[Telltale Games] Wallace and Gromit episodic adventures

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    http://www.telltalegames.com/wallaceandgromit


    'Wallace & Gromit' to become episodic video game

    By DERRIK J. LANG

    LOS ANGELES (AP) ? "Wallace & Gromit" are going on a new adventure.

    Telltale Games is creating an episodic video game based on Aardman Animations' Oscar-winning animated film series titled "Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures." The popular stop-motion clay animated franchise stars the cheese-loving, hair-brained inventor Wallace (voiced by Peter Sallis) and his long-suffering loyal pooch, Gromit.

    "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."

    Aardman Animations has produced three Academy Award-winning "Wallace & Gromit" animated short films as well as the full-length feature film "The Curse of The Were-Rabbit," which won an animated film Oscar in 2006. "A Matter of Loaf and Death," a fourth animated short starring the twosome, is currently in production.

    The characters previously appeared in the standalone games "Cracking Contraptions," "Project Zoo" and "Curse of The Were-Rabbit."

    Connors hopes the new take on "Wallace & Gromit" will be more true to the franchise than previous games.

    "The other games captured the personality, but all you ended up doing was running through the world," said Connors. "It was a standard platform game. We feel like the gameplay should be more of an experience. You should be able to interact with the other characters and really feel like you're in the world of 'Wallace & Gromit.'"

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    // Giddy Spasm //

  2. Bodknocks Jedi Knight

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    Oh wow! I knew they were up to something, there was an interview on 4 color rebellion a while back where they mentioned they were working on a new game from a popular license. I never would have guessed it'd be this. Wallace and Gromit is perfect for episodic adventures, it practically writes itself.

    I'm glad Telltale is gaining steam with their episodic business model. They're just about the only company doing it right.
  3. Vengance1003 Jedi Grand Master

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    This is the best news I've heard in a month. [face_dancing]
  4. rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling

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    =P~

    *passes out like Fry when he learns he's a billionare*
  5. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    3 screenshots, 3 concept sketches, a FAQ and a rendered trailer are now up;

    http://www.telltalegames.com/wallaceandgromit

  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Eurogamers preview;

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/wallace-and-gromits-grand-adventures-preview?page=1

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  7. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    First episode (of 4) in about 2 weeks. Season pre-orders being taken now (discounted) at telltalegames.com.

    Demo out on Monday.

    New trailer here

    http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/wallace-and-gromit/wallace-and-gromit-videos/1295964

  8. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    This sounds like a very interesting game.
  9. CloneCaptainRex Jedi Master

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    Will this work like the Sam and Max games, where you had the PC download, then they released the full "season" on Wii, methinks?

    Or maybe WiiWare would work nicely.
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    The games are too big for Wiiware. They're being released on Xbox Live Arcade though. Possibly a retail Wii disc later, but that's just speculation.
  11. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Demo's up...

    http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/wallace-and-gromit/wallace-and-gromit-demo-download/1297318

    PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    OS: Windows XP/Vista
    Processor: Processor: 2.0 Ghz or better (3 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent recommended)
    Memory: 512MB (1GB recommended)
    Hard Drive: 310MB
    Sound: DirectX 8.1 sound device
    DirectX: Version 9.1 or better
    Controls: Mouse and keyboard. Gamepad recommended but not required
  12. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    And the first of the 4 episodes is available to download at telltalegames.com.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    The Last Resort, the 2nd of the 4 Wallace & Gromit episodes is out now.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/store/wallaceandgromitsgrandadventures

  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    As it's Telltale's 5th anniversary, they have a promotion to purchase any of their games/episodes (Bone, San & Max, Wallace & Gromit, Strong Bad) for US$5.

    Here's the code for the deal

    DISCLOSURE: And yes, I get $1 credit if anyone uses that code.
  15. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Did you only get one for individual episodes, or is there one for whole seasons? I've been meaning to get Sam N Max Season 2 (and finish Season 1, for that matter...[face_blush] )
  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Individual, but you can buy each episode individually for $5 a pop, but I dunno if it's cheaper buying them all at $5, or cheaper buying the season bundle. With the bundle they also ship you a DVD of all the episodes at the end of the season (if you are willing to pay shipping).
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