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TellTale Virginity

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I've trolled these forums for a couple weeks now, but aside from that I know nothing of TellTale. I'm a TWD fan, and that's about the only reason I stumbled here. I used to watch alot of Homestar Runner cartoons when I was in high school, I'm surprised that there are Strongbad games, I had no idea. Anyway--

I know the release date is just days away now, with people standing infront of their respective platforms now frothing at the mouth waiting anxiously like... something that wants to eat something else, can't think of anything to compare at the moment ;) I just have a few questions:

1) I could be totally wrong here, but there's a post down farther with a title like "Could TWD be the second TT game to get past a second season?" or something like that. What would happen to the PC/Mac users that pay the full price for the game should TWD not be popular enough to merit a 2nd/3rd/4th/5th season? I think there's enough of a fanbase to eliminate that possibility, but I dunno, there seem to be a couple of people that don't have alot of faith in TellTale-- AT ALL. I don't think the game is botched, from what I've seen I think it's great, or will be great, atleast for awhile (And that's the intent right? 1-2 hours, a couple of replays, then wait for the next episode?) but there are those that think it was handled wrong.

2) I think this has been touched on before, but I just want to clarify. Will a new episode be released every 4 (translation 6-8) weeks? Dependant on the response you get.

3) Again, this has been answered more outright, I just want to clarify. It will be the same gaming experience across all platforms, right? The same scenarios and whatnot? I know every choice is a new path, please don't tell me that anymore :P It's really cool, and it's ALOT of work to work down all those paths and make the game behave in a way that makes sense. I just want to know that I'm not missing out on something that a Mac users will get.

Best of luck on the 24th, I'm gonna go hurl rotten eggs at 1 Microsoft Way until they put TWD on XBLA.

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  • Ya that answers everything. I was wondering because my gf is thinking about getting the PC version while I'm sticking with Xbox. I read that post n thought "I don't want her to buy all the episodes when it's not guaranteed that 5 episodes will be made." Seems stupid but I had to ask.

    Thanks all

  • @thesporkman said: Telltale has never failed to finish a season that they've started*.

    Bone.

    They haven't done it since then, though.

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: Bone.

    They haven't done it since then, though.

    And you didn't buy it all at once, you bought it one episode at a time, so that wasn't a big deal.

  • Also, even if TWD doesn't get a second season, don't worry. A Telltale season isn't like most TV show seasons, where it ends on a big cliffhanger and then you're waiting anxiously, hoping it'll be picked up again to continue the story. Telltale tells a complete story in each of its seasons. Sometimes they leave a little room for continuation at the end, but you'll get closure to the main story of the game. At least that's been true of every other TT game. Calling them seasons is a little misleading in that regard.

  • @BlankCanvasDJ said: Telltale tells a complete story in each of its seasons. Sometimes they leave a little room for continuation at the end, but you'll get closure to the main story of the game.

    Yep, that's right. good thing is that it's possible that Lee dies, because it's The Walking Dead! The second season could tell another story with another main character.

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    @SMU420Stone said: (translation 6-8) weeks?

    Maybe not THAT extreme actually, but you're on the right track here. :D

    @SMU420Stone said: Yep, that's right. good thing is that it's possible that Lee dies, because it's The Walking Dead! The second season could tell another story with another main character.

    Possible, huh. I'd be surprised if neither Lee nor Clementine died at the end. It's a zombie story. There are rules... ;)

    The only way to escape this rule would be multiple endings, but I'm not sure if that could work. The zombie world goes on, so it's either Clementine dies, Lee dies, or both die. If both survived, it would be hard to perceive this as an "ending". But let's see!

    @SMU420Stone said: Bone.
    They haven't done it since then, though.

    The idea that Telltale could possibly not finish an announced "Season" was brought up with the fear that a season a customer had paid for in full would not be completed. This indeed has never happened. No one has paid for a full "Bone" season and then only got two episodes (I'm not even sure if Bone was ever advertised as a "season", although it is of course correct to assume that they wanted to go on with this series and not leave it at that).

  • @RAnthonyMahan said: Bone.

    They haven't done it since then, though.

    Bone was never announced or sold as a season! They were marketed and sold as one off episodes you bought one at a time. Sadly not a lot of people bought them, but that was six years ago! The first time we did a proper Season of episodes was with Sam & Max Season One -- listed as a multi episode long season you could preorder up front with a guarantee that you'd get the whole story -- and have been following that model since then! (Jurassic Park's switch to retail excepted as has been said.)

    Walking Dead is very much a traditional Telltale episodic season as far as release goes, like the three seasons of Sam & Max, Strong Bad, Wallace & Gromit, Tales of Monkey Island, Back to the Future, and Law & Order games.

    Just for posterity:

    1) The first season of the Walking Dead includes five episodes. That's what is for sale.

    A second season has not been announced but were ever to hypothetically happen, it would likely be another five episodes, for a price similar to this one (and past Telltale seasons). A second season would effectively be "the sequel" to the first season. No second season of Walking Dead games is announced though. (We're still busy building the back half of the first season of games! Our production model is very similar to a TV or comic production -- it's all staggered, for instance we could be at a point hypothetically here the first episode is done, the second one is finishing up production, the third episode is being prepped in preproduction, the fourth and fifth are being written. That's not exactly accurate to our real production schedule, but hopefully paints a picture.)

    2) Our release schedules are traditionally monthly or close. Mileage varies from series to series and episode to episode (sometimes something does slip a little, though we are usually pretty okay about avoiding that industry pitfall). Walking Dead episode release dates aren't announced yet past the first one.

    3) The game is the same across all platforms. PC/Mac, Xbox, PS3, even iOS customers will be getting the same dialog, scenarios.. The same game :) The controls and on screen interface are of course different between gamepad, mouse/keyboard, and touch controls, but you're always playing the same game and story. There aren't secret Mac-only side quests or anything!

  • Any hope of an Android port in the near future, or too many hardware limitations and variations? And still no word on 3DS possibility too

  • last 2 games flops um nope not really they are adventure games and thats what their gameplayw as intended for so yeah gameplay wise guess what POINT and CLICK whats what telltale ressurected with most their past games so dont go crying bad gameplay for what they were intended for. BttF i though was really awesome for a Point and click game. Jurrassic park well they attempted a diffrent style of gameplay its was a QTE based game for what they intended it for. Telltale is aimed at the adventure based gamers and by that point and click puzzle solving.

  • @ADavidson said: Any hope of an Android port in the near future, or too many hardware limitations and variations? And still no word on 3DS possibility too

    I would never say never, but we don't have anything announced (or in development) for Android, or 3DS!

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