The demise of Telltale Games is tremendously upsetting for several reasons, hundreds of people, some of the best storytellers in the industry, have lost their jobs, resulting in the cancellation of a few games that were in development. The cancellation of one of these projects, their take on the hit Netflix Spielberg-esque, sci-fi adventure Stranger Things is a particularly disappointing outcome for gamers.
Footage has emerged overnight of a vertical slice of the game supposedly in action. The footage, collected by PCGamesN across numerous unverified Reddit and 4chan posts, seems to depict gameplay in an early build of Telltale’s Stranger Things. Whilst we cannot confirm its authenticity, it would appear to be legitimate as something so detailed and sophisticated is pretty tough to fake. In the wake of Telltale’s closure too, employees have been sharing behind-closed-doors stories and memories from their time at the studio, including the tidbit that The Walking Dead was nearly a Left 4 Dead game.
The first video shows Will walking around the Byers household whilst Joyce is on the phone, presumably before he becomes trapped in the Upside Down, as per the show. The second clip sees him interacting with the environment in a typical Telltale fashion. In the third clip below, Will is gifted a TRS-80, much to his delight.