Thursday, December 18, 2014

Telltale Games and Mojang Announce Minecraft: Story Mode

Earlier this morning, Mojang released a pretty funny little interactive web app called "Info Quest II." Those who played through it were rewarded with a special announcement: Mojang and Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, Wolf Among Us) are partnering up to make a Telltale-style adventure game set inside the Minecraft universe.

Telltale is well known for playing well in other people's properties (see all of the games I listed above), although their games recently have been in nature. It seems like they'd be a poor fit for a Minecraft game, until you take into account their point and click adventures from years ago. Anyone who's played the new Sam and Max games or their Strongbad game can see they'll have no trouble adapting to the more family friendly Minecraft. And the game should still be very funny. The only real question is how they'll find a story in a world that is designed to be a blank canvas.

We know only one thing for sure. It won't involve Steve.

Poor Steve.

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