Telltale Games Developing Episodic Game of Thrones

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Telltale Games Developing Episodic Game of Thrones

Telltale Game of Thrones reveal

Continuing its episodic game dominance, Telltale Games revealed that a Game of Thrones title is coming next year.

Did you think only one Telltale Games-related announcement would come out of tonight's VGX show? Nope! The developer just revealed that it has another episodic game series in the works for 2014, this one based on the beloved Game of Thrones series.

Like many big gaming announcements, this was actually rumored weeks ago, and now it's official. Of course, there are no details beyond the barebones reveal, but that should be enough to get Game of Thrones fans excited.

Telltale Games has done an excellent job making episodic games based on existing universes; if The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us are any indication, an episodic Game of Thrones could be one of 2014's most promising titles.

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Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

How on Earth can they work on so many projects at once? Is their staff so big by now?

erttheking:
Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. Walking Dead was my favorite game of 2012 and Wolf Among Us is off to a fantastic start (and I say that as a huuuuuge Fables fan). I love the Game of Thrones books and I'm really curious to see what Telltale can do with that universe.

Sarah LeBoeuf:

erttheking:
Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. Walking Dead was my favorite game of 2012 and Wolf Among Us is off to a fantastic start (and I say that as a huuuuuge Fables fan). I love the Game of Thrones books and I'm really curious to see what Telltale can do with that universe.

Oh yeah they'll be good. I'm just concerned that it's going to take forever for them to come out. Speaking of which, when's episode 2 of Wolf Among us coming out?

I'm guessing that what's going on is that the writing gets done pretty fast for these games compared to all the graphics and gameplay and stuff, so their writers just go on to other projects while they're waiting for the actual games to get released.

erttheking:

Sarah LeBoeuf:

erttheking:
Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. Walking Dead was my favorite game of 2012 and Wolf Among Us is off to a fantastic start (and I say that as a huuuuuge Fables fan). I love the Game of Thrones books and I'm really curious to see what Telltale can do with that universe.

Oh yeah they'll be good. I'm just concerned that it's going to take forever for them to come out. Speaking of which, when's episode 2 of Wolf Among us coming out?

They say 1st quarter of 2014.

When exactly is anybody's guess.

Wow four games on the bounce is quite staggering. At least it keeps the art and writing teams I guess. Maybe they could squeeze another season of Sam & Max in there too? :P

Wow, Yahtzee's analysis of Telltale being a 1-man conservation effort of *insert item here* is very accurate.....

OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

*Sigh* Oh well. Looks like loose book-to-game adaptation will do for now. They have A LOT of plot to sift through so at least they won't run low on source material.

Up next Telltale games announces Breaking Bad spin-off focusing on the trials and tribulations of "Better Call" Saul.

They've become the new golden boy of video games. Well deserved, I just hope they can sustain their level of proficiency over all this big profile titles.

There had better be a couple walks through the betrayal garden. Won't feel like GOT without it.

So The Wolf Among Us just started last month, Walking Dead Season 2 is starting this month, they're teaming up with Gearbox to make a Borderlands game and they're doing Game of Thrones?

Gonna be a busy year for Telltale. Hopefully the quality of their games doesn't suffer because of it.

Josh12345:

OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

AGOT Mod for Crusader Kings 2. Based on the books, not the tv show and with custom events for important characters. Although it is turn-based grand strategy.

OT: Nice, though with all the projects, it means there will be a massive delay in when the episodes come out, plus whether its based on the books or the show, and who you actually play as, or even meet known characters is anyones guess. All other AGOT Games so far..well you usually never interacted with the established lore aside from the setting.

Well, there I was being cross with Telltale taking so damn long on The Wolf Among Us - this buys them a whole heap of goodwill from me, as far as I'm concerned. Woohoo!

I mean, there I was thinking that this was just a rumour, but no, it's happening. Holy shit, now I'm really excited. Of course, this is them going into a property that far more people are familiar with, and already has a very high caliber of writing, so there's plenty of room for things to go wrong, but that's the case with anything - barring some serious catastrophe or drop in quality, this could be really great. Seriously, am I the first person posting here who's more excited than cautious?

Also, what's this about a Borderlands game? First I've heard of that, seems a bit odd - Borderlands has never exactly been about immersive storytelling, although in terms of graphic design, they're as close to Telltale as you can get.

Josh12345:
Wow, Yahtzee's analysis of Telltale being a 1-man conservation effort of *insert item here* is very accurate.....

OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

*Sigh* Oh well. Looks like loose book-to-game adaptation will do for now. They have A LOT of plot to sift through so at least they won't run low on source material.

I believe the a Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings 2 is just exactly what you're looking for, except it's turn base rather than being an RTS (how would a RTS marriage work anyway unless you're playing as a Frey?)

Im going to take a wild guess and say the story will end with... everyone dead.

Do we get to play...the Game of thrones or is it some story in the universe?

Wait...WILL MY CHARACTER SURVIVE THE FIRST CHAPTER!?!?!?

erttheking:
Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

1. They have been using the same engine since at least the back to the future games. They know what they are doing.

2. There is little to no gameplay in their games. A few action sequences, a few bits walking around, some puzzles, but they don't need to balance for difficulty, make sure the controls are super tight.

yamy:

Josh12345:
Wow, Yahtzee's analysis of Telltale being a 1-man conservation effort of *insert item here* is very accurate.....

OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

*Sigh* Oh well. Looks like loose book-to-game adaptation will do for now. They have A LOT of plot to sift through so at least they won't run low on source material.

I believe the a Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings 2 is just exactly what you're looking for, except it's turn base rather than being an RTS (how would a RTS marriage work anyway unless you're playing as a Frey?)

Dear Paradox Interactive,

Please make the phone calls to make that an official expansion. If you do, you will have ALL the money.

From,

Every fan of the series.

Fun fact: In one of the updates, they added "divine blood", a line of code that makes the AI try to marry the closest relatives possible JUST for the Game of Thrones mod.

I am hoping they go outside the main story line with this. The Tales of Dunk and Egg would be almost perfect for Tell Tale.

erttheking:
Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

The whole development team working on an episode for a series a time? We might get regular updates as well, instead of vague months inbetween. That, or they've hired a bunch more employees.

Not G. Ivingname:

erttheking:
Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

1. They have been using the same engine since at least the back to the future games. They know what they are doing.

2. There is little to no gameplay in their games. A few action sequences, a few bits walking around, some puzzles, but they don't need to balance for difficulty, make sure the controls are super tight.

yamy:

Josh12345:
Wow, Yahtzee's analysis of Telltale being a 1-man conservation effort of *insert item here* is very accurate.....

OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

*Sigh* Oh well. Looks like loose book-to-game adaptation will do for now. They have A LOT of plot to sift through so at least they won't run low on source material.

I believe the a Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings 2 is just exactly what you're looking for, except it's turn base rather than being an RTS (how would a RTS marriage work anyway unless you're playing as a Frey?)

Dear Paradox Interactive,

Please make the phone calls to make that an official expansion. If you do, you will have ALL the money.

From,

Every fan of the series.

Fun fact: In one of the updates, they added "divine blood", a line of code that makes the AI try to marry the closest relatives possible JUST for the Game of Thrones mod.

well they have always been supportie of the modding community and some mods have been released as official dlc for heart of iron 3. but yeah with tell tale making a game i dont see paradox getting the rights to release it honestly now. which is unfortunate

These must not take nearly as much time or effort to make as most other games... That or Telltale has suddenly become a massive developer. I didn't like The Walking Dead that much but The Wolf Among Us is of to a fantastic start. ASOIAF based game from them would be awesome. It's pretty much the perfect setting to have this type of game.

Ne1butme:
There had better be a couple walks through the betrayal garden. Won't feel like GOT without it.

Random Argument Man:
Wait... WILL MY CHARACTER SURVIVE THE FIRST CHAPTER!?!?!?

Not only will you character always get the "short end of the stick", despite which choices you made throughout... but will also "die" in a way that would be "just a flesh wound" compared to the later episodes... (It will be 4 hours you could never take back... LOL)

OT: No matter how this turns out...

1. It would probably be better than the PS3/360 GoT game, in terms of overall gameplay... (Can't really bet on that happening, though...)

and

2. I would be buying all of the episodes on their Day 1 releases...

Abomination:
Up next Telltale games announces Breaking Bad spin-off focusing on the trials and tribulations of "Better Call" Saul.

That would be awesome. I would kickstart that so hard.

Josh12345:
Wow, Yahtzee's analysis of Telltale being a 1-man conservation effort of *insert item here* is very accurate.....

OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

*Sigh* Oh well. Looks like loose book-to-game adaptation will do for now. They have A LOT of plot to sift through so at least they won't run low on source material.

I have just the thing for you it is called Crusader Kings II and there is a Game of thrones mod for it that works just the way you want only it is turn based.
You can read about how it plays here http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/06/30/playing-the-game-of-thrones/

yamy:

I believe the a Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings 2 is just exactly what you're looking for, except it's turn base rather than being an RTS (how would a RTS marriage work anyway unless you're playing as a Frey?)

This excites me far beyond anything Telltale can put out. And cosndiering i recently bought CK2 on steam (now if only i had time to play it!) this is even more amazing.

Abomination:
Up next Telltale games announces Breaking Bad spin-off focusing on the trials and tribulations of "Better Call" Saul.

They've become the new golden boy of video games. Well deserved, I just hope they can sustain their level of proficiency over all this big profile titles.

While I'll agree that they're being held up highly, I'm still not sure this is a good thing. For a long time they were a niche developer that most people did not know of. They made games that ranged from poor to relatively alright and they kept themselves at a modest level. The Walking Dead just so happened to click with so many people that now I'm scared that they may be getting a bit too ambitious. I'm scared that they'll be stretching too thin looking at how they now have 4 games on the go for 2014 as opposed to their previous 1 per year.

I just hope I get my Episode 2 of The Wolf Among Us soon and not have the whole thing brushed aside for more well known video game/tv tie in games.

Now, I had zero interest in the Borderlands announcement (if it looks good, maybe I'll buy it once it hits the sales shelves or something) but THIS I can get behind! Make it good Telltale, I've got faith in you!

They have a good record with TWD S1 and now TWAU and TWD Season 2 which I bet will be good so I'm very looking forward to both the Borderlands game specially the GoT one.

Still hoping for a GoT RPG from CDPR which will never happen but still.

Regardless, I welcome all your games with open arms Telltale!

Josh12345:
Wow, Yahtzee's analysis of Telltale being a 1-man conservation effort of *insert item here* is very accurate.....

OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

Have you tried the Crusader Kings II mod?

http://www.moddb.com/mods/crusader-kings-2-a-game-of-thrones-ck2agot

Oops, sorry, someone already recommended. But it really is excellent!

erttheking:

Sarah LeBoeuf:

erttheking:
Ok this is getting silly. Wolf Among Us, Walking Dead season 2, Borderlands and now Game of Thrones? Exactly how is Telltale handling all of this at once? Don't get me wrong, I'll probably buy all of them...but still.

I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. Walking Dead was my favorite game of 2012 and Wolf Among Us is off to a fantastic start (and I say that as a huuuuuge Fables fan). I love the Game of Thrones books and I'm really curious to see what Telltale can do with that universe.

Oh yeah they'll be good. I'm just concerned that it's going to take forever for them to come out. Speaking of which, when's episode 2 of Wolf Among us coming out?

if it takes forever to come out that's no big deal. i mean, fans waited six years for A Dance With Dragons

I...I really just don't get it, Why? HBO is doing a fine job so...what's the point? Spreading yourselves a little thin there aren't you guys?

Chester Rabbit:
I...I really just don't get it, Why? HBO is doing a fine job so...what's the point? Spreading yourselves a little thin there aren't you guys?

There are so many other stories to tell in the ASOIAF universe, and I highly doubt they'll just be retelling the main story of the show/books. Same with what they did for the Walking Dead.

Josh12345:
OT: Great, an ASOIAF game that has the potential to be good, although I still would have preferred an RTS game wherein you play one of the specific houses and war / plot / diplomatic marriage your way to victory.

I think there's a mod for Crusader Kings 2 that does that, if you hadn't heard already, might want to look into it as I hear it's very good.

OT: I'm wondering where/when they'll set it. They'll want to include a lot of choices so I imagine, similar to all their other recent games, they'll set it somewhere far away from the main continuity of the property it's based on, and only connect it by having characters from the books (probably Tyrion, let's be honest) appear in cameo roles. Or at least if we are playing as an established character, it'll be set in some period of their life that hasn't been explored properly yet. I have faith in Telltale to get it right, anyway.

I recall with Season 1 of The Walking Dead that the second episode was a long wait as well, but after that the following episodes moved along at a decent pace. I hope in the case of The Wolf Among Us this is the case.

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