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'Game of Thrones' gets a video game adaption from Telltale Games

The world of Westeros is going digital, and we've got the team behind last year's award-winning Walking Dead game to thank. Soon, the Seven Kingdoms could be yours.

'Game of Thrones' gets a video game adaption from Telltale Games

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones" season opener.
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones" season opener.

The world of Westeros is going digital, and we’ve got the team behind last year’s award-winning Walking Dead game to thank. Soon, the Seven Kingdoms could be yours.

Game studio Telltale Games today announced a multi-year (and therefore, multi-installment) licensing agreement with HBO to create a video game version of the hit series aiming to create an immersive version of George RR Martin’s creation. What’s more, Telltale CEO Dan Connors sounds like a fan:

“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.” 

The game reportedly will be designed around the series, with seven families vying for the Iron Throne and going great, violent lengths to get there. The only difference here is you’re going to be choosing the adventure instead of simply watching it. So, if ever there was a time to let out your inner Lannister, this is it.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead dropped last year and has garnered more than 90 awards and 8.5 million downloads since then. With that endeavor broken up into five separate parts, a similar style is likely for the coming Game of Thrones adaptation. 

Provided, of course, that Martin keeps his characters alive long enough to complete development. After all, there are no extra lives in Westeros.

[Variety]

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