One must be living under a rock if they haven’t heard of the unexpected closure of Telltale Games. There was a massive layoff at work, with over 200 employees fired without severance pay. The last few staff at the studio, following the major layoffs last month, were meant to be working on Telltale’s contractual obligations to Netflix for the Minecraft: Story Mode game. Apparently, not anymore.
Narrative designer Retchel Necronoelicon posted on Twitter about how she’d been part of the “skeleton crew” remaining at the studio, but now that’s no longer the case.
She did say that there are still good people working over at Telltale but haven’t clarified what they’re working on. Sad times we live in.