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Was this ever discussed as a potential license? The book series is immensely popular and I guess the license isn't too expensive since the TV series bombed. The stories contain quite a bit of detective work and therefore could probably easily adapted into a computer game, probably as a kind of side story to the ongoing story arc - I mean, there are tons of novellas and short stories already.

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  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: the Game.
    It could certainly allow for a nice replacement to Monkey Island as a comedic adventure series, but with a more . . . heroic hero than good ole Guybrush, which allows a completely different sort of humor and character than Monkey Island. I don't think they should be strict retellings of his adventures, but as they have done with established series -- new adventures in the mold of the old ones.

    Arsene Lupin: the Game.
    Much less over-the-top, Lupin's very fit to an adventure game setting -- something just barely touched upon by Frogware's Sherlock Holmes games.

    Something involving conspiracies: the Game.
    I don't know. Majestic-12, Mothman, aliens, stuff like that. That'd be interesting, especially if done as a homage to '50s sci fi shows like the Outer Limits. But that's already sorta been touched upon with S&M: The Devil's Playhouse.

    Spy fiction thing: the Game.
    Who else imagines Telltale making an adventure game where you have to escape a death trap laid by a Bond-esque villain using only stuff in the room and your inventory? I can!

    The Goonies: the Game
    SLOTH. LOVE. CHUNK!

    The Spirit: the Game
    The episodic nature would be perfect for this highly influential comic book hero.

    The Mercury Men: the Game
    If you don't know what the Mercury Men is, it's a really, really neat sci-fi show on the internet, split into 10 different episodes, each of about 7 or 8 minutes in length. Look it up if you like Indiana Jones and Star Wars, as they are both huge inspirations on the series.

    Also, seconded on the Star Trek adventure game, for sure!

  • Who else thinks that Telltale Games could make an amazing Hunger Games video game after being given the rights????

  • I think someone should make one..just not TTG.

  • The Hunger Games trilogy is not about the actual games, though. The games are merely a tool by which the Capitol can oppress the outer districts.

    The very idea that it would make a good adventure game, when the series isn't about adventure or exploring or anything like that, just doesn't compute for me.

    EDIT: The only way that it could work is if you controlled a character outside the confines of the original story (a la Lord of the Rings: The Third Age). Katniss herself has too much emotional stuff going on, and I would think that an "adventure" is the very last thing she would call her experiences in the books.

  • How would this work exactly? Oh wait, it wouldn't.

  • @Marsbergen said: Ideas I've said before (but in other topics), OH, and some new ones too!:

    Arrested Development: The Adventure Game
    Biker Mice From Mars: The Adventure Game
    Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Adventure Game
    Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas: The Adventure Game
    Futurama: The Adventure Game
    Mr. Show: The Adventure Game
    Peanut Butter Bandit: The Adventure Game
    Seinfeld: The Adventure Game
    South Park: The Adventure Game
    Star Wars: The Adventure Game
    Street Sharks: The Adventure Game
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Adventure Game
    Terminator: The Adventure Game
    The Beverly Hillbillies: The Adventure Game
    The Simpsons: The Aventure Game
    The Three Stooges: The Adventure Game

    Take your pick, Telltale. Oh, and if you want to adapt Peanut Butter Bandit to an adventure game, just give me a ring.



    I'm not Telltale, but I'm gonna take my pick anyway. Several, actually. Futurama (which seems like a real possibility, given the stature of recent licenses, and the return of the show), Arrested Development (same reasons), Curb Your Enthusiasm (will never and should never happen without LD), and an honorable mention for Fear and Loathing because why the hell not (good luck wrestling the IP rights from HST's estate!)

  • Now I'm sure that this forum gets at least one "HEY TELLTALE, YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS INTO A GAME" thread a day. Well, I figure that if I'm going to introduce myself that I may as well do it not only with enthusiasm but with an idea that I believe shows promise. For those of you who're unaware of the show in question, The Sarah Connor Chronicles was a spin-off from the Terminator series of films that ran on Fox from January 13, 2008 to April 10, 2009. It revolved around the lives of the fictional characters Sarah and John Connor, following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day and disregarded Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation from canon completely in favor of a show that was more oriented toward drama and character building than action, similar to the original two James Cameron films.

    Unfortunately the budget of the show began to expand beyond Fox's comfort zone and the show was canceled after only two seasons (31 episodes). Not just canceled, but ended on perhaps one of the biggest cliffhangers imaginable. Now, with that in mind, how many of you here think that with the recent success of The Walking Dead that Telltale would be able to pull off an interactive Season 3 of this show?

    :spoil-o:

    The cliffhanger I mentioned before found young John Connor traveling into the future and finding out that because of his absence from his present, he never lead the Resistance. The conceptual third season I picture here would have the consequences of this being the focus on the first episode, with other episodes revolving around Sarah's coping with John's disappearance and, well, the usual. It's difficult to explain without going in for pages and pages and offering to link people to wikipedia articles and clips, so I'm just going to leave these bare bones here and see what the community thinks of this idea. Who knows, if it gets enough support, maybe Telltale will look into making it happen. Stranger things have happened!

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    @AngelOfIron said: Now I'm sure that this forum gets at least one "HEY TELLTALE, YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS INTO A GAME" thread a day.

    We do indeed. We even have a thread for that very purpose.

    It's a nice idea, though I'm unsure how a video game would work. Would it be a straight point-and-click style? An action game? A horror type thing? It'd be hard to pitch it really.

  • @Darth Marsden said: We do indeed. We even have a thread for that very purpose.

    It's a nice idea, though I'm unsure how a video game would work. Would it be a straight point-and-click style? An action game? A horror type thing? It'd be hard to pitch it really.



    Not really. The thing about TSCC was that it wasn't like the movies. It didn't have constant action scenes but was more about fleshing out plot, character interaction, etc. The kind of mechanics that they've got going in The Walking Dead right now would be absolutely perfect because it's got the morality choices, is heavy on dialogue and emotion but is also quite good at using quicktime events to do action sequences.

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