Traveller's Tales

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Traveller's Tales is a prolific British video game developer notable for producing a number of first-party Sega titles, such as Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic R. Founded in 1989 by Jon Burton and Andy Ingram, the company has developed games for publishers like Disney and Activision, and is most known for both the advanced graphical effects incorporated into many of its releases, and for its popular series of Lego movie license games.


The company's Cheshire, England offices.

Traveller's Tales was founded in 1989 by programmer Jon Burton and artist Andy Ingram (both formerly from the British demoscene) near the completion of their first game, the 1991 Amiga action platformer Leander. With the game's modest success came an eventual port to the Sega Mega Drive, both exposing the developer to Sega's 16-bit hardware, and establishing Traveller's Tales as a "developer of note" in the demoscene community, being one of few scene groups to have published their work to a home video game console.

Working alongside Psygnosis for their earlier titles (and taking full advantage of its advanced development hardware and business experience), once that company was acquired by Sony Imagesoft, Traveller's Tales was soon able to develop for larger properties; notably, 1994's Mickey Mania started a long and fruitful relationship with Disney. Not long after, Traveller's Tales was contracted by Sega to develop two first-party Sonic the Hedgehog titles, Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island and Sonic R, and has since established a reputation as one of Britain's most consistent and trusted video game developers.


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