Former Telltale Developer Is Working on a Comedy Adventure Game for PC

Mark Darin, who was one of the 250+ employees that were recently laid off from Telltale Games, has announced a Kickstarter game that he hopes to complete by next year

When the news broke that Telltale Games would be closing shop, it was a devastating blow to fans everywhere. Although, our hearts were once again lifted when Skybound Games swooped in to save the day. These more positive times has also rubbed off on the ex-Telltale designer and writer Mark Darin, who has announced that his company Pinhead Games are developing a new comedy adventure game for PC and Mac which will release later next year.

Pinhead Games latest venture is called Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe, which frames itself to be a comedic graphic adventure game coated in a film noir type style. The player becomes a wise-guy detective, questioning dubious characters and exploring the murky streets for clues. Players will choose one of three sidekicks to customize their experience while obtaining evidence and solving puzzles to track down the unusual killer in this strange and humorous mystery.

Mark Darin, founder of Pinhead Games expressed:

“At Pinhead Games, we believe in the unique way that interactive games can present compelling storytelling and puzzling gameplay into a fully gratifying experience. Nick Bounty and the Dame in the Blue Chewed Shoe aims to capture the feel of those classic Point & Click adventures with a cinematic flair and healthy dose of humor!

“With Telltale unexpectedly shutting its doors, I wanted to find a way to continue creating those captivating and thought-provoking experiences that brought me to Telltale nearly 14 years ago. Pinhead Games offers me that opportunity and I’m committed to upholding a level of excellence that fans deserve.”

Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe is currently running a fundraising campaign to support the production of this game. If you would like to support Mark and his team at Pinhead Games, please head over to Kickstarter.

Check out Nick Bounty and the Dame with the Blue Chewed Shoe Kickstarter video below:

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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