Last year Telltale Games made headlines when their point-and-click adventure based on the popular series The Walking Dead sweeped many videogame awards. As a super casual gamer I was thrilled to see this entry get so much recognition especially when it beat games with the budget of a motion picture. The Walking Dead: The Game is probably one of the best zombie stories out there and has clicked more with me than the source material it is based on.
But that wasn’t enough good news: Telltale is currently producting The Wolf Among Us another point and click game based on the popular comic Fables (basically a much much better version of Once Upon A Time) and I am anxiously awaiting the moment when all individual episodes will be released as a bundle since the reviews for Episode 1 – Faith are generally favorable.
On top of this development rumors start to surface that the studio might be developing another licensed game. While there are no official statements multiple sources claim that a Telltale version based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (adapted for TV under the title Game of Thrones). If that is true then I have two releases I am longing for.
The Walking Dead: The Game‘s biggest strength were its complex characters and the fact that your interaction with them changed the story – it doesn’t take a genius to see why Game of Thrones is perfect for this treatment. There have already been Game of Thrones adaptions for games and while some were ripped apart the RPG version Game of Thrones: The Game received some praise for its complex story but the consensus still was that the good story was dragged down by repetitive raids and monster killing.
Seeing as how Telltale Games mainly focus on the story this might be the very spin the franchise needs to properly work as a Game. I can’t wait to find out!