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Telltale brings on John Riccitiello, teams with Lionsgate

24 Feb, 2015, 18:52 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Gamasutra | Comments: 4

Telltale's inexorable journey to becoming Skynet reaches its next phase.

Episodic game maker Telltale Games has cut a deal with Lionsgate Entertainment for an unspecified sum that will see the San Rafael-based studio start making episodic TV/game "Super Shows," starting with an original Telltale Games property.

As part of the deal, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer and newly-minted Unity CEO John Riccitiello will join Telltale's board of directors.

Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Film and TV News

Rumor: Spielberg wants to direct Chris Pratt for new Indy

21 Feb, 2015, 22:34 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Deadline | Comments: 5

There have been these silly rumors that Disney wants Chris Pratt to star as Indiana Jones in a reboot of that film series, but according to a guy at Deadline it's totally the case, and what's more, Spielberg himself wants to direct it.

Considering there's no script and Spielberg gets attached to every single movie project in development (he was once slated to direct American Sniper and Interstellar), his involvement is far from a certainty, but it would make me excited, especially if they take a Godfather Part II approach as I've seen proposed, and the movie alternates between Old Indy (Ford) and Young Indy's (Pratt) timeline, telling a story that relates the two adventures. In this way you get a potentially better send-off for Ford (since Crystal Skull snatched away his sunset ending), and they will have smoothly transitioned the series over to the reboot era.

So, who is your preferred director to take over Indy if Spielberg inevitably loses interest, and why is it Hal Barwood?

Ron Gilbert News

Learn about Ron's lost LucasArts game

13 Feb, 2015, 14:48 | Posted by: Jason | Source: Grumpy Gamer | Comments: 1

Back when we had a functional games database (a revival effort for which Remi will surely be taking donations), I Was a Teenage Lobot may have existed as a content-free entry stub. It was one of those unproduced games that we knew pretty much one thing about: a title. It was a game Ron, along with David Fox and Noah Falstein, pitched to Lucasfilm Games management between Koronis Rift and Maniac Mansion. It didn't happen, obviously, and the world grew just a little bit darker.

And now the design document is out, courtesy of Aric Wilmunder's mad archival skillz. Now you can find out what the game was, which includes Ron's first known use of the name "Chuck" and a penchant for threatening teenaged brains that would find its way into his next realized project. The rare document even contains some concept art. Damn we're relevant.

Behind Mojo

How many of those cards do you HAVE, anyway?

13 Feb, 2015, 05:48 | Posted by: Jason | Comments: 2

A year ago I was screwing around with video overlay effects for a personal project and decided I should assemble a little test scenario before diving into anything genuinely ambitious.

As a preemptive measure to ward off boredom in the editing, I chose to conduct my test in the form of a crude recreation of one of my favorite scenes from Monkey Island 3.



This isn't ordinarily something I would share, but I unwisely made a handshake IRC agreement with Zaarin to do so after he was kind enough to guide me through the treacheries of AkosView.

Maybe I could arrange to have this played at my funeral?

Miscellaneous news

Humble Star Wars and Adventure Bundles

07 Feb, 2015, 15:17 | Posted by: Jennifer | Comments: 2
The Humble Star Wars Bundle is going on. Pay what you want for Knights of the Old Republic, Jedi Academy, and Dark Forces. There are also 6 other Star Wars games if you pay $12 or more: Empire at War: Gold Pack, The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, The Force Unleashed II, Battlefront II, Knights of the Old Republic II, and Republic Commando. The site says that there's more yet to be announced.

If Star Wars isn't your thing, the Humble Weekly Bundle is an adventure bundle this week. Pay whatever you like for Detective Grimoire, Broken Sword 1 & 2, and The Whispered World Special Edition. If you pay more than the average, you'll also get The Detail: Episode 1, A Golden Wake, and Cognition: Game of the Year Edition. If you pay $10 or more, you'll also get Broken Sword 5.

Miscellaneous news

Graham Annable Nominated For An Oscar

04 Feb, 2015, 21:48 | Posted by: Jennifer | Be the first to comment!
Graham Annable, former lead animator at LucasArts and former creative director at Telltale Games, has been nominated for an oscar for Best Animated Picture for The Boxtrolls, which he co-directed with Anthony Stacchi, the concept artist for the cancelled animated film, The Curse of Monkey Island.

We at Mojo wish them both luck, which they won't need because The Boxtrolls was awesome.

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