With Tales of Monkey Island, Back to the Future, The Wolf Among Us and, most recently, Game of Thrones, Telltale Games has managed to develop quite a diverse portfolio over the years. Today, they announced what they’re working on next – Minecraft: Story Mode.
If you thought that Borderlands seemed like an odd fit for their story-led experience, then the news that the studio is aiming to adapt the famously open-ended sandbox game is probably threatening to break your brain right about now. After all, Minecraft doesn’t even have a story – it’s randomly-generated worlds provide no narrative context or memorable characters to explore, so quite how Telltale will go about crafting a compelling narrative is anyone’s guess.
Mojang has said that its intent isn’t to create an “official” story, or even to explain the world of Minecraft. But it will tell a story. Telltale describes Minecraft: Story Mode as “an original story, driven by player choice. It will not be an add-on for Minecraft, but rather a separate stand-alone product that will premiere in 2015 on consoles, computers and mobile devices,” and that the game will “mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.”
It looks like it’s going to be a while before we know exactly what it is they’re up to, then – but 2015 is now just a few short weeks away, so at least we won’t have to wait for years.
The announcement was made in typically Mojang-esque fashion – via an interactive adventure game called Info Quest 2. You can try it out for yourself here.