First details on Walking Dead game developer's new Thrones project

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Jul 4, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT (Updated)

We heard a while back that Telltale Games is creating a videogame based on Game of Thrones. Now, we have an inkling as to what they’re cooking up.

In an interview with Digital Trends, Telltale CEO Dan Connors opened up about their plan, which seems to echo the developer’s award-winning Walking Dead episodic game. The Dead games are fantastic, and if they can capture that same magic with Thrones, this could be absolutely epic.

Like those Dead games, this one will be set along the same timeline (translation: not a prequel) as the series, but in a different corner of the Westeros universe:

“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.”

We'll be excited to see what Telltale cooks up, and we’re glad to hear they’ll be setting it along the same timeline as the series. But it begs the question: Which corner of the Thrones-verse would you like to see the game explore?

(Via IGN)