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Submitted by TransientDreamer 399d ago | news

Telltale Games: “We Want Franchises That are Really Difficult to Translate into Traditional Gaming”

Following the success of The Walking Dead‘s first season, The Wolf Among Us‘ inaugural episode, and the announcements of Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands at this year’s VGX Awards, all eyes have been on Telltale Games to see how they will handle work on these highly-anticipated projects at once. According to the developer’s Senior Vice President of Publishing, Steven Allison, Telltale Games relishes the challenge of developing such dramatically heavy intellectual properties, and their unorthodox development process lends itself to this challenge. (Game of Thrones, iPad, iPhone, PC, PS3, Tales from the Borderlands, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 1 "All That Remains", The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 "Faith", Xbox 360)

ziggurcat  +   399d ago
I think they should focus on fixing the bugs in their games rather than look for a challenging franchise to take on.
sarcastoid  +   399d ago
That's basically my problem with Telltale games. I LOVE traditional gaming. So what they make just hasn't really done much for me.
colonel179  +   399d ago
I agree. I just finished the Walking Dead Season 1 yesterday and for me that's not a game. The story was good, but it's just a point and click interactive movie, more like the "games" from CDI back then.

I have the same issues with Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls. They have a good story, but I think that most of the story could still be done with traditional controls and gameplay.

With that said, at least is good that there is some variety in gaming and it helps the industry.
dboyc310  +   399d ago
I don't think is that difficult translating something you see from a movie or a show to a game where it's just quick time events. If they want to really challenge themselves they should add gameplay to the game and see how things work out.
linkenski  +   399d ago
"like Borderlands herp herp"
TransientDreamer  +   399d ago
That's one exception, and the challenge inherent in that is that they are taking a first-person shooter about looting and making an adventure game out of it.
gamernova  +   398d ago
I like their products. They are becoming a name I assume is connected with a good game. Whenever I Bethesda, same thing.
TheSsus  +   398d ago
To me Bethesda = buggy.
SpinalRemains138  +   394d ago
Bethesda on SONY machines = downright broken.

PS3 Skyrim may have up to 20 broken quest lines/missions which can never be completed. To me, that's complete horseshit.
WeedyOne  +   398d ago
Im not so sure about their Game of Thrones game...

Only because when they were interviewed at the VGA's they didn't seem like they had read the books or even seen the show... When they were asked if incest would part of the game they just kinda looked puzzled, like they had no idea incest was a large part of Game of Thrones!

Game of thrones is more hardcore than porn, the devs at Talltell Games just seem too innocent to pull off a proper Game of Thrones game. Hope im wrong!
Salooh  +   398d ago
I wouldn't be worried about the story. They are good at telling them. My problem with them are the graphics and their gameplay for that kind of show. Game of throne should get it's own gameplay. That fit the show but fun , skilful and challenging in the same time. I don't think they will achieve any of that. Borederland is perfect for them but i don't see them making a good game of throne game because of the atmosphere of the show it self. Naught dog would give it justice . Well , it's just my opinion though. I enjoyed the walking dead and i will definitely enjoy what they will offer :P ..
Lukebb91  +   398d ago
If they can do borderlands they should do gears of war, just like the walking dead same story and time setting different characters and the odd cameo.
Percy  +   398d ago
I really hope they start porting to next gen soon. I want to play Walking Dead season 2 and The Wolf Among Us but i do not want to play them on older consoles. I want my saves to be on my current console so that if they get continued in the future im not dragging out a old console each time.
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