We don’t feel so good. Thanos, God of Bankruptcy, raised his Infinity Gauntlet this afternoon and snapped his fingers — and now the library of titles produced by Telltale Games appear to be vanishing into dust.
Tales of Monkey Island and Back to the Future: The Game, both excellent examples of Telltale at its prime, became unavailable on the Steam marketplace today with no warning…..unless you consider the anemic state of Telltale itself a warning. They are still downloadable from the service if you already purchased them before, and they’re still up on GOG and other digital merchants, but for how long?
Jurassic Park: The Game has also disappeared. Ironically The Walking Dead is still up despite its completion being a question mark. When GameDaily looked into the disappearances, they discovered Telltale officially filed its bankruptcy papers today, which could be related….though not all the games they made are gone as of right now.
The big problem with Telltale’s library is that some of it was preserved on physical discs, and some of it was not. The Wolf Among Us was published on disc for PS4, as was Tales from the Borderlands. There was a PC retail box release for Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People. Some of the later releases, like Batman on consoles, only had their first episode published physically — the rest you had to download from a server.
This link shows how many games produced by Telltale are still up. As you can see, most of them are, but that may not be the case for much longer. If you want some of them, it’s now or never.