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Telltale games, Dragon's Lair style 13 Jun, 2018 / 7 comments

Netflix is setting itself up as a gaming platform of sorts. I'm a bit fuzzy on the details myself, but one of the launch titles will be Minecraft: Story Mode -- indubitably a Mojo reader favorite -- and it sounds . . . Well, I never played the original, but anything that's "delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons" seems suspiciously close to the Dragon's Lairs of yore. The game will be released later this year.

Additionally, Telltale is working on a Stranger Things game which is what it is, I suppose.

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    Rum_Rogers on 15 Jun, 2018, 12:37…

    ThunderPeel2001

    Rum_Rogers

    Telltale, Mojo or both?



    We've weathered worse! :) I think TellTale is getting a bit lost as the big IP company, and that's a trick that players will become tired of.


    Just kidding, Mojo will never die! :)

    Laserschwert

    Seems like an interesting business model for Telltale: Rendering all their (already finished) games to thousands of video files and license those to Netflix.


    It's ironic how they were all about innovating adventure games and then probably coming back to one of the oldest game genres ever: Laser games.
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    Laserschwert on 15 Jun, 2018, 08:03…
    Seems like an interesting business model for Telltale: Rendering all their (already finished) games to thousands of video files and license those to Netflix.
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 15 Jun, 2018, 07:49…

    Rum_Rogers

    Telltale, Mojo or both?



    We've weathered worse! :) I think TellTale is getting a bit lost as the big IP company, and that's a trick that players will become tired of.
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    Rum_Rogers on 14 Jun, 2018, 13:23…

    ThunderPeel2001

    I doubt they'll be around in 5 years myself :-/


    Telltale, Mojo or both?
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    ThunderPeel2001 on 14 Jun, 2018, 12:54…
    I doubt they'll be around in 5 years myself :-/
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    Rum_Rogers on 13 Jun, 2018, 22:15…

    AlfredJ

    Well okay.
    At least it's an interesting direction to take for a gaming company, even if I don't recognize the people working there anymore, or have any particular interest in the games they're making. But that's nothing new.


    I guess in 5 years or so it's gonna look weird for Mojo to cover Telltale. As much weird as covering EA Sports.
    Here, I said it.
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    AlfredJ on 13 Jun, 2018, 19:49…
    Well okay.

    Smart business move at least, and something people have been speculating about ever since they started talking about that Super Show business however long ago. If they can get a game on there that's aimed at an older audience (there are already quite a few kid's adventures on there) that plays on that nostalgia of choose-your-own adventures, it could be the thing to pull Telltale out of their financial misery. I guess Stranger Things could take care of that.

    Of course, if that's going to be their main thing in the future, I'm guessing the days of more classic point & clicks (or even walking around in an environment or 2) is really going to be a thing of the past. But, you know, I have no idea what else I would really want from Telltale at this point, apart from turning back the clock to 2012 or so, and making sure they kept focusing on taking care of their employees/innovative storytelling games.

    So I guess this is fine. At least it's an interesting direction to take for a gaming company, even if I don't recognize the people working there anymore, or have any particular interest in the games they're making. But that's nothing new.

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