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Telltale Games Marks Its Return with “The Expanse” Game

This summer, Telltale Games made its comeback with the release of “The Expanse” game, developed in collaboration with Deck Nine, the studio behind “Life Is Strange: True Colors.” Based on S. A. Corey's “The Expanse” series, which has also been adapted into a critically acclaimed TV show, the game takes players into a universe of hard science-fiction and political intrigue.

Telltale Games is known for its successful adaptations of popular franchises like “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” Fans are excited to see the studio return to its former glory with this new release. Jamie Ottilie, CEO of Telltale, mentioned that “The Expanse” was a perfect fit for the studio due to its rich world-building and deep characters.

Telltale Games faced difficulties in 2018, leading to an emergency bankruptcy and the abrupt end of projects like “The Walking Dead” final season. However, the studio was revived by LBC Entertainment, a company specifically created to acquire and revive Telltale Games.

“The Expanse” game centers around the character Camina Drummer, played by Cara Gee, and explores her backstory before becoming head of security at Tycho Station. The game captures the tone of the TV show and introduces new elements like zero-gravity exploration and motion-capture performances.

Telltale Games aims to expand the traditional Telltale formula, focusing on storytelling while also allowing its teams to experiment with gameplay. “The Expanse” game is just the first step in that direction. The collaboration between Telltale Games and Deck Nine has resulted in a visually stunning and immersive experience that sets the stage for future projects.

The game features a branching narrative where player choices have consequences, with the potential for characters to live or die and outcomes to dramatically change based on exploration successes or failures. While there are limitations due to budget and time constraints, the developers have ensured that meaningful choices and resolutions are present, giving players a sense of responsibility and impact.

Overall, “The Expanse” game marks a promising return for Telltale Games. With a strong focus on storytelling and innovative gameplay elements, the studio is poised to deliver even more engaging experiences in the future.

Sources:
– “Telltale's Expanse Captures the Spirit of the Beloved TV Show” – WIRED
– “Telltale Games Returns With The Expanse” – Game Informer