Telltale Games Confirms Game of Thrones Series Will Not Be a Prequel, Will Run Alongside HBO TV Series

on March 26, 2014 7:26 AM

Telltale Games has had plenty on their plate over the last year as the studio launched the debut episodes for The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead: Season Two, yet the studio has even more coming up in the later half of the year with their upcoming adaptation of the popular novel series/TV show, Game of Thrones.

While Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us acts as a prequel to the Fables comic series that the game is based on, the studio confirmed that its Game of Thrones series will not be a prequel to the TV series, but will instead run alongside it, given the rich nature of the world and characters.

Telltale CEO Dan Connors spoke with Digital Trends regarding the project and its adaptation of the story and characters in Westeros:

“It’s not a prequel. I think the show provides a timeline, but the world is huge.”

“There’s so much going on and it’s so rich. Every decision that King Joffrey makes impacts so many people. Any microcosm in that world [looking at how] people are affected by the decisions that are made plays out across the whole thing. The show does a great job of interpreting George R.R. Martin’s work, and his work provides a huge dictionary of knowledge about what the franchise is. It’s really a dream to sit down and say, ‘What’s our space in this world? Where are we in this world?’ And the world offers you so much to explore.”

Game of Thrones is currently set to debut in 2014: stay tuned for more details, in the meantime.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.