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Skybound CEO aims to finish out The Walking Dead with '100%' former Telltalers
In an AMA held on Reddit, CEO of Skybound Games Ian Howe and former creative director at Telltale Kent Mudle answer questions from players to try and shed light on the Telltale deal.
10.17.18 | News | Emma Kidwell |  
Crunch isn't required, claims Rockstar co-founder after 100-hour weeks comment
UPDATE Rockstar's Dan Houser says crunch is optional, and the 100-hour weeks previously mentioned were only senior writers during the last three weeks of the project.
10.14.18 | News | Chris Kerr | 12 Number of Comments 
Skybound vague on future of Telltale partnership
Skybound Interactive has offered some more (admittedly vague) details as to how its proposed deal with Telltale Games might shape up.
10.09.18 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Skybound Games will finish work on Telltale's The Walking Dead
While the terms of the deal are still being ironed out, Skybound has confirmed that members of the original development team will be brought back onboard to finish the project.
10.07.18 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Report: Telltale wants another studio (and ex-The Walking Dead devs) to finish the game
Sources speaking to Kotaku say that that there is a deal being organized that would hire ex-Telltale devs as contract employees to finish The Walking Dead under a different company.
10.03.18 | News | Alissa McAloon |  
Report: Telltale was in funding talks one day before majority shutdown
Telltale Games' "majority closure," which resulted in the bulk of its staff being laid off without severance pay, came only a day after potential investors walked away from funding talks.
09.25.18 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Telltale is pulling The Walking Dead: The Final Season from digital stores
For reasons not entirely clear, Telltale has ceased selling copies of The Walking Dead: The Final Season while it waits to announce plans for the series' completion.
09.25.18 | News | Bryant Francis | 2 Number of Comments 
Footage and concept art from Telltale's canceled Stranger Things project has surfaced
Netflix has explained it's "evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life," meaning this could be the first and final glimpse we catch of Telltale's vision.
09.24.18 | News | Chris Kerr |  
Telltale looking to work with 'potential partners' to finish The Walking Dead
Telltale claims it's working on a solution to finish The Walking Dead, but the news hasn't gone down too well with many game developers.
09.24.18 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
Ex-Telltale dev files class action suit over sudden mass layoffs
A former Telltale employee has filed a class action lawsuit against the company alleging a violation California’s WARN Act by failing to give 60 days notice ahead of mass layoffs.
09.24.18 | News | Alissa McAloon | 2 Number of Comments 
Telltale Games initiates 'majority studio closure'
Update Telltale Games, the studio behind games like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, is all but closing its doors, the company confirmed Friday.
09.20.18 | News | Staff | 11 Number of Comments 
Telecoms giant Sky forms new mobile studio with The Walking Dead producer
UK telecoms outfit Sky has partnered with multi-platform entertainment company Skybound to create new mobile game studio, Skybound Stories. 
09.12.18 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
7 great stealth encounters in games that are worth studying
From The Last Of Us to Deus Ex to Hitman: Blood Money, devs share some of their favorite stealth encounters in games and explain why they're so memorable -- and so worth studying.
09.11.18 | News | Richard Moss | 4 Number of Comments 
Book Excerpt: Understanding video games as culture
This excerpt from "Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society" examines how games can help players access other experiences and realities.
09.03.18 | News | Daniel Muriel and Garry Crawford |  
Jacksonville shooting survivor files lawsuit against EA and others for negligence
The suit alleges that the event host, organizers, and other involved parties failed to provide attendees and competitors with a 'safe and secure environment.'
08.30.18 | News | Alissa McAloon | 3 Number of Comments 
Meet some of the indie devs quietly pushing the JRPG genre forward
"There’s a big problem in indie games where everybody is just trying to remake their favorite games," says YIIK dev Andrew Allanson in this look at modern indie JRPGs. "We try to fight against that."
08.20.18 | News | Steven T. Wright | 6 Number of Comments 
Video Game Deep Cuts: A PICO Double Walking Dead
This week's highlights include articles about new Walking Dead narrative & AR games, a talk on PICO-8's playfulness, and lots more besides.
08.18.18 | News | Gamasutra Staff |  
'Fundamentally we were building an MMO': Designing The Walking Dead AR game
The developers of the new augmented reality game The Walking Dead: Our World open up about their experiences designing and building on the cutting edge of AR tech.
08.13.18 | News | Alan Bradley |  
Opinion: Battle for Azeroth and the death of nuance
Gamasutra contributor Katherine Cross examines World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, and how it may have been too quick to set fire to one of its few truly unique ideas.
08.05.18 | News | Katherine Cross | 6 Number of Comments 
Book Excerpt: One game dev's quest for fight-free fashion agency
In this chapter of 'Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins,' dev Vanessa Paugh writes about how she joined the industry because she couldn't find her 'perfect game' -- so she set out to make it.
07.22.18 | News | Vanessa Paugh | 1 Number of Comments 
Report: Telltale is replacing its in-house engine with Unity
Sources speaking to Variety mention that Telltale’s upcoming Stranger Things game will be the first game to run on Unity rather than its internal Telltale Tool engine.
06.24.18 | News | Alissa McAloon | 4 Number of Comments 
'It can never be that simple': Designing the quests of Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red quest designer Patrick Mills explains the underlying ideas informing the development of Cyberpunk 2077's open-world quests.
06.19.18 | News | Bryant Francis | 1 Number of Comments 
Former Telltale CEO and co-founder Kevin Bruner is suing the studio
Telltale has called the lawsuit "meritless," and suggests it has been filed "as an apparent means of extracting revenge on a company already under financial strain."
06.14.18 | News | Chris Kerr | 1 Number of Comments 
Get a job: Skydance Interactive is hiring a Systems Designer
Skydance Interactive is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Systems Designer to work on a The Walking Dead VR title.
06.12.18 | News | Staff |  
Video: Building the coop-friendly levels of Dead Space 3
At GDC 2013, (now former) Visceral Games dev Seth Marinello explains how the team built Dead Space 3's levels and encounters to work for both one and two players in drop-in/drop-out cooperative play.
06.11.18 | News | Staff |  

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