All the accolades Telltale has received for its The Walking Dead series doesn't seem to be slowing the company down. In an interview with Red Bull UK, co-founder of Telltale Dan Connors said that he'd like the studio to work on large-scale projects. He cited Half-Life and Star Wars as examples.
“Coming from LucasArts, we always felt we could do a great Star Wars story game,” he said. “We also love the idea of building out a deeper story to a great game franchise—something like Half-Life stories or Halo stories.”
Telltale Games is looking to create more epic games
However, Vice President of Publishing Steve Allison clarified that the company didn't intend to make games for the franchises. “Will we do this? Yes, we believe we will sometime very soon,” Allison explained. “But the franchises mentioned are totally speculative and used only as an example to frame the idea.”
Currently, Telltale is working on an adaptation of another comic series. But instead of zombies, the company wants to take on the premise of characters from classic stories living in modern-day New York City by working on a video-game adaptation of the Fables series.
The Walking Dead series has won Telltale numerous awards, including the Spike VGAs game of the year award. This came as no surprise as series has gained critical acclaim for its deep story and meaningful choices.
“Look, `Walking Dead' fans, this is obviously for you,” beamed Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman at the awards. “Thank you so much. You guys watch the TV show. You read the comics. You play the video games. You make all this possible.”
Other awards won by the game include Best Downloadable Game and Best Adapted Game, Best Performance by a Human Female as Clementine for voice actor Melissa Hutchison, and Studio of the Year for Telltale Games.
The main story of the Walking Dead universe is that zombies have overrun most of America and a rag tag bunch of survivors must do whatever it takes to survive. The comics tread a very dark path by highlighting some truly unspeakable acts performed by the humans, as opposed to the zombies. Though the game’s tone isn’t quite that dark, there are still glimpses of it in the first episode.
In October, Telltale released Episode 4 of the series, which was the penultimate episode. In this instalment, in the wake of terrible loss, the group arrives in Savannah in search of a boat and escape from the horrors around them. Stalked by an unseen human threat and the constant menace of the undead, Lee must decide how to deal with an increasingly paranoid group, and above all, how to protect Clementine. Telltale's The Walking Dead concluded in November with the final episode, No Time Left.
You can read our review of The Walking Dead here.
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