After fourteen years and over thirty games Telltale Games will soon be no more. I will miss them greatly. I loved their take on the choose your own adventure graphic novel. I know some people say what they made are not really games, but I loved seeing where my story would end up, and entertainment is entertainment. Sadly, I was probably part of the problem. Why? Because I always waited until the games were cheap or free to get them, and I know I was not alone.
Telltale was able to create its own genre of game, but then it was never really able to capitalize on it. It kept spending money licensing movies, comics and TV shows, and then selling their games for very little money. You can see the problem with that pretty quick. Add the fact that their engine was ageing and was very glitchy, so they needed to spend a lot of money on an overhaul no doubt only added to their financial problems.
Still, with The Wolf Among Us, Tales From the Borderlands, and the Batman games, they created some classics that will stick with me for a long time. I am sure that others will come along and build on their formula. You never know, another company may come in and buy out their name and try to keep things going, but for the time being I going to miss their creativity and storytelling. Shmee will remember that.