Telltale Games was formed back in 2004 by a group of former LucasArts employees with a business model that revolved around episodic gaming and digital distribution. Their most successful game was Back to the Future: The Game, which was released as five episodes and helped Telltale games increase revenue to record highs. Senior Vice President, Steve Allison, predicts that future franchises will continue to sell well. Starting this fall, Telltale Games is going to step up their marketing.
Telltale Games have expanded their licensor agreement to include retail games. This means that Telltale Games can publish retail versions of any of their PSN games, including Puzzle Agent, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, Tales of Monkey Island, and Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse. The first game that Telltale Games plans for a retail release is Back to the Future: The Game, which will release sometime in October for $19.99. Telltale CEO, Dan Conners, had this to say about the deal:
Expanding our publishing agreement with SCEA ensures that our distribution channel encompasses the full spectrum of Sony video game consumers. We are pleased to solidify our first-party publishing agreements and look forward to continuing our overall growth as an innovative interactive entertainment publisher.
Keep an eye out for for future Telltale games on store shelves.