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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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  • Goonies
    Big Lebowski
    Twin Peaks
    Seinfeld
    MacGyver

    To start with....

  • All those Telltale Cartoon Games are maybe quite nice,
    and i know about plans to start in Star Wars or Fable comic genre,

    but in my idea we need more "unique" and "serious" games like the walking dead series....
    you are able to touch players, make tem decide seriously, suffer and be glad while playing. that is incredible and unique, just another star wars story game, will be played by the younger ones mostly and just will be straightforward.

    Definatly we need season2 of walking dead, no doubt,
    But there could be so many other serious games,m most important is the character interaction like in walking dead

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    You're probably going to come into a lot of people asking for exactly the opposite, actually.

    I've nothing against serious games like The Walking Dead, but I, and many others, would quite like Telltale not to forget their roots and what made them great before TWD came along.

    Games like Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island were wonderfully made and deeply entertaining, but it seems they've moved in a very different direction since then and that makes me a little bit sad. I'd like more games like those over more Walking Dead-style serious games. But oh well.

  • Something with a film noir felling to it.

  • Okay, how about a compromise?

    After seeing the latest Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode with the Hex Girls, I am now convinced that a Hex Girls video game would work quite well.

    Mystery Incorporated is darker and edgier, more serious, but it still doesn't forget its roots by adding a lot of silliness. However, using the gang itself would probably be a bit too much, and there are a lot of side characters you could work with, like Marcy "Hot Dog Water" Fleach or sheriff Sheriff Bronson Stone, perhaps even the original Mystery Incorporated, but in my opinion the Hex Girls would work extremely well.

    The Hex Girls, throughout Scooby-Doo history, have been very popular, both in-universe as well as in real life. They're an eco-goth band, and therefore tour around the world, not just spreading their music but also their message (sometimes). One would imagine they would therefore have enemies, and this being set in the Scooby-Doo universe, it wouldn't be surprising if some actually enacted their revenge.

    It would mostly play as a regular crime series, where the Hex Girls, not wanting to wait for the police to find out who has been sabotaging their stage (as they won't stay in each town for more than a week, due to touring schedules), try to figure out who's been trying to kill them before their next gig. It would mostly be a cast of new characters, with perhaps one or two cameos from the Scooby-Doo serial, for example, Red Herring or Flim-Flam. I don't think Mystery Incorporated itself should be featured, as they would overshadow the Hex Girls.

    Despite this series being mostly a crime series, though, their entire adventure could have something supernatural to it. They aren't called Hex Girls for nothing.

    Using the Hex Girls would also add another layer of Telltale throwback, as it would not just add some more humorous and / or silly stuff in it, but also add the musical sequences that we haven't seen since the second Sam & Max series.

    Also, holy crap they're cute when they aren't wearing their stage costumes.

  • @Noname215 said: Something with a film noir felling to it.


    Like "They Stole Max's Brain"?

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    The series is awesome, and a game based on the TV show would be a dream game coming true. :D

  • @GaryCXJk said: Okay, how about a compromise?

    After seeing the latest Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episode with the Hex Girls, I am now convinced that a Hex Girls video game would work quite well.

    Mystery Incorporated is darker and edgier, more serious, but it still doesn't forget its roots by adding a lot of silliness. However, using the gang itself would probably be a bit too much, and there are a lot of side characters you could work with, like Marcy "Hot Dog Water" Fleach or sheriff Sheriff Bronson Stone, perhaps even the original Mystery Incorporated, but in my opinion the Hex Girls would work extremely well.

    The Hex Girls, throughout Scooby-Doo history, have been very popular, both in-universe as well as in real life. They're an eco-goth band, and therefore tour around the world, not just spreading their music but also their message (sometimes). One would imagine they would therefore have enemies, and this being set in the Scooby-Doo universe, it wouldn't be surprising if some actually enacted their revenge.

    It would mostly play as a regular crime series, where the Hex Girls, not wanting to wait for the police to find out who has been sabotaging their stage (as they won't stay in each town for more than a week, due to touring schedules), try to figure out who's been trying to kill them before their next gig. It would mostly be a cast of new characters, with perhaps one or two cameos from the Scooby-Doo serial, for example, Red Herring or Flim-Flam. I don't think Mystery Incorporated itself should be featured, as they would overshadow the Hex Girls.

    Despite this series being mostly a crime series, though, their entire adventure could have something supernatural to it. They aren't called Hex Girls for nothing.

    Using the Hex Girls would also add another layer of Telltale throwback, as it would not just add some more humorous and / or silly stuff in it, but also add the musical sequences that we haven't seen since the second Sam & Max series.

    Also, holy crap they're cute when they aren't wearing their stage costumes.



    Now while i believe that a Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated TTG could work due to how well done this series in my opinion because of the character development etc. I don't think the hex girls would work very well. Because i think we only see them like 4 times in the whole Scooby Doo series. We see them in 2 movies (Scooby Doo & The Witches Ghost and Scooby Doo and the legend of the vampire) and from what i remember we see them once in 2 different series. Once in What's new Scooby Doo & Once in Mystery Incorporated. But if it was the actually gang, it could work if it has good jokes and character development. But the problem is that it would have to go for more jokes that is towards 5 year olds etc due to it being Scooby Doo. But the problem would be that and lets all be honest with ourselves that it seems that TTG is going towards more serious games like TWD which in my opinion is a bad bad idea.

    Yes with the hints and the leaked TF2 Items and screenshots it looks like Poker Night 2 is coming (With Sam :D ) but after that there is Fables which seems like a serious series. Then i remember seeing a thread in the TWD fourms that says that TWD Season 2 is coming fall 2013. Which comes to me as a disappointment. After Poker Night 2 it sorta means that the rest of TTG's games will be serious games. We have no idea at all if King's Quest is still even being made or if its been cancelled so we sorta got to assume that most of TTG's upcoming games will be serious games. So with TTG working on serious games it seems extremely unlikely that we will get a comedy game even if it does got good story and character development and good gameplay. Anyway this is just my thoughts :)

  • Twice in Mystery Incorporated.

    Also, remember that Telltale Games is full of tallented personel. They managed to give Theodore Dudebrough a full backstory, and that guy's only been in one poker game.

    Speaking of which, there should be a Dudebrough game.

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