Telltale Games new IP will blur the boundaries between TV and games with the help of Liongate.
In an interview published by Entertainment Weekly, CEO of Telltale Games Kevin Bruner let loose some incredible information about the studio’s upcoming original IP. The “Super Show”, as he dubbed it, is pushing the boundaries between Television and Video Games.
As he describes it, the episodes for the show will come as a package deal, featuring both a playable level and a watchable show, both of which can be accessed in whatever order the player wishes. “It’s not an interactive series with a show, or a TV show with a game, but a story integrated in a way that only Telltale can do. For us it’s a very natural evolution of the interactive story telling expertise we’ve pioneered,” he says in the interview.
Should you wish to watch the TV episode first, aspects of the game will play out directly from what you saw, whereas playing the game first will change what happens within the episode, such as how characters interact with each other. However, the story still appears to play out linearly.
The developers are keen to share as much as possible about how players will interact with the story, but are still very quiet on what exactly the story is. While they have stated that it will be an entirely new story with its own cast of characters, Bruner is clearly aiming as high as he possibly can. “Our goal is to create products that have a legitimate chance of winning both a Golden Globe and a Game of the Year, Bruner claims. “This means both aspects of the productions must be first class work.”
A lot of hard work is being poured into the creation of this interesting behemoth of content that Telltale is attempting to create. However, as any fan of the Metal Gear Solid franchise will tell you, video game cutscenes aren’t always the best way to utilize the medium.
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