TellTale games creates games in a unique style where you can choose how the charter acts and what decisions they make in the game, doing certain things in the game changes how people act towards you and the outcome of the game.
The games they create usually show a different part of a story that wasn’t told before, for example in The Walking Dead TellTale tells the story of Lee and Clementine who are characters from the walking dead comic universe who have never been seen before.
The games are point and click for the most part and focus on story telling, this means they have long senescence with quick time events or choosing what the charterer says.
Telltale games also focusing on story telling more than gameplay and makes players make difficult decisions, for example in the walking dead telltale at the end of the game have to choose wether Clementine kills Lee and puts him out of his missery and make sure he doesn’t turn into a zombie of leave him to turn and for ever be trapped in a lifeless body and possibly kill and turn other people into zombies
My TellTale style game will use be point and click with images popping and a choice on what the player can say or do
Concept Gif: I took inspiration from from the The Walking Dead telltale with the keys and depleting timer bar, i chose to have speech bubble as i don’t want to have to record my self doing incredibly bad impressions of the characters.
I took images from google and arranged them myself in Photoshop and animated them in premier pro. For the spacey background i just used the spot healing brush in Photoshop on the title card for an episodes of the show (They always use the same spacey style background with different text)
powepoint – This is the thing i presented, people said i should make sure that different side characters should be included in and have a role in each individual episode, for example muscle man and high five can effect and be involved in one episode and then the baby ducks can have a role in another. Also they told me that as parents like regular show as it has 80’s and 90’s influences they are more likely to buy the game for there kids so they can also play it and see what its like.
Proposal Type Thing
My games is going to be based on the regular show TV series. The game will have 3 main yourself, Mordecai and Rigby. In the game you work as an intern at i the park, a huge expansive park which includes a house where workers live such as Pops, a kind hearted old man with a big head, Mordecai, a blue jay who likes to slack off and play video games and Rigby a raccoon who always gets himself in to trouble and drags others into his mess to help him fix it.
The park has other grounds keepers such as skips: a wise old yeti who lives in a bungalow on the park grounds and muscle man: a gross sweaty green human who lives in a run down caravan. Whilst in the park you will see other characters such as Benson, your boss who is a strict up tight gumball machine and is always looking over the slackers shoulders making sure they don’t screw up there job, and many other charterer such as High Five ghost, Thomas, Margret and Eileen
There are many different places you will see whilst in the game: The house, the Parks snack bar, The parks meat locker, The coffee shop, East Pines (the parks competition), Cheezer’s (Grilled cheese Fast food chain), Wing Kingdom (Chicken Wing fast food chain)
There are many possibilities for episodes/Levels in my game as Regular show episodes are always wacky and random and there are also events from episodes which i can work with. for example in one episode they find a caveman frozen in an old cave in the park, they accidentally unfreeze him and wake him up, after messing around with him they refreeze him in the parks meat locker and he is never spoken of again, this means I could make one of my episodes/levels can be about him being woken up again or something along them lines.
In the game you will have to choose who to side with in different situations, depending on the choice you will have a different ending and unlock a special item for the next level, the item wont effect game play but will just be cosmetic like a shirt or a hat that a character will wear. The title screen can also have items added to it that you can collect in game.
I chose to do regular show as it has a huge following of adults who enjoy the show as it is incredibly nostalgic for them, this is as it uses lots of influences from the 80’s and 90’s such as old technology like video game consoles and has a 80’s soundtrack, it also has a few hidden jokes that go over kids heads. But still appeals to kids with its wacky humor and funny characters.
The games sound track will be 8 bit 80’s music, this is as the sound track for regular show is 80’s music, I decided it would be best for it to be 8 bit as this means it can loop seamlessly and wont be distracting or annoying.
I wont be voicing the characters as it would be really bad, instead i will have text boxes or speech bubbles.
Regular show episode layout
In a normal episode of regular show goes down like this
Mordecai and Rigby are chilling
They get told or want to do something
They start doing it or procrastinate
Something goes wrong
They fix it (Sometimes with help from someone else)
Everything is back to normal
The regular show art style is very simplistic, characters are usually colored in with block colors and don’t have any shading. The backgrounds are also colored in with water style colors and scaling does not stay consistent, the backgrounds usually have shading and if something is important is will sometimes be more detailed and defined.
Sound is made up of waves and stuff, higher the frequency the louder and more high pitch it is
For the game i am going to use sound fx’s for when characters are running, opening a door, getting out keys ect. and also have retro/8bit background music so make the game feel fast passed and not feel slow and like its dragging on. I will use royalty freesound effects from sites like zapsplat.com and soundeffectsplus.com
Research for game idea
I have watched every episode of regular show
Example: Regular show
1: Mordecai and Rigby have to set up the chairs for a kids party
2: They run out of chairs and look in the backroom for some more where they find old arcade machines.
3: They play the one with the “Do not play” sign on it and a giant monster forms.
4: They go to skips to get help stopping the monster.
5:They have to defeat the monster before it destroys the park
Example : Kingdom hearts
Call to adventure: Sora and his friends get attacked by heartless and there home world gets destroyed
Mentor: Sora meets Pluto who rakes him to leon who tells him about the keyblade
Helper: Goofy and Donald meet Sora and help him on his journey
Challenge: Sora then fights a bunch of heartless and finds out about the bad dudes
Abyss death & Rebirth: Sora looses the keyblade and Donald and Goofy leave him but then come back but release that Sora is the good guy, He dies and comes back.
Transformation: Sora learns to control his dark form
Return: Sora meets Kairi again and brings back Destiny Islands
Episode 1 Consequence Tree
Episode 1 writer.inklestudios.com
Today I explored the possibility of creating our game in flash.
I used buttons with action script to take the user/player to different pages.
Creating the game in flash would be useful as i could have the animation running straight in flash instead of having to export it and then import it to game maker or construct.
You can see that i locked the layers i am not working with to make sure i didn’t mess stuff up
As you can see in this concept art Mordecai is being the bad influence and Rigby is being scared, this is as in the show and the game creating Rigby is scared of a lot of things, this shows what there characters are like as Mordecai is a lot braver than Rigby
I made a GIF of the Casset dude from the summer time lovin episode, i done this is flash and this is the style of animation my game will have