A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal’s technology blog, Digits, reported that Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead managed to sell over 8.5 million episodes over the course of 2012. Not bad considering the game came out over the summer. The numbers translate out to about $40 million in sales (not counting promotions, of which there were many). And roughly a quarter of those sales were on iOS devices.
That’s pretty amazing when you think about it. A game like The Walking Dead is likely just as good on consoles and PCs as it would be on mobile devices…the game would hardly need to change at all to fit the platform. What other game can boast as much?
In the meantime, ShackNews reported the other day that Telltale is hard at work on figuring out how to bring data saved from the first season of episodes into the second season. Apparently the process isn’t as simple as it might seem…but if nothing else, EA and
BioShock BioWare managed to do it for their Mass Effect franchise, right? That is, right up until the ending…