In the wake of studio co-founder Kevin Bruner becoming CEO, Telltale Games have announced that they are working on an entirely original IP. Other unannounced projects were also confirmed as the publisher made changes to its senior management structure and planned for future growth this week. Whilst the company has built a solid reputation by adapting existing franchises into excellent adventure games (such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones), the prospect of Telltale creating something that is entirely their own from a creative standpoint is exciting to say the least.
Interestingly, this is not Telltale’s first new IP as a number of their former games, such as their initial Texas Hold’em title, made use of original characters. However, the company has definitely built up most of its fan base in recent years by producing licenced material and for a number of players this should be a first look at what Telltale can do with a free hand.
Newly promoted CEO Bruner had the following to say on Telltale’s work:
“Each year since Telltale’s 2004 birth has been more exciting than the last, and 2015 will be no exception. 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.”
Given the sheer number of projects Telltale now has in the works, one can only hope that they manage to maintain the high standards of quality achieved in their previous games going forward.