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Telltale Games has a new CEO, new original game in development

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Telltale Games, developer of episodic game series The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Game of Thrones, announced today that company co-founder Kevin Bruner has taken over as CEO, replacing co-founder Dan Connors. The company said the executive change comes as Telltale continues to evolve and grow.

The developer, which works with a number of a licensed entertainment properties — including Borderlands and Minecraft — also says it's working on an original, unannounced property.

Former Telltale CEO Dan Connors says he'll stay on with the company in an executive advisor role.

"2014 marked our tenth consecutive year of continued growth since co-founding Telltale with Kevin Bruner in 2004. In that time, we've been incredibly proud to have accomplished so much with some of the most talented people in entertainment," Telltale's Dan Connors said in a statement. "2015 is the first of the next ten years for an ever-evolving Telltale. As we enter this new phase, and as Kevin transitions to my former role of CEO, I will remain with the company and on the board in an advisory role that will help ensure Telltale's vision of continuing to break new ground as leading storytellers in the entertainment space."

Kevin Bruner

"Each year since Telltale's 2004 birth has been more exciting than the last, and 2015 will be no exception," said Kevin Bruner (pictured right). "We're thrilled to continue our growth and bring our unique style of scripted entertainment to the next generation of digital media, and do that across thousands of different devices. Our top priority is to continue fostering an environment where the most talented and creative storytellers in the industry are working side by side with the world's biggest creative partners.

"We're already working on some of the biggest franchises in entertainment, and when you add our unannounced partnerships and upcoming original IP, it's clear the most exciting time to be at Telltale is now, and there will continue to be more and more opportunity to innovate ahead of us."

In 2014, Telltale Games wrapped up two episodic series: The Walking Dead Season Two and The Wolf Among Us. The developer also kicked off episodic game series Game of Thrones, based on HBO's television show, and Tales from the Borderlands. In December, Telltale announced a new game based on Mojang's Minecraft. The single-player spin-off is titled Minecraft: Story Mode and is scheduled for release this year.

Telltale also has a third season of The Walking Dead in development.

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