Gaming companies come and go. But few downfalls come as much of a shock to fans as learning on the demise of Telltale Games. With big name titles under their belt, more titles announced for the next year, and hiring as recent as a month ago, fans and employees alike were caught off guard by the announcement that Telltale would be closing its doors. The downfall of Telltale is a cautionary warning to those who work in the gaming industry and a sign that the way the industry does business needs to change. What led to Telltale’s closing, what does it mean for its employees and future games? As fans and industry pros let it all sink in, here’s a list of 5 games you probably didn’t know Telltale created.
The latest TellTale Game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series hits tomorrow and the new trailer for episode one is ready for your perusal. TellTale has been a fan favorite for their The Walking Dead series and Batman: The Telltale Series takes on the Marvel Universe pitting the Guardians of the Galaxy against Thanos. Check out the trailer and game play video after the jump. (more…)
Telltale Games, the independent video game company that specializes in episodic games based on many popular licenses, is getting ready for yet another adventure. They rose to popularity with such titles as The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, and most recently Batman where game players would go through various scenarios, making decisions along the way that would affect the outcome of the game. Most Telltale Games properties have a signature look graphics-wise that helped for branding purposes and recent hits have helped the company exponentially explode in the video game market. Telltale has licensing deals with NBC Universal, Warner Bros Interactive, Sierra, HBO, and now has a new deal with Marvel.
A little more than a month back, Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us) announced that they were working on yet another narrative-driven adventure game series based on the dark streets of Gotham in BATMAN—The Telltale Series, and that it would be released sometime after Minecraft: Story Mode and Game of Thrones. Now we finally have our first look at the game, and it looks like Telltale is set to wow players with their signature style once again as we take on their spin of the Dark Knight. (more…)
Telltale Games have risen in power over the last decade and it is easy to see why they are so popular. After the success of quirky point and click series Sam and Max, Telltale have acquired the rights to many sought-after franchises to add their own brand of comic book style, decision making gameplay to. Although the acquisition of the rights to Jurassic Park and Back To The Future thrust this unique style of game into the mainstream, it is the development of games around series like Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead that has seen the biggest response from fans. The Walking Dead game alone sold one million copies in its first twenty days! Following these successes news broke that Telltale Games was producing a Batman game to add to its ever growing roster. There were very few details announced about the game as Telltale teased with a very short video (that you can see below.) Despite Telltale staying tight lipped over Batman – The Telltale Series, the window for its release has been narrowed!
From the time she saved Andrea’s bacon in the finale of season 2 of The Walking Dead, Michonne’s past has been given to us in bits and pieces along the way. Portrayed on-screen by Danai Gurai, viewers have watched the character prove her worth over and over, from her care of the children to her skill as a badass katana-wielding walker-slayer, yet there are still huge gaps in her history. Telltale Games, known for titles such as Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft Story Mode, announced that they will look to fill some of that missing canon in an upcoming mini-series game devoted specifically to Michonne. (more…)
Telltale Games are no strangers to making some compelling episodic games. They’ve already explored the worlds of Fables, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead; the last of which they revealed they have plans to re-visit. Today at E3, Telltale announced their plans for The Walking Dead: Michonne, which will take place during the arc of issues #126 to #139 of the Image comic series. This mini-series will focus on the titular character’s life before she joined up with Rick Grimes and his group. (more…)
Telltale Games, the developers behind classic franchises like Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island are going to be producing a game for MARVEL in the not-too-distant future. Details at the moment are scarce, but one assumes it will be in Telltale’s signature point-and-click adventure style, and the question is…will that work for a big-budget release?
There’s no question Telltale Games‘ second game based on a popular comic book series is another feather in their cap. The first episode of The Wolf Among Us was a bonafide hit (read our review) and its second episode will no doubt surpass it. Episode 2, “Smoke & Mirrors” is expected to drop sometime next week. Here’s its latest and surprisingly red banded trailer, (more…)
Fans are still reeling from the first installment of The Walking Dead Season 2, but Telltale Games is moving forward and preparing to release the second episode of their Fables inspired game, The Wolf Among Us. Having not played since its first episode launched back in October (Psst, review here) I cannot wait to get back on the streets of Fabletown, interrogating scumbags within an inch of their lives as the resident sheriff and sometimes werewolf, Bigby Wolf. (more…)