Originally Posted by MusicallyInspired
All I've ever heard since Telltale started is that they want to take advantage of pre-existing IPs. That seems to have been the whole company's shtick since its inception.
"We'll do an original IP when the time is right" has been the company line forever, usually said right before or right after we talk about the company's mission to do right by the existing IP we license. Puzzle Agent is damn close to "original IP," given that it's story and characters and world were co-created by Graham and TTG for the game, but I guess since the Hidden People short exists, it's technically derived from something else.