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The Walking Dead

2 months ago

Former Telltale folks share goofs, gags, and grief after studio collapses

In the wake of Telltale Games laying off 250-odd employees with no notice or (reportedly) severance pay, former Taletellers have been sharing warm memories and silly goofs from working there. They've explained the secret rules of a running joke started in Sam & Max, revealed daft scenes they made to amuse themselves in The Walking Dead with bananas and eyebeams, explained a serendipitous sweary accident…

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Telltale Games confirm huge layoffs and “majority studio closure”

Following yesterday's initial reports that Telltale Games were effectively shutting down, the studio behind licensed story 'em ups including The Walking Dead and Batman: The Enemy Within have confirmed the bad news. All but 25 Telltale employees have been let go (that's 250-ish people gone, former members report), cut down to a skeleton crew to "fulfil the company's obligations to its board and partners." The…

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Telltale Games reportedly almost shut down with hundreds of jobs lost

Update: Telltale have officially confirmed the bad news that they've closed most the studio and only 25 employees remain. As reported by Gamasutra, it seems that prolific choose-your-own-adventure studio Telltale Games is shutting down. This is backed up by media posts from developers at and close to the studio, such as Outerloop's Chandana Ekanayake. The Verge report that a skeleton crew of around 25 will remain…

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3 months ago

Telltale’s Story Builder lets players reconsider all their Walking Dead choices

With The Walking Dead: The Final Season on the horizon, players are gearing up to import their saves from the previous episodes and give Clementine’s story their own personalised ending. But if you lost your saves, are thinking about your previous decisions in horror, or just plain haven’t played the earlier seasons, worry not. With Telltale’s new browser-based Story Builder, you can recap the story…

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5 months ago

Telltale to retire their engine after The Walking Dead S4

Telltale have been very busy lately, in-between signing deals with Netflix and tussling with their former CEO. The studio that (gradually) popularised episodic games has a lot on their plate, and now they've got a pretty heavy dessert lined up for once they've finished the upcoming fourth and final Walking Dead game season. According to anonymous sources speaking to Variety (and somewhat supported by job…

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Former Telltale CEO Sues Telltale Games

Might not be the most exciting story today, but this feels like a bit we need to cover. Last month, Telltale delayed The Wolf Among Us 2 until 2019 due to vague "we're making it better we promise" reasons. This comes at the end of a year or two of reports that life at Telltale is not going well, and that the internal operations have…

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Overkill’s Walking Dead game gets four character trailers

With the final season of Telltale's The Walking Dead kicking off soon, there's no shortage of good interactive experiences from that fictional universe. Hell, I'm impressed if you've managed to stay caught up. I'm pretty sure I've still got at least half a season in my cue, just like the show itself. Meanwhile, serving as the Fear The Walking Dead to Telltale's series, there's the…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season starts in August

Clementine's long and tragic journey will begin to draw to its end (one way or another?) on August 14, Telltale Games announced today, when the first episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season arrives. We're revisiting Clem as she begins to shoulder even more of the burdens of surviving the zombie apocalypse, trying to build a safe home and protect people - including a…

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1 year ago

90 people lose jobs at Telltale

Telltale Games have laid off 90 people today, shrinking the company's workforce by around 25%. The company says it won't affect any of their currently announced projects, which includes The Walking Dead's fourth season, Batman: The Enemy Within, and a second season for Wolf Among Us.

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Humble selling best Telltale games for 15 smackeroos

Oh boy, have we got sales news for you, vast gaping maw of collective consumerism. Isn’t it a beautiful day for buying things? The Humbler Bundlers have put together a bunch of Telltale’s better games for $15. Yes, everyone has probably already got their critically acclaimed zombies ‘n’ conversation games based on the Walking Dead. But has everybody got Batman? Has everybody got Game of…

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Walking Dead creator’s Thief of Thieves gets heist game

Another comic from Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, is getting the video game treatment. Thief of Thieves, his comic about a Thief, will next year spawn an episodic heist game. Named simply Thief of Thieves [official site], it'll let us rob all sorts of colourful places as Celia, the apprentice of the comic's protagonist. It's leaning on those comic book stylings for…

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The Walking Dead season 3 finale is just 10 days away

If you've been itching to tie up all the loose ends in The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier [official site], then you won't have to wait much longer. Telltale Games have announced that the conclusion of season three of their point-and-click zombie 'em up will shuffle onto screens on 30 May and will be called From the Gallows, which sounds pretty ominous. They're keeping…

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2 years ago

Shambling: Overkill’s The Walking Dead delayed again

Co-op brain-busting FPS Overkill's The Walking Dead [official site] is now due in the second half of 2018, following yet another delay. It was previously due some time in 2017, and 2016 before that. Made by Payday developers Overkill Software, the game's still a bit of a mystery, beyond being a co-op zombie-killing FPS with L4D-sounding dynamic levels and new characters and stories in the…

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The Walking Dead S3E4 blazing out on Tuesday

April 20th is shaping up to be a big day for 'Deadheads', as fans of The Walking Dead call themselves. You'll have seen Deadheads today talking about "blazing it" and "lighting up a 720 kickflip" at 16:20, presumably anticipating Telltale Games' announcement of a release date for episode 4 of The Walking Dead season 3 [official site]. Well, Deadheads, I'm sorry to say Telltale have…

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The Walking Dead S3E3 shambling out next week

After kicking off with a two-parter in December, Telltale's shambling story 'em up The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier [official site] will continue with Episode 3: Above The Law on Tuesday. If you're expecting a cheery episode with Clem riding around on the shoulders of police officers and judges, you might be disappointed. Going by the trailer announcing this launch date,…

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will start with 2 eps

The third season of Telltale's The Walking Dead is coming soon, and it'll be premiering with two episodes instead of the usual one. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier [official site] will continue to follow Clementine, who featured prominently in season one, and was the main character of season two.

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The Walking Dead season 3 shambling towards Dec 20th

The third season of Telltale's episodic The Walking Dead story-o-adventures will kick off on December 20th, the developers announced today. Clementine will return once more with new pals/future corpses and oh gosh is the world still full of wandering zombies? You'd think that rotten mob would've settled down by now. The third season continues Telltale's wacky new policy of superlong names, bearing the official title…

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Telltale Share New Walking Dead Screens & Details

A lot has changed since the first season of Telltale's The Walking Dead, and the development team has been taking some time to reflect on the course of the franchise as the release of Season 3 draws ever closer. Telltale Games' Dennis Lenart and Melissa Hutchison (the voice of Clementine) took to the stage at San Diego Comic Con this week to share some new screenshots,…

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Walking Dead Season 3 Gets New Trailer & Character

With their hands tucked into so many narrative pies these days, it's almost easy to forget about the series that both put Telltale Games on the map and revitalised the otherwise faltering point and click genre. Having first been hinted at almost two years ago, The Walking Dead [official site] Season 3 now has its first teaser trailer and a new supporting character who goes…

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3 years ago

The Walking Dead: Season 3 To Revisit Clem, Comics

The Walking Dead: Michonne [official site], a miniseries in Telltale's episodic choose-your-own-disaster line, wraps up today with the release of its third episode. This closes a gap in the comic book story, a point where Michonne had vanished off for a few issues. And Telltale will be dipping into the comic book world a bit more, according to comic creator Robert Kirkman. He's opened up…

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