Telltale Games CEO Steps Down, Former Zynga Executive Takes Over
Pete Hawley, who worked at Zynga for 3 years as senior VP and GM, is now in charge.
The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us developer Telltale Games’ CEO story has been one of many twists and turns. Company co-founder Dan Connors served as CEO for many years before fellow co-founder Kevin Bruner succeeded him in 2015. Bruner would resign in 2015 and Connors would assume the CEO position once again while the search for a permanent candidate continued.
That candidate is Pete Hawley, a former senior VP and general manager of games for Zynga. Having worked at Zynga for three years, Hawley also co-founded Red Robot Labs which specialized in augmented reality and location-based gaming.
Speaking to Games Beat, Hawley said that, “It’s quite an honor to join the team. I’ve been a huge fan since Telltale reinvented the old LucasArts games. Now it is working with some of the biggest intellectual properties in the world. It was too good an opportunity to pass up.”
Connors added that, “We are excited to have Pete join us. Telltale has come a long way, and we have a lot to do in front of us. For me, the days of pushing everything uphill as a cofounder is behind me. It’s about bringing on people who carry on the vision. We want to bring interactive storytelling to a wider audience.”
Telltale Games has quite a lot in the pipeline these days including games based off of Marvel’s Avengers, The Wolf Among Us: Season 2 and The Walking Dead: The Final Season coming soon. It’s currently busy with episodes for Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman: The Enemy Within.