Rumor: Telltale Working on Game Of Thrones Game

Rumor: Telltale Working on Game Of Thrones Game

Game of Thrones

Indie adventure studio Telltale Games is reportedly working on a new game based on George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones.

Telltale Games, the studio behind The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and many other titles, is reportedly working on a new project based on Game of Thrones. Multple sources have told IGN that development of the game is underway, although it's unclear at this point whether it will be based on the hit television series, the novels in the Song of Ice and Fire series, or something new set in Martin's dark fantasy world.

Steve Allison, Telltale's senior vice president of publishing, declined to comment on the rumor, telling IGN, "We get these sorts of rumors about what we could be working on next cropping up all the time. Officially we have no comment."

Unofficially, however, it does seem to be a good fit for the studio. Telltale is known for making adventures based on licensed properties and it's had particular success with The Walking Dead, an episodic adventure series released in 2012. Despite the popularity of the television series, Telltale's Walking Dead is based on Robert Kirkman's comic series but uses primarily original characters.

Source: IGN

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That... that could totally work.

I'm not as crazy about GoT as some, but I'd sure as hell give this a look.

Anyway, while I'd be perfectly fine with Telltale writing it, my perfect idea would have someone else working on the gameplay. I'd like it to be a bit more visceral, considering the subject. Platinum would be my first shout (as it usually is)

I am confused as to how this would function.

When, where, who and what are the key questions here because if it is just an interactive TV show, then fuck it.

TWD was good because it evolved upon a given source material, source material which changed perspectives frequently.

GoT is to grand and too comprehensive to allow for wiggle-room, unless we are talking about the free cities, but those aren't that interesting to discuss, aside from maybe the culture surrounding them.

I could see this working if it was an original story, about original characters, with a few nods to the main series thrown in (much like The Walking Dead).
I wonder where it would be set...

Andy Shandy:

Anyway, while I'd be perfectly fine with Telltale writing it, my perfect idea would have someone else working on the gameplay. I'd like it to be a bit more visceral, considering the subject. Platinum would be my first shout (as it usually is)

College Humour already covered that bit:

(CAUTION, SPOILERS UP TO END OF SEASON 1)

This... makes sense.

Maybe TellTale can get me interested in GoT like they did with Walking Dead/Fables.

hopefully this works out unlike the other games. The RTS was mediocre and the RPG just plain SUCKED. Which is a shame, because both of those were sound in concept but in execution they were just awful. An adventure game does seem like a better fit due to the series' nature, but we'll still have to wait and see how this pans out.

Geez, unless they use a mostly original cast of characters, that could be an expensive proposition, appropriating actors from the show and whatnot. Unless of course, they adapt from the books.... :)

It just wouldn't be Game of Thrones without gratuitous nudity and graphic depictions of sex acts.

Are you up to the challenge, Telltale?

Andy Shandy:

OT, I really hope this is true. I love Game of Thrones and I love Telltale's Walking Dead more than any other Walking Dead-related property (including the comics), so I would love to see them tackle GoT. I'm guessing they'd do original characters and stories (so that player choice remains flexible), but who knows? I've got my fingers crossed for greatness.

Their style of 'gameplay' would go great with the political intrigue part of the series, but I'm not so sure about the battles.

And of course, will there be nudity?

I think this would work really well if they took some back history stuff and fleshed it out. The Dance of the Dragons or the Blackfyre Rebellion, or even some of the adventures of Dunk and Egg would be fantastic.

I hope this turns out to be true!

Base it on the books, it will give a chance for those who haven't read them (not me, I have. I encourage you to), to experience the full range of events. But considering the content of the books, it would not surprise me if they had to bump everyone's age up a few years like they did in the t.v series.

1. I hope this is true.

2. I hope we get to play as Tyrion... at least part of the time.

Genocidicles:
Their style of 'gameplay' would go great with the political intrigue part of the series, but I'm not so sure about the battles.

And of course, will there be nudity?

Amateurs.

Andy Shandy:

Anyway, while I'd be perfectly fine with Telltale writing it, my perfect idea would have someone else working on the gameplay. I'd like it to be a bit more visceral, considering the subject. Platinum would be my first shout (as it usually is)

I haven't played many Platinum games, but from what I've seen, I don't think they'd be a good studio for it. Not that they're bad, just that, well, I think Telltale gameplay would fit much better than Platinum for a GoT game. It'd be like getting Square to develop the gameplay for a Ratchet and Clank game. It just doesn't seem like it would fit. I think either Bethesda or maybe Bioware would work well for the gameplay aspect(as long as Bioware went with a more Dragon Age Origins or Baldur's Gate gameplay). But that's just me.

Telltale makes really cool fight scenes, I'm really interested to see what they can do with swords and spears. The whole choice thing would work really well in political situations as well.

Really looking forward to see where this goes.

Man, if it's anything like The Walking Dead, I would so easily buy that.

I could only imagine seeing this in just cell shade graphics and point to click, but that's just my thoughts.

I don't really know if there's any other studio out there that could make the game that would be accepted by many.

It can't be worse than Cyanide's ASoIaF games.

Then again, I hope I have more control over the action than in TWD.

They could make their next game based on Hello Kitty for all I care and I'd still buy it. On topic of Game of Thrones though, if it even happens, I'd really like them to stay away from the story told in the t.v. show and novels with maybe a few nods; A Song of Ice and Fire has a rich history with loads of stories just waiting to be told that happened before the events of the books so it'd be a bit of a waste to just re-tell the story in videogame format.

Pathetic.

They cannot even keep a short development cycle for their "episodes" and yet they want work on more projects and divert their resources? Again, pathetic.

I will cream my jeans if this is officially announced. I honestly cannot think of a better developer to do justice to A Song of Ice and Fire than Telltale. Of course, if this somehow pulls resources away from Walking Dead season 2, well, that'd blow donkey dick for sure.

If it has dragons instead of floppy penises, I am looking forward to this. If they stick to the source material... they can keep it.

Somehow I just feel like it wouldn't adapt well. Unless they do like some sort of like history in Westeros in which case a lot of the characters we love and hate and love to hate won't be there. Though if the same greatness of GoT is still there, how fun would it be to play during the time the white walkers first came or something?

SourMilk:
Pathetic.

They cannot even keep a short development cycle for their "episodes" and yet they want work on more projects and divert their resources? Again, pathetic.

May I ask what brought this on? From everything that I've seen from telltale, they actually do a fairly good job at pumping out the episodic games. I mean, what kind of timeframe do you expect from them? Monthly? Weekly? Every other month?

OT: I could get into this. I imagine, however, that they will be doing a form of spinoff/side story rather than retelling the show and/or books. Mostly because I doubt they'd be able to obtain the same actors for the characters, but also because I think Telltale doesn't really like strict adaptations and prefers doing their own story.

Andy Shandy:

Anyway, while I'd be perfectly fine with Telltale writing it, my perfect idea would have someone else working on the gameplay. I'd like it to be a bit more visceral, considering the subject. Platinum would be my first shout (as it usually is)

I don't think how visceral the game is really depends on the gameplay, actually. The Walking Dead had some pretty visceral moments in it itself. In this instance I agree with something TotalBiscuit usually sticks with, that gameplay which is well-contextualized within the game is much better than a system that openly works against the bigger draws of the game.

And I don't think high-speed action gameplay would really fit the Song of Ice & Fire universe, either. I was actually thinking a few weeks back when somebody made a "games you'd like to see by what company?" that TellTale would be a perfect fit for a good Game of Thrones video game. After all, arguably the biggest draw of the series is the story, character dialogues, and political intrigue rather than the battles.

Anyway, if confirmed I hope it turns out like their Walking Dead series, where the characters and events are in the same universe as the source material, but have relatively few if any direct references to said source material. That way they wouldn't be shackled by any narrative that already exists, and people with no exposure to the franchise would still be able to follow it.

TellTale doing a GoT game?

... Honestly, the last GoT games were pretty damn disappointing. It would take them a monumental effort to make a game that was WORSE than them. I have faith that what they put in will be a pretty admirable installment in GoT and a great attempt to transfer it to the interactive media.

... I mean, how can you possibly screw THIS one up?

 

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