Telltale Games

Location: San Rafael, CA

Founded: 2004

Website: http://www.telltalegames.com/

Three veterans of the entertainment technology industry, Kevin Bruner, Troy Molander, and Dan Connors, founded Telltale Games in 2004. All are veterans of LucasArts, having worked on such titles as Grim Fandango, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, and Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance.


Notable Products

  • Sam & Max series
  • Tales of Monkey Island
  • Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures
  • Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People
  • Jurassic Park: The Game
  • Back to the Future: The Game

What to Expect

Telltale Games is a digital publisher and game developer best known for creating graphic adventure series around licensed material like the Back to the Future trilogy, Jurassic Park films, and characters of Homestarrunner.com. In 2011, Telltale announced additional licensing agreements for The Walking Dead, Fables, King’s Quest, and Law & Order: Los Angeles. The company has created a niche in the interactive entertainment market by employing a model of releasing episodic content on a monthly basis through digital distribution—an industry first. The internal development studio has released titles for multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Wii, and iPad.

Operating as a publisher and development studio, Telltale Games employs more than 100 people in the areas of art, design, animation, programming, production, and business. The studio has an in-house quality assurance (game testing) staff and maintains a proprietary game engine. Those interested in design positions must be experienced in design and/or programming within a game environment, to include the use of high-level scripting in JavaScript, Lua, Python, or Perl. Expertise in the use of Visual Studio and SourceSafe is also necessary. Strong creative writing skills are preferred, and applicants are encouraged to provide writing samples. Telltale gives preference to design candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, literature, or creative writing. In all development areas, candidates should have a relevant degree, including computer animation, game design, game development, or art. Specific requirements will vary depending on the seniority of the position.

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