Telltale lukewarm take
When Telltale announced the marketing title "TWD: The Final Season" my brain immediately went to "writing's on the wall, huh? Studio doesn't have long?" That was a very odd marketing decision, and I noticed it at the time. It is not a gut reaction you expect to be correct though.
I don't have much to add to the eulogy of a flawed company that didn't do right by so many friends, and friends of friends, than what those friends themselves have said, or Mixnmojo commented.
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.