Grab your diamond pickaxe and get ready to delve once more into massively successful indie-hit Minecraft, only this time, it’ll be within an episodic, story-based game from Telltale Games, purveyor of such fine episodic video game content as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Game of Thrones.
Titled Minecraft: Story mode, the game will launch on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Xbox and PlayStation in 2015 and will release episodically, with new characters and typical Minecraft themes, which we assume will be “mining,” and “crafting,” two major components of the in-game world.
This will be the first time anyone creates an actual story out of the severely open-ended Minecraft, and no one does this style of video game better than Telltale, who had their first breakout hit story game with The Walking Dead in 2012.
Minecraft has been a crazy massive hit for the Stockholm-based Mojang, which began life with low-fi Minecraft created by Markus “Notch” Persson. The game and resulting company, has grown into a pop-culture beast that spans all platforms and even has its own huge gaming convention each year. As of June of this year, Minecraft became the second-highest selling video game on any platform ever, just behind Nintendo’s hugely popular Wii Sports.
“We’re not intending on creating an ‘official’ story for Steve,” reads the post on Mojang’s site, “or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail. It will be a cool game.”
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