Video Game Version of Fables Comic Book in Development

Readers of my blog know that I'm a huge fan of Bill Willingham's Fables comic book.  DC Comics announced that it will be partnering with Telltale Games to create a video game of the property.  Not to be confused with Fable, the action roleplaying game set in the fictional continent of Albion, the Fables comic deals with mythic fairytale characters in the modern world. 

Telltale Games creates serialized games for the personal computer, including Tales of Monkey Island, Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures, and Back to the Future: The Game.  They are also developing games based on Jurassic Park and The Walking Dead.

Fables is one of the cornerstone series of DC's Vertigo imprint thanks to Bill Willingham's excellent writing and Mark Buckingham's gorgeous art,” said Geoff Johns, chief creative officer at DC Entertainment, according to GameInformer.com. “At its heart, Fables is a captivating serialized story built in a new, yet familiar universe, one that will translate to a great episodic gaming experience.”

Let's hope the gamemakers do justice to Willingham's story and to all those familiar characters which the comicbook so wonderfully re-invented.

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