Telltale Games, the independent video game company that specializes in episodic games based on many popular licenses, is getting ready for yet another adventure. They rose to popularity with such titles as The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and most recently Batman where game players would go through various scenarios, making decisions along the way that would affect the outcome of the game. Most Telltale Games properties have a signature look graphics-wise that helped for branding purposes and recent hits have helped the company exponentially explode in the video game market. Telltale has licensing deals with NBC Universal, Warner Bros Interactive, Sierra, HBO, and now has a new deal with Marvel.
Telltale Games is all a buzz today with the announcement that the studio will craft a series based on Batman. The point-and-click based video game developer have previously created playable adventures plucked from the worlds of Back To The Future, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead. It seems a great fit for the game company to try its hand at the adaptation of the DC universe, but does their style integrate well into the land of Bat gadgets and vigilantism? (more…)
Fans of Game of Thrones likely already know that famed adventure game company Telltale is just about ready to release the first chapter in their GoT story via the medium of video games. They’ve already let us know a bit about what to expect from the game as well as how they plan on improving the mechanics in relation to previous games. But now we’re getting the first real look at Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice with the first trailer and 13 character pics showing off the important folks from or allied with House Forrester. Scroll on for a big, juicy helping of Telltale awesome. (more…)
If you’ve ever played a Telltale game, you know that this company has quite a knack for being able to take a complex story world and create an enjoyable video game experience. In their time, they’ve made amazing games out of franchises such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead and Fables. Now, they have the chance to bring us yet another mind-blowing interactive experience with A Game of Thrones. And, finally, we’re getting some details as to what we might expect when the game finally releases. Read on for all the info. (more…)
After having much success adapting The Walking Dead into an episodic video game where your in game choices can have dire consequences on the story and game progression, Telltale is finally ready to reveal their next game based on another comic book property. We’ve known since 2011 they were developing a game based on Vertigo and Bill Willingham‘s Fables, a series that follows the often dangerous lives of fairytale characters living in a secret New York City neighborhood called Fabletown, but it was placed on the back burner while the company released The Walking Dead. A smart decision I’d say because what they’ve accomplished with The Walking Dead will only benefit this game.
Titled The Wolf Among Us, it will star Bigby Wolf, a.k.a. The Big Bad Wolf, as he tries to keep the true identities of these fairytale characters, like Mr. Toad and the Three Little Pigs, a secret. The game’s story will be a prequel to the events of the comics and is set to release this summer for Xbox 360, PC, Mac and PlayStation 3. Speaking with IGN, Telltale CEO Dan Connors said,
Developing The Wolf Among Us based on the Fables universe has allowed our studio to build upon all of the hallmarks of what makes our episodic series so engaging for players. Through an evolution of our approach to choice and consequence, we can further explore the complexity of each and every iconic character in a universe rich with untold history from the darkest sides of the storybooks.
Judging from the artwork they released I’m hoping this game has a noir-ish feel to it as that would really suit the dark and brooding character of Bigby. He’s basically Humphrey Bogart, but a werewolf.
What d’ya think? Will Fables make for as good a gaming experience as The Walking Dead?