Interview: Walking Dead Dev Talks Moral Choice, Unexpected Success, And The Importance Of Good Storytelling

With his hugely popular Walking Dead series continuing to garner widespread acclaim, Telltale Games’ Jake Rodkin speaks exclusively to FMV Magazine about the secrets of its success, the pros and cons of episodic gaming, and why there needs to be more mature storytelling in games. At the start of the year, if someone had told you that one of the most critically and commercially-successful titles of 2012 would be a downloadable episodic point-and-click... Read More

Game News: Walking Dead Dev Calls For Stronger Storytelling In Games

Telltale Games’ Jake Rodkin has claimed that many developers underestimate the importance of story and writing – and this has led to mainstream gaming being dominated by soulless, superficial experiences. “Video games, like movies, have got stuck in a rut of just being action-packed, bravado-filled wish-fulfillment,” he said, in an exclusive interview with FMV Magazine. “In many games, the script is actually the last... Read More

Game News: Walking Dead Accolades Trailer Released

Telltale Games have today unveiled a new accolades trailer for Episode 2 of their acclaimed Walking Dead series, featuring just some of the hefty critical praise and high review scores that their work has received. The video, which is embedded below, also includes FMV’s own proclamation that The Walking Dead “could prove to be the finest gaming experience of 2012”. The first two episodes of the downloadable series have been a critical... Read More

Opinion: Five Reasons Why ‘The Walking Dead’ Might Be The Game Of The Year

Blown away by the powerful storytelling and nail-biting tension of Telltale’s unexpectedly magnificent downloadable series, Mark Butler gives his thoughts on why the narrative-based adventure could prove to be the finest gaming experience of 2012. At the start of the year, if you’d have told me that the greatest game I’d play in the next six months would be a downloadable point-and-click adventure title from Telltale – a developer... Read More

Game Review: The Walking Dead – Episode 1

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the first installment in Telltale’s apocalyptic zombie adventure, out now to download for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox360. If there’s one thing you’ll take away from the first episode of The Walking Dead: The Game, it’s that Telltale are certainly getting better at telling fresh stories for already-established franchises. Their work on Back To The Future was great and they span a terrific... Read More