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Telltale: Natal is a “huge thing for what we’re doing”

Monday, 22nd June 2009 13:56 GMT By Mike

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Telltale CEO Dan Connors said the idea of being able to act in an adventure game could be made possible by Project Natal and that the full body motion sensor is a “huge thing” for what the company is doing.

“Obviously with the type of games that we make, the idea of making a person an actor inside of one of our adventures is an idea that’s been theoretical for a long time, ” he said to Videogamer. “It’s nice to see things happening that can get it closer.”

“It’s a huge opportunity to give the user more ways to interact with the world than just the traditional cursor-based and dialogue-based way in which the games work,” said Connors.

“Our focus is about creating really entertaining scenarios and characters, so removing barriers to experiencing that and making it easier and more natural to interact with, is a huge thing for what we’re doing.

“The number of ideas and types of designs that you could do around it are… it’s just the kind of thing that gets your creative teams going. For us, having the user be able to be a character in one of the worlds and solve mysteries and puzzles is a huge deal, a huge leap forward.”

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5 Comments

  1. anasui

    yeah sure, can you imagine a full RPG played moving your body like a berk? Totally uncomfortable, to me

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Mike

    They make adventure games, but your point stands.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. anasui

    could actually be worse with adventures, I reckon. Pointing and clicking every friggin element in the background, selecting this and that..you know where I’m getting at

    #3 5 years ago
  4. onyxbox

    Natal is a disaster waiting to happen… Mega CD type scenario.

    People will be saying:
    P1 “does anyone remeber that weird camera thing MS brought out once”

    P2 “you mean that Your in the movies thing?”

    P1 “no, that was the other camera thing they didn’t support.. you know.. that thing that was like the eyetoy but cost more and you had to wear a red boiler suit for and stand in a square on the floor”

    P2 “ahh… the ‘real boy’ simulator!”

    P1 “That’s the one, uncle Peter was well into that.”

    #4 5 years ago
  5. fearmonkey

    Yadda yadda yadda – Until I see real games for Natal, doing things that aren’t copying the Wii, and aren’t all annoying crappy casual games, I’m a skeptic.
    I want to believe it can do the amazing things that the technology promises, but until its in a game, in my hand, and Im wowed, im a skpetic.

    #5 5 years ago

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