The City That Dares Not Sleep is the fifth in the series of The Devil’s Playhouse games. The Devil’s Playhouse games are graphic adventure games based on the comic book characters Sam and Max from their namesake comic book by Steve Purcell. Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy zoot suit. His weapon of choice is a .44 caliber hand cannon. Max, on the other hand is a rabbit. As the developers describe him, he is three feet of pure id. Max’s signature sawtooth grin and manic piranha-like mindset makes him a figure for his enemies to fear.
In this installment of the series, Max gets transformed into a giant monster. The reasons why are particularly unclear. The player takes control of Sam who gathers a group of friends to save Max. Max enlists the help of Dr. Norrington, Sybil Pandemik, and Papierwaite to help him save Max. Then together, they disguise themselves in a giant corn dog in the hopes of tempting Max to eat it so they can enter his body. The players will encounter a lot of quirky enemies on this episode of The Devil’s Playhouse. Sam and Max’s partnership will be tested like a rubber band stretched to its limits.