Friday, the game industry received some very upsetting news. Telltale Games the studio behind the episodic adventures of Clementine in The Walking Dead have effectively closed their doors. Laying off nearly 250 employees, only a skeleton crew of 25 remains to “fulfill the company’s obligations to its board and partners”. No official reason has been given for the closure, aside from the company having “an incredibly difficult year”. At this point, all future projects are assumed canceled. This comes as some very hard news for fans of Telltale Games’ signature “choose your own adventure” gameplay style. Some of the best storytelling moments in the past 8 years have come from the dedicated folks at Telltale.
We have no way of know if the final season of The Walking Dead will get its remaining episodes; with the cancellation of Wolf Among Us Season 2 and the game based on Netflix’s Stranger Things, it seems unlikely. Telltale Games will always hold a special place in my heart. I will always appreciate the work these people put into these titles. We here at Games Savvy wish nothing but the best for everyone who was let go from Telltale games. We will continue to do everything we can to help those affected by this event. As someone who’s lost a job unexpectedly in the past, I feel for these people on a deep level and will help in any way I can. The outreach from all these other studios reignites my faith in humanity.
I’ve compiled a list of all the companies I saw that have used #TelltaleJobs on twitter.
Guerrilla Games [ https://www.guerrilla-games.com/join ]
Panic Button [ http://www.panicbuttongames.com/jobs.php ]
Playstation [ https://www.playstationjobs.co.uk/ ]
Hairbrained Schemes [ http://harebrained-schemes.com/careers/ ]
ArenaNet [ https://www.arena.net/en/careers ]
Ubisoft San Fransico [ https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/studio/san-francisco.aspx ]
Sony Santa Monica [ http://sms.playstation.com/careers/ ]
Bend Studio [ https://bendstudio.com/careers/ ]
Blizzard [ https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/ ]
ZeniMax Studios [ https://www.zenimaxonline.com/careers ]
Insomniac Games [ https://insomniac.games/careers/ ]
Funcom [ https://jobs.funcom.com/ ]
Twitch [ https://jobs.lever.co/twitch ]
Gearbox [ http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/careers/ ]
PUBG [ https://careers.pubg.com/#/en/ ]
Valve [ https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/ ]
Ninja Theory [ https://ninjatheory.com/?page_id=27 ]
Naughty Dogs [ https://www.naughtydog.com/careers ]