The Walking Dead rising in spring, 'talk show' begins

Telltale had been awfully quiet about The Walking Dead for yonks, but it's starting to talk as it winds up to launch the first episode this spring. Today brings lead designers Jake Rodkin and Sean 'Famous' Vanaman chatting about it in a 13-minute video.

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Telltale had been awfully quiet about The Walking Dead for yonks, but it's finally starting to talk as it winds up to launch the first episode this spring. Today brings the thirteen-minute first episode of a new "talk show" about the game, with lead designers Jake Rodkin and Sean 'Famous' Vanaman introducing the comic book-based horror adventure game series.

The pair start off with how the series sits alongside Robert Kirkman's comic book, kicking off at the time when comic hero Rick was in a coma. Watch the video for more on topics including the dramatic benefits of going episodic, how zombie games tend to feel different to zombie movies, and what happened when Jake told Mario fan Kirkman about liking Super Mario Sunshine.

"We don't have a water-based jetpack that you can use in this game, Robert nixed that," Rodkin joked.

Telltale still isn't saying what exactly The Walking Dead will be released for, saying only "all major gaming platforms" but PC's a safe bet, as are Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3--considering the new 'Playing Dead' talk show will be on XBLA and PSN.

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    February 15, 2012 12:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, The Walking Dead rising in spring, 'talk show' begins.

    Telltale had been awfully quiet about The Walking Dead for yonks, but it's starting to talk as it winds up to launch the first episode this spring. Today brings lead designers Jake Rodkin and Sean 'Famous' Vanaman chatting about it in a 13-minute video.

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      February 15, 2012 1:47 PM

      No interest in this "talk show" but I really hope this game is good. I've always liked Telltale's writing but Back to the Future and Jurassic park were a bit of a letdown gameplay wise.

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        February 16, 2012 5:03 AM

        I think The Walking Dead is going to be more like those two than like their other stuff. :\ I understand Kings Quest and Fables will be more adventure like.

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      February 15, 2012 2:00 PM

      I thought DoubleFine had a lockdown on Sesame St. characters in video games. I guess not.

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      February 15, 2012 2:06 PM

      Well I like the visual style a lot. I'm a little bit afraid of the Walking Dead as a property getting watered down by all these different media ventures though. I think the comics as of late have dipped in quality.

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      February 15, 2012 6:27 PM

      We'll see if it's any good.

      Also, Alice, wtf is "yonks" ... I'd bet most people don't understand your slang.

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        February 15, 2012 6:29 PM

        I understand it you ignorant trollop. To the dictionary with you!

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          February 15, 2012 6:31 PM

          Damn it!!! I KNEW IT. :(

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            February 15, 2012 6:31 PM

            Also, that video is all talking, no game. BOOOOO!!!!!

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        February 16, 2012 3:14 AM

        If they don't, I'm sure they can infer its meaning from the surrounding sentence. I believe in our readers, virus, why don't you? Why?

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          February 16, 2012 5:05 AM

          Because he doesn't believe in himself. This cunt needs to learn about a lil something called the power of the human spirit.

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      February 15, 2012 7:16 PM

      Two Words:

      Gameplay.Footage.

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      February 16, 2012 1:24 AM

      The art for this is still completely bananas, but I do worry about the gameplay. Gonna listen in to this talkshow thing just because it's Famous and Video Games Rodkin.

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      February 16, 2012 3:19 AM

      I want to love Telltale but each of the games I've tried has been pretty terrible. The Monkey Island ones in particular were dreary and had terrible cut and paste characters outside the main ones.

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        February 16, 2012 5:01 AM

        I like pretty much everything everything they've put out. Their games have never been AAA budget but beyond that, they are the best adventure games being made today. The only games I haven't like were Jurassic Park and the poker games.

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      February 16, 2012 4:33 AM

      Just watched it on youtube, can't wait to see some more!

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      February 16, 2012 5:02 AM

      With Gary Whitta doing the writing, I'm interested.

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