Telltale’s new IP will be a “super show”, bridges the gap between TV and game

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:49 GMT

Telltale’s upcoming mysterious new IP will be produced in collaboration with Lionsgate and will be a hybrid game and TV show.

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Entertainment Weekly spoke to Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner to understand what’s a super show.

“A “Super Show” episode combines one part of interactive playable content with one part of scripted television style content,” said Bruner. “Both pieces, when combined together, are what make an actual Super Show “episode.” As we’ve been developing the series, we’re using both mediums in concert to deliver our story.”

Bruner added that the first of these shows will be based on a new IP, but didn’t rule out the possibility of producing ones based on existing IPs.

“Our goal is to create products that have a legitimate chance of winning both a Golden Globe and a Game of the Year. This means both aspects of the productions must be first class work,” Bruner said about their approach to production.

“Each Super Show episode [the interactive game and the scripted episode] will be released as a package designed so that you can consume the interactive portion or watch the scripted show portion in any order you’d like.

“For instance, if you play the interactive episode first, certain elements of the scripted episode portion will be tailored to reflect some choices made in your interactive play through. If you watch the show before playing, some elements in the interactive portions may be presented differently than if you played first.

“The interactive episodes will never release without a scripted episode, they will always come out together.”

The interview goes over the recently announced partnership with Lionsgate and whether Lionsgate properties will see games made by Telltale in the future, so give it a read.

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