Fast Company magazine has named Telltale Games the most innovative company in the industry for its Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Gaming for 2014. The company took the top honor and beat out such heavyweights as Sony, King and Tencent.
Fast Company gave Telltale Games the top spot for bringing "a television production schedule to the video game industry." Fast Company is referring to Telltale's episodic games including The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us.
"Game makers have struggled for years with episodic gaming–the rigors of producing bite-size game chapters in quick succession has proven impossible for most. Telltale, meanwhile, has cracked the code," writes Fast Company in its profile of Telltale. "In 2012, its five-episode The Walking Dead, based on the epic comic book series, sold 17 million copies. Now Telltale is ramping up production, with a second season of The Walking Dead started in December, alongside a new series, The Wolf Among Us, which is based on writer Bill Willingham's popular comic book series, Fables."
The rest of the list includes Sony, GungHo Online Entertainment, Supercell, King, Plain Vanilla Games, Capybara Games, Tencent, and Bluepoint Games.
You can check out the full list on Fastcompany.com.