Law & Order LA gets a video game

While “Law & Order: Los Angeles” faces an uncertain future on the air, it’s ramping things up in the gaming world.

Universal Pictures has partnered with Telltale Games to create an episodic gaming series based around the Dick Wolf production. Due this fall, the title will see wide distribution, appearing on the PC, Mac, consoles, tablets and mobile devices.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog

Telltale’s Connors: Licensing Isn’t Dead – Nowhere Close

Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris talks to Telltale’s CEO Dan Connors about the addition of the Law & Order series to the company’s game catalog, and how licensed content is helping Telltale grow rapidly.

While other video game CEOs are running away from licensed content these days, Dan Connors is rushing towards it.

Instead of pursuing original content to grow Telltale Games, the company is relying on the universes created by some of Hollywood’s biggest companies. But instead of eking by with a portfolio of shovelware, Telltale is growing – and gaining critical praise.

Read more at Gamsutra