Walking Dead Episode 2 Release Date Discussion (June, but WHEN?)

edited June 2012 in The Walking Dead
As you guys (hopefully) already know, we mods know just as much as you do about release dates. We're volunteers and don't work for Telltale. And one thing we LOOOOOVE is speculation! So here's a poll to guess when Episode 2: STARVED FOR HELP will release on PC/MAC. (I'm not including iOS or console since those typically release a little later; they must get approval from the iOS store, Microsoft, Sony, etc before they go live).

I'm going to sweeten the pot. Whomever guesses FIRST (I'll be able to see poll results) the correct date will get a custom commission from me. You can check out my work here here or here.

You can ask for a zombie portrait or anything else TWD related. I will either a) make digital art for you and email you the hi-rez or b) paint for you and film it, and send you a hi-rez photo of the painting.

SO GET SPECULATING!
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Comments

  • edited May 2012
    Not to rain on your parade but the last week of May is what it will be released on I know for a fact that the second episode is being worked on as we speak.
  • edited May 2012
    WARP10CK wrote: »
    Not to rain on your parade but the last week of May is what it will be released on I know for a fact that the second episode is being worked on as we speak.

    Yes, the second episode is currently being worked on. As are the later ones; that is the whole point of episodic development. But I'm really curious to see where the community stands on when they think the release date of the second episode is!
  • Macfly77Macfly77 Moderator
    edited May 2012
    Whomever guesses FIRST (I'll be able to see poll results) the correct date will get a custom commission from me.
    After voting, I was disappointed to see that my vote was was the second one for the date that I picked (thereby disqualifying me from the prize), but my hopes rose back up when I saw that the first person to guess that date was... divisionten! ;)
  • edited May 2012
    Macfly77 wrote: »
    After voting, I was disappointed to see that my vote was was the second one for the date that I picked (thereby disqualifying me from the prize), but my hopes rose back up when I saw that the first person to guess that date was... divisionten! ;)

    Great mods think alike! Of course I wouldn't gift myself the prize. It would go to whomever was behind me, so you, if it's really the 29th.
  • edited May 2012
    I am optimistic. 29th May, Tuesday.
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    I did not look before I voted, I swear. :confused:

    Oh God, we're killing this thing. :D
  • edited May 2012
    You can ask for a zombie portrait or anything else TWD related. I will either a) make digital art for you and email you the hi-rez or b) paint for you and film it, and send you a hi-rez photo of the painting.
    SO GET SPECULATING!

    Zombie portrait Zombie portrait Zombie portrait Zombie portrait :)
  • edited May 2012
    I voted next weekend! :p
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    I voted next weekend! :p

    You're losing this game! :D :D
  • edited May 2012
    You're losing this game! :D :D

    Seems like someone just

    *puts on sunglasses*

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  • edited May 2012
    Well I voted the last wed of the month, as il be playing it on xbox as normally that is the release date for arcade games, with some exceptions.
  • edited May 2012
    darn it i went for the sensible option like 16 others did on 29th of may

    seriously you put the first week of may up are you mad ? ;)
  • edited May 2012
    I think this is when they will release it because A.) They only bring out stuff for the arcade on Wednesdays B.) It is the closest Wednesday and C.) Just to compete with Minecraft:p
  • edited May 2012
    Accidentally guessed June 4th dang it!
  • edited May 2012
    I chose 4 weeks after episode 1 was released. Just made sense to me. Funny that I was the only one. *shrug*

    Edit: Not the only one now, but I was first :D
  • edited May 2012
    Well I guessed the one that everyone else did.
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    What the... heyyyy!!! The developers are NOT eligible to vote!!! :D :D
  • edited May 2012
    Harrison, are you confirming the date? :D:p
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    The_Ripper wrote: »
    Harrison, are you confirming the date? :D:p

    Nah, he can't.

    Asked about whether the game was still released in 2011, he wrote:
    [...]official timeline stuff should probably come from the right channels. I could give my grain-of-salt "it's looking like X", but then I'd hate to see my name show up on Kotaku as a cited source for an expected release date. Telltale's got other folks who can handle that pressure better than me! :p

    I think that right now, even the designers have no idea how fast they can (and want to) deliver the second episode. There is probably a "projected date", which is TEH one date with an incredibly high improbability that the game actually releases on that day.

    So, whatever Harrison votes, better not vote this again. ;) ;)
  • edited May 2012
    You're losing this game! :D :D

    :(

    Seems like someone just

    *puts on sunglasses*

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    Am I the only one who dislike this series?
  • edited May 2012
    Seems like someone just

    *puts on sunglasses*

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    LOL :D

    And to play through...

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  • edited May 2012
    i've one question guys, i ended the first chapter half an hour ago...when the second chapter comes out i can download it freely? or a have to pay it? can somebody explain it to me please. thanks
  • edited May 2012
    stanmaiden wrote: »
    i've one question guys, i ended the first chapter half an hour ago...when the second chapter comes out i can download it freely? or a have to pay it? can somebody explain it to me please. thanks

    if you bought it on pc then no you should of got a season pass which is for all the episodes of the 'season 1'

    if you bought on ps3 / xbox then yeah you have to buy seperate

    how much did you pay ?
  • edited May 2012
    That poll seems silly now the wiki says Episode 2 comes out on the 30th

    Ya know if Sam and Max season 3 came out this month on XBLA i could wait for Episode 2 easier
  • edited May 2012
    I bought The walking dead game and the almost everithing pack for PC
  • edited May 2012
    CapnJay wrote: »
    That poll seems silly now the wiki says Episode 2 comes out on the 30th
    I would not put much faith in a wiki. They are in no way official.
  • edited May 2012
    I would not put much faith in a wiki. They are in no way official.


    So....

    *Trembles in anticipation* That means it may be out soon? like before i irresponsibly spend all my points?
  • edited May 2012
    stanmaiden wrote: »
    I bought The walking dead game and the almost everithing pack for PC

    me too, don't worry, you'll get all the episodes
  • edited May 2012
    Still crossing my fingers for a soon release
  • edited May 2012
    Dunno i remember someone during one of their talking dead shows say they planned on a episode every 2 weeks i believe the phrase was they set the episode out so they have something to talk and speculate for about 2 weeks till the push the next one out.
  • edited May 2012
    I thought they said every 4 weeks on the talking dead shows.

    Btw the poll is a complete guessing game I'd say, look at episode 1 ;)
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    Goldrock wrote: »
    Dunno i remember someone during one of their talking dead shows say they planned on a episode every 2 weeks i believe the phrase was they set the episode out so they have something to talk and speculate for about 2 weeks till the push the next one out.

    ...and you can still bet on the 8th, isn't that glorious? :D

    (Seriously, it's not two weeks and has never been. Episodes are released MONTHLY. You probably heard that they want to do a "Playing Dead" VIDEO every two weeks. But that release schedule has obviously passed marketing trapdoors already ;) )
    CapnJay wrote: »
    That poll seems silly now the wiki says Episode 2 comes out on the 30th

    So they have info even the entire company Telltale games doesn't have at the moment?
    They must be CLAIRVOYANT!

    (Again, these episodes are developed as we speak. There's a "monthly" schedule, but not even two weeks after the first episode was released, I doubt that TTG really already knows how fast they can deliver the second one. A lot of "sources", including IGN etc, just make those release dates up because they're even more desperate to have one than we are.)
  • edited May 2012
    i'm going to be ok till release day of twd ep2 cos the portal 2 level editor comes out on may 8th for pc :D
  • edited May 2012
    Yea I thought close to the end of last month I will get it the next one will be out in a few days so i thought, this does suck I was under the impression it would be more than 2 hours play, lame and for fuck sake you could announce, dates for each epp, pay money for a guessing game, first time with a ttg and if this piss poor prob the last
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    You could have informed yourself a tad bit more about the game and the company first. Please stop posting the same stuff over and over. Most of us here are absolutely content with monthly releases. It's how this company works, get used to it.
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    Well, now you're obviously trying to PROVE that you know absolutely nothing about this company and how it has worked in the last SIX YEARS. I recommend that you gather a lot more info first - especially how well they have kept their monthly release schedules with previous games - and then come back here in, say, 19 days when they're probably at least very close to a release.

    This game will have its fifth and last episode released late August or early September. You will have to get used to that as well.
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012
    flash-900 wrote: »
    how hard is to answer a simple question like the epp date

    Telltale knows they will need approximately one month to finish the episode, but as their work has to be achieved in such a short period of time, any kind of release date they COULD give would be pure speculation. Episodic gaming means that they could be finished in a bit less than a month, or a bit more than a month - but they will only know mere days before the release, so they justly don't give a release date. And they don't have to either - waiting a week more or less doesn't really make a difference. You'll get a date some days from release, when they can actually be SURE that the episode releases on that date. But not before.

    In the meantime, calm down and cast your vote. ;)


    flash-900 wrote: »
    whats the point might as well wait untill its 2 dollers in the bargin bin,

    If you're too impatient for monthly releases, I recommend you do exactly that. I have a few friends who just can't cope with waiting an entire month, so they wait for a Season to finish before they buy. It's a valid and definitely not offensive option, seriously.
  • edited May 2012
    flash have you heard of the term episodic gaming ? google it

    since your new to the forums i'll be patient with you, but if you take off the rose tinted glasses and look at back to the future the game which is probably the closest game to this in terms of gameplay and size, play through length it will give you an idea of what to expect release date wise..

    if TTG had not been succesfull as a company they would not have lasted 6 years, there is no stab in the dark they said monthly releases for episodes which is always in the last week or if there is a delay to the following week in rare cases.

    they have a structure it's called episodic gaming with monthly updates to the story which in twd's case is 5 episodes.. understand these games are not 100% complete they have the story, the gfx engine and most of the cut scenes done, but they do work on them to fine tune as well as the gameplay, voice acting and testing for bugs.

    ttg don't 'shaft' gamers in this way because they do say what thegame is how it's released and what to expect...

    and believe me they say it ALOT if you have any kind of common sence you'd use facebook/ign/gamespot/rock paper shotgun the list goes on, even i with limited time effort and patience can find the information easily....

    but if your too lazy to use google.....

    is there a sticky thread for ttg noobs ?
  • VainamoinenVainamoinen Moderator
    edited May 2012

    is there a sticky thread for ttg noobs ?

    Yes. But I doubt it'll help much here.
  • edited May 2012
    flash-900 wrote: »
    I do understand the monthly relese of epps but so far paid full price and you cant even tell me if its this month next month or even if they will even have anther epp, i find hard to belive that the game code and basics are not done yet. you could not sell a concept to the owner of the rights unless they showed them some even some rough copy of the whole game, sounds like a con,

    but i guses no one is informed and we all are stuck to these guessing games

    This is the way its been done for many years now.. and TTG has never canceled a game mid season...

    The ONLY blemish on their record is they pushed back the release date of Jurassic Park.. and they made it right by giving EVERY person that had pre-ordered free games.

    TTG do not make games like other companies they work on them right up to the day they are released when they feel they are confident in knowing roughly what day they will be done they will let you know.

    Please stop making multiple threads asking the same question just because you do not like the answer.
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