Sad news for developers and gamers today following the closure of Telltale Games.
This morning the majority of employees were told they no longer have jobs at the studio, with only 25 people to keep their positions to ‘fulfill the company’s obligations’.
If anybody is looking for a cinematics artist I just got let go from Telltale Games, please let me know! #Telltalejobs
— Andrew "Angroo" Goh (@angroogoh) September 21, 2018
Telltale put their name on the map with their story based series of ‘The Walking Dead’, as well as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ and ‘The Wolf Among Us’.
Telltale’s CEO, Pete Hawley, issued a brief statement online following the news, pointing the finger at poor sales and ‘insurmountable challenges’.
“With a heavy heart, we watch out friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry,” he said.
Future Telltale games ‘The Wolf Among Us 2’ and ‘Stranger Things’ have seemingly been cancelled.
Saddened to hear of the closing of Tell-Tale today.
All of our best to all affected and know that we are looking for positions right now.https://t.co/H8s4QScpTf
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) September 21, 2018
Hearing the news of Telltale games shutting down is really saddening. Was really looking forward to seeing what they did with The Wolf Among Us 2. Hope to see you guys work on cool stuff in the future!
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) September 21, 2018
Telltale Games made one of the best story driven experiences with the first season on The Walking Dead. Sad to see them shutting down.
— theRadBrad (@thaRadBrad) September 21, 2018
— Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial) September 21, 2018