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The generic "Telltale Should Make" thread

posted by Darth Marsden on - last edited - Viewed by 52.1K users

Since we get a lot of posts providing suggestions for franchises that Telltale should tackle, it makes sense to keep them all in one place, lest the foru-COMMUNITY get clogged up with loads of these threads.

So if you have an idea for what Telltale should do next (BESIDES more Walking Dead), then please post it here rather than in its own thread, since we'll just move it here if you do and you might as well save us the hassle :p

First up, @the_herbalist made this suggestion (sorry about this - I can't move OPs into existing threads, just the subsequent responses to it):

I think if anyone could do the series justice, it would be TT. The problem I have found with the currently available games are that they are too focused on 'action' and not on the interactive adventure element.

Perhaps you could play as multiple incarnations of the Doctor as the story progresses... or have a multi-Doctor story as the main idea? Something that could have worked well or the 50th Anniversary this year.

  • I started an account on the site for the sole purpose of agreeing with you! Doctor Who has exploded as a cultural phenomenon in recent years. I also think that the adventure aspect of the show is unrepresented in the available games. Telltale would be the butter to Doctor Who's bread! I, personally, would buy the CRAP out of that game if it were ever made. BBC should capitalize on the success of Doctor Who by granting Telltale the license to make a series of games!

  • Agreed. It's probably the best way of doing a proper Doctor Who game.

    Anyone played the DS game they made, Evacuation Earth? It was like a kiddie version of Professor Layton. Doesn't that just sound equally perfect?

  • I kinda already made a post for this in the old forum topic but I save myself the trouble by simply copying and pasting that post onto here.

    What I would love to see Telltale do next is a Vampire: The Masquerade (The Classic World of Darkness) game.

    It would be awesome simply because the actual game is a table-top game that relies solely on story and role-play (the supernatural powers are really a VERY nice bonus) Now, as for what TellTale Games can do with this kind of game, it can honestly take place in anytime period from the Dark Ages to The Vitorian Age to modern Los Angeles (that is if they plan for the game to be a spiritual successor in anyway to Trokia's (RIP) V:TM Bloodlines game from 2004) because there is alot of interesting lore that can be explored throughout the franchise. Though, that is of course if Telltale Games is interested in using the Classic World of Darkness or the new World of Darkness established lore as White Wolf had remade the entire series into a new one. Vampire: The Requiem (which is in the new World of Darkness) has alot more simplicity in terms of its characters and structure compared to how overly complex Vampire: The Masquerade was. The reasons why I would like to see the Classic World of Darkness be explored further is there is alot of potential that can still be used within the old established lore of the Classic World of Darkness (and the fact the game series is already already 20 years) and its about time to have a new vampire game that actually cares more about its plot and characters than just simply trying to be trendy. It could definitely work with the episodic format and could easily fit in with the morality system that TellTale is already used to by focusing on the progression of the plot and establishing of relationships with other characters. Since The Wolf Among Us seems to be doing well today from its first episode I think this would be a nice change of pace if the developers feel like expanding their talents further. Anyway, don't know if the main developers will see this but if they do become aware of it, I would hope to see if they are interested. (This is especially true since there is a World of Darkness MMO that has been in the works for years now, so it would be nice if they hoped on board with that by following through with their own story-based game of the series)

    Sorry, for the long post but I said alot in that forum topic regarding this. haha

    I would also like to see a Doctor Who game as well like Darth Marsden and Polyphonic said. I feel like its about time that we have a game that can actual feel like you are playing the Doctor.(regardless of what version, though I would freaking love it if I get to play as Tom Baker's version)

  • I think Telltale should maybe do a game based on some Japanese Manga or even Korean Manhwa in a graphic novel style like TWD or TWAU. Like Tower Of God for example. This may also increase their customer base in Asia looking at it from a business point of view.

    Also maybe take one of the more adult and much darker superhero comics. Like The Boyz... not a great example and its universe is a 'little' extreme, anyone who has read it will know, but only one off the top of my head.

    I kind of agree with the vampire thing and I haven't played Vapire: The Masquerade for a while. I do think they could do something with the Underworld franchise if they were to do something based off a movie. But there are so many to choose from. But one of the main strengths that Telltale seems to have is to take something that is popular but not wildly popular and bring it to larger audiences.

    What would be awesome is an upgradable Poker Night At The Inventory. Updates with every game release.

  • It seems like it's been forever since Telltale did a comedy game. Back to the Future had some funny moments, of course, and Inventory 2 was great, but we haven't had a straight comedy adventure game since Sam & Max 3. So yeah, I want Sam & Max Season 4 more than anything.

    But my impossible dream choice? I'd love to see them continue a relationship with DC and do a game based on The Spirit.

    • It seems that Telltale Games got tempted by money so they focus on already very popular stuff instead of growing their own IP which would probably benefit them more in a long run as they would be allowed to make games they actually want to make.


  • I think a Bill & Ted season would be a great fit for Telltale. It would work great within the episodic format, you could have a different era in time per episode.

  • V for Vendetta ( play as Mr. Finch maybe?) and Catch 22 ( Yossarian?)

  • I was just thinking about this recently and think that many of Quentin Tarantino's films would work as a Telltale game. I have decided to try and flesh out some of these ideas; here is the first:

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    The game is designed to be one episode and would be set before the events of 'Reservoir Dogs' and focus on the gangster, Joe Cabot, selecting members for the heist crew. He lays out 6 photographs, each featuring a member of the team: : Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Pink, Mr. Orange, Mr. Blue and Mr. Brown.

    The player then decides which picture to choose and what order to play each segment - much like Walking Dead: 400 Days.

    Each segment showcases a previous crime in which the pictured crew member was a part of - except for Mr.Orange's segment (no pun intended) which is exaggerated as it is completely fabricated - he is a cop after all. The game ends once all of the pictures have been selected and shows Joe leaving his building to meet the crew at a diner.

  • Well Hi everyone and Telltale games reps, your work and your games are just amazing. I've recently completed Wolf Among Us first episode and can't wait for the second chapter to be released.

    On with my suggestion. I'm a Dexter (Showtime tv series) fan who really enjoyed the opportunity to play Dexter:the game once it came out. Well, I didn't know about telltalegames back in the days so I thought there was no other options left other than sticking to it, but - and I don't mean this to be taken as an offence towards who actually developed that game - now I'm pretty sure that telltalegames could've delivered a much better product. Basing on Dexter's characters, twists of the TV show storyline (most of em actually based on Dexter's choices), I believe it could be a TV show that almost perfectly meets TellTaleGames goals in terms of gaming experience. One thing I'm sure about, TellTaleGames could definitely add much more depth and an huge overall appeal to such a franchise. Thanks for letting me giving my opinion/suggestion!

    On the other hand I totally back up SteveoTheBeveo on Vampires The Masquerade Bloodlines, because I loved playing that RPG and I've welcomed with the greatest of sadness Troika Games shut down. Think those guys deserved to keep releasing games in the industry.

    • I actually would love to play as Dexter in a video game. Could easily give us a real hard experience within his mindset. (though it should be before Season 3 and so on considering how bad it had gotten after the original writers left) I actually feel that the game could be a nice way to appeal to alot of the fans of the show while also helping show that the premise for it can still be incredibly engaging.

      I also appreciate your support for my game choice. :) I really felt like Troika Games had a really impressive development team that brought out the best in Western RPGS such as with Bloodlines, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, and The Temple of Elemental Evil. It was really Bloodlines that I loved the most out of these games because of the huge replay-ability that the game brought. (especially if you played Malkivan :3) But because Activision thought it was a wise idea to bring the game out (when it wasn't even finished with Alpha Testing) against Half-Life 2 of all the PC games to compete against and ended up costing the entire company because of poor sales. Really sad because the fan-base is the only reason the game is even known in the first place. (God Bless Welp5 for his contribution to making all the patches for the game) The guys really deserved better, its sad that we can never see a genuine sequel to the game, but I feel like asking TellTale because they can bring it back by using the Telltale Tool and focusing on the story and characters. Its grasping at straws but I still would love to see it happen someday.

      • What can I say...You made my want digging my videogames box of memories just to show some love to it! lmao

        The Malkavians...I recall finding the appropriate answer during interactions with other NPCs was more than a totally challenging experience...Because there was none at all! lmao Well, all our VTM talking pushed me to the point that I'm one click away from reinstalling it just for a little ride around...While hopefully waiting for TTG to do something about us RPG nostalgic players? :D

        • :O

          Nice!!! I am surprised that anyone still has the disc versions of the game. (Sadly never got the game until much later on, but MAN AM I GLAD THAT I STILL DID ANYWAY) I have the game on my Steam account too and I still play it from time to time. Game is really addicting even after all this time, it just has the right kind of charm that juts keeps on making me want to play it again and again. :D Hopefully TellTale will at least express interest in making a VTM game for us RPG players for nostalgia. XD Sure its selfish but man I would buy the game in a heart beat.

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