Telltale Games Shutting Down, upcoming games cancelled

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  1. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Telltale Games is closing its doors for good according to multiple reports online...Telltale employees are also posting on social media that they are no longer employed with the company...Telltale co-founder and former Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner has posted a blog calling the layoffs at Telltale a "closure.", seemingly confirming the fate of the studio he co-founded

    Telltale Games is a Bay Area-based video game company specializing in narrative adventures...the studio hit prominence with The Walking Dead Season 1 in 2012...the studio has since worked on video games based on Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Minecraft...

    https://www.usgamer.net/articles/re...-wolf-among-us-2-and-stranger-things-canceled
     
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  2. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    RIP Wolf Among Us 2
     
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  3. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    apparently only the first season of The Walking Dead made money...everything between that and Minecraft was a financial failure - Wolf Among Us, everything post-Season 1 of TWD, Borderlands, Game of Thrones etc...
     
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    spaceman [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Derangel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yeah. Reading some stuff on Twitter, it sounds like it wasn't a great place to work at either. Bad management and insane OT.
     
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    Dion 2[H]4U

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    Terrible games.. Terrible studio.. I am not surprised.
     
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    I enjoyed the first walking dead season and wolf among us. The stories that is.
    The game play was simple and practically non existent, imo. Was more like watching a movie then playing a game.
     
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    polydiol [H]ard|Gawd

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    too bad it wasn't EA instead
     
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    Drexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    TWD was a huge hit and a massive success, but now it looks like it was both a blessing and a curse, as it's success was probably the deciding factor in causing their exponential growth in such a short time and taking on more than they could handle.
     
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    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    It's like they had no vision or the person in charge was told to do things a certain way.
     
  11. jlbenedict

    jlbenedict [H]ard|Gawd

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    Episode 2 of TWD Final Season did release today, as scheduled. (assuming it was already completed though). My son may be pissed since he may not get to even play Episode 3 & 4.
     
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  12. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore 2[H]4U

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    Yeah sad stuff. Apparently severance is nonexistent.

    I'm surprised there's not a bigger push for a union in the industry.
     
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    Kinsaras 2[H]4U

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    I was really looking forward to Wolf Among Us 2 and Stranger Things.
     
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  14. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    I feel bad for the employees, but honestly all evidence points to extreme mismanagement and poor decisions.
     
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    IcePickFreak [H]ard|Gawd

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    That's every place I worked for someone else in the past 25 years. Are you telling me there's places that isn't the norm?
     
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    twonunpackmule [H]ard|Gawd

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    I can't imagine any of the employees are super shocked. You kinda know when a company is going under and make your plans accordingly. They'll be fine and are obviously talented to work under such a schedule.
     
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    OT is fine as long as you are properly reimbursed for it. These people probably put in 80+ a week to make this company money and still only got their base salary. Sure they may get a few thousand bonus afterwards but still pales in concomparison to how much they should of earned.
     
  18. jlbenedict

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    TWD: Final Season pulled from sale
     
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    Motley 2[H]4U

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    The employees have opened a class action lawsuit against TTG, for not giving them 60 days notice, severance pay, vacation pay, and unpaid wages.

    TTG are complete douchebags for not only treating their employees like shit, but laying them off with no pay. I heard some of them were living paycheck to paycheck because of the high cost of housing in bay area.