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Telltale thinks Game of Thrones is bigger than TWD. If TTG's GoT is a success will they abandon TWD?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/arts/video-games/a-gaming-company-devoted-to-narrative-tackles-thrones.html#

Amid that growth, Mr. Bruner and Mr. Connors felt confident enough to pursue something they considered even bigger than The Walking Dead: “We’re giant interactive storytelling dorks, and we’re giant ‘Game of Thrones’ dorks,” Mr. Bruner said.

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  • They will feel pretty stupid when they find out....

    No Telltale game will surpass The Walking Dead's story for at least another 5-10 years.

  • I think that they will end Clem's story next season and move on to a new group for the following season(s).

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    TWD is a big money maker for them, depending on where they go with the story i don't see them abandoning it unless they feel ending Clementine's story is the end of TWD for them. If they do decide to make a season 3 There will probably be a gap while they release GOT and TFTB. If GOT is good (which i think it could be) i would love to see season 3 of TWD and if successful season 2 of GOT release together.

  • They certainly won't abandon TWD. TWD is what let them take on another big projects in the first place. Thanks to TWD wider audience got to know Telltale better. Of course Game of Thrones will probably be very good and a lot of people will buy it, but I don't think it's gonna surpass TWD. Because games like TWD season 1 happen very rarely, it was really unique experience that will be hard to repeat. I don't doubt that storytellers at TTG are very talented, though I think that TWD will still be their flag product.

  • Why have one cash cow when you can have two cash cows?

  • Yeah, I can see them doing that. Game of Thrones as a franchise is bigger (EDIT: in terms of narrative scope) than The Walking Dead and it's a far richer and more expansive world in which to tell stories. Frankly, if they end Clementine's story in a satisfying way, I actually wouldn't mind it if they decide to put an end to the series as a whole.

    • I actually wouldn't mind it if they decide to put an end to the series as a whole.

      Get out.

      • Nah, I think I'll stay. I may not be that interested in the Walking Dead universe, but I'm still interested in the story Telltale's crafted in it. I also happen to be looking forward to the story that they'll craft for the Game of Thrones universe. And it's looking like a pretty expansive one, given that it's a "multi-year, multi-title partnership." So if that's not something you're going to be interested in, maybe you'll be the one who'll have to "get out."

        • I also happen to be looking forward to the story that they'll craft for the Game of Thrones universe. And it's looking like a pretty expansive one, given that it's a "multi-year, multi-title partnership." So if that's not something you're going to be interested in, maybe you'll be the one who'll have to "get out."

          So, you're basically telling me to get out from The walking dead forum because i'm not interested in Game of Thrones universe? ヅ

      • You get the fuck out if you can't respect other people's opinions

    • Most of this is simply your opinion, but the franchise as a whole is not more popular than The Walking Dead Franchise. The Walking Dead novels and comics are more popular than the Game of Thrones books(though that may be attributed to them have run for ten years), the TV Show is FAR more popular than the Game of Thrones TV show, and Walking dead already has two Seasons as a game so...

      • Oh, I didn't mean that Game of Thrones is more popular than The Walking Dead. By saying that it was a bigger franchise, I meant that it had a bigger scope and scale in terms of storytelling compared to The Walking Dead.

        The storyline of Game of Thrones (well, A Song of Ice and Fire but whatever) spans hundreds of years in a completely different world. The Walking Dead spans a few years in the southern United States. GoT has more characters, more storylines, more factions and forces competing for different end-goals. There's just more there to work with and that presents a greater challenge for Telltale than something like The Walking Dead.

        I assumed that was what Kevin Bruner and Dan Connors meant by what they said. If not, then yes, they were simply wrong.

    • Its definitely not more popular but it is a better story bookswise and there is a lot to mine there. Im actually looking forward to seeing what they do with it. I also am not married to the idea of the The Walking Dead games going on for infinity. If they wrap up Clem's story well, I would be okay with seeing it end. I do still want to to see more about the 400 days survivors though. When are we getting that?

  • TWDG is the reason their company got even more popular, i don't think they will abandon it, maybe season 3 will take longer about 2 years rather than a year.

    • they might as well drop it if all they are gonna do is release even more slowly.

      • How about be happy that you would at least be getting the game? No?

        • I will be happy when Telltale becomes a company which can handle its own fans by giving out news. That way, I could maybe actually look forward to something instead of slowly rotting away in that "soon"-purgatory that is "around the corner".

          waiting for a game? No fun

          getting news and thus building up hype for a game? nice

          actually GETTING the game? priceless.

          Two years of no news aside from "hmmm, we might or might not be working on season 3" will be worth nothing. Especially if the two years would only be used to dish out episode 1 and leave you to wait additional 2-3 months for each episode after that.

  • I dont see the issue obviously with each new bit of work they'll seek to improve. There not necessary forgetting other games.

  • I'm not into GoT in any Way. So it wouldn't for me at least.

  • They never said directly that they consider GoT to be even bigger than The Walking Dead. It's just a shitty nytimes article.

    Amid that growth, Mr. Bruner and Mr. Connors felt confident enough to pursue something they considered even bigger than The Walking Dead

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