What you need to know
- Telltale Games was shut down a few months ago due to mismanagement.
- LCG Entertainment bought the assets and is reviving the studio.
- The new team will be led by industry veterans Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle.
- New games like The Wolf Among Us have been promised.
A few months ago, Telltale Games, the developer behind titles like The Wolf Among Us, announced that it was shutting down. Telltale was considered to be a successful studio, but mismanagement cost it everything. However, a new report by Polygon states that it's back from the dead!
Telltale Games' assets were purchased by LCG Entertainment, and the new company has some well-known industry veterans at the helm. You can read an excerpt from Polygon's report below.
Telltale Games, which shut down last year, is coming back after its assets were purchased by a company called LCG Entertainment. The new company will sell some of Telltale's back catalog and will work on new games based on a few Telltale-associated properties, as well as new licenses. The new Telltale is headed up by Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle. Ottilie said that some workers from the original Telltale Games will be offered freelance roles, with full-time positions possible in the future. Ottilie has spent much of his career in mobile games, most recently as founder and CEO of Galaxy Pest Control, which is best known for licensed games based on Duck Dynasty and Power Rangers. Waddle's previous experience includes running sales and marketing for the Havok game engine.
It's great to see that Telltale is back. However, let's hope that it can deliver qualities experiences because the later seasons of popular titles like The Walking Dead suffered from performance and storytelling issues. The fact that they're only offering "freelance roles" raises some red flags, too. There's a lot of work to be done, that's for sure.
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