It’s good to be Telltale Games right now. After hitting all the right chords with some nostalgic new takes on Sam & Max, as well as Monkey Island, the studio then received too damn much praise for their adaptation of The Walking Dead. And while a second season is on the way for that hit series, they’ll also be tackling some fairy tales soon, as they adapt Fables into a new set of games.
If there’s one thing that I have learnt from playing The Walking Dead episodic quick-time event, it’s that I am a horrible, horrible person. Even though I insist that using Clementine as a strap-on zombie shield would have been brilliant. Decisions made in that game carried weight, and with a sequel on the cards, Telltale Games is looking to carry the impact of those choices, into season two.
Telltale’s take on the Walking Dead is excellent, and one of last year’s most compelling video game experiences. It’s elevated storytelling within the medium of videogames beyond a level many thought possible – and if you’ve managed to play through the entirety of the first season without some emotional stirring, you’re either a psychopath, or dead. To wit, it’s really bloody good, and it shows in the sales figures.
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If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead TV series and aren’t stuck with an Android device that some twit convinced you to buy because it had more power instead of actual uses then today we have some great news for you as Telltale games have announced that their first Walking Dead title will land on iTunes tomorrow.
When it comes to gaming and movies, you’d be hard pressed to find a developer as dedicated to the medium as TellTale Games. The studio went all out for their episodic Back to the Future games, emphasising key aspects of the classic film trilogy into their adaptation, and now they’re looking at designing their version of Jurassic Park to feature some iconic “Spielberg moments”.
Youâ€™ve got to love Telltale Games. Theyâ€™ve effectively managed to build themselves a great reputation in a decidedly niche gaming genre, adapting such iconic properties like Lucasarts classics such as Sam & Max and Monkey Island, as well as silver screen cult classic, Back to the future. For their next title however, the studio is going to be tackling the popular comic and hit TV series, The Walking dead.
Nick de Bruyne
The new Jurassic Park title from the beloved Telltale's Games' studios has now been pushed back to the United States' fall release period.
Fans who have been waiting in anticipation will at this point be sharing Jeff Goldblum's sentiments from the first movie when he uttered the words "must... go faster".
Last month we told you about the episodic Back to the Future point and click adventures from masters of the genre Telltale Games. We were pretty excited by the fact that theyâ€™d manage to secure the likenesses of Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox, with Lloyd actually reprising his role as the sieve-headed Doctor Emmett Brown.
Those worried that theyâ€™ve NEVER get somebody to sound even remotely like Michael J. Fox are in for a pleasant surprise. In a feat or rather serendipitous casting, the developers found AJ LoCascio, who does a pretty damned astonishing McFly.
The game will be set 6 months after the final movie in the trilogy â€“ and has Marty McFly searching for Doc Brown in some brand new time settings.
Back to the Future is one of my favourite film-franchises. Unlike most nostalgia trips from the 80â€™s, Back to the future stands the test of time â€“ and is still eminently watchable.
Telltale Games recently announced that theyâ€™d be making a series of point and click adventures based on the trilogy â€“ and unlike many othersâ€™ attempts at reviving venerated classics, it doesnâ€™t seem like Telltale will be pissing all over your memories.
Nick de Bruyne
Today South Africa is beginning the celebrations for the World Cup and Bafana Bafana, with Sandton in an absolute state of awesome chaos as people go wild and blow on their vuvuzelas. (Thanks to @AkiAnastasiou for this great aerial shot that he posted on TwitPic, saying "United We Shall Stand").
World Cup time is coming, and if I am lucky, I will get to watch some of the proceedings from the airport on Friday. I hope you guys are all really excited, this is really a time for us to all remember.
How is everyone else's day going? Any big parades in your area, deafening noise? Here's the noise we didn't post because we couldn't hear ourselves think.
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