Telltale Games, the creator of The Walking Dead video games, is continuing their successful episodic approach, starting an adventure game adaptation of yet another hit TV show, Game of Thrones.
While no release date has been announced, various people at Telltale Games, like community specialist Laura Perusco and vice president Steve Allison have confirmed that Game of Thrones’ first installment will have its debut before the year’s end. The game will be made available on Windows, OS X, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Game of Thrones will feature some interesting multi-protagonist elements, according to a statement Allison gave to International Business Times.
“In Game of Thrones we’re taking that multi-protagonist design even further with five playable characters from the same family whose choices affect everyone in the family, and that adds a whole new layer to things that we’re really excited about,” Allison said.
Players will control their characters throughout the game world, interacting with NPC’s and engaging in dialogue trees. According to sources, the game will focus heavily on the decisions made by the players themselves, where certain choices could even affect the outcomes of future episodes in the game series.
While it is known that Game of Thrones will feature a point and click mechanic, which is similar to other Telltale games like The Wolf Among Us, very few details are available as to who those characters will be. Some have speculated that the game will focus around House Forrester, based upon teasers Telltale released at the recent major PAX convention. The character Asha Greyjoy may also have a prominent role.
Some sources speculate the game will feature one character per episode, with each character being from the same family or clan. The game could be taking place during the current time period of the TV show.
Regardless of speculations, everyone can agrees there are high hopes for Telltale Games’ attempt at doing the Game of Thrones world justice. The company is actually working collaboratively with Ty Corey Franck, who is Martin’s personal assistant, in order to make sure the game lives up to the expectations of the fans.
Telltale Games’ foray into George RR Martin’s fictional verse won’t be the first attempt to bring the Game of Thrones story into the video game medium. Back in 2012, developer Cyanide released an action RPG, but it received fairly mixed reviews from the gaming community. While the game’s story elements were admired, many critics complained about the repetitive combat, struggling graphic quality and poor voice acting.