More Walking Dead Details

Telltale Games didn’t have much of The Walking Dead to show off at Comic-Con except for some screenshots and concept art, but Jake Rodkins promises that it won’t be just another zombie game. “The last shot of this game is probably not going to be a guy with two axes on top of a mile-high mountain of zombies,” he said.

Telltale’s garnered a reputation for building licensed games not just around a popular setting, but around strong stories and characters as well. The Walking Dead game will fit right into that tradition. It won’t feature the main characters of the comic book or the TV show, however – Rodkin said they didn’t want players coming in with preconceived notions about how the game’s story should play out. If the game presents you with a choice of going left or right, players may think, “‘Well I’ve seen him turn left twice now, I saw it in the comic book and in the show, so I’m going to go left.’ And as much as a designer would hope that people are going to experiment with your system, people would just want to see that story again.”

Telltale’s game will follow Lee, a prisoner, and Clementine, a young girl he comes across in the zombie apocalypse. And anyone with hopes of anything resembling a feel-good ending should probably check that at the door on the way in. “The Walking Dead,” Rodkin said, “is not really a game about people who save the world. It’s more about a story of trying to survive as people inside of this huge and horrible situation.” – joystiq

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