Telltale Games Announces ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Fables’ and Much More

Posted By | On 19th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News

Telltale Games just decided to let the bag open on everything they are working on including ‘The Walking Dead’ game.  The game is based on a TV series and the developers want to stay true to the TV series in all aspects.  More importantly the game will not be you average zombie slaughter fest but rather concentrate on surviving and not just from the walking dead but other dangerous survivors too, keeping a more realistic feel to it.  The Walking Dead will apparently be hitting all platforms toward the end of 2011.

That old game game that I’m probably the only one the remembers, ‘King’s Quest’ is being remade by Telltale Games with “all new episodic games and multiple series”. The ‘Fables’ comic book series from Vertigo will also be turned into a game coming to Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC and Mac in early 2012 thanks to Telltale.  Jurassic Park: The Game is also under the wing of Telltale due for release this April.  Puzzle Agent 2 and Hector: Badge of Carnage are also coming to PC and iOS later this year giving Telltale Games quite a handful of projects.

Here are ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Fables’ Official Press Release below:

Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman Announce Partnership Bringing The Walking Dead to Gaming

First games in exclusive multi-year, multi-platform, multi-title partnership for groundbreaking series to release Q4 2011

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.–Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman today announce a long term agreement to produce games based on The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead is an epic drama where personal trials are magnified against a backdrop of moment-to-moment survival. As a zombie epidemic of apocalyptic proportions sweeps the globe, the dead are rising to feed on the living. The living are changed by the overwhelming realization that those who survive can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth. In a world ruled by the dead, the survivors are forced to finally begin living.

“We have been fans of The Walking Dead for years. As a narrative-driven company, we really appreciate Robert Kirkman’s masterful craftsmanship in every story,” said Telltale CEO Dan Connors. “Fans of the franchise are going to be really excited by how we deliver this in the games.”

Published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead comic series earned the 2010 Eisner award winner for Best Continuing Series and is consistently atop the New York Times best-seller list. The television series made its television debut on Halloween 2010 on the AMC cable network and immediately became the most-watched drama series in cable’s history with 18-49 year olds, attracting over 6 million viewers. The television series has earned nominations for numerous top industry awards, including Golden Globes®, Writer’s Guild and Director’s Guild honors.

“The folks at Telltale Games are a great choice for bringing The Walking Dead to life as interactive entertainment,” said The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman. “They care as much as I do about the story and characters while seamlessly weaving that into the games they build. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am ecstatic to work with the same people putting out the coolest Jurassic Park game ever.”

The multi-year, multi-title agreement covers PC, Mac, console, handheld, mobile and social gaming media.

Telltale has opened up registration to sign up for timely information and updates at Telltale will release additional information on The Walking Dead games in the coming months.

Telltale Games and DC Entertainment Partnering to Create Games Based on Bill Willingham’s ‘FABLES’

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.–Telltale Games, a leading digital publisher, today announced an exclusive multi-platform worldwide publishing agreement with DC Entertainment to create games based on writer and creator Bill Willingham’s award-winning comic book series FABLES. All upcoming games are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

A consistent New York Times bestseller, FABLES is one of DC Comics’ longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint. The series received over a dozen Eisner Awards including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, and was a 2009 Hugo Award nominee for Best Graphic Story.

FABLES imagines that all the characters from the world’s most beloved storybooks are real—real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact. From Snow White and the Big Bad Wolf, to Goldilocks and Little Boy Blue, these beloved characters are alive and well—but they’ve been exiled from the land of fairy tales. Escaping the mysterious Adversary, they have relocated to a magically camouflaged New York City neighborhood known as Fabletown. To survive in the mundane world, the Fables will have to fight for their happily ever after.

“Bill Willingham’s FABLES brings everything we look for in a property to bring to episodic gaming,” said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games. “Strong, iconic characters, deep, nuanced story arcs, and rich, fully realized worlds. This is a series that will work extremely well for the cinematic style of adventures that Telltale delivers.”

“FABLES is one of the cornerstone series of DC’s Vertigo imprint thanks to Bill Willingham’s excellent writing and Mark Buckingham’s gorgeous art,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment. “At its heart, FABLES is a captivating serialized story built in a new, yet familiar universe, one that will translate to a great episodic gaming experience.”

Telltale has opened up registration to sign up for timely information and updates at Telltale will release more information on the FABLES project later this year.

Thanks to D’toid and VG247 for keeping up with this.

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  • aquaman22

    oooooh hell. I know i’ve expressed my soon to be expired taste in zombies, but I will say that “Walking Dead” was a great show. I watch season 1 all SIX episodes lol, so i can’t wait to see what they bring next. I do have mix feelings about making a game about a tv series that JUST started and that i’m very fond of, but i will give the benefit of the doubt to them. I guess it’s because of all the titles they’re currently working on that makes me nervous. Like are they going to have enough people to dedicate to this walking dead game? I recently saw footage from their Jurassic Park game, and it looks interesting, like it has a Heavy Rain feel to it. Some people say they dont see that game coming out this spring but the title’s release date is slated for this spring so i guess we’ll see and find out, but walking dead, i would love it if they can capture it just like the tv series. Aqua Out!!!

  • Thatruth86

    Only game here im interested in is the walking .. Just reading about makes me wonder hmm “not you average zombie game” we’ll just have to see about that.. Hopefully this 1 zombies try to eat you not and not beat you lol. Good series though theu had on tv didn’t watch all of it though.. What would be cool is a open world zombie game id so pay for that 🙂

  • aquaman22

    Dead island looks to be a really good game from what I hear of the short demo it was shown to press. So I have my money on that game as of now, not because walking dead wont be good but because it was just announced and there’s nothing to show for it, not even a trailer. Aqua Out!!!


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