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http://www.thewalkingdeadgame.com

A lot of you have seen this already since we're getting press coverage today, but there's the link to the first episode of Playing Dead - a new online talk show we're producing to offer you a behind the scenes look at the making of the Walking Dead game.

Our video editor Shaun Finney spearheaded this project, and it turned out great! A.J. Locascio (the voice of Marty in the Back to the Future game) is hosting, and the first episode features some of the Telltale crew talking about their favorite moments from Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead comic, and an interview with lead designers Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman on what the game is, and what to expect from it. There's screenshots from the game throughout the video.

The first episode will be hitting iTunes, Xbox Live and PSN soon, and we'll have new episodes for you on a biweekly basis going forward, with 9 episodes in total.

Looking forward to hearing what you think!


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Playing Dead Episode 1
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Playing Dead Episode 3
Playing Dead Q&A 1
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Playing Dead Q&A 3
Playing Dead Episode 4
Playing Dead Episode 5

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  • Having read the books and watched the show seen the motion comics.... I really think from what I have seen so far the team has nailed what TWD is all about.. I look forward to this game.

  • Wow, very impressed with this (both the screens and the talkshow). After following this company for years, it's great to see Telltale has grown enough to have its own talkshow. AJ is great as the host (does he have a role in the game as well?), and I'm pleasantly surprised by the fact that Gary Whitta has something to do with this game.

    And man, those screens. I need to see this game in action soon. Looks amazing.

    Edit: Quick question: The blogpost mentions that there are going to be 9 episodes of Playing Dead, and you said that they would be biweekly releases leading up to the first episode. Does that mean we can expect the first episode in about 18 weeks?

  • Not so much part of the main idea of the video, but

    *High Fives Jake for liking Sunshine.:D

  • @Tjibbbe said: Wow, very impressed with this (both the screens and the talkshow). After following this company for years, it's great to see Telltale has grown enough to have its own talkshow. AJ is great as the host (does he have a role in the game as well?), and I'm pleasantly surprised by the fact that Gary Whitta has something to do with this game.

    And man, those screens. I need to see this game in action soon. Looks amazing.

    Edit: Quick question: The blogpost mentions that there are going to be 9 episodes of Playing Dead, and you said that they would be biweekly releases leading up to the first episode. Does that mean we can expect the first episode in about 18 weeks?

    Whoops. No, definitely not. Bad wording on my part. We'll have new episodes after launch as well.

  • ...where does that number lead to?

  • I'm excited, and I like the screenshots, but:

    "2 hours"
    "It doesn't have a lot of barriers"
    "We want you to finish it."

    These could be pretty good things to say when talking about a movie, but pretty hazardous when speaking of games. Can I ask to explain?

    ► So, given that the "gameplay" - as individual tasks/puzzles - seems to be rather easy, does it means that the hard thing is to have the "right" ending?
    ► Due to the lacking of barriers, what will detract the game to be just an "it plays by itself"/"Am I playing in GOD mode" game? Where do you focus the challenge?
    ► There's an actual fear that we will be spending more time watching cutscenes rather than playing. Can you confirm that the gameplay is not just an "accessory support" to the story?

    Thanks. :)
    And good luck for this project! ;)

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    Shauntron Telltale Staff

    @Giant Tope said: ...where does that number lead to?

    A google voice account :)

  • Let's see...

    Robert Kirkman is involved in this project, he's happy with what he saw from the game...

    Ive watched "The Playing Dead" and I've seen the screenshots... Slightly cartoony (I've been expected something like Jurassic Park style in the character design, something more realistic) but I like it.

    Based on the comics, not on the show, what it means it's based on the original story.

    Mmmmmh...

    Ok, quit posting videos and articles and take my money NOW!!!! :D

    I think the waiting will be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long... :(

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    @Bloody Eugene said:
    Due to the lacking of barriers, what will detract the game to be just an "it plays by itself"/"Am I playing in GOD mode" game? Where do you focus the challenge?


    First, direct control is implemented. But you're right to assume that this isn't everything. Second: Was it ever confirmed that you can not die in this game? (It would seem logical that you can't, though... as there are no QTEs (YAY!!), only wrong "decisions" could lead to dying).

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    harrisonpink Telltale Staff

    Lee is as mortal as the rest of us.

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