After hearing some rumbling about the possibility that Telltale Games was going to delve into making games based around Game of Thrones, the hit book series from George R.R. Martin and a highly-successful series on HBO, both Telltale Games and HBO Global Licensing announced today that that is exactly what is going to happen in a multi-year, multi-title partnership between the two.
An episodic game series is expected to premiere digitally in 2014 for home consoles, PC, Mac, and mobile devices. Specific details on the games and platform info has not been announced.
“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,” said Dan Connors, co-founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “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.”
“We’re delighted to be working with Telltale Games, a proven leader in the creation of engaging interactive content,” stated Josh Goodstadt, Director of Global Licensing. “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.”
While still early in the announcement, more information is expected to come in the near future as more details come to light.