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Telltale wants to work on "deeper" franchises like Star Wars, Halo and Half Life next

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Telltale Games had one hell of a 2012. It released its successful adaptation of The Walking Dead (which GamesBeat named its Game of the Year).

How does the developer plan to follow that up? Well, it sounds like it wants to work on some of the biggest video game and movie franchises in existence.

“Coming from LucasArts, we always felt we could do a great Star Wars story game,” Telltale chief executive officer Dan Connors told Red Bull U.K. in an interview. “We also love the idea of building out a deeper story to a great game franchise — something like Half Life Stories or Halo Stories.”

Of course, the developer has nothing in the works that involves Halo, Half-Life, or Star Wars, but Connors and the rest of the team at Telltale believe they are ready for something of that scale.

“[Dan Connors was] speaking more to our goal of wanting to take on a major gaming franchise someday,” Telltale’s senior vice president of publishing Steve Allison told GamesBeat. “[We want] to build a narrative game series that supports another franchise — as we passionately believe [our game] would not compete with or cannibalize [Halo 4 or the next Half-Life.]“

Allison believes that a Telltale adventure game based on a major gaming or movie franchise would only boost player investment in the series. Especially since the developer’s games are so different from what most of these properties are best known for.

“Will we do this? Yes, we believe we will some time very soon,” said Allison. “But the franchises mentioned are totally speculative and used only as an example to frame the idea.”

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  • TWD is probably one of the deepest franchises out there for stories that draw the player in.

    That said, I would be interested in seeing what they could do with something like "The Sopranos." Talk about a morality play. And you'd have to solve puzzles to whack people, many of whom would be simple victims of the mob. And maybe sometimes you'd have the choice to let someone go if they got out of town. But then you'd have to cover it up with your captain/boss.

  • Half-Life may work - the universe is big enough, and the original series are centered only around Gordon Freeman, Alyx Vance, Adrian Shephard and Barney Calhoun. Telltale could show us something about 7 hours war, for example. The problem is though that it may end up being similar to The Walking Dead, because the general idea is similar - something breaks out - people are trying to survive.

    Star Wars is totally possible - you can make up anything about anyone pretty much in any time period.

    I also really like "The Sopranos" kind of idea, makes perfect sense with usual Telltale mechanics.

  • @HiggsBoson2142 said: What's wrong with Jaws? And I'm talking about the first one, and maybe the second. The rest are unnecessary sequels.



    The first one is an alright movie, but it wont make a good video game.The rest are not only unnecessary, but REALLY bad.

  • That said, I would be interested in seeing what they could do with something like "The Sopranos." Talk about a morality play. And you'd have to solve puzzles to whack people, many of whom would be simple victims of the mob. And maybe sometimes you'd have the choice to let someone go if they got out of town. But then you'd have to cover it up with your captain/boss.

    Like your thinking. Would be very cool, but looking at past mafia games, I dont think they did to well. Still would love to see it.

    Whoever mentioned Dexter, I really disagree with that.


    Indiana Jones would be very cool, as would Star Wars, even though im not a big fan of it. If all done same style as TWD.

  • If they weren't focusing on entertainment there's a number of things they could do that are both depressing and intense.

    The Odyssey
    WWII
    Titanic
    The Civil War
    Trail of Tears

    Just some examples.

  • I think Half-Life might work if it focuses on different characters doing their own thing for the revolution, or if it was set in a different period like the 7 hour war. Hell, they mught even bring Adrian Shepard (or however it's spelled) back!

  • I think The Old Republic is doing a fine job of doing its own version of what Telltale would probably do with Star Wars universe.

    I'd like to see a new series.

  • I would like to second a dexter game. where lies you tell people/or don't can lead to either escape or prison/death. but the snooping and kills alone would be awesome I think. Also game of thrones is ok but playing as any main character in that world is just like twd world...you're gonna die;)

  • @RobtMyers said: TWD is probably one of the deepest franchises out there for stories that draw the player in.

    That said, I would be interested in seeing what they could do with something like "The Sopranos." Talk about a morality play. And you'd have to solve puzzles to whack people, many of whom would be simple victims of the mob. And maybe sometimes you'd have the choice to let someone go if they got out of town. But then you'd have to cover it up with your captain/boss.



    I like it. I like it a lot.

  • @HiggsBoson2142 said: If they weren't focusing on entertainment there's a number of things they could do that are both depressing and intense.

    The Odyssey
    WWII
    Titanic
    The Civil War
    Trail of Tears

    Just some examples.



    I actually really like the idea of a Odyssey game, with maybe a few adaptations. Making hard decisions to get you and your crew home. Your crew members are starving and trapped on the island and want to eat Hyperion's cattle, what do you do? Your success can be judged on how many ships and men you get home, if you get home.

    It would be a hard game to make but really cool. A Sopranos game would also be awesome, especially if we get to play as Tony. I can already imagine the Paulie vs Chrissie threads.

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