Telltale’s Cancelled Stranger Things Game Could Go To Devolver Digital (VIDEO)
The recent talent exodus of developer Telltale Games has left many with a bad taste in their mouth with many former employees currently out of work and several previously announced projects never being allowed to see the light of day. These abandoned works notably include a second season of A Wolf Among Us as well as an anticipated partnership with Netflix for a Stranger Things game. With Telltale inching toward closure, the unmade thriller would seem to be effectively banished to the Upside Down.
In response to the game’s cancellation, publisher Devolver Digital has now expressed their interest in bringing the Stranger Things universe to the gaming space. In a post to Twitter, Devolver cites studio No Code and throwback adventure game Stories Untold as a demonstration of their considerably spooky capabilities.
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) September 24, 2018
No Code would seem plenty equipped to handle a Stranger Things game, as the developer has experience with episodic structure and the vibe felt in Stories Untold wouldn’t feel the slightest bit out of place in the 80s-set series. The trailer below shares this comparison beautifully, teasing the adventure game’s unapologetic mystery and horror sensibilities.
Devolver’s interest in making a new Stranger Things game happens following an official statement from Netflix, where the streaming service announced interest in “evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.” Reported by Polygon, the company expressed “sadness” regarding Telltale’s woes and that their Stranger Things collaboration had to end before it beared any fruit.
We are saddened by news about Telltale Games. They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry. Minecraft: Story Mode is still moving forward as planned. We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.”
Of course, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any headway on the Stranger Things front. A new leak suggests Telltale was significantly into development before closing its doors, with various in-game scenes making the rounds on social media depicting a stunning adaptation of what could have been.
What do you think? Are you rooting for Devolver Digital to develop a Stranger Things game, or are you still floored by that leaked Telltale footage? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more recent developments regarding Telltale’s closure, check out these next few news stories:
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