Fables Video Game Won’t Use The Name Fables
In an interview with IGN, Telltale CEO and co-founder Dan Connors talked about the future of the company’s Walking Dead games as well as the new Fables game, which won’t have the Fables name from the Vertigo property.
On Fables: “We won’t be using the name Fables. We’re based on the property, but we’ll have a new name. We haven’t announced it yet. We’re still hammering it out. We want to make sure that people know it’s associated with the DC comic and Bill’s work and everything else. It’s delicate. But it won’t be called Fables. With Fables, or the game associated with the comic Fables, it kind of… Walking Dead has had a huge impact on the company as far as how we look at things and how we do what we do. We’re taking a lot of what we learned from that and making sure that Fables can execute on the same things. That’s taking longer. But we’re definitely in full production on it. We’re working hard. It’s coming together really well. We’ll probably have more to talk about on it pretty soon, with a name and everything else, in the near future.”
On the success of the Walking Dead game: “In my mind, this is what we’ve been working toward for a long time. While the scope of the success is bigger than anything we expected, we’ve just been doing what we set out to do the entire time. We’ve never strayed from who we are. We’ve pushed and worked our asses off to do this. Now it’s a really good template. All that work paid off. When executed well, with the right franchise, with the right gameplay mechanics, with a great story, with great writing, this is what it can be. It’s really powerful and really compelling.”
On when Telltale will revisit the brand: “We’ve announced that we’re doing a second season of The Walking Dead. That’s going to be a big part of what we’re putting people to work on this year. Right now it’s about figuring out the right way to approach the story, the right way to handle this that’s going to work for what we’re trying to accomplish and give it legs. Certainly we believe there are more stories to tell in The Walking Dead’s universe. The show continues to be huge. People understand what we’re doing. We’re going to continue to work on it. It’s a rich world for what we’re trying to do. We still have a lot of ideas to explore in that world.”