Telltale Games, the developer of several episodic games based on comics such as The Walking Dead, Batman: The Enemy Within, and The Wolf Among Us, has reportedly laid off most of it’s staff.
Game Informer reported seeing worrying activity on social media:
A number of Telltale Games’ employees have posted on social media today indicating that they are looking for work, with many sharing both publicly and privately that Telltale has either closed its doors or is suffering its largest layoff so far.
The Verge had a few additional details:
The company will retain a small team of around 25. According to multiple sources The Verge spoke with, employees were let go with no severance.
What happens next is anybody’s guess, but I hope the experimental spirit of the company can survive in some form even if the company itself doesn’t.
Mild-mannered UI/UX designer by day and freelance writer/artist by night, nothing can stop Kate Willaert in her quest to analyze everything in geek culture. She also writes about video game history for GameHistory.org.