Telltale Games, the developers of the episodic adventure games based on popular media properties such as Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Borderlands, and Game of Thrones, announced today that CEO Dan Connors has stepped down, and he will be replaced by fellow co-founder Kevin Bruner.
The change in leadership appears to have been amicable, as Connors will apparently stay on with the company in an advisory role.
“2014 marked our tenth consecutive year of continued growth since co-founding Telltale with Kevin Bruner in 2004. In that time, we’ve been incredibly proud to have accomplished so much with some of the most talented people in entertainment,” Telltale’s Dan Connors said in a statement. “2015 is the first of the next ten years for an ever-evolving Telltale. As we enter this new phase, and as Kevin transitions to my former role of CEO, I will remain with the company and on the board in an advisory role that will help ensure Telltale’s vision of continuing to break new ground as leading storytellers in the entertainment space.”
“Each year since Telltale’s 2004 birth has been more exciting than the last, and 2015 will be no exception,” said Kevin Bruner. “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.”
Of course, the most important takeaway here, for gamers, that is, is that Telltale is now working on an original new IP- personally, I am excited to see this. The studio obviously has a lot of talent, but it cannot be denied a lot of its success comes from having strong material to work with to begin with, as well as of course, riding the coattails of brand recognition. I want to see how Telltale does with its own universe and characters- success, of course, is all but assured for them at this point.
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