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Questions for the Walking Dead team!

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Hey guys, I know it's still early days on this project, and we're a ways off from talking about anything concrete, but it seemed like as good a time as any to start an official Q&A thread!

In all honesty there isn't a lot we can talk about yet -- we were going to do press for the game at PAX East last month, but held off when we realized that our answer to almost any conceivable standard press question would be "no comment, yet" -- but I trust you guys to rise above the standard questions, and come up with some Walking Dead stuff we can discuss, so have at it. Ask away!

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  • @Jake said: Q1) Kirkman didn't have much influence on the story because he didn't feel the need to. We kept him in the loop at all times, with all the ideas we had and the things we were doing in the story. We got lucky I guess in that he just liked a lot of the ideas which were going on. His only gripe was that we rename Kenny (Kenny was originally named Frank, and Robert didn't like that name, so we changed it)! Pretty easy going dude.

    Would we have changed the ending? Nope! Because the game is episodic, we knew it was being received well long before we had to make episode five. Fortunately, everyone on the team, and management, and Skybound, were all very excited about the original intended ending for the season, so we just went for it. Everyone's priority across the board, from the team, to the guys who own telltale, to Robert Kirkman and the guys at Skybound, is to tell a good story first. We know that if the story is interesting, deep, and surprising, people will respond to it. People don't want us to make what they expect, they want to be surprised by something they didn't.

    Q2) Yes.


    Thanks for your answer Jake and Telltale,i think the ending would leave more people talking about the game rather than a traditional happy ending,would still of liked a possibility of not getting bit though. answer 2 sucks Jake ;)

  • @Hope_Clems_safe said: What I think might work well is this. Assume that season 2 is another 5 episodes. In episode 1, we have a whole new cast, no mention of Omid, Christa or even beloved little Clem. Everybody thinks to themselves "oh my god we're never going to know what happened to her. That's so tragic". Instead we spend episode 1 getting to know and empathise with the new protaganist we are playing.
    Then in episode 2, bang, we meet Clementine for the first time with our new character. Maybe she's alone, maybe she's with others, who knows? Think of the relief we'd feel, having just had an episode where we'd come to terms with the fact we'd probably never see her again. I agree though that she absolutely cannot have just forgotten about Lee. She needs to be virtually inconsolable for her first episode, and perhaps she would keep more detached from you so she cant get so hurt again.

    She should never be that same girl again, after what happen to Lee and her mom and dad.

  • Since season 2 will probably be coming out in the fall, when do you think we'l see ads or trailers?

  • @Bcroft said: Since season 2 will probably be coming out in the fall, when do you think we'l see ads or trailers?

    No clue when we'll start talking about Season Two! There's a lot of other stuff for us to talk about and show between now and whenever that rollout happens.

  • lol well thx for the reply, yea I'v only played TWD from ttg not to familiar with the other things being made for the near future

  • Ben obviously played the triangle.

  • @Rock114 said: Ben obviously played the triangle.

    I just got the funniest mental image of Ben awkwardly playing a triangle. Haha, thank you.

  • Is the strangers voice on the talkie in end of chapter 3 different than in the next episodes? It sounded much more friendlier I guess you guys had something different planned for him at first :D

  • who will be Season 2 Playable character? :]

  • I'm curious to know; Is the people of Telltale considering the ideas and theories we thought up with to use for Season 2 of The Walking Dead Game?

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