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Telltale fans interview Part-2

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Okay here's the list. Only 20 maybe chosen. Let's nominate a couple of the rougher questions to kick out, affectively leaving us with the pedigree stuff. I think the rule should be set that anyone who submitted a question should have at least 1 of their questions get in.
Red=nominated for elimination
Blue=removed by owner
1. What does it take to start a company like Telltale? -Burn
2. Does Bone have a release date been set? -Alucard
3. Can we expect to see a Bone demo in the near future? -Alucard
4. Will Bone be released in Retail stores? -Alucard
5. Will the 3D engine you have developed/ are developing ever be licensed for use by a 3rd party developer? -JP
6. What are your potential distribution and marketing channels for bone outside the internet? -JP
7.How do you propose to market the Bone games to Bone/comic fans, rather than adventure games? -JP
8. Anything about the deceased Sam and Max Freelance Police you can share? -Udvarnorky
9. Were there any other franchises besides Sam and Max you were considering? -Burn
10/11.How can one go about auditioning for a Telltale game?-misanthrope
12. Are you going to produce translated versions of your games? -Diduz
13. Is the game engine full real time 3D or simply classic 2D/3D hybrid? -Diduz
14. Is Blades of Stenchtar going to be a real game? -ThreeHeadedMonkey
15. Whatever happened to the whole in Brendan's closet? -ThreeHeadedMonkey
16. Was Dank always going to be a comic? -Burn
17. What sort of developement tools are you using to create the game? -Vark
18. What games are your major influences on the design of Bone? -Vark
19. How do you plan to market Bone? -Vark
20. In the short teaser clip of Bone, Bone appears to be following the cursor around. Do you plan to create interactivity between the characters and player? -Vark
21. How has Telltale Texas Hold Em' performed in contrast to your expectations? -Vark
22. What is the most difficult part for working at Telltale? -Burn
23. Are you going to cater to the still significant part of the gaming community (especially outside of the USA) who are not broadband enabled and for whom a 15 MB download is offputting? -JP
24. How often will the episodes of Bone be released? -spf1978
25. How much will the episodes cost? -spf1978
26. Will the Bone games include the infamous "cut-scenes" that many other adventure games employ as a story-telling device? -spf1978
27. What are your future plans for the characters from TT Texas Holdem? -spf1978
28. How did you get to be so cool? -spf1978
29. Whats the pay structure for those at tell tale? -Alucard
30. What does an entry level position make vs a lead? -Alucard
31. What are the hours like?(hopefully not as evil as EA =P) -Alucard
32. Will there be a physical medium avialable for BONE? In otherwords a CD. -smileyfaceman
33. Will the supporting characters have some kind of AI or will they just have set dialogue paths like previous adventure games? -smileyfaceman
34. Will there be multiple player-controlled characters per title? -smileyfaceman
35. How would someone go about getting an entry level position at TellTale if they have little to no industry experiance? -smileyfaceman
36. You were mentioning in an early interview that you were planning to have a schedule eventually for episodic releases of several game-series, is that something you're still planning to do, or is Bone the main focus for now?- Apignarb
37. Are you planning to exclusively distribute all your games electronically, or are you considering other options aswell? -Apignarb
38. What can we expect from the game-engine, how is it shaping up? -Apignarb
39. Being that many of you were on the Sam&Max team, and founding TellTale was in part inspired by the cancellation of that project, do you have any juicy tidbits to share with us about the game, or the making of the game? -Apignarb
40. Don't you think it's a bit of a risky move to exclusively distributed your games digitally, seeing as most companies who have walked that road before you, has failed? -Apignarb
41. How will you succeed, where others have failed? -Apignarb
42. Describe a typical workday at TellTale. -Apignarb
43. Do you have any plans for any other games than Bone yet, maybe even working on other ideas during the development of Bone? -Apignarb
44. Who killed Brendan? -Apignarb
45.TO KEVIN Will we see "buttless ice chaps" in any of Telltale's games? -Jub
46. Who's Brendan? -misanthrope

Nomination Tally
25/45 20 questions left.

Question Tally

Alucard -6
Burn -4
JP -4
Udvanorky -1
Misanthrope -3
Diduz -2
ThreeHeadedMonkey -2
Vark -5
spf1978 -5
Smileyfaceman -4
Apignarb -9
Jub -1

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    Anonymous

    I went through the Newsarama interview. There were a couple of already answered questions.

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    18
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    38

    I also nominated

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    If your upset I nominated your question, I also gave two of my own question the axe.

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    Anonymous

    Here's the ROUGH draft of the list. If you have any complaints post below, but get it done as soon as possible.

    Can we expect to see a Bone demo in the near future? -Alucard

    How do you propose to market the Bone games to Bone/comic fans, rather than adventure games? JP

    What were the other franchises besides Sam and Max and Bone that you were considering? Burn

    How can one go about auditioning for a Telltale game?-misanthrope

    Are you going to produce translated versions of your games? Diduz

    Was Dank always going to be a comic? -Burn

    In the short teaser clip of Bone, Bone appears to be following the cursor around. Do you plan to create interactivity between the characters and player? Vark

    How has Telltale Texas Hold Em' performed in contrast to your expectations? Vark

    How often will the episodes of Bone be released? -spf1978


    What is your opinion on the infamous "cut-scenes" that many other adventure games employ as a story-telling device? -spf1978

    What are your future plans for the characters from TT Texas Holdem? -spf1978


    Will the supporting characters have some kind of AI or will they just have set dialogue paths like previous adventure games? smileyfaceman


    Will there be multiple player-controlled characters per title? smileyfaceman


    Are you planning to exclusively distribute all your games electronically, or are you considering other options as well? Apignarb


    Being that many of you were on the Sam&Max team, and founding TellTale was in part inspired by the cancellation of that project, do you have any juicy tidbits to share with us about the game, or the making of the game? -Apignarb/Udvanorky


    Describe a typical workday at TellTale. Apignarb

    Do you have any plans for any other games than Bone yet, maybe even working on other ideas during the development of Bone? Apignarb


    TO KEVIN Will we see "buttless ice chaps" in any of Telltale's games? -Jub

    I love adventure games and feel they deserve another chance to shine, but with TellTale Texas Hold'em, you brought personality to a genre that is usually devoid of any such character. What are your plans, if any, to bring this personality into other genres as well? -jerkofalltrades

    You were mentioning in an early interview that you were planning to have a schedule eventually for episodic releases of several game-series, is that something you're still planning to do, or is Bone the main focus for now?- Apignarb

  • You've done a great job on this Burn! :)

  • Ok, I have some comments. I think people should still add questions, as alot of the questions cover the same ground, or are just not very interesting (in my humble opinion)

    [quote]Does Bone have a release date been set? Alucard[/quote]

    For one, this is yes/no question and the answer is probably "no", as if it had one, it would have been announced.

    [quote]What are your potential distribution and marketing channels for bone outside the internet? JP

    How do you propose to market the Bone games to Bone/comic fans, rather than adventure games? JP[/quote]

    doesn't these two cover the same ground? well not really, but they're still both "marketing-questions". Also "distribution outside the internet" is allready covered in another question.

    [quote]Anything about the deceased Sam and Max Freelance Police you can share? Udvarnorky[/quote]

    I also asked this question, just different wording.

    [quote]In the short teaser clip of Bone, Bone appears to be following the cursor around. Do you plan to create interactivity between the characters and player? Vark [/quote]

    Not to be mean, but the answer to this is pretty obvious.


    Just my two cents..

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    Anonymous

    Okay, I try to work it around that.


    [quote][quote]Anything about the deceased Sam and Max Freelance Police you can share?- Udvarnorky
    [/quote]

    I also asked this question, just different wording.[/quote]

    i know you asked the same question, but it was the only one he had.

    [quote][quote]Does Bone have a release date been set? Alucard[/quote]


    For one, this is yes/no question and the answer is probably "no", as if it had one, it would have been announced[/quote]

    This one was Alucard one remaining question,(out of 6) I can always replace it with one of his other questions.

    I'll try to merge JP's questions,( unless he wants to), and I'll see what I can do with Vark's.

  • I'd rather know about. demo plans and if/when we can expect to see one. As well as if they plan to stray from normal adventure game conventions in their games

  • I imagine a beta test would be out of the question for the game too... not a question just wishful thinking....

  • I am aware it is his/their only questions, but it seems silly to ask the same question twice, just because the guys who asked them didn't ask any other question. Wouldn't it just be better to pick the one who is worded best, and put both their names/nicks as the author of the question. Or?

  • My 2 marketing questions are different (though quite subtley so), but given one of them is more or less asked by someone else, please drop my

    "What are your potential distribution and marketing channels for bone outside the internet? -JP"

    question.

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