Telltale Games was formed in 2004 as a result of the cancellation of Sam & Max Freelance Police at LucasArts. Much of the Freelance Police team joined Telltale from the beginning, and some of the rest of the team joined later. However, many have since departed Telltale.

Telltale's first foray as a publisher was in 2011, with Hector: Badge of Carnage, a game which they also shared development duties with primary developer Straandlooper.  They became a full publisher in 2015, with the forming of the Telltale Publishing label.  The first game to be published under this new label was the Jackbox Party Pack, followed by 7 Days to Die and Mr. Robot.

In 2015, Lionsgate invested in Telltale Games to enable the two companies to co-develop original and existing intellectual properties for video games and television.

Games by Telltale Games:

Not Yet Released:
No Release Date Announced
The challenges continue for the Forresters to keep their clan alive in the harsh reality of Westeros.
Telltale's joint television and game series. Majority choices made by players in the game will affect the television show.

To be released in 2019
The fables of Sheriff Bigby Wolf continue in the second season of The Wolf Among Us.

To be released in 2018

Clementine's story concludes in the final season of Telltale's series based on The Walking Dead.

Released Games:
2018
Bruce Wayne's adventures in Gotham continue in the second season of Telltale's Batman series.

2017
Telltale and Marvel have teamed up to create a game series project based on Guardians of the Galaxy.
The adventures of the new Order of the Stone, and friends, continue in more episodic adventures.
The survivors continue to struggle against zombies in Telltale's third season of their adaptation of The Walking Dead comics.

2016
Telltale and DC Comics have teamed up to create an episodic game based on Batman.
Telltale's cinematic choice and consequence based cinematic story-based adventure set in the world of Minecraft.
DLC that tells a story over three episodes where Jesse and friends go on adventures through portals to try to return home.
A three episodes miniseries tells the story of Michonne when she was missing from the comics.

2015
A remaster of the episodic game starring the cast from the Back to the Future movies with improved textures and Tom Wilson as Biff.
Telltale adapts the hit HBO series based on a series of novels into an episodic game.
Telltale tells tales from the Borderlands in this episodic adaptation of the hit video game series by Gearbox.

2014
Telltale's adventure set in the world of The Walking Dead comics continues.
Telltale brings classic fables to the modern era in their adaptation of the popular comic book series.

2013
Telltale's third casual poker game stars Sam, Evil Dead's Ash, Venture Bros' Brock, Borderlands' Claptrap, and GLaDOS.
DLC for season one that tells five stories of five survivors that bridges the gap between season one and season two.

2012
Solve multiple cases with fan favorite characters from the entire run of the Law & Order franchise.
Beware of the Walking Dead in Telltale's adaptation of the popular comic book and novel series.

2011
The episodic time-traveling adventures of the cast from the Back to the Future films.
The episodic adventures of a hot-headed foul-mouthed Detective Inspector named Hector.
Venture into Jurassic Park in this episodic adventure series by Telltale Games.
The mystery of Scoggins will finally be solved in the sequel to Telltale's puzzle adventure game.

2010
As a CSI in Las Vegas, solve five cases which all connect to an over-arching crime.
An FBI agent must solve puzzles to uncover the truth behind the closing of an eraser factory.
Telltale's second casual poker game starred Max, Strong Bad, Tycho from Penny Arcade, and The Heavy from TF2.
Telltale Games' episodic adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police continue with more crazy cases.


2009
Telltale's third CSI game has you working in Las Vegas with season nine's new CSI team.
Telltale developed this installment. Guybrush tries to defeat LeChuck, and ends up cursing the entire Caribbean.
Telltale Games gives Aardman's famous wacky inventor and dog duo their own series of episodic games.

2008
Telltale Games' second season of the misadventures of everyone's favorite freelance police, Sam & Max.
Telltale and Videlectrix allow players to experience the Homestar Runner universe through the eyes of Strong Bad.


2007
Telltale Games lets you take on the role of a CSI once more as you solve five more cases in Las Vegas.
After a long hiatus, Sam & Max: Freelance Police are back, this time in an episodic series by Telltale Games.

2006
You assume the role of a rookie CSI as you solve five cases using equipment available at the Las Vegas crime lab.
Phoney tries to make money by convincing people to bet on his "mystery cow" in The Great Cow Race.

2005
Phoney Bone gets the Bone cousins tossed out of town. A swarm of locusts cause the Bones to get lost in a new land.
Telltale's first casual poker game. Boris Krinkle (as Leonard Stakechalmer) later showed up in Sam & Max seasons 1 & 2.

Canceled Games
Telltale announced it in 2011. It was canceled in 2013. The Odd Gentlemen released their episodic King's Quest in 2016.