Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Has 5 Playable Main Characters

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Telltale Games is a developer synonymous with great game storytelling. After the huge success of its adaptation of the The Walking Dead, Telltale has gone from strength to strength.

The Wolf Among Us was another critically-acclaimed venture, whilst the second series of The Walking Dead was loved by fans and reviewers alike. The developer also announced that it was working with two of the hottest intellectual properties around: Borderlands, through a spin-off game titled Tales from the Borderlands, and George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Since the initial announcement of the multi-year, multi-title partnership, Telltale has remained tight-lipped about Game of Thrones. Fans excited about the adaptation have been kept guessing on what form the game would take, and aside from a reveal that the games would run concurrently with the HBO TV series, the only word from the developer has been teaser image after teaser image.

However, just this week it was reiterated that Game of Thrones would still come out before the end of the year. And now, the developer has revealed more about the workings of the game. In an interview with International Business Times, Telltale’s Senior Vice President of Publishing Steve Allison discussed the past, present and future of Telltale Games – including some interesting details about the upcoming Game of Thrones series.


In the interview, Allison reveals that Game of Thrones will feature a “multi-protagonist design,” and that the game will feature “five playable characters from the same family.” Apparently, the choices those characters will make will “affect everyone in the family”.

But just what family will be the protagonists of the Telltale episodes? Previous teaser images point towards House Forrester, a family mentioned but never truly fleshed out in the books. Meanwhile, the mention of ironwood hints at ventures in the north, whilst the third teaser image hinted at House Bolton’s involvement. A calculated guess would be that Telltale’s adaptation will focus on the turmoil in the north, on Houses Greyjoy and Bolton, and perhaps even Stannis Baratheon’s war in the north.

Meanwhile, Allison also announced that the developer was still “on track to launch both premiere episodes of Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones” before the end of 2014 with handy new features like asynchronous for quicker transitions between scenes.

Game of Thrones does not have a set release date, but the first episode is expected to launch before the end of 2014.

Source: International Business Times