Back to the Future Fans Give Input For Future Games
In preparation for its upcoming Back to the Future games, developer Telltale Games is asking fans of the movies and there are a lot of us and what they like most about the films.
A survey on Telltale’s web site is now available to for potential players to weigh in on what they love most about Back to the Future: which characters they’d most like to play, which props and objects are most iconic, which action sequences were the best and which themes are most important to the films. It even lets users rate potential episode scenarios.
Telltale made a deal with Universal in June to make an episodic game adaptation from Back to the Future. The survey suggests there could be as many as five episodes (in a question in which it asks players how many time travel instances they would expect during those five and awesome).
The survey includes a few scenarios of potential episodes, but none of them sounded as extremely great as what’s already appeared on film. Some of them are okay, but one or two suggest Telltale hasn’t gone all the way through the proper thinking about time travel. And if they start creating paradoxes and screwing up cause and effect in the narrative, there’s no way I’m going to be able to turn my brain off enough to enjoy it.
Here are the four scenarios the survey discusses:
- !November 5th, 2010. Working together, Teen Marty, Doc, and Present Day Marty finally corner the man who made off with Doc’s Time Train. While they argue about what to do with the well-intentioned time-hopper, a scary black vehicle appears out of nowhere. A familiar bulky presence steps out and confronts them. ,Detective Tannen, Temporal Preservation Squadron.’ I’m afraid you’re all under arrest’!
- …June 11th, 1968! Weaving their way through the peace protestors outside the courthouse, Marty and Doc surreptitiously use Doc’s temporal scanners to look for the mssing objects scattered through time by the wreck of the Time Train. After a number of dangerous encounters with riot police and hippies, there’s only one artifact left! the remnants of the train’s flux capacitor… repurposed as a peace necklace.. around the neck of a VERY pregnant Loraine McFly. Marty suddenly remembers that he’s going to be born tomorrow!
- !June 18th, 1938. Young Emmett Brown is about to announce his engagement to gold-digging young woman, turning his back on scientific pursuits forever. If Marty and Doc can’t bust into the party and get a singular Jules Verne novel into his hands, Emmett will never invent the time machine, a possibility too horrible to contemplate. Maybe they can sneak in with the swing band!
- !May 12th, 1986. After stopping Biff Jr. from getting in a fight with his time-displaced son, Marty leaves the dance floor and sneaks into Strickland’s office, looking for the keys to the detention hall. He doesn’t know how three teenagers from 2010 got their hands on a time-travelling Delorean, but the most important thing now is getting them locked up in one place before they mess up everyone’s future!assuming they haven’t already!