The stunning and surprising deal that the folks at Telltale made a couple of days ago with HBO – to create an “episodic, interactive gaming series” based on the global dragons ‘n’ shit sensation Game of Thrones – may be more expansive than we originally dared dream. This is going to be a project spanning years and multiple titles, according to Dan Connors, valiant CEO and King of House Telltale:
Since the very beginning, Telltale’s goal has been to work alongside the most talented and respected forces in entertainment, bringing their worlds to the interactive space as no other game studio can… Working with HBO to develop a new game series based on Game of Thrones is a natural fit for our studio. This partnership will create an experience that will captivate the huge, global Game of Thrones audience. It will put them in control of the epic stories of warfare, intrigue, violence and revenge that we know and love.
Set for release across multiple realms including PC/Mac, games consoles and mobile, HBO seem pretty excited about the project too, with Josh Goodstadt, Director of Global Licensing opining:
We’re delighted to be working with Telltale Games, a proven leader in the creation of engaging interactive content…. Our fans are always looking for new, exciting ways to engage with the Game of Thrones brand and this game series will put them right in the middle of the action by letting them decide where the story will lead. This brings a whole new dimension to the world of Westeros.
Telltale also released a little video announcing the project, which you can watch below:
With the new season incoming, it looks like 2014 is going to be a hell of a year for Game of Thrones fans. Stay tuned for more news as it trickles down.