Telltale Games CEO Leaves Amid “Aggressive” Growth

The CEO of noted episodic game developer Telltale Games has left the company. A representative for the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode studio confirmed to Kotaku that Kevin Bruner has left the company, with former chief executive Dan Connors taking over.

Connors was Telltale’s CEO until January 2015, at which time Bruner took over. Telltale said the new transition from Bruner to Connors should be smooth.

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“Kevin has led Telltale over the past couple of years after he stepped into the CEO role for co-founder Dan Connors in 2015. With Kevin departing, Telltale is fortunate to have Dan here to step back seamlessly into the CEO role,” a representative for Telltale said.

Kotaku broke the story, reporting that Bruner informed employees of his departure in a memo this week.

“We’ve grown aggressively since Telltale’s inception, and now Telltale is bigger than I ever dreamed it would be,” Bruner said in his memo. “There are many possible futures for Telltale, and all of them are exciting and uniquely challenging. The time has come to pass the reins to someone that can better drive Telltale to the next level and realize all the potential that is here.”

Bruner will remain on Telltale’s board of directors during the transition, though his long-term status at the company is unclear.

Telltale has a number of games in the works, including the remaining episodes of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, as well as Season 2 of its Game of Thrones series and an all-new game based on Guardians of the Galaxy.

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