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Telltale: The Human Stories Behind the Games now available for viewing 16 May, 2019 / 7 comments

Noclip's documentary Telltale: The Human Stories Behind the Games is out today. As per the fear Jason voiced in the original news post two weeks ago, the documentary is indeed myopic, pretending that pre-Walking Dead Telltale wasn't a thing.

This is partially because of the format of the documentary, which has interview subjects candidly discuss life during their time at Telltale, and most (if not all) of these came on board after the switch.

It's an interesting watch, and one which will take on some more significance once/if the full story of Telltale's collapse emerges. Watch it here:

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    Kroms on 16 May, 2019, 21:51…

    Jason

    I thought this was good for what it was.



    I've been snooping around the channel, increasingly impressed. They're onto something potentially great.
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    AlfredJ on 16 May, 2019, 17:46…

    Rum_Rogers

    custard

    I'd say think of it being more the recollections of 4 people working at Telltale, rather than a documentary about history of Telltale. With that in mind, it's fair that it only briefly mentions the early games, since the person they talked to who worked at Telltale the longest joined during BTTF.


    From this perspective it makes perfect sense.
    Oh well, only idiots never change their minds, I'll give it a go.



    Yeah they make it very clear in the beginning that they're not really making a documentary about the games themselves, but more about the closure/layoffs and the people affected by it. Their reasoning for it makes sense and it's the right choice given the circumstances. Even though it's not really 'our' era of Telltale that's being discussed here, it's pretty good, and very heartbreaking. It's mind boggling how so many lives (hundreds!) were so incredibly heavily impacted by bad management, and even sadder when you realize these kinds of things are super common in the industry. And in Telltale's case so many of these problems could have been avoided. Depressing stuff.
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    Jason on 16 May, 2019, 15:04…
    I thought this was good for what it was. I plan to have a review up sometime in the next 24 hours.
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    Rum_Rogers on 16 May, 2019, 11:20…

    custard

    I'd say think of it being more the recollections of 4 people working at Telltale, rather than a documentary about history of Telltale. With that in mind, it's fair that it only briefly mentions the early games, since the person they talked to who worked at Telltale the longest joined during BTTF.


    From this perspective it makes perfect sense.
    Oh well, only idiots never change their minds, I'll give it a go.
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    custard on 16 May, 2019, 10:44…

    Rum_Rogers

    If they really pretend pre-TWD Telltale wasn't of any importance, they won't mind me stating I don't give a damn about post-TWD Telltale and their documentary.
    I'm so sorry for the employees and that's about it.



    I'd say think of it being more the recollections of 4 people working at Telltale, rather than a documentary about history of Telltale. With that in mind, it's fair that it only briefly mentions the early games, since the person they talked to who worked at Telltale the longest joined during BTTF.

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    Rum_Rogers on 16 May, 2019, 10:22…
    If they really pretend pre-TWD Telltale wasn't of any importance, they won't mind me stating I don't give a damn about post-TWD Telltale and their documentary.
    I'm so sorry for the employees and that's about it.
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    Kroms on 16 May, 2019, 09:11…
    I do really like the format of the show, I should say, and it's nice to see the actual people affected vent. I hope the games industry starts unionising.

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