Lionsgate, the company that created well known programmes such as MadMen, Nurse Jackie and Orange Is The New Black, has announced that they have invested in TellTale Games.
Telltale has continued to grow from strength to strength with the Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us Games as well as the recent release of a Game of Thrones entry in their portfolio.
“Telltale is one of the premier storytellers in the gaming world today,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. “Their leadership in narrative-driven episodic games, together with our investment and the potential opportunities created by our premium content expertise, will continue to strengthen their ability to offer exciting new avenues of storytelling to their next generation audiences across a broad range of platforms.”
“Lionsgate is one of the most innovative, entrepreneurial and impressive content companies in the world today. I’m delighted to welcome an experienced executive like Jon, a leader who shares our unique vision, to our Board,” said Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner. “Lionsgate has a great track record in developing and marketing feature films as well as platform-defining premium scripted television. This partnership will accelerate Telltale’s ability to create not only original games, but episodic television series based on our game properties – an area at the cutting edge of industry growth.”
This is a very exciting announcement, as both companies have proven they are experts within their chosen areas and the potential for what could be created using the various IPs both companies own has the potential to be something very special indeed.