Originally Posted by seanvanaman
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?