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Ask the Telltale Back to the Future Team (Almost) Anything!

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We're doing another Back to the Future Q&A session (our last was with series co-creator Bob Gale), this time with some of the Telltale Games Back to the Future team.

We'll have first episode director Dennis Lenart and series designer Mike Stemmle up for questions this time around...and anybody else from the team that is in the vicinity.

Ask as many questions as you like in this thread (this is the only place I'll be taking questions from). Make sure to get them in by 12:00 pm PST on Monday, October 25 - I'll be closing the thread at that point.

Keep this in mind: This is a pre-release Q&A, so while you can leave any questions you like in the thread, things like 'what is the storyline for the entire season?', 'is so-and-so playing Character McGillicutty?' or 'what are all the time periods the game takes place in?' probably won't get answered. All that stuff will be officially answered in due time - it is the 25th Anniversary of the film's release soon isn't it?

Anyway, have fun asking your questions!

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  • I have been spamming about the gta mod and I need to stop sorry
    Anyways here are my questions
    In the year 2015 (if there is gonna be)
    Will there being flying cars above us, will they be cars not like the movie or will they, will you be able to fly one or be able to be a taxi guy and drive people around, or police.
    Would you be able to see your past and/or future self if you went to a time period you existed in?
    I know you will Have HV in game, but any other things?
    Will all deloreans be in the game? How about the time train and No.131 locomotive
    Will the missions be movie related or your own ideas?
    Will you at least have one movie related mission, I would like to see the clocktower lightning and the train pushing delorean?
    Will doc be driving you around (I doubt that though)
    Will doc or marty randomely just come out of know where by time traveling and take you some where? Well I mean time
    Will Einstein be in the game, how about Copernicus?
    Will the flux disporsal be like in the movie or like the crysis mod? ( like this)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZAaKH0FYO8
    ( i dont like those effects :P)
    Will there be ice on the delorean or just "smoke" coming off and floating around it?
    If there is no mission for the clocktower or movie related, lets say you just walk around and would you just be able to see lightning actually hit the tower or there would just be a explosion up there?
    Will the weather match time periods like NOV 12 1955 10:00pm
    Will you be using back to the future flux disporsal sound effects or your own, if so will they sound like the movie or will they sound like the crysis mods sound?
    Will you be able to open mr fusion? or it just refills when you press a certain button(when you do that it wont open)
    Will you actaully stick pllutnoium in a BTTF 1 delorean, or it refills auto matic like i said above, and will you be able to attach the hook to it
    More questions coming!

  • @TheCoolest2 said: I have been spamming about the gta mod and I need to stop sorry
    Anyways here are my questions
    In the year 2015 (if there is gonna be)
    Will there being flying cars above us, will they be cars not like the movie or will they, will you be able to fly one or be able to be a taxi guy and drive people around, or police.
    Would you be able to see your past and/or future self if you went to a time period you existed in?
    I know you will Have HV in game, but any other things?
    Will all deloreans be in the game? How about the time train and No.131 locomotive
    Will the missions be movie related or your own ideas?
    Will you at least have one movie related mission, I would like to see the clocktower lightning and the train pushing delorean?
    Will doc be driving you around (I doubt that though)
    Will doc or marty randomely just come out of know where by time traveling and take you some where? Well I mean time
    Will Einstein be in the game, how about Copernicus?
    Will the flux disporsal be like in the movie or like the crysis mod? ( like this)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZAaKH0FYO8
    ( i dont like those effects :P)
    Will there be ice on the delorean or just "smoke" coming off and floating around it?
    If there is no mission for the clocktower or movie related, lets say you just walk around and would you just be able to see lightning actually hit the tower or there would just be a explosion up there?
    Will the weather match time periods like NOV 12 1955 10:00pm
    Will you be using back to the future flux disporsal sound effects or your own, if so will they sound like the movie or will they sound like the crysis mods sound?
    Will you be able to open mr fusion? or it just refills when you press a certain button(when you do that it wont open)
    Will you actaully stick pllutnoium in a BTTF 1 delorean, or it refills auto matic like i said above, and will you be able to attach the hook to it
    More questions coming!

    Have you ever played a TTG game? Here's a link to the free one: http://www.telltalegames.com/samandmax/lincolnmustdie

  • @TheCoolest2 said: I have been spamming about the gta mod and I need to stop sorry
    Anyways here are my questions
    In the year 2015 (if there is gonna be)
    Will there being flying cars above us, will they be cars not like the movie or will they, will you be able to fly one or be able to be a taxi guy and drive people around, or police.
    Would you be able to see your past and/or future self if you went to a time period you existed in?
    I know you will Have HV in game, but any other things?
    Will all deloreans be in the game? How about the time train and No.131 locomotive
    Will the missions be movie related or your own ideas?
    Will you at least have one movie related mission, I would like to see the clocktower lightning and the train pushing delorean?
    Will doc be driving you around (I doubt that though)
    Will doc or marty randomely just come out of know where by time traveling and take you some where? Well I mean time
    Will Einstein be in the game, how about Copernicus?
    Will the flux disporsal be like in the movie or like the crysis mod? ( like this)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZAaKH0FYO8
    ( i dont like those effects :P)
    Will there be ice on the delorean or just "smoke" coming off and floating around it?
    If there is no mission for the clocktower or movie related, lets say you just walk around and would you just be able to see lightning actually hit the tower or there would just be a explosion up there?
    Will the weather match time periods like NOV 12 1955 10:00pm
    Will you be using back to the future flux disporsal sound effects or your own, if so will they sound like the movie or will they sound like the crysis mods sound?
    Will you be able to open mr fusion? or it just refills when you press a certain button(when you do that it wont open)
    Will you actaully stick pllutnoium in a BTTF 1 delorean, or it refills auto matic like i said above, and will you be able to attach the hook to it
    More questions coming!

    Whoa there! (laugh)

    Something tells me you haven't checked out the FAQ recently. I love your enthusiasm, but I think you have absolutely no idea what to expect from this game.

  • 1) Without spoiling anything, does Bob Gale/any of the Telltale crew have any voice roles/cameos in the new games?

    2) Will players participate in events from the original trilogy? While I know it is set after Back to the Future 3, will you say revisit moments from the first 3 movies thus creating new timelines?

    3) Are you considering - for any of the episodes - adopting a DOTT style approach where you switch between say Doc, Marty, Jennifer? Or maybe Marty, Jules & Verne? It could be fun in some sequences to even play as Clara, 1955 George or experience playing Biff or Griff! :P

    4) We've seen driving sequences in the Sam & Max games. Any chance of an arcade chase sequence like in each of the movies (where Marty is chased by a Tannen and a gang)? Or will the game be strictly adventure mode?

    5) Will we see Clara's family or descendants? Or more of the original 2015 characters?

    6) Will the Delorean have any new abilities/modifications to it from visiting certain time periods?

    7) Any plans on releasing the game for the iPhone 4?

    Could a media liason also please PM me with contact particulars? Thanks...

  • If season one is a success, will Telltale make further seasons ala Sam & Max?

  • I have two questions:

    1) Will there be any cameos from any Sam & Max or Monkey Island characters? Such as a time travelling sam and max :P

    2)Is there going to be a surprise appearance of Michael J Fox as Marty like we saw with Earl Boen returning to play LeChuck?

  • @ChrisMacDee said: I have two questions:

    2)Is there going to be a surprise appearance of Michael J Fox as Marty like we saw with Earl Boen returning to play LeChuck?

    If they told you, it wouldn't be a surprise!

  • @Macarello said: If they told you, it wouldn't be a surprise!

    lol gargh! My wording of sentences screws me over again! lol

    Remembering M J is ill, I realise it'll be really unlikely for him to appear. But it would be amazing to have him in the cast. His brief appearance in Scrubs was awesome, on this it would be... what's infinitely superior to awesome? :P

  • Thanks for your questions everybody! I'll be passing some of them on to the team soon!

  • Oh man, I can't wait to hear if the game is good, and whether the team are proud of it!

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