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Minecraft is geting a story-based game from Telltale Game Studio

Minecraft‘s silent landscaper Steve is exiting his blockly world and stepping into Telltale’s world of stories: Minecraft is getting a “narrative-driven” game from the folks behind The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones games. Like Telltale’s other work, Minecraft: Story Mode will be episodic and available on a wide variety of platforms when it launches “some time in 2015.” Apparently Microsoft’s promise to keep Minecraft multiform is holding, despite the acquisition.

Telltale’s describing the game as a “partnership with Mojang,” and says it won’t exist as an attachment to Minecraft — it’s a standalone episode series “driven by player choice.” Both Mojang and Telltale point out that they’re working with the community to craft the narrative, and Mojang specifically says, “We’re not intending on creating an ‘official’ story for Steve [the main protagonist of Minecraft], or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail.”

There are no images or video of the game in action just yet, but we expect a similar, distinct art style to that of Minecraft.

Update:

  • Minecraft: Story mode will be a narrative-driven video game created by Telltale Games. It will be about Minecraft.
  • Mojang is collaborating with Telltale and members of the community to make Minecraft: Story Mode as Minecrafty as possible.
  • The first episode will be released some time in 2015, and will be available on Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.
  • Minecraft: Story Mode will be released episodically, just like The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, or the recent Tales from the Borderlands, which is another developer-collaboration series between Telltale Games and Gearbox Software.
  • 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 Minecraft 2 thing was a joke. No really. It was a joke.

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