Media Release — Telltale Games, a leading digital publisher, today announced an exclusive multi-platform worldwide publishing agreement with DC Entertainment to create games based on writer and creator Bill Willingham’s award-winning comic book series FABLES. All upcoming games are licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
A consistent New York Times bestseller, FABLES is one of DC Comics’ longest-running series published under its Vertigo imprint. The series received over a dozen Eisner Awards including Best Writer, Best New Series, and numerous wins for Best Serialized Story, and was a 2009 Hugo Award nominee for Best Graphic Story.
FABLES imagines that all the characters from the world’s most beloved storybooks are real—real, and living among us, with all of their powers intact. From Snow White and the Big Bad Wolf, to Goldilocks and Little Boy Blue, these beloved characters are alive and well—but they’ve been exiled from the land of fairy tales. Escaping the mysterious Adversary, they have relocated to a magically camouflaged New York City neighborhood known as Fabletown. To survive in the mundane world, the Fables will have to fight for their happily ever after.
“Bill Willingham’s FABLES brings everything we look for in a property to bring to episodic gaming,” said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games. “Strong, iconic characters, deep, nuanced story arcs, and rich, fully realized worlds. This is a series that will work extremely well for the cinematic style of adventures that Telltale delivers.”
“FABLES is one of the cornerstone series of DC’s Vertigo imprint thanks to Bill Willingham’s excellent writing and Mark Buckingham’s gorgeous art,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer, DC Entertainment. “At its heart, FABLES is a captivating serialized story built in a new, yet familiar universe, one that will translate to a great episodic gaming experience.”
Telltale has opened up registration to sign up for timely information and updates at http://www.ttgfablesgames.com. Telltale will release more information on the FABLES project later this year.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and ‘FABLES’, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading digital publisher of cinematic adventures playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale has also pioneered episodic delivery of scheduled content, developing games as series to create longer consumer engagement. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing with over 5 million episodes sold since 2005. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than 35 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale’s titles have won numerous awards including, “Adventure Game of the Year” from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes games for PlayStation® 3, Xbox 360TM, WiiTM, PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. Learn more at www.telltalegames.com.