They’ll be using Unity for the new game, abandoning their homemade engine: Telltale Tool.
Telltale and Netflix officially announced the new game project through Techradar, who at first reported that their sources had information stating that the game was being developed by Telltale as part of it’s ongoing partnership with Netflix. Apparently the nature of the license means that we may see main characters from the show, not unlike Telltale’s Game Of Thrones adaption.
They later updated the article, stating that both Telltale and Netflix had reached out to them, confirming that the game is in development. Telltale said in a statement, whilst expressing their delight to “the response we’re seeing to the idea of Minecraft: Story Mode coming to Netflix”, that they were “thrilled to confirm that Telltale is developing a game based on Stranger Things that we’ll publish to consoles and computers at a later date. Our partnership with Netflix is something we’re incredibly proud of, and while we don’t have anything more to share right now, we’re excited to reveal details on these projects later in the year.”
So by the sounds of it, the game will be a traditional Telltale game on consoles and PC, compared to the new adaption of Minecraft Story Mode, which is being rebuilt for distribution via Netflix. As this comes out, Variety also reported that Telltale will be moving away from it’s Telltale Tool engine that has been used in the past, and will be moving towards the Unity engine for this and The Wolf Among Us: Season 2. The last game to use the Telltale Tool, will be Telltale’s upcoming The Walking Dead: The Final Season.
This was substantiated by an anonymous source for Variety, and a job listing by Telltale Games for a “Senior Unity Gameplay Engineer”. Variety also stated that Telltale may be looking at making a Black Mirror game.
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Image Source: Stranger Thing’s Title Sequence