|Industry||Video game industry|
|David Dootson (studio manager)|
|Parent||TT Games (2005-present)|
Traveller's Tales is a British video game developer and a subsidiary of TT Games. Traveller's Tales was founded in 1989 by Jon Burton and Andy Ingram. Initially a small company focused on its own content, it grew in profile through developing games with larger companies such as Sega and Disney Interactive Studios. In 2004, development on Lego Star Wars: The Video Game started with Giant Interactive Entertainment, the exclusive rights holder to Lego video games. Traveller's Tales bought the company in 2005, and the two merged to create TT Games, with Traveller's Tales becoming the new company's development arm.
Traveller's Tales started developing games with Psygnosis, which were most notable for creating 3D effects. Their first game was Leander, also known as The Legend of Galahad. With Psygnosis they developed a video game adaption of Bram Stoker's Dracula, as well as other original productions like Puggsy. Thanks to an agreement between Psygnosis, Sony Imagesoft and Disney Interactive Studios, Traveller's Tales could produce several games based on Disney's properties, such as the Mickey Mouse game Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse and other games based on Pixar movies like Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue and Finding Nemo (the latter two thanks to agreements with Activision and THQ).
However, Traveller's Tales was best known in the 1990s and early 2000's for their second-party collaboration with Sega to develop games based on the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, resulting in Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic R, which were produced in close effort with Sega's Sonic Team. Both games were regarded as technical achievements in the Mega Drive (Sonic 3D Blast) and the Sega Saturn (Sonic R), adding to the high-tech development status they already had with games like Puggsy, Mickey Mania and Toy Story. They were also responsible for Crash Twinsanity, under the Vivendi label. The game has gained a cult following and is widely considered the best Crash Bandicoot game post-Naughty Dog era.
They developed Lego Star Wars: The Video Game as well as its follow-ups. Outside of the Lego games, their work includes the franchise Crash Bandicoot, The Chronicles of Narnia, Super Monkey Ball Adventure, and World Rally Championship and F1 Grand Prix for the PlayStation Portable.
The company was purchased by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment at the end of 8 November 2007, but continued to operate independently with the development of Lego Batman: The Videogame, which was released in September 2008. Thereafter they continued their work on licensed titles such as Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Lego The Lord of the Rings, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes. It was also announced during the Star Wars Celebration VI that a Lego Star Wars IV was in production, though no in-game image or released date were shown.
The company has also produced games based on existing and new Lego properties such as a trilogy of Lego games based on the Chima universe and Lego City Undercover, the first Lego game to be published by Nintendo for Wii U. The Lego Movie Videogame was released on 7 February 2014, together with The Lego Movie.
|1993||Bram Stoker's Dracula||Sony Imagesoft|
|1994||Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse||Sony Imagesoft/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe|
|1995||Toy Story||Disney Interactive|
|1996||Sonic 3D Blast||Sega|
|A Bug's Life||Sony Computer Entertainment/Activision|
|1999||Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue||Activision|
|2000||Muppet RaceMania||Midway Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe|
|Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Activision|
|2001||Toy Story Racer|
|Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex||Vivendi Universal Games|
|2002||Haven: Call of the King||Midway Games|
|2004||Crash Twinsanity||Vivendi Universal Games|
|2005||Lego Star Wars: The Video Game||Eidos Interactive/Giant Interactive Entertainment|
|F1 Grand Prix||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe||Buena Vista Games|
|World Rally Championship||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|2006||Super Monkey Ball Adventure||Sega|
|Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy||LucasArts|
|Bionicle Heroes||Eidos Interactive|
|2007||Transformers: The Game||Activision|
|Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga||LucasArts|
|2008||Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures|
|Lego Batman: The Videogame||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
|The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Disney Interactive Studios|
|2009||Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues||LucasArts|
|2010||Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
|2011||Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars||LucasArts|
|Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game||Disney Interactive Studios|
|Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
|2012||Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes|
|Lego The Lord of the Rings|
|2013||Lego Marvel Super Heroes|
|2014||Lego The Hobbit|
|Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham|
|2016||Lego Marvel's Avengers|
|Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2|
|2018||Lego DC Super-Villains|
|2019||The Lego Movie 2 Videogame|
|2020||Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga|