In the wake of Telltale Games’ sudden closure, and the subsequent firing of 250 employees without severance pay (which is the real story here, really), a lot of strange footage from now ex-Telltale developers started popping up online.
Some of this footage is from the canceled Stranger Things game the studio was working on.
The first video shows Will walking down a hall while Joyce is talking on the phone with Dr. Owens. Not the most exciting footage, but it gives us an opportunity to see how the characters might have looked like.
It also gives us a timeframe for when the game takes place – sometimes after the second season.
Other videos range from more mundane conversations, Will searching through a drawer, to someone escaping a Demogorgon in the Upside Down in first-person.
Bear in mind that there’s no way of confirming if these short videos are real or not. According to PCGamesN, the footage first appears on Reddit and 4chan around the time devs started sharing other videos on social media.
It does look like something Telltale Games would make, albeit a bit rough around the edge. Someone claiming to be a former dev on the project did confirm the footage is from an early build, but I’d still advise you to take it with a grain of salt.
Despite Telltale’s closure, Netflix is still interested in making a Stranger Things game. The streaming giant said it is currently “in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the ‘Stranger Things’ universe to life in an interactive medium.”
Indie publisher Devolver Digital has recently suggested No Code should make the Stranger Things game. Frankly, I’m all for it. No Code is an indie studio based in Scottland that developed the horror anthology Stories Untold.
If this footage is indeed legit, Telltale’s Stranger Thing game could have been quite promising. Fans of the TV series are probably pretty devastated about what happened to the 250 Telltale employees, and the fact that they won’t ever get to play this game; I know I am.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.