Telltale Games Receives A New Lease On Life
Late last year, adventure game studio Telltale Games tragically went under, closing its doors and letting go of all of its employees as it went silently into the night. Thankfully it appears that not all is lost, as it has been revealed that Telltale Games is once jumping back into the fray under new leadership.
In a new report by GameDaily, it was announced that Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle brought together a group of investors to help raise the studio from the dead. Speaking with GameDaily, Ottilie discussed the hoops they had to jump through to bring the studio back from the brink. “I mean this is a company that should still be in business,” Ottilie said. So it turned into a relatively easy task to secure the funding and go forward with the offer. Most of it came from other video game veterans, and then I met Dave Miller and his team over at Athlon, and they were also incredibly supportive of the idea and came in. So sometime in November, we thought this might be a good idea. And, and before the end of December, we were signing an offer.”
While establishing investors and funding is one thing, the company itself was still completely gone. The notable lack of resources and personnel led Ottile and Waddle to Athlon Games, which offered to back Telltale as both a shareholder and publisher. “We had our plates full with standing the company back up, getting the development pipeline working again, figuring out future content and the rest of it,” Ottile admitted. “So, it makes sense for us to find a partner with expertise in publishing and in PR that had a team that was already in place. And the Athlon guys were very excited to be involved. They’re a shareholder in addition to acting as our publisher. So they are participating in the entire vision and rebirth at Telltale Games. How we manage that for future titles is still an open question.”
An open question certainly worth answering, especially if that means the return of games like The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and others.
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