Leaked Stranger Things Game Footage From Telltale Surfaces

Leaked Stranger Things Game Footage From Telltale Surfaces

What a roller coaster it’s been for many Telltale fans these past few days. The news of the company’s majority shutdown last week came as a shock. Information surrounding the company’s management, workforce, and financial woes soon followed. Also, there was a sliver of hope when Telltale Games recently tweeted that partners are interested in completing The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Perhaps the most intriguing news so far is the leaked footage of gameplay videos of Telltale’s Stranger Things game. These leaks surfaced on Reddit and 4chan earlier today.

Telltale’s Stranger Things

Stranger Things was meant to be Telltale Games’ collaboration with streaming giant Netflix. It could have potentially launched Telltale into uncharted territory by delivering games for a streaming service. Instead, it became another nail in Telltale’s coffin owing to an over-exhausted workforce and an over-extended company.

Still, we don’t have to look far to imagine how things would have been like. Leaked gameplay footage shows just how the game would look and play out in a few key scenes:



The ones above show Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) and his mom Joyce (Winona Ryder) talking for a little bit. Likewise, we also see Will boot up his PC while his mom speaks to him. Finally, we see Will open a drawer while looking for something. It’s the same old, tried-and-tested Telltale formula of having dialogue choices and performing day-to-day tasks.

If you thought that was fairly ho-hum, then things are about to get interesting:


The other two leaked videos show your character — possibly Will once more — in the Upside Down. Survival plays a key role in this nightmarish dimension. You continuously lost health as the dreaded Demogorgon haunted your every step.

Justice for Barb… or Telltale

Telltale, as a company, met its untimely demise much like Barb. While the future remains bleak and with but a glimmer of hope keeping fans anticipating, these leaked footages show what could’ve been.┬áIt is also worth noting that we can never tell if these gameplay leaks are legitimate given that they came from various sources around the web.

Then again, given Telltale’s propensity for sticking to the same formula, the same fans could also find it a bit repetitive. Who knows? All we know is that the video game industry took one step backward from seeing Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) go into Super Saiyan-mode and do a telekinetic beatdown on the Demogorgon.

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    • JesusChrist

      Wtf is this monstrosity?! Sorry but i never considered anything this company released as games, barely any original ideas.

    • YuriFan

      Looks more ugly than Walking Dead season 1.
      And that was on the 360.

      • Limit Break

        To be fair – it really does look like stuff under development and yet ready.

    • Limit Break

      Good thing it didn’t come out. Looks real ugly on the conceptual level. Besides, it would’ve been a yet another fixed-path DVD-menu game with a lot of QTE’s. Can anyone please remind me why Telltale is such a big deal right now that they are closing shop ? I for one, happy as hell for it. Hoping this type of “game” never resurfaces.

    • wombat

      Oh hey TellTale were making a bad game. Who woulda thought!

    • True FF Fan

      So glad telltalle was closed before they released stranger things. i could never get past how ugly their walking dead games were. I downloaded the first, decided to watch a trailer for it while it downloaded, i was so repulsed by the graphics that i stopped the download. Don’t even care if the games were amazing or not, just too damn ugly to look at. Then they announced telltale was making stranger things…worst stranger things news i had heard…now i can actually look forward it (as long as they don’t give the project to EA or Squareenix or worst of all bethesda, don’t need bethesda threatening to sue anymore of their fans who happen to sell their unneeded and unopened games.)