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6 TellTale Games We Want Made

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Like always we’re going to try and be smart about this. We hope to come up with ideas that really fit TellTale’s style for narrative and choice driven game design. We are not, however, going to to be worrying about IP licensing and what not. I mean TellTale is currently working on games with DC Vertigo, Image, Gearbox, and HBO. So who knows what IP they could get to play with in the future. Speaking of that, TellTale is busy. They’ve got a lot of stuff already planned for the next few years. But we think it would be awesome to see them move on to some of these next. Let the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones series of games pay the bills, but continue to innovate and take risks on making some new stuff like you’ve been doing so far TellTale!

Also I keep saying “we” because GP and myself (Eric John E) are working on this one together. Just because we felt like it. We are each going to choose three.

GP here. This is probably going to be a long article, so if you’re short on time, just skip Eric’s choices and read mine ;). 

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WTF Flappy Bird?!

Flappy Bird is a weird phenomenon. It was developed and released in May of 2013, but only rose to popularity in the past 2 weeks. After a surge of players, and the developer earning $50,000 a day from ad revenue, it was pulled from the App Stores never to be seen again. As far as anybody can tell Flappy Bird had no promotional push at any point in its lifetime other than in the past few weeks when journalist were having a field day about the game.

For those who don’t already know, Flappy Bird is an endless runner where you tap on your screen to “flap” the birds wings so he can navigate through gaps in a series of Mario-esque pipes. Failure to flap well enough and hit the ground or a pipe, you lose. Super simple game; one button, one objective (to get as high a score as possible), and endless replay value. And it’s been done a hundred times over in the past (see Helicopter).

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