Telltale Games, which shut down last year, is being revived after its assets were purchased by a company called LCG Entertainment. The new company will sell some of Telltale’s back catalog and will work on new games based on a few Telltale-associated properties, as well as new licenses.
The new Telltale is headed up by Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle. Ottilie said that some workers from the original Telltale Games will be offered freelance roles, with full-time positions possible in the future.
Ottilie has spent much of his career in mobile games, most recently as founder and CEO of Galaxy Pest Control, which is best known for licensed games based on Duck Dynasty and Power Rangers. Waddle’s previous experience includes running sales and marketing for the Havok game engine. Neither worked at Telltale Games prior to its shuttering in 2018.
In an interview with Polygon, Ottilie confirmed that the new business has back-catalog rights to licensed properties The Wolf Among Us and Batman as well as full rights to original Telltale games such as Puzzle Agent. “There are some other expired licenses that we’re looking at,” he said.
Una compañía llamada LCG Entertainment ha adquirido los derechos de varias licencias de Telltale, incluyendo The Wolf Among Us. Van a poner a la venta parte del catálogo de Telltale, además de crear nuevos juegos basados en esas licencias como en otras nuevas.
Antiguos trabajadores de Telltale empezarán trabajando como freelances, con opciones a promocionar y convertirse en empleados fijos.
Cuando parecía imposible ver The Wolf Among Us 2, aparece una esperanza en el horizonte. Ojalá todo vaya bien esta vez, no haya chanchullos y los proyectos salgan hacia adelante.