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Telltale Achievements?

posted by xbskid on - last edited - Viewed by 58 users

Does Telltale have any interest in implementing some sort of achievement system for the PC/Mac games they sell directly?

Achievements have been implemented for both Xbox and PS3 versions of various TTG games, as well as the Steam version of Poker Night, so support for them certainly already exists in the Telltale Tool, and, as some of you may remember, the launcher has the ability to upload/sync information to the TTG website, which was used to unlock items for the ToMI Treasure Hunt. The achievements could be unlocked in the game, uploaded to the TTG website via the launcher when the game closes, and displayed/tracked in the player's profile.

Granted, I don't think it would be that easy. Telltale would have to implement their own achievement support, be it by an overlay, main menu item, or both. On top of that, I doubt TTG would want to revisit old games to update them. I'm sure updating the launchers wouldn't be much of a hassle, but tweaking the games themselves to enable achievements would be a pain, and most likely wouldn't provide enough of a return-on-investment to warrant the effort.

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  • Achievements are tricky to implement (especially if you're adding them into older games), and it seems Telltale doesn't want to bother with them unless they have to.

    Sony and Microsoft require all PS3/360 games to have trophies/achievements, so Telltale adds them there because it's necessary to give them a console release. Steam games can have achievements, but they're optional, so Telltale doesn't give the Steam versions of their games achievements with the exception of Poker Night, where they were necessary to unlock the TF2 items.

    So no, don't count on it.

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