Looks like Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' may be coming to Linux

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Awesome news to start the day, not only is Torment now available, but it seems like Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' [Steam] may be heading to Linux.

This is amazing, seriously. I am a huge TWD fan having watched every episode available in the UK and even reading some of the comics. Having this on Linux will be fantastic, as it's another game I've held off buying on any platform in the hopes to one day see it on Linux.

News comes from SteamDB where this popped up:
QuoteChanged Depots
207613/config/oslist: linux
207613/name: The Walking Dead Depot

I've reached out to my contact at Telltale to see if we can get a comment, or a confirmation.

For those that don't know, it's an episodic adventure game where your decisions matter. With it set in the same world as The Walking Dead, but with a new set of characters. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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riusma 28 Feb, 2017
They should also consider porting "Tells of the Borderlands" as it seems one of the best of the Telltale's games! :)
Eike 28 Feb, 2017
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Wow! I always wanted to try one of the modern Telltale adventures...
sub 28 Feb, 2017
Glad I'm still waiting for a sale concerning season 3.
The first two seasons were quite entertaining.

However, I wouldn't actually call this a game.
It's more an interactive movie and, let's be honest here,
only "features" the illusion of being able to affect the story.

It should be obvious why it's impossible to do otherwise.
The different story paths of major interventions would explode exponentially.
And that's why it feels a bit fake.

But don't get me wrong. I still consider it worth "playing".

Edit: Didn't they have an Ouya port years ago?
Shouldn't be much work to bring it to Linux.

Last edited by sub on 28 February 2017 at 10:06 am UTC
Grim85 28 Feb, 2017
Didn't they have a Beta of their Minecraft Story, and it never got publicly released?
arvigeus 28 Feb, 2017
Quoting: subThe first two seasons were quite entertaining.
There must be something really wrong about you...

This is really great news. Considering how notoriously buggy their games are on Windows, I'm wondering how this would translate on Linux
FireBurn 28 Feb, 2017
Fantastic, I think I own some of these on steam, would be great to finally be able to play them :D
Keyrock 28 Feb, 2017
I don't particularly care about The Walking Dead, but I sure would love to play Tales From the Borderlands, and if this is a step toward that then awesome.
RussianNeuroMancer 28 Feb, 2017
Quoting: Grim85Didn't they have a Beta of their Minecraft Story, and it never got publicly released?
That probable because I drop this letter to dev:
QuoteHello, Dave!
Is there plans to port other Telltale titles? Like Back to the Future, Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, etc.?

I personally not interested in Minecraft at all, but would be happy to buy some other Telltale games (for example listed above) if this games will be ported.
I also asked if they using SDL2, and the answer was:
QuoteWe are indeed using SDL2. =)

Thanks for your interest.
Anyway, Walking Dead will be instabuy for me, just like Life is Strange.
Skiski 28 Feb, 2017
Isn't all their games using the same engine ? In this case, it should be easy to port the other games also.

I've only played the first 2 chapters of Walking Dead but I don't want to bother booting windows to play the other chapters.

And I'm also very interested in the borderlands one.
micha 28 Feb, 2017
Finally! <3
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