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  • @seanvanaman said: Glad you guys are down with the direction -- it wasn't the obvious way to go and internally, Jake and I had to make a pretty hard sell.

    Fingers crossed you like stuff as we release it!



    Come to think of it, how much convincing did it take to get Kirkman on board with this idea? Was he on board with this from the start, or did it take a fire works display saying "This will work"?

  • @seanvanaman said: Glad you guys are down with the direction -- it wasn't the obvious way to go and internally, Jake and I had to make a pretty hard sell.

    Fingers crossed you like stuff as we release it!


    Story and set-up seem absolutely brilliant. You can't use the comic universe without either doing ANOTHER version of the events(a la the TV series) or having a tie-in that needs to be played in order to understand parts of the comics(dick move). This way is a lot better, keeping it in more or less the same geographical area and running parallel with the comic story arc. Absolutely the best way to go with this franchise.

    I'm still worried/anxious about gameplay. I don't see myself as a "traditionalist" when it comes to adventures, and many of my favorite adventures broke the mold of their time in some strong and noticeable way, but Back to the Future has caused a really nasty drop in what I now expect out of a Telltale game. I'm feeling so much more cautious about this title than I would have been in a pre-Back to the Future: The Game world.

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    @Gman5852 said: Come to think of it, how much convincing did it take to get Kirkman on board with this idea? Was he on board with this from the start, or did it take a fire works display saying "This will work"?



    This is probably a question for the cast, but as our last one (the debut!) had sound issues and we're slammed for a couple weeks, I'll just answer it:

    Kirkman was incredibly cool. When we sat down, I spent a couple minutes just talking the avenues we were considering: we don't think it's creatively interesting to give you a THIRD telling of the comic book story and we feel that the franchise is best served by giving the player the opportunity to experience things the way Rick does -- fresh with little to no sense of what is the "right" call. If you play AS Rick, you, the player, know what Rick did in any given situation and a) you'll do what he did or b) you won't and we'll break canon. Not really interesting to us.

    A new character who is seeing the whole thing from the same area but a different perspective felt like the way to go. And selfishly, that meant I got to write a thing from scratch. Kirkman listened for about five or ten minutes and just said "that sounds pretty cool," and then we ate some Pad Thai. It was a pretty good meeting.

  • @seanvanaman said: This is probably a question for the cast, but as our last one (the debut!) had sound issues and we're slammed for a couple weeks, I'll just answer it:

    Kirkman was incredibly cool. When we sat down, I spent a couple minutes just talking the avenues we were considering: we don't think it's creatively interesting to give you a THIRD telling of the comic book story and we feel that the franchise is best served by giving the player the opportunity to experience things the way Rick does -- fresh with little to no sense of what is the "right" call. If you play AS Rick, you, the player, know what Rick did in any given situation and a) you'll do what he did or b) you won't and we'll break canon. Not really interesting to us.

    A new character who is seeing the whole thing from the same area but a different perspective felt like the way to go. And selfishly, that meant I got to write a thing from scratch. Kirkman listened for about five or ten minutes and just said "that sounds pretty cool," and then we ate some Pad Thai. It was a pretty good meeting.



    I love behind the scenes stories like this, no matter how small. They make working for a video game company (or any other type of creative business) seem so much more fun than I'm guessing it actually is. Hopefully if I ever make it big as a writer I'll be able to share some worthwhile anecdotes of my own.

    Anyway, will we be hearing more about the gameplay come Comic-Con? When is that, anyway?

  • @seanvanaman said: And selfishly, that meant I got to write a thing from scratch. Kirkman listened for about five or ten minutes and just said "that sounds pretty cool," and then we ate some Pad Thai. It was a pretty good meeting.



    I hear eating Pad Thai is a sign that the owner of a license is happy with your suggestions :p Good work :)

  • then this game will do with all respect as the other crap games.
    ask most people who want this game with not much action by silly questions better run from the zombies and kill them as well as the set of DEAD ISLAND.

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    @brandonpina said: then this game will do with all respect as the other crap games.
    ask most people who want this game with not much action by silly questions better run from the zombies and kill them as well as the set of DEAD ISLAND.



    Telltale does point and click games focused on story and character development (which is also what I hear The Walking Dead comics focus on), not action games. Go play Left 4 Dead or Dead Island if you want your zombie shooting fix.

  • @brandonpina said: then this game will do with all respect as the other crap games.
    ask most people who want this game with not much action by silly questions better run from the zombies and kill them as well as the set of DEAD ISLAND.


    So....do you actually read the comics?

  • @brandonpina said: then this game will do with all respect as the other crap games.
    ask most people who want this game with not much action by silly questions better run from the zombies and kill them as well as the set of DEAD ISLAND.


    Troll.
    If you read the comics, you would see it isnt at all about action, but character development with the zombies being 1 obstical they must face.
    Secondly, your grammar is terrible.
    thirdly, there are way too many zombie action games. Go play Left 4 dead if you want that.

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