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Rumor: Telltale Games Is Developing A The Walking Dead Game

You still like zombies, right?

If Telltale Games is teasing what we and 1UP hope it is, then look forward to a Walking Dead-inspired title in the future. Telltale recently blasted out press invites to an event in mid-February where the developer will announce a total of five (my goodness!) multi-platform titles, one of which is “based on a just-launched property from the TV and comic book world whose popularity is changing life as some know it.” Or, you know, The Walking Dead.

Now, no one is reporting any hard evidence that Telltale Games is actively developing a Walking Dead title. This is just speculation based on that line in the invitation, which seems like a pretty obvious tease. What other mad popular comic book series just went to TV and made a big splash? Right.  
 

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As Joystiq points out, it looks like the Jurassic Park game will indeed be at the event and featured rather prominently, so that’s cool. Man. There’s a video game developer out there who is making not only Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games, but might also be developing a Walking Dead game too. Crazy!
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Posted by BradNicholson

If Telltale Games is teasing what we and 1UP hope it is, then look forward to a Walking Dead-inspired title in the future. Telltale recently blasted out press invites to an event in mid-February where the developer will announce a total of five (my goodness!) multi-platform titles, one of which is “based on a just-launched property from the TV and comic book world whose popularity is changing life as some know it.” Or, you know, The Walking Dead.

Now, no one is reporting any hard evidence that Telltale Games is actively developing a Walking Dead title. This is just speculation based on that line in the invitation, which seems like a pretty obvious tease. What other mad popular comic book series just went to TV and made a big splash? Right.  
 

1687980-the_walking_dead_wallpaper_1_by_n00bzilla.jpg
 
As Joystiq points out, it looks like the Jurassic Park game will indeed be at the event and featured rather prominently, so that’s cool. Man. There’s a video game developer out there who is making not only Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games, but might also be developing a Walking Dead game too. Crazy!
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Edited by Jazz_Lafayette

I like that show.
 
Edit: BAM.
 
Double Edit: Margera.

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Edited by Sharpshooter

Thats not idle fact, its cold hard speculation

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Posted by MysteriousBob

Whats this "we" stuff? You mean the source hack-Brad copy+pasted this from?

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Posted by SuperSambo

My comment was deleted?

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Posted by Aquavelvaman

This could be cool

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Posted by RampageAssassin

This is going to be very interesting. I don't see a slow pace suiting this.

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Posted by White_Silhouette

I am very interested in where they could go with this.

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Posted by Mr_JPeps

This could be awesome!

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Posted by Swick

Great, the untapped market of zombie combat.

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Posted by angryemu

This is pure bollocks! Obviously the show Telltale is talking about is "The Cape!"

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Posted by Phished0ne

eh, not sure if i want this.  Telltale is known for making comedic adventure games, i'm kinda iffy on both this and Jurassic Park . I just dont know if the human drama involved in Walking Dead will translate well to an adventure game...now...if it was a Walking Dead RPG made by Bioware..sign me up.

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Posted by pbhawks45
@Swick: Great, another person judging a game before release.
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Posted by Zimbo
@Swick said:
" Great, the untapped market of zombie combat. "
Seeing as its Telltale I doubt there will be much "combat". Very interesting nonetheless.
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Posted by dezvous

Damn, Telltale is kicking it out.

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Edited by Deathpooky

Use Squirrel on Fire
 
Use Squirrel on Mouth
  
Scream in Terror.

Use Shells on Shotgun
 
Use Shotgun on Zombie Wife's Head.  
 
Cry.

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Posted by JB16

Comic = Epic
 TV show = Epic
 
Why should a game be any different?

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Posted by synapse720

Does whiskey media need a copy editor?

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Posted by SurferZ

I still think the Jurassic Park game is the most interesting.
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Posted by Henrythetrain

*sigh zombies

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Posted by Mikewrestler5

Fuck yes!

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Posted by wrecks
@Swick said:
" Great, the untapped market of zombie combat. "
The untapped market of Zombie Adventure!
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Posted by onyxghost

A point an click zombie adventure!?! What would look better as an art style, a realistic TV show style or perhaps a cell shaded action comic?

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Posted by Portis

Shut up and take my money, Telltale. 
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Posted by Daveyo520

I am all stoked for this!

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Posted by buft
@JB16 said:
" Comic = Epic  TV show = Epic  Why should a game be any different? "
thats the theory, doesnt always pan out well though, much to my dismay.
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Posted by DarkShaper

Zombies aren't really my thing but what I have seen of the Comic/Show seems good and i'm looking forward to what Telltale would do with it.

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Posted by Sooty

Not another zombie game. :/

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Posted by Ronald

No, this is obviously in reference to the upcoming("just launched") Pushing Daisies comic based on the cancelled ABC series. It changes life as we know it because he can bring people/things back to life with a touch, but if he leaves them alive something/someone else dies. 
 
Actually, thinking about it, Telltale could probably make a pretty cool game based on Pushing Daisies, since the show was a detective show with a mystery that involved finding clues and talking to (dead) people.

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Posted by Simulacrum

Fuck yes!

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Edited by Lingxor

This could be really good. Zombie games have all been pretty much straight action games so far... A serious story and dialogue driven game with the zombie apocalypse as the backdrop is something that I want to see done. They'd also need to dirty up their style and ditch the Pixar look since it wouldn't really be appropriate here. At the very least it'll be interesting to see Telltale move out of their comedy comfort zone. 

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Posted by blaakmawf

Telltale is effin' great.

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Posted by Little_Socrates

So I haven't followed The Walking Dead at all, but I might start sometime soon. If people are still excited about this even in the zombie-overflow funk, it has to be good, right?

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Posted by Undeadpool

An AO-adventure game from Telltale? Sure...

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Posted by Korne

Bring us a Chew game. Seriously, you eat stuff (including humans) to gain memories of past events. It is perfect for a point and click adventure.
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Posted by haggis

If they follow the comic books, I'm interested. The TV show went off in some strange directions during its last few episodes, and I wasn't crazy about it.

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Posted by gbpackers94

f*** yeah!

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Posted by SammydesinasNL

Confirmed. 
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Posted by Bombs_Away

Considering how many zombie games have been made, there is still so much fucking potential left. There needs to be a slow paced, psychological adventure Zombie game made, and this really could be it. It can't be point-and-click though Telltale, I'm telling you now! 
 
Imagine being put in a city with a comparable size of GTA IV's Liberty City, throw in the complete "What the fuck do I do?" of the original Zelda, with the Silent Hill: Shattered Memories goal of run and survive over all out destruction. If it could be paced similar to Mass Effect, make a 20-30 hour game then that would be fucking amazing. And the potential for sequels, where you get more weaponry and stuff, there is so much that can be done. People say that they are bored of zombie games, they're bored of zombie games not done right!
 
Some game developer has to fucking develop a REAL zombie, survival-adventure game. If some one doesn't then I'm just gonna have to gather a team, promise them that I have money, make them make the game, then go laughing to the bank!

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Posted by Chibi_Kaji

If true, it's really nice to see telltale try some new things.

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Posted by cstrang
@angryemu said:
" This is pure bollocks! Obviously the show Telltale is talking about is "The Cape!" "
Was thinking this, too.
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Posted by Tordah

I'm always interested in new Telltale projects so bring it on!

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Posted by JediAutobot

I want this to be true!

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Posted by bosshog70

Another zombie game whooo

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Posted by crusader8463

Ignoring the fact that the game could be mind blowingly good, I just love to see more zombies games getting made to annoy all the kids who feel the need to get their panties in a bunch when someone makes a new zombie game. That alone makes this great news to me.

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Posted by Redbullet685

We can only hope this is true.

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Posted by glorious_leader

Will there be poker involved?

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Edited by MordeaniisChaos
Nah. It's the Cape! 
 
 
 
BAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAH 
 
@Ronald
said:
" No, this is obviously in reference to the upcoming("just launched") Pushing Daisies comic based on the cancelled ABC series. It changes life as we know it because he can bring people/things back to life with a touch, but if he leaves them alive something/someone else dies.  Actually, thinking about it, Telltale could probably make a pretty cool game based on Pushing Daisies, since the show was a detective show with a mystery that involved finding clues and talking to (dead) people. "

Oh FUCK. I LOVE that show. Soooo cute. I'd fuckin love that.
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Posted by Redharlow

Love the show, Love the comics even more. But as for a game? I don't know, you can only interpret that story so many times. Having read the comics up to number 80 I already know who is going to die. And with Kirkman as a producer I am pretty sure he will make sure that the characters who die in the books will die in the show.

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Posted by spiceninja

This is extremely exciting.

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