While fans are waiting for George R. R. Martin's sixth novel The Winds of Winter and/or HBO's next season, Telltale Games has announced a partnership with the latter for the episodic game series Game of Thrones. Not much more details and a animated-logo teaser inside.
Telltale Games and HBO® announce Partnership to Create Games based on Game of Thrones®
2012 Studio of the Year and HBO Global Licensing in multi-year, multi-title partnership, to Create Games Based on Emmy® Award-Winning Television Series
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 9th, 2013 -- Leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and HBO Global Licensing today announced a partnership to create an interactive episodic game series based on the critically-acclaimed and Emmy® Award-winning epic drama Game of Thrones.
The multi-year, multi-title partnership between Telltale and HBO Global Licensing is targeted to premiere digitally in 2014 with an episodic game series for home consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile devices. Specific platform details are yet to be 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."
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic story where political and sexual intrigue abound as seven noble families fight for control of the Iron Throne and the Seven Kingdoms.
For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on twitter.com @TelltaleGames.
For more information on Game of Thrones, HBO Global Licensing, and all of their titles, visit http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones, facebook.com/GameofThrones, store.hbo.com and twitter @GameOfThrones.
The game doesn't have to rely on cheap jump scares normally associated with traditional game design in VR. The immersion just does it automatically. It's something a normal TV can't compete with. (17 minutes ago)
the game should come with a warning and a disclaimer should you decide to play it in VR. As soon as you're there, it's extremely uncomfortable, even if nothing is happening. (19 minutes ago)
@alimokrane: Trust me on this, if immersion and horror is the aim here, and it is, then first person and VR makes perfect sense. I'm not joking when I say this... (20 minutes ago)
@alimokrane: The demo is tame compared to what I seen in the first 45 minutes. The atmosphere got ramped up big time, and don't be thinking you're safe behind closed doors or walls. (21 minutes ago)
@MrWhite: I know people prefer VR or first person view but if they were to patch 3rd person view, my life would be complete. (21 minutes ago)
Light and shadows, as well as sound, play a massive role in the design of the game. I'm confident it'll be a return to form. (23 minutes ago)
@MrWhite: True. I still havent got over how scare the RE7 demo was... crickey! (24 minutes ago)