Kurt McClung

Kurt McClung

As a teenager, Kurt had wanted to be a writer, but his exceptional math scores got the best of him. Sent to the prestigious Purdue University in Indiana, he graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree, and took his first job as an Information Systems consultant in France in 1991. Continuing to write and develop stories on the side he launched a children's creative studio, Yeti Entertainment, in 1998.


As Yeti Entertainment's General Director, Kurt drove the creation of a dozen successful IP's and over 100 children's book and game titles in partnerships with Hachette, Hasbro and Humanoids. The company sold to the latter, and Kurt stayed on to develop animation projects, including cross-media adaptations of the celebrated Jodorowsky and Moebius Incal and Metabaron science fiction universe. He lead or contributed to the development of three complete cross-media properties: Planet Petri, Zoondo with components in children's books, card & board games, video games and animated series for internet, at a time when the word cross-media was just being invented.


Kurt's creative talent caught Ubisoft's attention who hired him in 2005 as an independent writer for the Might & Magic franchise, where he became lead writer of the global IP and consultant for over a dozen house IP's including Call of Juarez, Assassin's Creed Chronicles, Brothers in Arms and the children's series Imagine online. He was commissioned by Ubisoft to conceptualize a boy's version of the Lea Passion license published as Jack Powers. Founding partner of the interactive writing studio, Taliespin, specialized in IP creation, interactive writing and epic storytelling, major studios have entrusted Kurt with their games and cross-media properties; Ubisoft, Atari, Focus, Vector Cell, Don't Nod, Chouquette Games, Spider and Cyanide, including triple A titles such as Might & Magic, Flashback and Remember Me.