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A Different Kind of Minecraft: Telltale Making Episodic Game With Mojang

| 18 Dec 2014 14:42
Minecraft Story Mode from Telltale Games

Telltale is making a narrative Minecraft game for 2015.

Telltale Games and Mojang announced this morning a collaboration on an episodic, narrative game called Minecraft: Story Mode. The standalone game will be available on consoles in 2015.

Mojang noted members from its team would be working with Telltale to make the game as "Minecrafty" as possible. Minecraft is an open game with a lot of creativity on the player's end; it doesn't really have a story. Mojang stated, "We're not intending on creating an 'official' story for Steve, or explaning the world of Minecraft in detail. It will be a cool game."

Mojang first revealed the news through a little game called Info Quest II.

Minecraft: Story Mode will be episodic like other games made by Telltale Games, and the player will drive the story through choices. This is not an add-on to Minecraft but a standalone game.

A narrative spinoff for Minecraft sounds like something out of left field, but there's already a Minecraft movie in the works from Warner Brothers Entertainment. Minecraft has been a huge hit, especially with children. Microsoft bought the developer Mojang this September.

Mojang mentioned in the announcement that "members of the community" will also be working with Telltale and Mojang on Minecraft: Story Mode, but we're not sure what exactly that entails.

The first episode for Minecraft: Story Mode will release in 2015 on Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Other games out in 2015 from Telltale Games include Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands.

Source: Mojang, Telltale Games

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