US game developers Telltale — the makers of a number of well-received video game adaptations of popular movie and TV franchises — seems to be working on a Guardians of the Galaxy title. The news comes via a document of in-development games circulated by SAG-AFTRA, the voice actors’ union. The union is currently on strike, but members are still allowed to work on titles currently in production. A list of these games was circulated online, and includes one titled “Guardians Of The Galaxy — The Video Game.”
The .PDF, which was spotted by sites including ComicBookMovie.com, says the game’s signatory is a company named O’Farrell Enterprises. That same sheet lists O’Farrell Enterprises as working on “The Walking Dead Season 3” — a game that we know Telltale is releasing this month. Telltale also said back in April last year it’d be working on an unspecified Marvel game for release in 2017. These clues, along with the fact that that the registered company agent for O’Farrell Enterprises is voice-over director Darragh O’Farrell, suggests the leak is legitimate. (A fun aside: the .PDF also refers to the Guardians game as “Blue Harvest” — a title used for the production of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to keep the film’s creation secret.)
A screenshot of the .PDF from SAG-AFTRA.
Telltale has so far made games for franchises including The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Batman, with each title playing more like an interactive TV show than a traditional video game, using minimal action and lots of dialogue. The Verge recently praised Telltale’s take on the Caped Crusader for putting its own stamp on a familiar mythology, and we’ll be interested to see what the company does with Guardians Of The Galaxy — a surprise-hit for Marvel in 2014, with a sequel due out next year.