Telltale Games will partner with developer Mojang to create "Minecraft: Story Mode," an episodic game series similar to Telltale’s popular graphic adventure game "The Walking Dead."
"Minecraft: Story Mode" will be a narrative-driven game that will launch sometime in 2015. The game will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android-based devices.
“We’re not intending on creating an ‘official’ story for Steve, or explaining the world of ‘Minecraft’ in detail. It will be a cool game,” the Swedish developer said on its blog Thursday, referring to the game’s default player skins. Creator Markus "Notch" Persson suggested the name Steve as a joke when he created the game in 2009.
This new game comes months after Microsoft in September paid $2.5 billion to buy “Minecraft” and developer Mojang. “Minecraft,” a wildly popular sandbox game that’s sold more than 54 million copies across a number of platforms, is now completely in the hands of the multimedia company, a deal that was finalized on Nov. 9 of this year.
In 2010 Persson, then 30, founded Mojang alongside colleagues Carl Manneh and Jakob Porser. “Minecraft” was his first project, an alpha game he released in 2009. Since Microsoft’s acquisition, all three founders have left the company.
Telltale Games has become the master of effective episodic games, with the success of “The Walking Dead” series and the upcoming “Game of Thrones” adventure series, so Mojang’s choice to partner with the San Rafael, California-based publisher is a smart move.
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