Telltale Games gets new CEO and new IP


Telltale Games, a developer well-known for creating popular episodic games, will soon be getting a new CEO to run things.

Co-founder Dan Connors will be stepping down to allow his fellow co-founder Kevin Bruner to take the helm. Connors will remain with the company, though, as an executive advisor. This follows the news that Telltale have also got their hands on an original,  but currently unknown, IP.

The developer has certainly been going strong since its founding 10 years ago, having expanded into a team of 240 people working on many projects at once. Most recently, they have brought us downloadable episodic titles based on other franchises such as The Walking DeadThe Wolf Among Us, and Borderlands, with a huge focus on story and characters.

“Storytelling is a very intimate kind of practice,” said Bruner, “We’ve been doing it for 10 years. As we grow, keeping that culture, and making sure that it’s nurtured and that we’re doing the right thing every step of the way is a huge part of the challenge going forward.”

One must wonder what we can expect from this mysterious new IP. Telltale are certainly no stranger to using original property; their very first game, Telltale Texas Hold’em, a poker game for the PC that went on to serve as the basis for Poker Night at the Inventory and it’s sequel, which starred the likes of the Heavy from Team Fortress 2 and even Portal‘s GlaDOS.


If you’re starved for some Telltale goodness, you can try out any of the previously mentioned games; the first episode of their Game of Thrones title was released only last month for PS4, PS3, 360, XBone and PC, or you can wait for their upcoming episodic adaptation of Minecraft. Yes, that is a thing.