Telltale Games is closing its doors, and the shock to the gaming industry has been felt by a lot of people, as 250 people have reportedly lost their jobs.
Since news broke over the weekend, Twitter has been flooded with messages of sadness and anger, not just from fans of Telltale, but also from its staff and some of the biggest companies in gaming.
Hello friends. I am so very deeply moved by the messages of love that I, and the folks from @telltalegames have been receiving. Yesterday was one of the toughest days ever. A lot of hearts were broken, including mine. Please read the attached. #TelltaleJobs #Clementine #TWD pic.twitter.com/Fb68z86j8e
— Melissa Hutchison (@Melyhutch) September 22, 2018
The hashtag #TelltaleJobs was started in the hopes of spreading awareness and finding new roles for the many people who lost their jobs.
Some of the biggest companies in the world of gaming right now – including Naughty Dog, Ubisoft, Epic Games, PUBG Corp, Blizzard, Twitch and DICE just to name a few – ‘opened their doors,’ tweeting condolences and job opportunities, all with the #TelltaleJobs hashtag.
HUGE THANKS to everyone for posting & sharing #TelltaleJobs!! We’re making an effort to connect companies & devs more directly- if you’re a recruiter or company rep who is interested in talking with former TTG devs, please fill out this form. Thanks!https://t.co/rS0yCz2Mku
— Emily Grace Buck plz hire TTG devs! (@emilybuckshot) September 22, 2018
To everyone affected, connect with our recruiters and check our openings. And thank you. The entertainment you’ve given us over the years has been incredible and is a testament to your collective talent and passion. Hang in there, thinking of you! ?#telltalejobs #gaming #gamedev https://t.co/bKylgjL1HC
— Blizzard Careers (@BlizzardCareers)
As troubling as the news is, it’s truly remarkable to see just how many games companies are offering their services to those affected. Hopefully the talented people from Telltale will find a new home.
Shocked. Thanks to all the amazingly talented people who let me play August and Rocket. Cream always rises. Will see you elsewhere on future projects! https://t.co/tDJnzHlkFX
— Nolan North (@nolan_north) September 21, 2018
#TelltaleJobs folks — meet us Monday 9/24 on the patio at BJ’s in San Rafael starting at 4:30PM. Let’s talk about job opportunities over some drinks & food, our treat. https://t.co/RAOWQU3Z1o #UbiSF
— Ubisoft SF (@UbisoftStudioSF) September 21, 2018