Telltale Games has become embroiled in an argument with Jurassic Jeep over supposed damages to the vehicle, which it used in a promotional capacity for Telltale’s Jurassic Park game, which releases this week.
The story begins when Jurassic Jeep accused Telltale of damages while they had the vehicle, via a thread on Reddit. Jurrasic Jeep states on its website that Telltale did not cover the insurance and also “took the Jeep for a joyride.” The company wanted reparations to carry out repairs.
Boomerjinks, the Reddit user who posted the thread, said they “haven’t heard from TellTale in months regarding this issue.”
Kevin Bruhner, Telltale Games CEO, responded to the situation saying:
The Jeep was damaged on the way to Seattle, before anyone from Telltale ever saw or touched it. Telltale used the shipping company that the owner asked us to use. When it arrived we just saw an awesome, well loved, but also well used, Jeep. We had no way of knowing that anything had happened to the Jeep in transport, as it appeared in reasonable condition.
I’ll be writing a personal check to cover what we understand the damages to be – this way we won’t need to hash this out publicly any longer.”
So, that should be case closed right? Wrong.
A former Telltale employee, the same employee who dealt with the procurement of the Jeep for Telltale, has become a victim of some mob that’s angry at Telltale, according to another thread.
What he [Boomerjinks] calls a “joyride” was the thirty feet we had to take the car to be inspected and the gas removed.
I received 83 phone calls (according to Google voice), 41 Facebook messages, and 19 emails…Some of the calls were threatening- one caller even asked me if I wanted to know what it was like to be raped. I know that most internet bullies are harmless offline, but the panic created by receiving multiple threatening calls and emails is uncontrollable
I’m going to say it now. No matter how you feel about a situation, harassing someone like people seemingly have here is not okay. In fact, it’s despicable.