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Ubisoft hires four from Telltale Games

New staff bring storytelling experience from The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft: Story Mode

Ubisoft has shored up the storytelling expertise of its San Francisco studio by hiring four employees of Telltale Games, whose credits include The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft: Story Mode.

Dennis Lenart was at Telltale for nine years, working on direction and cinematics for the studio's breakout episodic hit The Walking Dead, and then stepping up to creative director for Minecraft: Story Mode. Nick Herman started at Telltale in 2006, and contributed to 15 of the studio's episodic series. Most recently, he was creative director on Tale from the Borderlands, the most critically admired series since the first season of The Walking Dead.

Pierre Shorette worked with Herman on Tales from the Borderlands as head of writing, a role he also took on the second season of The Walking Dead. As director of writing for Telltale, he helped guide writers across all of the the studio's many projects.

For one hire, Adam Sarasohn, this move is something of a homecoming. Sarasohn worked at Ubisoft for four years before joining Telltale in 2012, where he worked as producer and executive producer on The Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands.

Ubisoft did not disclose details of their new roles, saying only that they will contribute to "future projects."

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Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.