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    Telltale is working on Minecraft.....story mode.

    I kid you not.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/minecraftstorymode/

    A five episode series set in Minecraft with story,characters and choices.

    This should be interesting.
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    Microsoft's billions at work?
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    This...will be quite...I don't know.

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    Wait, huh? You would have me believe, that Microsoft tapped Telltale's shoulder's and shoved them their 2.5 billion dollar IP for... a story game?

    You didn't read that right, son.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valyrian Stormclaw View Post
    Wait, huh? You would have me believe, that Microsoft tapped Telltale's shoulder's and shoved them their 2.5 billion dollar IP for... a story game?

    You didn't read that right, son.
    http://www.telltalegames.com/blog/88...eries-for-2015

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/...aft-story-mode

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014...ode-announced/
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    Dear... God

    Telltale will get everything in their bag now, won't they? Next up: Star Trek, a Telltale adventure.
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    That seems like the worst possible title to choose from, there's practically zero lore or characters in Minecraft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    That seems like the worst possible title to choose from, there's practically zero lore or characters in Minecraft?
    Plus,how are they going to handle the graphics? TWD/The Wolf Among Us is based on the comics,GoT and Tales from Borderlands have styles similar to their source....what is minecraft going to be? Low-res cubes? With choices being "Which material did you use?"?
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    It's a story about a block man. The block man traveled, dug, build... and murdered for his self gain. His lust for building desecrated the living areas of cave dwelling creatures. Forested trees for his needs. Pillaged the caves of their resources leaving it no longer recognizable. Flooded lava with water to go into hell. Doing all this to invade the homes of the endermen and their lord and master, the ender dragon, just so he can get the prize possession, the sacred egg. Just so he can decorate, his, building.

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    I'll reserve my judgement for the final product since Telltale are pretty great at storytelling. I do have some major concerns, though, that the company will be bribed by greedy investors to be pushed in a completely different direction. I just don't see how this is going to work - the other settings they've worked on have a pretty rich story to begin with. Minecraft has absolutely nothing.

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    Still a better love story than Twilight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talthanor View Post
    I'll reserve my judgement for the final product since Telltale are pretty great at storytelling. I do have some major concerns, though, that the company will be bribed by greedy investors to be pushed in a completely different direction. I just don't see how this is going to work - the other settings they've worked on have a pretty rich story to begin with. Minecraft has absolutely nothing.
    The potential is unlimited

    There's huge room for failure, but if anyone can pull this off it's TellTale =P

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    They'll strike a gold mine with this. Telltale has an impeccable record so far with the quality of their story telling. I put Walking Dead Season 1 above Grim Fandango/Longest Journey and they were my favorite story telling games for 15+ years.

    Also if they keep the Minecraft type graphics, it means older PC's will be able to run it most likely, bypassing the market of older PC gamers who actually put money into hardware. Gramma can play it with Little Joey on Christmas Eve on her 2006 stock dual core $300 Walmart computer. It's a win/win for them.
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    telltale keeping busy don't think I've ever seen a game dev take on as many products as telltale does in the amount of time they do (outside of like a small ios or shovel ware dev)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orikon View Post
    Plus,how are they going to handle the graphics? TWD/The Wolf Among Us is based on the comics,GoT and Tales from Borderlands have styles similar to their source....what is minecraft going to be? Low-res cubes? With choices being "Which material did you use?"?
    Could be something like this:



    Still very much the minecraft style, but prettied up with lighting effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smackyslap View Post
    telltale keeping busy don't think I've ever seen a game dev take on as many products as telltale does in the amount of time they do (outside of like a small ios or shovel ware dev)
    The games Telltale develops don't require the half your typically video game requires; the game is mostly art, SFX, story drafted several times over the course of a couple months, and a cinematics team that positions camera angles. Other devs have to deal with game mechanics, designing maps, level scripting, etc.
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    I'm still waiting for the Microsoft remake of Minecraft where they make the game on actual code instead of the shit Java that it's built on, get rid of the pixel graphics and make it look a bit like Mario or something (although at the same time, knowing Microsoft, get rid of the ability to customize graphics), make the blocks a bit rounded here and there, but otherwise keep it as it is.

    Don't get me wrong, I might play that. However, 7 Days to Die is starting to show us that you can make "realistic landscapes" and shit while still using the exact same block idea. I wouldn't mind Minecraft perhaps taking a step in that direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    That seems like the worst possible title to choose from, there's practically zero lore or characters in Minecraft?
    Implying that it is impossible to expand it?

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    I loved TTG's recent games so I think this all sounds great, my only concern would be them taking on so many franchises at once. Hope the quality stays where it was.

    Also, better not push back TWD season 3!

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    That seems like the worst possible title to choose from, there's practically zero lore or characters in Minecraft?
    Well this is an opportunity to be original I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talthanor View Post
    I'll reserve my judgement for the final product since Telltale are pretty great at storytelling. I do have some major concerns, though, that the company will be bribed by greedy investors to be pushed in a completely different direction. I just don't see how this is going to work - the other settings they've worked on have a pretty rich story to begin with. Minecraft has absolutely nothing.
    Good for them. It's really cool see such a small company grow into something bigger and better. They went from having next to nothing on their plate to having a full plate stacked to the ceiling. And very much deserved. The one game that everyone would know from them is The Walking Dead and it was heavily criticized when the trailer was first released. People bashed the graphics and the game play mechanics and said that it 'wouldn't work'. But as we saw, they are masters at storytelling and it won game of the year by many. I wasn't surprised as I've been playing their games since day 1, but the majority had never heard of them. They're similar to Pixar Studios in which you question some of their ideas, but in the end if anyone can pull it off, it's them.

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