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Telltale’s closing squashed not one, but two Stranger Things games

It's no secret that Telltale were working with Netflix on a Stranger Things game when the studio suddenly closed in September, leaving 250 people out of work with no severance pay. However, a recent exposé by The Verge revealed a Stranger Things tie-in mobile game also went up in smoke with the closure as well, this one by Oxenfree creators Night School Studio.

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Have You Played… Batman – The Telltale Series?

Batman - The Telltale Series should probably have been called Bruce Wayne - The Telltale Series given how little screen time the Dark Knight actually gets in the first season of this ill-fated episodic adventure game, but I'd argue that it made for a more meaningful take on some of his relationships with the wider Batman cast - and specifically a person who's obviously very…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season finally finishes today

Having survived the death of Telltale Games and risen from the grave, The Walking Dead: The Final Season today launched its fourth and final episode. This is the end, the end of Clementine's story, the proper end of Telltale's tales, the end of it all. I'm sure she'll be fine. Here, have a peek at the trailer.

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season finally ends in March

The long and gruesome journey (and in the game) of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will finally draw to a close on March 26th, Skybound have confirmed. Clementine has survived the death of many friends and father figures across the four seasons, and the game has unexpectedly survived the mid-season death of its makers, Telltale Games, by continuing at Skybound Games with some former…

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My favourite moment in The Walking Dead so far was a mistake I made

Zombie choose-o-drama The Walking Dead: The Final Season released its third episode this week, after a short delay as Telltale sadly closed its doors and Skybound took over development (thankfully with at least some of the former workers on board). I haven’t finished it yet, because who has time to finish video games nowadays, even episodic ones that are only a few hours long. But…

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The Walking Dead’s penultimate episode gets one more trailer before launch

Life in a post-zombaplocalyptic world has never been easy for Clem, and judging from the new trailer for The Walking Dead: The Final Season's next episode - Broken Toys - she's preparing for war. Produced under new studio Skybound Games (thankfully using former Telltale talent), the third of four episodes will be available to all existing season owners on January 15th on all stores. Those…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season resumes January 15th on the Epic Games Store

Not only has Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season found a new developer in Skybound Games after Telltale's sudden implosion, but it's setting up shop on the Epic Games Store. If you already bought the season on Steam or anywhere else, you'll find the upcoming two episodes there, but for anyone thinking of picking up the series now, it's exclusive to Epic's new storefront starting…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season rises again in January

The third episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will finally arrive on January 15th, 2019, Skybound Games have announced. Episode three, 'Broken Toys', was initially due to launch on November 6th but it was somewhat held up by developers Telltale Games shutting down and all. Skybound, the owners of The Walking Dead, have rounded up some former Telltale folks under their own games…

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Minecraft: Story Mode is now on Netflix, Telltale’s final launch

The final project from Telltale Games, a Netflix version of 2015's episodic Minecraft: Story Mode, started on the digital telly service yesterday. "Not with a bang but a whimper" and all that. Netflix subscribers can now play the first three episodes of season 1 on their personal computers, or pocket telephones, or digital slates, or strange television boxes, or what have you, with the final…

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Some Telltale games pulled from sale as company continues shutdown

Telltale's The Walking Dead, Monkey Island, Jurassic Park, and Back To The Future games have have been pulled from sale on Steam, though folks who already own any can keep playing them and other stores do still sell 'em - for now. This comes as the company goes through the final motions of legally shutting down, settling assets, and all that after laying off most…

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season to be completed by Skybound Games

Following the abrupt layoffs of hundreds of Telltale employees two weeks ago, the company has reached a deal with Skybound Entertainment that will allow The Walking Dead: The Final Season to be completed. Skybound’s founder, Robert Kirkman, is also the original creator of The Walking Dead comics, so it seems a natural enough fit, but questions remain about what this will mean for the original…

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Telltale’s final employees laid off, reportedly without severance

The lights have finally gone out at Telltale Games, as its final few staff have now been axed too, as reported by Gamesindustry.biz. Over 90% of the company's staff - around 250 - were laid off without warning or severance barely two weeks ago. A skeleton crew of another 25 was retained to complete contractually obligated work, which some took to mean the Minecraft: Story…

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A former Telltale employee files a class-action suit against the studio

Today brings one more twist to the story of Telltale's tragic end. As reported by Polygon, the company has been hit by a class-action lawsuit filed by a former employee over a possible breach of local law. The prolific adventure studio laid off almost its entire staff last week (minus a skeleton crew who will stay on for a little while longer) with no warning…

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Telltale might get to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season

Telltale Games have confirmed that they will indeed release episode two of The Walking Dead: The Final Season today as planned, despite last week's sudden and massive layoffs, and there is a chance they'll be able to finish the full four-episode season "in some form." Several potential partners have shown interest in supporting the series, Telltale say, though this is far from settled and it…

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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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Telltale director claims The Walking Dead: The Final Season’s opening was intended to be tense, but not foreshadowing

Fans of The Walking Dead have been lingering on a reasonable question lately: what kind of ending will The Final Season be for our erstwhile hero Clementine? Specifically, and fittingly, there’s speculation about whether she’ll survive it all. A recent blog post by season director Chris Rebbert might just put some of those fears to rest – or perhaps it’s all just to lull us…

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The Walking Dead’s collectables are creepy but wonderful

I’m not usually one for in-game collectables, but Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season has me on board. For starters, assuming the first episode sets a reliable precedent, there are only six of them per episode, so it won’t take hours to track them all down. But more importantly, items that Clem and AJ can find and use to decorate their room are equal…

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