IGN has learned from multiple sources that Telltale Games is developing a game based on George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones.
It’s worth noting that, while “Game of Thrones” is the title of HBO’s series based on Martin’s books, the series itself is actually known as A Song of Ice and Fire, and the first book is titled A Game of Thrones.
It’s currently unclear what title Telltale will be using for its game, and whether the storyline will be based on the show, books, or something entirely new.
We reached out to Telltale and received the following statement from Steve Allison, SVP of Publishing:
“We get these sorts of rumors about what we could be working on next cropping up all the time. Officially we have no comment.”
Telltale has a long history of licensed properties, ranging from Jurassic Park to Back to the Future and, more recently, The Walking Dead and Fables. In October, Telltale CEO Dan Connors said that Telltale “can’t wait” to announce its upcoming projects, and noted that it’s working on licenses that “definitely fall into our dream IP scenario.” Interestingly, Martin’s Game of Thrones books famously tell the story from a different character’s point of view in each chapter, a strategy Telltale recently tried out in The Walking Dead’s 400 Days DLC.
Telltale’s Game of Thrones game joins other recent Game of Thrones projects including browser-based MMO Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms from Bigpoint, the Game of Thrones RPG from Atlus, and strategy title Game of Thrones: Genesis from Focus Home Interactive.
Beyond Game of Thrones, Telltale is currently working on the second episode of The Wolf Among Us as well as a follow-up season to The Walking Dead. For much more on Game of Thrones, be sure to check out our coverage of the show, plus find out everything we know about the series in our Game of Thrones wiki.
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