Mojang and Telltale team up for upcoming episodic game Minecraft: Story Mode
Microsoft’s Mojang has just announced that it has partnered with Telltale Games to develop a new game based on its popular free-to-build voxel sandbox game, Minecraft.
It’s still December, so this is no April Fools’ joke, even though it may sound like one.
The crossover game is called Minecraft: Story Mode. “We’re not intending on creating an ‘official’ story for Steve,” Mojang says, though, referring to one of the default player skins in Minecraft, “or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail.”
Suffice it to say that, according to Mojang, it will be a “cool” and “narrative-driven” game about Minecraft and, with the input of the source game’s avid players, it will be “as Minecrafty as possible.”
Similar to Telltale’s Walking Dead: The Game and The Wolf Among Us, Minecraft: Story Mode will be an episodic adventure game.
Its first episode — along with the game itself, for that matter — is scheduled to be released “sometime” in 2015. It will be available on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Just last week, Mojang released the tactical RPG Scrolls on Mac, PC, and Android tablets, with an iPad edition expected “sometime” next year as well.
For its part, Telltale released two new episodic adventure games earlier this month: Game of Thrones, based on the HBO TV series of the same name, and Tales from the Borderlands, based on 2K and Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 video game.
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