Telltale's Game of Thrones part of 'multi-year, multi-title' deal with HBO

Studio will begin releasing its video game adaptation of the hit TV show in 2014

Telltale Games' recently revealed Game of Thrones series is part of a "multi-year, multi-title partnership" with HBO.

At Spike TV's VGX event on Saturday it was confirmed that Telltale is developing a Game of Thrones episodic series based on the hugely popular TV adaptation. However, the game will take advantage of the book series' fiction too.


A subsequently distributed press release confirms the game will "premiere digitally in 2014" and follow the episodic format common to Telltale's other titles. It also cites "home consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile devices" as platforms for the game.

"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 Telltale co-founder Dan Connors.

"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."

Josh Goodstadt, HBO's director of global licensing, added: "We're delighted to be working with Telltale Games, a proven leader in the creation of engaging interactive content.

"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."

Telltale Games is also working on a new Borderlands spin-off, Tales from the Borderlands, in collaboration with Gearbox Software.