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Telltale Games Gets a New CEO, Announces Work on Original IP

by Kyle Hanson

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Telltale Games has announced that president and co-founder Kevin Bruner will be taking over the CEO position from co-founder Dan Connors, who will stay on as an executive adviser. Over the last few years Telltale Games has become a powerhouse in the gaming industr. Starting with their critically lauded The Walking Dead Season One, the studio has developed some of the most narrative rich experiences in video games. Their success looks to only grow in the future as they have two running series with Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones, along with the already announced third season of The Walking Dead, and a new partnership with Mojang in Minecraft: Story Mode. But there is still more on their plate for the future.

When you add our unannounced partnerships and upcoming original IP, it’s clear the most exciting time to be at Telltale is now

Speaking with gamesindutry.biz, Bruner spoke of Telltale’s future, announcing both upcoming partnerships and an original IP. “Each year since Telltale’s 2004 birth has been more exciting than the last, and 2015 will be no exception,” Bruner said. “We’re thrilled to continue our growth and bring our unique style of scripted entertainment to the next generation of digital media, and do that across thousands of different devices. Our top priority is to continue fostering an environment where the most talented and creative storytellers in the industry are working side by side with the world’s biggest creative partners. We’re already working on some of the biggest franchises in entertainment, and when you add our unannounced partnerships and upcoming original IP, it’s clear the most exciting time to be at Telltale is now, and there will continue to be more and more opportunity to innovate ahead of us.”

Up until now all of Telltale’s biggest successes have come from licensed titles, leading many to question when the studio would create their own universe for stories. It looks like that might be coming some time soon with this announcement, along with more partnered games from other publishers.

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