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Five minus four Telltale projects to be revealed today 17 Feb, 2011 / 17 comments

So if you're waiting for five game announcements from TTG today, well, you will have to wait a bit longer.

Alan Johnson

The plan is you'll get to find out what one of the announcements is this evening (Pacific Time) at IGN. The rest of the announcements will come in the following day(s) since there are embargoes on the information from the event.



And as all Peep Show aficionados know, there's no reason not to trust Alan Johnson.

If Internets rumors are anything to go by -- and Wikipedia has told me they are -- today's announcement could likely be The Walking Dead game(s) based on the hit AMC TV show which again was based on the graphic novels.

In other words, Monkey Island 6 and Maniac Mansion 3: Day of the Tentacle 2 might still be a few days away. Telltale's embargos make Apple seem downright friendly.

Update: Two titles are confirmed by All Things Digital: Walking Dead and Fables, based on the DC comics.

17 Comments

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    BillieJoe86 on 18 Feb, 2011, 20:48…
    Check it out!!! :)
    http://pc.ign.com/articles/115/1150947p1.html
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    black_sheep on 18 Feb, 2011, 19:16…
    The embargo for the rest of the reveals will be lifted shortly, less than an hour and a half from now to be exact, 12.30 pm pacific time.


    We'll finally know by then.
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    AlfredJ on 18 Feb, 2011, 13:56…
    I'm with Tingler on this one, except for the Hitchhikers-part. Loved the books, adored the radio series, but I don't think another game is needed. I'd love a new tv series though (they're doing Dirk Gently, so hopefully that will be popular enough to raise interest in a new Hitchhikers-series).

    But yeah, give me Indy, give me Futurama, and I'm happy.
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    Snugglecakes on 18 Feb, 2011, 10:53…
    I just hope they aren't doing too much at the same time.
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    The Tingler on 18 Feb, 2011, 03:47…
    I'm still crossing my fingers for Indiana Jones, Futurama or Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
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    Capn_Nacho on 18 Feb, 2011, 03:15…
    I'm not a fan of Fables, though I've never given it much of a chance.

    I totally hate The Walking Dead, both the comic and the TV series. I am totally mystified as to why people enjoy either; the comic is clumsily plotted and hideously illustrated (except for the first few issues by Tony Moore) and the TV series is badly written and completely uninspired (though the cinematography is often quite stunning.) Not that big a deal, I'm basically just like "Awwww... I have to wait THAT long for another Telltale game I care about?"
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    Scummbuddy on 18 Feb, 2011, 02:35…
    I think the premise of a MMO Zombie game like these guys are making: http://undeadlabs.com/ sounds fun-derful. I wanted a game like The Walking Dead comic, which is what those guys are making, but I am still intrigued with what the licensed game will do. I was just wondering why the MMO group didn't get the license. Now I know. And knowing is half the battle. The other half is zombie killin'.
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    jp-30 on 18 Feb, 2011, 02:17…

    TestType

    Disappointed that they are making a Walking Dead game, especially if it's based on the trash TV version. The comic is great, great stuff, but I don't see any kind of game potential there, especially for Telltale games and their standard game formula.

    They make decent games but I have no faith in them to convey the intensity, brutality and the questionable morality in a world gone mad of the comic book to video game form.



    It seems pretty clear they have the TV show licence as opposed to the comic book licence: "...based on the AMC cable network’s zombie hit “The Walking Dead... " from the AllThingsDigital story.
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    Laserschwert on 17 Feb, 2011, 22:48…
    I have some of the "Fables" comics, and I think the setting lends itself well to a game... although they're pretty adult oriented as well, so I hope Telltale doesn't have to water them down...
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    TestType on 17 Feb, 2011, 22:45…
    Disappointed that they are making a Walking Dead game, especially if it's based on the trash TV version. The comic is great, great stuff, but I don't see any kind of game potential there, especially for Telltale games and their standard game formula.

    They make decent games but I have no faith in them to convey the intensity, brutality and the questionable morality in a world gone mad of the comic book to video game form.
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    Kroms on 17 Feb, 2011, 20:50…
    Oh, the "Fables" premise is actually kinda cool! I might read these. I never read comic books (besides Watchmen and Out of Boneville), but I've been thinking of starting.
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    Kroms on 17 Feb, 2011, 20:45…

    Bad Asp!

    Please include Freelance Police, please include Freelance Police, please include Freelance Police... *crosses fingers*


    I won't lie to you, Bad Asp. If the world ends, I want you to be my side. You just don't give up. I mean, Freelance Police is dead as dust, but you hold on like a long lost lover.
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    Bad Asp! on 17 Feb, 2011, 20:41…
    Please include Freelance Police, please include Freelance Police, please include Freelance Police... *crosses fingers*
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    Remi on 17 Feb, 2011, 20:33…
    Updated with two confirmed titles. Don't know anything about Fables, but the art from the comics look good.
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    clone2727 on 17 Feb, 2011, 19:43…
    Maniac Mansion 3: Day of the Tentacle 2: Bernard's Revenge!
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    MKZY on 17 Feb, 2011, 18:23…
    Aw snap, this throws my stay up all night plan right out the window. Oh well, better read a book instead, or better still; sleep!
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    Kroms on 17 Feb, 2011, 18:11…
    I'd like another Monkey Island, but my brain says no: LucasArts would be sharing a podium. Still.

    Also, screw IGN and their owners, News Corp.

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