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Telltale Games Has Closed September 22, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Game News.

It is my sad duty to inform you that the company Telltale Games, responsible for games like The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode, The Wolf Among Us and Back to the Future: The Game has closed down. No definitive word has come down yet on what will happen to the games Telltale have in development including the latest season of The Walking Dead. It is highly likely the second season of The Wolf Among Us is cancelled.

Telltale Games came to prominence in 2007 with the Sam & Max Episodic Games. This was a year after many companies including Valve and Ritual had decided to branch out and create games based on an episodic business model. Ritual would not survive past releasing the first episode of their planned nine-part episodic game. Valve would not continue to release episodic games after The Orange Box. How did Telltale do well in this market? They charged up front for future episodes whereas the other companies would not.

In the past few years, Telltale has been known for creating some incredible games. My favorite among their most recent releases was The Wolf Among Us, but I also loved Sam & Max, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. Their good work, according to the studio, simply did not translate to sales.

I’ll miss Telltale a lot, not just because of what they made but because of what we will lose from its closure.


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