Telltale Scoops Up Gamings Biggest Innovator Award

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Apr 9, 2014 12:30 PM
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The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us developer Telltale Games has won an award for supposedly being the most innovative company in gaming.

Beating off competition from Sony, Tencent, Bluepoint Games and erm… Candy Crush Saga creators King, Telltale picked up the gong for its enormous success in the field of episodic gaming…

Bizarrely there’s no room for Oculus VR in the list or a host of other gaming innovations. The top 10 makes for pretty depressing reading, unless you're overly enamoured with freemium gaming and actually thought that GD Gems was a good idea.

Telltale was given the award by Fast Company for finally overcoming the struggles many developers have had with episodic gaming, “the rigors of producing bite-size game chapters in quick succession has proven impossible for most. Telltale, meanwhile, has cracked the code.

Slightly strange timing, considering Telltale Games has been producing monthly episodic series since Sam & Max Save the World back in October 2006, but hey ho. It’s hard to argue with The Walking Dead’s success, shifting more than 21 million copies since its debut back in April 2012. Zombies print money it seems.

Telltale’s mastery of the monthly episode format clearly didn’t extend to The Wolf Among Us, which saw a massive four-month gap between its opening pair of episodes. Based on Bill Willingham’s Fables comic books, you can see what GD’s Katie thought of the opening two episodes here and here.

Do you agree that Telltale Games has been gaming’s biggest innovator during the last year?

Have they mastered episodic gaming?

Let us know below!

 

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03:48 Apr-10-2014

the games are awesome but they really need to release episodes monthly :(

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05:40 Apr-10-2014

Nah, I would say 2-4 months per episode. They'll need some time to create an awesome episode :)

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05:43 Apr-10-2014

true , also it would be good if they actually set a date for release , because the most difficult part is not knowing :o

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12:46 Apr-11-2014

Haha, yeah. The wait is absolutely KILLING me x(

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20:33 Apr-09-2014

They should get that reward in pieces, one now, second in two months ...
get it? :-D

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18:55 Apr-09-2014

Yes they deserve this !

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13:10 Apr-09-2014

Good for them, but I just want my TWD Episode 3 already :D

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13:13 Apr-09-2014

haha...me too...can't wait :D

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14:55 Apr-10-2014

what an addicting game :p

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12:39 Apr-09-2014

To me, they deserve it. These games are great, and I mean it. (TWD>)The story, damn the story, I know I almost left a tear throughout the first season, and at the end! And still, there's a lot of action.

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12:38 Apr-09-2014

yeah :)

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