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How often are the Bone games coming out?

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The title says it all. How often are the Bone games coming out?

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  • Initially they were coming out about every six months, but we are focusing on Sam & Max right now so you probably won't see another Bone game until Sam & Max: Season 1 is done, and then you might see them on a different schedule than what we were doing initially. We're learning a lot about how to produce games episodically, that will probably affect how we move forward with Bone in the long run.

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    SIX MONTHS!!! Wow. You were right when you said one a month was the fastest any episodic game game out.

  • A different schedule for Bone, eh? I've seen this hinted at more than once. Is it natural to assume that this will affect the games' length as well? Shorter, more frequent episodes like Sam & Max as opposed to gobs of the epic twice a year? Wouldn't it be a bit jarring for Bone to switch from "mini-series" to "sitcom" midway or am I assuming too much here?

    True, a 5-6 month wait for each game isn't ideal, but when you have other series being developed concurrently the content is still steady. I guess what I'm saying is that I kind of like the variety. It's awesome to have Sam & Max monthly but I can appreciate a more deliberately paced release for a series like Bone at the same time, especially when it's something epic that will have a definite close.

    Is it Telltale's plan to eventually reach a point where each license follows the same release/size/pricing pattern or will it vary between them? Was the decision to make Bone one way and Sam & Max another based on the license itself or on finding a better episodic model? Or a mixture of both?

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    [quote]Initially they were coming out about every six months, but we are focusing on Sam & Max right now so you probably won't see another Bone game until Sam & Max: Season 1 is done, and then you might see them on a different schedule than what we were doing initially. We're learning a lot about how to produce games episodically, that will probably affect how we move forward with Bone in the long run.[/quote]

    Nice reply. Topical and eloquent, yet vague. A "different schedule", eh? I hope that doesn't mean "less frequently". I think it's kinda hard to keep excited about a continuing series when you've got half a year to wait between each of them. Ideally, I'd like to see a new episode released every three to four months. But what do I know? I am, and will remain for the next few years, a wannabe.

  • I'm the queen of eloquent yet vague replies. That's why I do PR. :D

  • Are you going to do one episode for every graphic novel? All 9 of them?

  • Not necessarily. Some games may contain more than one book... whatever turns out to be the best way to tell the story.

  • But I mean you're going to finish the story right? All the way through?

    Also is Jeff Smith nice?

  • @Duate said: Are you going to do one episode for every graphic novel? All 9 of them?

    Because if I remember, almost one entire book is them wandering around avoiding "ghost circles" good book, would not make for a good game.

  • @Duate said: Also is Jeff Smith nice?

    I can confirm that Jeff Smith is, in fact, nice.

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