Yesterday, information of Telltale Games imminent closure shook the business and gaming circles alike. Whether via The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Minecraft: Story Mode, Tales from the Borderlands, or considered one of its different many releases, Telltale has earned many followers since its founding in 2004, virtually all of that are heartbroken to see it, and its signature type of video games, go.- Advertisement -
As one of many larger, extra notable, closures lately, many are merely dolorous, not solely due to the numerous video games and IP being left behind, however as a result of there may be now over 225 builders with out a job, and from the sounds of it, in horrible conditions.
And thus naturally, the doleful, shocked, and grateful reactions by followers have been overwhelming. Here’s only a glimmer of it:
It’s a horrible blow to the business and to us followers to see you go @telltalegames. Thank you for uplifting so many people over time and for creating video games we at all times appeared ahead to taking part in.
— Life is Strange (@LifeIsStrange) September 22, 2018
Can’t start to say how gutted I’m. You are considered one of my most beloved firms. You’ve made me snigger, cry & every part inbetween. Your video games have introduced pleasure to my entire home, from me taking part in strolling lifeless with my spouse to my son taking part in Minecraft Storymode. Thank you for every part. pic.twitter.com/graBHVA171
— Nick (@NJL82) September 22, 2018
— P145 (@pod145) September 22, 2018
We will always remember the tales you advised.
We will always remember the characters you created.
We will always remember how ready for the subsequent episode was.
We will always remember what you gave us, though you misplaced cash on it.
We will always remember. pic.twitter.com/sPo6yBzH25
— Proxy Fox (@ProxyfoxLP) September 22, 2018
The first TWD recreation bought me again into gaming, after years of neglect after taking part in the identical issues time and again. Since then, I’ve had a blast with each TT recreation I’ve had the pleasure to play. All one of the best to all of the proficient individuals who made TT the nice firm that it was pic.twitter.com/o4btOfbFQM
— Martyn Adams (@m_r_adams) September 22, 2018
There’s additionally been a smaller, much less optimistic response of individuals offended in regards to the prospect of not getting a refund on The Walking Dead: The Final Season — which has seemingly been cancelled — pre-orders, however the majority of reactions are akin to those above.
The one little bit of positivity born out of all of that is watching followers and the business collect across the now 225-plus unemployed ex-Telltale staffers with assist and even job alternatives.
It is a dismal, however essential reminder to everybody that consumes video video games that they’re made by human beings, who usually sacrifice rather a lot in making tasks for all of us to take pleasure in.