Skybound var bara fem personer stort när Telltale lades ner
The Walking Dead: The Final Season har just avslutats efter en milt sagt stökig period där utvecklaren Telltale Games som bekant lades ner. I en intervju hos Gamespot berättar Telltales före detta creative director Kent Mudle samt Skybound Games-bossen Ian Howe om hur det gick till när då nystartade Skybound tog över projektet:
"Yeah, the games division of Skybound was five people. We were less than a year old and we were still definitely in training wheels. I mean I've been doing this for a long time so I realized that a lot of the work related to the publishing side had been done. Telltale was literally the lowest maintenance team I've ever worked with, they literally just came back in and got on with the job. That to me speaks volumes about the character of the people there, but also the desire to get it finished. Our part compared to what these guys were doing was very small, but it was really all about the focus of getting these guys back in a room somewhere with the ability to finish the story.
The desire was to finish it, and there was definitely that dedication to try and save some jobs. These guys had been let go without any severance and have been through a tough situation--can we figure something out? Thankfully we were able to put together something pretty quickly, and I will give huge credit to the management of Telltale who went out of their way and did everything they could to make this deal happen as quickly as it could. For exactly that reason to help those people out, so that I don't think that should get lost in this."
I samma intervju får vi också veta att Episode 3 var ungefär mitt i utvecklingen när Telltale lades ner. Röstskådespeleriet var gjort, och grafiken var i grova drag fixad. Snacket om att låta Skybound ta över startade redan innan Telltale lades ner, och även om vissa ändringar gjordes, blev spelet så som Telltale hade tänkt sig det.
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