Telltale Games has teased its first ever brand new IP, describing it as the most ambitious project for the studio.
Walking Dead developer Telltale Games is preparing to launch its first ever IP, representing the first ever franchise the studio has created for itself.
Although Telltale isn’t ready yet to talk specifics about the mysterious new IP, the company’s CEO Kevin Bruner is describing it as “the most ambitious thing” it has ever done.
“I’ll say we’ve spent a lot of time experimenting over the last decade with how powerful a storytelling tool interactive can be and when we though about building something from the ground up that gave us absolutely everything we could dream of as storytelling tools,” explained Bruner. “The right kind of story, the right kind of setting, the right kind of people involved, everything.”
“It kid of rose organically and doing your first original IP is a pretty big deal for any company so it’s something we’re pouring a lot of love into. It’s probably the most ambitious thing the company has ever done but we feel like we’re ready for it. We’re very excited to talk about it, but we can’t say much more right now. But it is the perfect thing for us.”
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Telltale Games has made its name by creating licensed point-and-click adventure games with strong, decision-based storylines, including The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales of the Borderlands, Wallace and Gromit, the latest Game of Thrones and the upcoming Minecraft Story Mode.
The studio outlines that thanks to its success, it has been flooded with requests for games, but wouldn’t let slip any potential partnerships.
“We used to spend a lot of time knocking on people’s doors, trying to explain to them what we meant by playable story and seeing if we could be able to apply our trade in their world,” Bruner added. “Now we’ve got things that I just can’t believe that people are coming to us either with properties they want us to work on or creatives who come and want to work with us.”
“We definitely have people coming to us from all angles and people that are frankly just knocking our socks off with just how impressive they are and they appreciate what we’re doing and want to work with us. We’re constantly honoured and amazed.”