Game Informer's exclusive first look at The Wolf Among Us is now online, so those who don't subscribe to the print or digital magazine can see for themselves how close to the comic book Telltale has gotten with the game's art style. These screens (and all of the rest of the shots from the Game Informer article) are all in-game screenshots.
The first episode of The Wolf Among Us is scheduled to be released some time this summer.
In related Telltale Games news, Poker Night 2 was released a few weeks ago for PC and Mac through Steam, for the PlayStation 3 through PlayStation Network, and for Xbox 360 through Xbox Live Arcade.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The company is no stranger to adventures, as they already released their first game, The Ballads of Reemus, a traditional point and click adventure game based on their free flash series The Several Adventures of Reemus, in 2012.
A DRM-free download of the game itself is $10 USD (or for $4 less if you are lucky enough to get one of the few remaining "early bird" slots). $10 more will net you DRM-free downloads of the game plus The Ballads of Reemus (the latter of which is redeemable as soon as the kickstarter closes). The reward tiers for this one are the most reasonable I've seen so far. You can name a character at the $30 tier, get a boxed copy of the game at the $35 tier, name a character and write one sentence of dialog for the character at the $40 tier, name an inventory item at the $100 tier, and become a character at the $200 tier. There are also many more tiers to choose from, right up to taking a starring role in the game as a playable character in an easter egg side quest at the $1,000 tier.
They are only aiming for $30,000 USD for their goal, and as of this writing, they are already a tenth of the way there with 27 days left. If you enjoy comedy adventure games, pick a tier, and support A Small Favor.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The issue also reveals more of the "Fables" that we'll be encountering in the game. There's the ones we already know: Bigby Wolf (the big bad wolf), who's the sheriff of Fabletown, and the person we'll be controlling, Mr. Toad (who is a carjacking thief, and who is able to keep himself and his family in human form to keep from getting sent to the farm), one of the three little pigs (named Colin, the one who built his house out of straw, is a professional mooch who lives on the farm with his cousins, but sneaks into the city since he's bored with farm life). There's also Ichabod Crane (deputy mayor of Fabletown for nearly 115 years), Snow White (the assistant to the deputy mayor of Fabletown) Beauty and the Beast (she's dependent on him (but is still said to have genuine care and concern for him), and he works two and a half jobs in order to keep up their lavish lifestyle now that they don't have servants), and Buffin (a talking, winged monkey from the land of Oz who is Fabletown's librarian, and prone to mischief).
There's some more information on how Telltale has evolved the gameplay from The Walking Dead as well. The action has improved. It will still be motivated by the game's narrative, and it will still be presented in a cinematic style, but players will have more control over the action (which in this game involve bigby throwing punches). And since Bigby is a Fable, the action will be more over the top than The Walking Dead since Bigby can take more punches than Lee ever could (and the amount of damage you take is shown in your appearance, and is noticed by the other characters in the game). There will still be quick time events (involving Bigby making a decision in the middle of a fight to decide the game's outcome). However, it seems the QTE's this time will be just the decision making ones and not the button pressing ones.
The relationship building in The Walking Dead will also be expanded in The Wolf Among Us, as it's said to contain a lot more of that, and there will be a powerful emotional connection to the characters like Telltale did with The Walking Dead.
As Telltale has said before, you'll be able to choose what decisions to make like The Walking Dead. The Wolf Among Us will also have the opportunity to choose when to go to different locations, making the events unfold in different ways. Two events will happen at the same time, and the other event will still unfold regardless of whether you've experienced it first-hand or not, giving the game an extra element of realism (and replay value).
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The best news is that it's available for only $0.99 USD for a limited time! At that price, every adventure game fan should pick it up.
Moebius: Empire Rising, the upcoming crowd funded adventure game by Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen's Pinkerton Road studio, has just received a new website and the first game play trailer. The trailer is based on footage from the alpha release which is now available to people who pledged to a high enough tier on Pinkerton Road's kickstarter to receive it.
The trailer shows the game's protagonist, an antiquities expert named Malachi Rector, who finds himself in high demand by various government agencies for his incredible knowledge of history and photographic memory.
The game is scheduled to be release this year for Windows, MacOS, Linux, and iPad.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
“While we deeply love King’s Quest here at Telltale, we can confirm that we are no longer working on the franchise. There was a time last year that we investigated partnering with third party developers to produce the game as a partnership but decided against outsourcing. We are not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any.”
In the same article, Paul Trowe of Replay Games states that Activision is planning on doing something with the King's Quest license. However, it's unknown just exactly what Activision has planned.