Telltale have begun the process of explaining their take on The Walking Dead, which you may know as a brilliant but at times excessively brutal comic, or a tellybox show that I find strangely unappealing. There are three screenshots, all of which can be embiggened below, and a developer diary that the game will not be an episodic escort mission. Sorry, I’m mistaken, it’s not a developer diary at all. It’s the first episode of “an online talk show…hosted by AJ LoCascio (the voice of Marty McFly in Telltale’s Back to the Future: The Game series)”. The talk show guests (developers) don’t go on to say that the game won’t make Alec weep in frustration, as Jurassic Park did, but let’s hope not.
In terms of describing the feel of The Walking Dead, they talk the talk, but can they walk the walk? I still don’t feel like I know very much about how the game will play, except that I’ll be walking around, and interacting with things and characters. I’ll make choices and those choices will matter, and it won’t be a “headshot game”, although from Telltale that would have been the most astonishing revelation of all.