Yesterday was chock full of games news, but one headline that caught my eye was the announcement that Telltale Games is making Minecraft: Story Mode in conjunction with Minecraft‘s creators, Mojang. Of course, if you haven’t heard of Telltale Games yet, they’re widely considered to be one of the premiere developers of story driven video games, so it’s at the very least interesting to hear that Telltale is picking up a project for a game that essentially has no story or lore (meta game doesn’t count as story).
Telltale has made their name most recently by creating stories within the worlds of well-established universes – Back to the Future, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, just to name a few. Minecraft: Story Mode is said to explore the world of Minecraft but won’t directly involve the game’s existing “protagonist”, Steve, or really involve the world of Minecraft or its background. Furthermore, Minecraft: Story Mode is going to be a standalone game to be launched on computers, consoles and mobile sometime in 2015. That sounds like a bit much, but I’m quietly optimistic about the project, because if anyone can give Minecraft a story, it’s Telltale Games.
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