Rumor: Telltale Games Is Developing A The Walking Dead Game

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

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.  
 

 
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!
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

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.  
 

 
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!
#2 Edited by Jack_Lafayette (3432 posts) -

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

#3 Edited by Sharpshooter (890 posts) -

Thats not idle fact, its cold hard speculation

#4 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

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

#5 Posted by SuperSambo (2881 posts) -

My comment was deleted?

#6 Posted by Aquavelvaman (58 posts) -

This could be cool

#7 Posted by RampageAssassin (427 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by White_Silhouette (476 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by Mr_JPeps (167 posts) -

This could be awesome!

#10 Posted by Swick (223 posts) -

Great, the untapped market of zombie combat.

#11 Posted by angryemu (79 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by Phished0ne (2532 posts) -

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.

#13 Posted by pbhawks45 (737 posts) -
@Swick: Great, another person judging a game before release.
#14 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -
@Swick said:
" Great, the untapped market of zombie combat. "
Seeing as its Telltale I doubt there will be much "combat". Very interesting nonetheless.
#15 Posted by dezvous (557 posts) -

Damn, Telltale is kicking it out.

#16 Edited by Deathpooky (1440 posts) -

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

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

#17 Posted by JB16 (745 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by synapse720 (41 posts) -

Does whiskey media need a copy editor?

#19 Posted by SurferZ (92 posts) -

I still think the Jurassic Park game is the most interesting.
#20 Posted by Henrythetrain (19 posts) -

*sigh zombies

#21 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (601 posts) -

Fuck yes!

#22 Posted by wrecks (2307 posts) -
@Swick said:
" Great, the untapped market of zombie combat. "
The untapped market of Zombie Adventure!
#23 Posted by onyxghost (319 posts) -

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?

#24 Posted by Portis (1290 posts) -

Shut up and take my money, Telltale. 
#25 Posted by Daveyo520 (6930 posts) -

I am all stoked for this!

#26 Posted by buft (3321 posts) -
@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.
#27 Posted by DarkShaper (1347 posts) -

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.

#28 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Not another zombie game. :/

#29 Posted by Ronald (1384 posts) -

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.

#30 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

Fuck yes!

#31 Edited by Lingxor (423 posts) -

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. 

#32 Posted by blaakmawf (543 posts) -

Telltale is effin' great.

#33 Posted by Little_Socrates (5694 posts) -

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?

#34 Posted by Undeadpool (4989 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by Korne (625 posts) -

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.
#36 Posted by haggis (1677 posts) -

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.

#37 Posted by gbpackers94 (116 posts) -

f*** yeah!

#38 Posted by SammydesinasNL (840 posts) -

Confirmed. 
#39 Posted by Bombs_Away (1010 posts) -

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!

#40 Posted by Chibi_Kaji (170 posts) -

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

#41 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@angryemu said:
" This is pure bollocks! Obviously the show Telltale is talking about is "The Cape!" "
Was thinking this, too.
#42 Posted by Tordah (2484 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by JediAutobot (201 posts) -

I want this to be true!

#44 Posted by bosshog70 (82 posts) -

Another zombie game whooo

#45 Posted by crusader8463 (14427 posts) -

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.

#46 Posted by Redbullet685 (6068 posts) -

We can only hope this is true.

#47 Posted by glorious_leader (107 posts) -

Will there be poker involved?

#48 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -
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.
#49 Posted by Redharlow (46 posts) -

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.

#50 Posted by spiceninja (3065 posts) -

This is extremely exciting.

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