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Telltale Games Questioned by Gamespot 02 Oct, 2004, 01:47 / 16 comments

Gamespot has a brief Q&A with Dan Connors of Telltale Games, the new adventure game company formed from some key members of the Sam & Max Freelance Police team. What does Gamespot say about Telltale?
But what about the question on everyone's mind--is a new Sam and Max title coming? Although Telltale Games hasn't specifically said anything, the upcoming first press release from the company does reference the game three times, then ends by saying that Telltale is currently "in the design phase on a well-loved license." Could it be? We'll just have to wait and see what Telltale Games has up their sleeves.
And here's a quick question from the Q&A:
GS: How do you see your approach affecting the overall health of the genre? IOW, what will you bring to the genre that may have been missing?

DC: Telltale is all about story telling and character. Kevin Bruner, our CTO, is a huge fan of Infocom games because of their ability to immerse a player in an unfolding story. The work he has done since then, including a major stint on Grim Fandango, has continued to inspire that vision. It's very easy, as an adventure game developer, to focus on just wiring the puzzles and making them work. At Telltale, our focus is on filling out the world and story around the puzzles. I definitely agree with Steven Spielberg when he points to interactive storytelling as a place for huge growth in the industry.
Take a look at the whole article over at Gamespot. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about Telltale in the near future. For those who haven't taken a look, it's also worth checking out the Telltale Blog on their recently redone website.

Comments

  • Gabez on 03 Oct, 2004, 12:20…
    Well, I'm excited already.
  • hoax on 02 Oct, 2004, 19:59…
    Does anybody remember when Lucas Arts? license expires on Sam and Max? There might be a story there. That shadow character on the projects page does look a little familiar.

    ?We've quietly begun development on an exciting license that we can't wait to tell you about! Well, actually we HAVE to wait to tell you about it??
  • monkeyboobs on 03 Oct, 2004, 03:04…
    I'm right ;)
  • jp-30 on 02 Oct, 2004, 16:00…
    No link to mojo in the community section!? Boycott! Boycott!
  • Gabez on 02 Oct, 2004, 16:43…
    Yeah, though the link to Sam & Max.net is interesting
  • Udvarnoky on 02 Oct, 2004, 16:51…
    No kidding! Maybe they just feel sorry for a site that pathetically hasn't been updated in awhile (Hey Jake, even if this Telltale stuff is just wild speculation, why not use it as an excuse for another Samandmax.net news post?)

    In any case, if these particular people are working on an adventure game for a license that we're all familiar with, then it can't possibly be anything but awesome and worth looking forward to, whatever it is.
  • jp-30 on 08 Oct, 2004, 00:09…
    OK folks, the boycott is over, and mojo has been added to the community section.

    :-)
  • Mad Lord Snapcase on 02 Oct, 2004, 10:52…
    The only licences he talks about in the Q&A are "Law and Order" and "CSI". So clearly they're actually making "Ally McBeal: The game".
  • monkeyboobs on 02 Oct, 2004, 09:12…
    OMG!!! I read the Q&A and I was a little bit confused by some notes (e.g. chatting with Steve, sometimes - is that working together on S&M2 or what??), but then I saw a shadow object on Telltale's project site and - gnnnnn - if you put some long ears on it's head...... WAHAHAHARRRRRRR!!!!! YEAH BABY!! ;P
  • YMH on 04 Oct, 2004, 14:37…
    The silloutte looks a whole bunch like Fone Bone from Jeff Smith's amazing Bone comic book series. As well, Telltale has a link to www.boneville.com on their links page. If they're doing a Bone adventure game, I am going to swoon here and now.
  • monkeyboobs on 04 Oct, 2004, 15:25…
    I'd also enjoy a Bone adventure game. Maybe they do both... perfect! :P
  • monkeyboobs on 04 Oct, 2004, 15:27…
    Damn, you're right! It coul really be Fone Bone! Hum...
  • monkeyboobs on 02 Oct, 2004, 09:15…
    I'm right. I know I'm right! Please, anyone, say: "I know you're right.", 'cause I wanna know I know I'm right!!!
  • Jake on 02 Oct, 2004, 12:35…
    I don't think you're right.
  • jp-30 on 02 Oct, 2004, 20:42…
    No ears, eh?

    I see it now,

    "Pam & Rax: Independent Investigators"

    Pam & Rax, interactive entertainment's most beloved canine and hamster combo, hit the road third quarter 2005 in a long awaited adventure comedy for Windows PC from Telltale Games. The game will dispatch the investigators into a wild world of screwy and vaguely quixotic missions. Each one will be jam packed with nerve-jangling action, brain-busting puzzles, and the kind of easygoing banter one might expect from a talking dog and a naked, hyperkinetic hamster.
  • Udvarnoky on 02 Oct, 2004, 01:55…
    The big secret project is totally Zak 2.