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Great Idea for Episodic game.

posted by monkeybrush threepisland on - last edited - Viewed by 622 users

Hey guys! I think I have great idea for adventure game

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Game based on short mystery books, popular in USA in 60's called "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators." Each book tells us about mystery that solved buy three guys - Jupiter Jones, Pete Crenshaw and Bob Andrews.
The three boys who call themselves The Three Investigators are Bob Andrews, Pete Crenshaw, and Jupiter Jones, all of whom live in
Rocky Beach, a small city on be shore of the Pacific Ocean some miles from
Hollywood. They solving mysteris and crimes, riding and then tell them to Alfred Hitchcock, every book started with this. They have Headquarters. Is an old thirty-foot home trailer which they have equipped
with an office, a photographic darkroom and a tiny laboratory, and hidden from public view behind towering piles of ordinary junk so that it must be entered through certain secret passages which they have constructed.

Why this game should be made by TellTalegames?

Genre of Three Investigators is adventure-detective. I think by creating Sam and Max series you guys gained experience.

Game mechanic that based on special abilitis of each character like in Maniac Mansion:
Jupiter is intelligent, stocky and has a remarkable memory and deductive skills.
Pete is an athletic youth who dislikes dangerous situations, but is nonetheless reliable as the "action member" of the team.
Bob Andrews, who is small but wiry, is something of a scholarly type, although
with an adventurous spirit.

Story of Three Investigators have same style that TV Show series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". Maybe I wrong but - new season of S&M hase exactly same style.

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  • I don't think that great old stories will generally be widely spread again. A few will be rediscovered, others will be inspiring for new stories but i guess that's it. Most good stories simply will be forgotten. What would all those sub average writers do otherwise?

  • @monkeybrush threepisland said:
    C) In 60s it was mainstream and it will be mainstream after 100 yers.

    Well then maybe in 2060, Telltale will make a game of it, but right now, it's really not mainstream.

  • Telltale should make a Simpsons adventure game

  • @Marsbergen said: Telltale should make a Simpsons adventure game


    I dont understand why you think that Three Investigators is not mainstream? Yes this is books and so what? Many hollywood producers prefer make films based on books. Even If now Three Investigators is not mainstream then it will be if TT create good game based on old but realy great books by R.Arthur with Alfred hitvhcock character like narrator in S&M3.

  • It's not mainstream because most people in the United States in the 18-34 age bracket that purchases the majority of games sold in this country have never heard of it before. By saying it isn't mainstream, I'm not saying it's bad. It might be the best books anyone's ever written, ever, for all I know. But using your logic of 'it was popular in the 60s', I could just as easily claim that The Beverly Hillbillies or I Dream of Jeannie are great ideas for adventure games. And actually, they might both turn out to be pretty decent games. But would they sell to the general public? I doubt it.

  • Where can i get further information about this I-Dream-of-Jeannie-game?

  • This idea came to me while I was shitting on the john:

    Seinfeld: The Adventure Game!

  • I remember The Boxcar Children. I read some of those.
    I read some Hardy Boys although I'll admit I was a bigger fan of the Nancy Drew books. But I never heard of Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators

  • @Scnew said: It's not mainstream because most people in the United States in the 18-34 age bracket that purchases the majority of games sold in this country have never heard of it before. By saying it isn't mainstream, I'm not saying it's bad. It might be the best books anyone's ever written, ever, for all I know. But using your logic of 'it was popular in the 60s', I could just as easily claim that The Beverly Hillbillies or I Dream of Jeannie are great ideas for adventure games. And actually, they might both turn out to be pretty decent games. But would they sell to the general public? I doubt it.


    You just can take any popular material to create episodic game. The Beverly Hillbillies and other stuff like this just cant be adventure game because you cant create human from monkey. The three investigators is popular in 60s and it will be popular in 2010s because this is great adventure and it match to TT games model.

  • What does it mean to create a human from a monkey?

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