Garry Whitta, one of the story consultants working on The Walking Dead series with Telltale Games, reveals that one of the secrets of its success is the way the story of the game manages to keep fans interested, while also delivering shock moments.
Speaking to games.on.net
, the developer says that, “as you become more familiar with the kind of storytelling that The Walking Dead is, you become worried that as you become more attached to character, that the writers are going to take them away. Because that’s what we do, we try to make you like a character, and then we pull the rug out from under you.”
He then veers into some spoiler territory and talks about the character Carley and how the writers at Telltale Games have handled her evolution over the course of the series.
The Walking Dead is based on a comic book series, but most of the characters that the company has created are unique and the developers have freedom when it comes to their actions and their ultimate fate.
Whitta also talks about how player choice is influenced by the choices made by Telltale Games.
“Like in real life, you don’t always know what the consequences of your choices are going to be until you make the choice and can see what happens. It’s not always what you intended or necessarily what you wanted, and The Walking Dead reflects that,” the developer adds.
The Walking Dead deals with a number of survivors who have to cope with a world where resources are scarce and the undead might attack at any moment.
The series has been praised for its difficult choices and solid writing.
A retail package for The Walking Dead
will be launched before the end of the year.
Gamers will also be able to get access to a new season of the video game in 2013.