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Way to the Woods Teen Developer Secures a Publishing Deal with Team17

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Dreams really do come true for sixteen year-old game designer Anthony Tan as Team17 picks up his freshman title Way to the Woods.

Best known for the highly successful Worms franchise, Team17 signed the young designer to the brand new Studio Happy Bee after the label found screenshots of Tan’s game on the front page of Reddit. Many of the execs were itching to take on Tan’s project after its discovery in December. It only took about a week for Team17 to take on the Way to the Woods even though it is essentially a concept—a customary approach for the company to take on up and coming titles.

Way to the Woods is a third-person adventure game where the player wanders around as a deer and her fawn, trekking through an odd world with surreal imagery. The art style draws inspirations from Studio Ghibli and features a soundtrack composed by Jeremy Warmsley.

Still, introducing Tan at such a young age was, admittedly, a big risk for the veteran company, but Team17’s CEO Debbie Bestwick stands by the decision firmly. The exec started in the video game industry at 17 years old and maintains, “If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.” Both Team17 and Tan share mutual excitement and “all-caps typing” for the currently-undated project.

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Telltale Games Catalog to be Removed From GOG Next Week

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Fans of the late developer Telltale Games should hurry to pick up its games quick, as PC players may not be able to buy the titles for much longer.

Digital retailer GOG has announced that Telltale’s game will be listed from the store’s website come May 27.

The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Batman: The Enemy Within are just a few of the titles that will fall victim to the delisting. Tales from the Borderlands specifically was already removed from Steam sometime this week.

Fans of Telltale’s Borderlands spin-off have a sliver of hope however, as 2K says that it is working to bring the title back to digital platforms as soon as it can. A 2K spokesperson confirmed the news to Eurogamer.

“We are working to get Tales from the Borderlands back up on digital storefronts as soon as possible. All prior digital purchases of the game will of course still be honoured and supported.”

There is no word on if the same will happen over at Steam or other digital retailers, but fans should assume the worst. The internet-wide delisting is a result of Telltale’s demise late last year.

Though much of the Telltale catalog will be affected, its most influential title, The Walking Dead, will still be made available through the Epic Games Store.

Those who already own any of the games delisting next week should note that they will still be able to play the games as they please.

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