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Telltale Rumored To Be Developing Game of Thrones Video Game

Written by Jeremy Shane on Friday, November 22 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Telltale Rumored To Be Developing Game of Thrones Video Game

George R.R. Martin's world of ice and fire is rumored as the next IP for makers of The Walking Dead episodic video game Telltale.

Source: IGN

Though they have no official response to the rumors, Telltale stated recently that they "can't wait" to announce their next game and that it falls into their lists of "dream IP scenario."   IGN is now reporting that game is Game of Thrones, news coming to them from "multiple sources."

It is unknown whether the game would focus on the show more than the novels when the rumor points to Game of Thrones, which is only the name of the first novel (The series of novels is called A Song of Ice and Fire) but is the ongoing name of the hit HBO show.  The episodic point-of-view nature of the novels does fit with the play-style of their last game: The Walking Dead: 400 Days.

Author George R.R. Martin, though he has spoken out against licensing prose set in his world, has no problem with licensing into games.  We've already seen previous attempts with: browser-based MMO Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms (Bigpoint), the Game of Thrones RPG (Atlus), and strategy title Game of Thrones: Genesis (Focus Home Interactive).


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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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