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Dan Connors to Jake Rodkin: "We're bigger than U.S. Steel" 20 Nov, 2012 / 9 comments

So maybe they're not there yet, but Telltale Games, which has doubled in size in the last two years, is growing so big that their building literally can't contain it.

Telltale Games in October signed a five-plus-year lease for 22,000 square feet of offices formerly occupied by San Rafael-based design software developer Autodesk on the fourth floor of Marin Executive Center at 4000 Civic Center Dr. in north San Rafael. That nearly doubles the size of Telltale’s studio, currently located on the east side of the city.

“We’ve maxed out where we’re at,” said Dan Connors, chief executive officer and co-founder. “Civic Center will give us room we need to grow our team and take on more projects on a yearly basis.”

Telltale plans to move into its new home in March or April. The new studio will be able to accommodate 160 employees and satisfy company growth plans for the next few years, he said. The company plans to ramp up the staff in 2013.

Currently, the company employs 125 in its current location at 101 Glacier Point near the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge.

The full article recounts the pretty remarkable and continued story of success that is the eight year old studio. Also: wow.

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    Kroms on 23 Nov, 2012, 20:54…
    I think the last game I got off them was The Devil's Playhouse; I didn't trust BttF or JP, a suspicion which paid-off, though it looks like I need to get The Walking Dead now. I'm looking forward to their next projects: Fables, King's Quest, whatever follows next. TMI2? A new IP? I bought Puzzle Agent 2, looking forward to that.
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    movieclockstar on 22 Nov, 2012, 17:56…

    GozzoMan

    Well, I was a strong supporter of TellTale, I bought all their game seasons in advance and I was used to go preaching around about them... until the Back To The Future game. They lost me there.



    Similar for me, except I stuck around through Jurassic Park. Really turned me off there, and I say that as a fan of both the JP franchise and Telltale.
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    GozzoMan on 22 Nov, 2012, 15:47…
    Well, I was a strong supporter of TellTale, I bought all their game seasons in advance and I was used to go preaching around about them... until the Back To The Future game. They lost me there.
    (Also the forum community had changed a lot then. I'm still very thankful for ToMI, and have breakfast and tea each day in my ToMI Drinking Vessel...)
    I'll keep an eye open for Fables though. Who knows...
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    koosjebig on 21 Nov, 2012, 17:44…
    I'm still curious to know what happened to Troy Molander. He left telltale's pretty quickly after co-founding it. Wonder if he has any regrets ;)
    Since Telltale is expanding, I wonder if they will tackle other genres in episodic formats. They might be working on an fps.... And what happened to King's Quest???
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    Kroms on 21 Nov, 2012, 06:43…
    Remembering when they were happy Sam and Max Season One made a profit. Good for them, I say. Nine years ago, when Freelance Police was still a thing, none of them must have suspected they'd be here today.
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    Jason on 21 Nov, 2012, 00:48…
    I suck for not noticing the Poker Night reference in the article. And yeah agreed: looks like they meant Fables.

    I observe that if Telltale has a working relationship with Warner Bros. then their continued abandonment of Bone is entirely by choice.
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    black_sheep on 21 Nov, 2012, 00:16…
    Yeah, I think they clearly meant Fables since there is a relationship between the property and WB. Last I heard David Yates, of Harry Potter fame, would be directing a movie based on Fables.
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    Jennifer on 20 Nov, 2012, 23:16…
    I'm thinking they accidentally put in Poker Night at the inventory when they meant Fables.

    Diduz

    "Another major project in production for 2013 is Poker Night at the Inventory, developed in partnership with Warner Bros."

    What?


    I'm thinking he accidentally put Poker Night at the Inventory when he meant Fables. Unless there's a Poker Night sequel coming with Fables characters in it, which seems less likely.
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    Diduz on 20 Nov, 2012, 22:32…
    "Another major project in production for 2013 is Poker Night at the Inventory, developed in partnership with Warner Bros."

    What?

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