Posted on July 24, 2008, Jonathan Wallace and Gromit Getting the Episodic Adventure Treatment from TellTale
It seems TellTale Games is making a name for itself these days by crafting episodic adventure series from some off-the-wall comedy sources. Their latest undertaking — in addition to the new Strong Bad games and future Sam and Max episodes — will apparently involve stop-motion characters of Wallace and Gromit. If you’ve never seen any Wallace and Gromit shows or movies, they basically involve the strange adventures of a wacky, cheese-loving inventor and his loyal canine companion. The game will be based on a series of films titled, “Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures,” and will follow the look and feel of the series closely.
“We’re certainly going for the clay look with this,” Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors told The Associated Press. “Clay presents a challenge if you really get into the detail of it. For example, adding fingerprints in a medium where there aren’t any is one of the discussions of how far we should go with the game’s detail.”
“Grand Adventures” will allow gamers to play as both Wallace and Gromit, engaging in zany entrepreneurial schemes and tinkering with kooky contraptions. Connors said “Grand Adventures” will feature more physical and situation-based comedy and would likely follow the distribution model of Telltale’s episodic video game series “Sam & Max.”
After what they’ve done with Sam and Max, I’d say it’s safe to assume TellTale will be able to craft a good episodic series out of these characters as well.
Via Yahoo! News