Narrative-focused Telltale Games has acquired video tech company Flavourworks.
No figure has been put on the deal, which sees the latter's CEO, Zack Slatter, become Telltale's managing director for Europe. Flavourworks was founded in 2015 and released its PS4 debut, Erica, in 2019. Since, the studio has refocused its attention to mobile.
“Fans today want to interact with their favourite IPs more deeply, and interactive narratives are a really immersive way to do that,” Telltale CEO Jamie Ottilie (pictured) said.
“At the same time, people want to access their games from wherever they are, regardless of device or platform. Flavourworks’ technology and interactive video expertise will enable us to efficiently create story-based games and reach more people through streaming and new platforms. We’re excited about what it could mean for our portfolio of games.”
Slatter added: “Telltale is the perfect partner to maximize the value of our proprietary TouchVideo games engine. They are the iconic narrative gaming brand, and we look forward to powering distribution of their games on new platforms, as well as tapping their creative and publishing resources to elevate our own original IP development.”