Telltale games will be releasing The Walking Dead game based on the graphic novel of the same name. Should be out mid 2012. It will have episodic content, so kinda like back to the future, and will concentrate on the human emotion side rather than the 'take on the horde' style like other zombie games. I know there will be a load of 'Another not needed zombie game ' but if done right this could actually be a nice little survival horror title.
1st Q&A with dev below
Ok, before even watching the vid I'm hoping that there are no likenesses to the terrible Walking Dead tv series (even with character design) that's deviating a little too much from the source material.
So if this is actually based on the comic to the letter it might be fun.
Wait just watched the first thirty seconds of the vid and it mentions them picking out favourite bits from the comic books. I've faith in this.
Hang on. About two and a half minutes in. Did they just "steal" the game dynamic from Amy? "It's not a five hour escort mission". Well you've just ruined it by putting a needless child character in as your "help".
Ya they said it will be based on the comics but there is a bit on the video where they tell you to skip to a certain time on the vid as there will be spoilers about the comic series. I haven't read the comics yet but the tv series is so bad. Still have to watch it every week tho.
I think you're getting the cart before the horse in this respect. I don't want to derail this thread and talk solely about the comics, but I'd highly recommend reading them before watching the tv series. It's slow to get in to it, but it focuses more on the survivors and what society becomes after the outbreak.
But yeah, they're not really selling me on this game. And from the character designs it looks a tad cartoon-ey? Which isn't a bad thing (Darkness II), but I hope they do the source material justice.
Another not needed zombie game
Telltale are pretty good with episodic games, this might be worth looking into.
Also, the graphical style looks great.
I'd have thought Jurrasic Park would be an idea that would be near impossible to f*ck up, yet they managed to do it. So I'll have to wait and see how this turns out.
New trailer is in the vid below, skip to 9:30 to see it
I was interested until I read it was an "Episodic" release. No sale
Well they usually do a collection of all the episodes at the end which ends up costing about the same as a full game, so you can just wait to see how it turns out. That's what I'm doing, anyway.
And here it is fully without whatever f*ck annoying unfunny show that is....
I'm sorry, I just wanted to point out a typo you have here. You said "terrible", when I assume meant "wonderful".
I just hope Carl isn't in it....and if he is I hope the devs turn on friendly fire
I don't think zombie games are over done, they've all been more or less the same so far and there's plenty more to do in the zombie world.
The TV series is a disaster. Incredibly poorly written characters, a pacing nightmare, innumerate plotholes and ridiculous plot devices (Where has Carl run off to today?). Even the zombie sequences are nonsensical, I presume the game will come with an auto-headshot feature also?
How I felt about the tv series too. A LOT of bs padding.