sam & Max’s biggest, boldest, most bizarre and best-looking series yet
  • Epic comedy saga across 5 monthly episodes



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