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 A number of the Freelance Police team joined Telltale upon its creation, and they began development on an in-house engine. This engine, the Telltale Tool, used the open-source LUA language for its scripts and was created to allow it to be updated to support additional platforms and graphics technologies,​ enabling it to be used in all of the games developed by the studio. ​ Using the Telltale Tool, they began working on a game to test their engine, as well as the animation and storytelling which would be necessary when they began working on their own adventure games. ​ This game was a poker game, which the team soon realized could be sold on its own, so they polished it to commercial standards and branded it [[Telltale Texas Hold'​em]]. It was released on February 11, 2005, for [[Windows]],​ primarily to test their digital storefront, which was named Telltale Now, but after 2007 was simply known as the Telltale Store. A number of the Freelance Police team joined Telltale upon its creation, and they began development on an in-house engine. This engine, the Telltale Tool, used the open-source LUA language for its scripts and was created to allow it to be updated to support additional platforms and graphics technologies,​ enabling it to be used in all of the games developed by the studio. ​ Using the Telltale Tool, they began working on a game to test their engine, as well as the animation and storytelling which would be necessary when they began working on their own adventure games. ​ This game was a poker game, which the team soon realized could be sold on its own, so they polished it to commercial standards and branded it [[Telltale Texas Hold'​em]]. It was released on February 11, 2005, for [[Windows]],​ primarily to test their digital storefront, which was named Telltale Now, but after 2007 was simply known as the Telltale Store.
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 +A third ''​[[Bone series|Bone]]''​[[Bone series| game]], consisting of ''​[[Bone Eyes of the Storm|Eyes of the Storm]]''​ and reportedly material from other ''​Bone''​ books, was announced in 2006. It was canceled in 2009, due to the fact that Telltale concentrated on the ''​[[Sam and Max series|Sam and Max]]''​[[Sam and Max series| series]] and had lost the license to make ''​Bone''​ games by that point.
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 +An episodic ''​[[King'​s Quest series|King'​s Quest]]''​[[King'​s Quest series| game]] was announced to be in development by Telltale in 2011. It was canceled in 2013 as Telltale had lost the license to make a ''​King'​s Quest''​ game, and the intellectual property owners of ''​King'​s Quest'',​ [[Activision]],​ intended to publish a ''​King'​s Quest''​ game themselves. [[The Odd Gentlemen]] released their episodic ''​[[King'​s Quest Adventures of Graham|King'​s Quest]]''​ between 2015 and 2016.
  
 Telltale'​s first foray as a publisher was in 2011, with Hector: Badge of Carnage, a game which they also shared development duties with primary developer Straandlooper. ​ They became a full publisher in 2015, with the forming of the Telltale Publishing label. ​ The first game to be published under this new label was the ''​[[Jackbox Party Pack]]'',​ followed by ''​[[Mr. Robot 1.51exfiltrati0n.apk|Mr. Robot:​1.51exfiltrati0n.apk]]'',​ ''​[[7 Days to Die]]'',​ and ''​[[RGX Showdown]]''​. ​ Telltale'​s first foray as a publisher was in 2011, with Hector: Badge of Carnage, a game which they also shared development duties with primary developer Straandlooper. ​ They became a full publisher in 2015, with the forming of the Telltale Publishing label. ​ The first game to be published under this new label was the ''​[[Jackbox Party Pack]]'',​ followed by ''​[[Mr. Robot 1.51exfiltrati0n.apk|Mr. Robot:​1.51exfiltrati0n.apk]]'',​ ''​[[7 Days to Die]]'',​ and ''​[[RGX Showdown]]''​. ​
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 In 2015, Lionsgate invested in Telltale Games to enable the two companies to co-develop original and existing intellectual properties for video games and television. In 2015, Lionsgate invested in Telltale Games to enable the two companies to co-develop original and existing intellectual properties for video games and television.
  
-In 2018, all of Telltale'​s investors, including Lionsgate, pulled out of investment in the company. On September 21, 2018, Telltale announced a majority studio closure, with a staff of less than 25 staying on to fulfill contractual obligations to their board and to their partners. The game that was developed to fulfill the contractual obligations was ''​[[Minecraft:​ Story Mode]]''​ for [[Netflix]]. After the game was finished, the team that developed that game was laid off as well.+In 2018, all of Telltale'​s investors, including Lionsgate, pulled out of investment in the company. On September 21, 2018, Telltale announced a majority studio closure, with a staff of less than 25 staying on to fulfill contractual obligations to their board and to their partners. The game that was developed to fulfill the contractual obligations was ''​[[Minecraft Story Mode|Minecraft: Story Mode]]''​ for [[Netflix]]. After the game was finished, the team that developed that game was laid off as well.
  
 ''​[[The Wolf Among Us Season Two|The Wolf Among Us: Season Two]]'',​ ''​[[Game of Thrones Season Two|Game of Thrones: Season Two]]'',​ ''​[[Stranger Things]]'',​ and ''​[[Telltale'​s Super Show]]''​ were cancelled as a result of the closure. [[Beam Team Games]] also terminated their contract with Telltale Publishing when the release of ''​[[Stranded Deep]]''​ on consoles missed its release date and was pulled from digital storefronts. ''​[[The Wolf Among Us Season Two|The Wolf Among Us: Season Two]]'',​ ''​[[Game of Thrones Season Two|Game of Thrones: Season Two]]'',​ ''​[[Stranger Things]]'',​ and ''​[[Telltale'​s Super Show]]''​ were cancelled as a result of the closure. [[Beam Team Games]] also terminated their contract with Telltale Publishing when the release of ''​[[Stranded Deep]]''​ on consoles missed its release date and was pulled from digital storefronts.
  
-''​[[The Walking Dead The Final Season|The Walking Dead: The Final Season]]''​ was completed by [[Skybound]],​ who contracted some of the original team who finished ​the game from the Telltale offices.+''​[[The Walking Dead The Final Season|The Walking Dead: The Final Season]]''​ was completed by [[Skybound]],​ who contracted some of the original team to finish ​the game from the Telltale offices.
  
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