So what is Scoggins Erasers? According to the latest Telltale Games (Sam & Max) dev diary for the game that begs the question, it's a supplier of pencil erasers for the US' second-most prestigious place: the White House.

Of course the dev diary for the recently revealed iPhone puzzle game, Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent, dishes out some sweet, sweet additional details.

According to game designer Mark Darin, FBI Puzzle Investigation Division Agent Nelson Tethers is on a peculiar case. Scoggins Erasers has stopped sending erasers to the White House and are instead are puzzles. Tether, being the PID's only agent, must figure out these puzzles and apparently unravel the secret of Scoggins, Minnesota in process.

In the video Darin re-confirms what we knew about the game stemming from an event in San Francisco last week.

"We're combining what we do with adventure games, the exploration of scenes and interaction with other characters, with self-contained brain teaser puzzles inspired by games like Professor Layton," Darin says, adding later that the game draws additional inspiration from TV shows like the X-Files and Twin Peaks.

As reported earlier, Puzzle Agent hits all iDevices this June. And if you're interested, the foremost prestigious place in the US is that rest stop along US-41. You'll never smell the unique and colorful smells there anywhere else in the country. Period.

  • Egoyan

    Inspiration from Twin Peaks? I'm keeping an eye on this one.

  • PomJansen

    Great stuff, can't wait!

  • Gert

    Looks like a *definite* buy, after having finished all existing adventures on the iPhone platform.

  • Project-79

    Wow, this looks like it’s going to be a great game. I’ve been waiting so long for a Professor Layton-like game on the iDevices. Although, I hope it’s a universal app. Not really interested in paying...

  • Brandon

    Okay... I'm interested...

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    Sign me up. Looks like a must-play to me.

  • Justin

    I LOVE me some Telltale. This will indeed be a day one buy. Looks brilliant and funny--typical for these guys. 🙂

  • Cilo

    Looks great, love the whole atmosphere - can't wait for this one.