The popular episodic Telltale game will get a second season.
Just like in TV series, if it becomes so popular, it will get a greenlight for a second run, and that happened with the TellTale game of Game of Thrones. Co-founder and boss of TellTale Game Kevin Bruner has announced that the Game of Thrones game will return for a second season, as they have been planning the story for quite some time.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bruner shared some insights on their process for season two:
?While we cannot divulge any of the specific details, we can say that Telltale’s approach to game development is much more like television than most other game developers. Across all of our series ? The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode and more ? the development process at Telltale spends a significant amount of time upfront in the writer’s rooms not just with writers, but designers, directors and creative input from all across the studio. It’s not unusual for our games to exist longer on whiteboards and sticky notes and in scripts than they do in traditional game production. It’s incredibly similar to how TV often spends so much time in preproduction and planning before moving into actually shooting. It’s from then on that we take the live development aspect into play, observing the audience and their feedback as we adjust and build upon the experience along the way.
I’d say that’s been a defining approach here at Telltale over the last 10 years, as we’ve always envisioned our games as more in line with interactive drama and playable cinema than what most might traditionally think of as “games.” So while we cannot say exactly how far along season two is right now, we can say that there’s never a shortage of sticky notes on the walls around the studio.?
Bruner also noted that all the choices made in season 1 will carry over to season 2. Right now the game is still currently in development and no release date has been announced. The last episode for season 1 is now available for purchase.