Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series
|Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series|
|Platform(s)||PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and iOS|
|Release date(s)||December 2014|
Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series is an episodic graphic adventure game developed and published by Telltale Games. "Iron From Ice", the first of six episodes from its first season, was released in December 2014.
The game is based on the television adaptation Game of Thrones and its first season begins near the end of Season 3 and ends before the beginning of Season 5. The player controls five characters affiliated with House Forrester of Ironrath, a house of the wolfswood in the north. Other locations in the game include the Wall and King's Landing. A second season of the game has been confirmed. However, as it's been six years since the last episode was released, the show itself has ended, and Telltale Games has gone bankrupt, a second season is unlikely to be made.
Television actors reprising their roles for the game include Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Snow, and Kit Harington as Jon Snow. Other cast members may appear in future episodes.
Episode 1: Iron From Ice
This new story, set in the world of HBO's award-winning TV series tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart. You will take on the role of different members of the Forrester household, and determine their fate through the choices you make; your actions and decisions will change the story around you.
Episode 2: The Lost Lords
House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, Ironrath is occupied by Whitehill soldiers, and the youngest member of the family has been taken from them. The survival of the family now depends on a handmaiden, a squire forced to take the black, and an exiled son.
At King's Landing, Mira Forrester must weigh her loyalty to Margaery Tyrell against the needs of her family, all the while choosing how to play the political games of Tyrion Lannister. To the far north, Gared Tuttle finds that the Wall and its crows hold little love for a squire from the wolfswood, but finds kinship in the bastard son of Ned Stark. To the east, in far-away Yunkai, Asher Forrester, the exiled son, is called back to Westeros to aid his family, but how can one man help when the Boltons rule the north with an iron fist?
A misstep by any one of them could spell doom for the entire family.
Meanwhile, an unexpected source of hope returns to the Forresters, but Ironrath is no place for the weak.
Episode 3: The Sword in the Darkness
The fate of House Forrester lies on a knife edge. Asher, the exile, heads to Meereen in search of an army to take on the Whitehills. Pursued across an unforgiving land, the Lost Legion becomes the least of his worries in an encounter he will not soon forget: forcing him to choose between family and friendship. Meanwhile, far across land and sea in Westeros, Mira must deal with the lethal politics of King's Landing. Her family's safety is paramount and she will do anything to protect them, but nothing is given freely, and her choice of allies may soon come to haunt her. To the north, in Ironrath, the Whitehill occupation continues. Gryff Whitehill, fourth-born son, is out to prove himself, and brutality and violence grows daily, pushing the Forresters to make far-reaching decisions. Finally, at the Wall, Gared learns that he must head north if he is to help his house survive. But fate is cruel, forcing choices that will change his path forever.
Episode 4: Sons of Winter
In Episode 4, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still held prisoner, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with wildlings and worse. In King's Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten?
Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers
In this penultimate episode, the actions of every Forrester are vital to the survival of the house.
Rodrik's alliance with House Glenmore, and his defiance of the Whitehills, has drawn the ire of an even greater threat: Ramsay Snow.
Far across the narrow sea in Essos, with Meereen now a free city, Asher is close to securing the army he desperately needs to return home, and save his family.
Finally, beyond the Wall, Gared's unlikely allies are reluctant to help in the search for the North Grove… but this far into the frozen wilds, crows and free folk have a common enemy; and winter is coming.
Episode 6: The Ice Dragon
Your story is about to come to an epic conclusion. With House Whitehill tightening its grip on Ironrath at the behest of Ramsay Bolton, the remaining Forresters must give their all to save the family, whether through diplomacy, subterfuge, or violent force. In the frozen wilds beyond the Wall, Gared learns the secrets of the mysterious North Grove, and Mira discovers that political games in a King's Landing controlled by Cersei Lannister often involve the highest stakes of all.
What is the fate of House Forrester? When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die. Your choices, your story: you decide.
References and Notes
- The Telltale Blog: Your Story Begins: First details on 'Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series'
- Eurogamer.net: Telltale's Game of Thrones is coming later this year
- IGN.com: Telltale’s Game of Thrones Episode 1 Arrives Next Week
- Digital Trends: Exploring Telltale Games’ master plan to evolve modern storytelling
- The Hollywood Reporter: Telltale Confirms 'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Game (Exclusive), November 20, 2015
- IGN.com: First Telltale Game of Thrones Trailer Confirms TV Show Cast
- www.telltalegames.com, Episode 1
- www.telltalegames.com, Episode 2
- www.telltalegames.com, Episode 3
- www.telltalegames.com, Episode 4
- www.telltalegames.com, Episode 5
- www.telltalegames.com, Episode 6