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.
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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.
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@KORNdog: I saw a few recent 360 cameras being advertised as VR cameras and they're 2D. I think 360 video is pretty cool in general though. (51 minutes ago)
sony did quite a cool thing with a violin solo guy where they filmed it all with 3D cameras. but then converted all the elements into a 3D scene running in unity. (51 minutes ago)
I can kinda imagine VR in something like Battlefield being pretty incredible too but I'm not sure how well that would work with most people's stomachs. (52 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: yeah, i can't say i've seen any though. even the stuff on youtube is stereoscopic. it just requires a fixed head position. no leaning forward etc. (53 minutes ago)
it can even stay third person, seeing as bound and the playroom VR platformer work really well. apparently FROM are making something for VR now though. i'm hoping for a new kings field. (54 minutes ago)
Getting annoyed at people marketing 2D 360 video as "VR" though.. that's not good enough. It's cool, but it's not good enough. (55 minutes ago)