After some uncertainty, Telltale Games is closing for good

The end has come for Telltale Games, which is now in the process of winding down completely. A representative of consulting firm Sherwood Partners told that it is handling the company's liquidation, while a former employee said that company's legally-mandated COBRA health insurance will come to an end on November 30. 

Telltale is now in assignment proceedings, which the site explained is different from bankruptcy proceedings but leads to essentially the same result: A sell-off of the company's assets, with money raised going to creditors. A lawyer told the site that such proceedings generally involve advance consultation with those creditors to ensure they're on board, which suggests that the process could be wrapped up relatively quickly. 

Also of note, Telltale CEO Pete Hawley, who said shortly after the "majority closure" that signaled the beginning of the end that the studio would continue to operate, has deleted his Twitter account. His LinkedIn profile indicates that his tenure as CEO ended this month. 

It may or may not be related to the looming liquidation, but Telltale's Jurassic Park: The Game, Tales of Monkey Island, and Back to the Future: The Game have been delisted from Steam. Owners can still download them, however, and they remain available from other platforms including GOG, the PlayStation Store, and the Xbox Marketplace.   

Telltale's assignment agreement is available in full at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.