Telltale have done some amazing work on franchises such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. They are working on several other projects, one of which is a Game of Thrones tale. Where will their story fit into the vast lore of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’?
The Telltale Twitter account released the following image a few days ago…
While other clan names have been mentioned, the emphasis has clearly been placed on Forrester. From what I’ve read, it looks like House Forrester have not featured anywhere other than by name. According to the image, they are sworn to Deepwood Motte, a place which has featured in both book and television series. Motte appears to be located in the North (via Game of Thrones Wiki)
Deepwood Motte is the stronghold of House Glover, a vassal house holding fealty to House Stark of Winterfell. The castle is located north-west of Winterfell in the Wolfswood, near the coast of the Bay of Ice.
Forrester are sworn to Glover, Glover are sworn to Winterfell, and so by simple logic, Forrester are sworn to Winterfell too. There is no indication as to where in the timeline the game will take place, but I personally think it will kick off around the time when the North chooses to march down South. If this is the case, it will be the perfect platform for Telltale to further flesh out the already vast lore from the books (via Polygon)
“We’ll be taking advantage of all the fiction to make something great,” said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games, during an interview following the premiere of the announcement trailer. “We’re just really getting into it right now and thinking about characters – who has the most at stake, who has the biggest impact on the world.”
Telltale have really gained my trust with their work, so I’m expecting a really good story packed with memorable characters and tough decisions. I’ve read all the available books as well as watched the television series, and I consider myself a pretty big Game of Thrones fan. I am really interested to see where they take this. On a side note, I am really hoping for an easter egg which will allow me to do this personally…
Last Updated: September 2, 2014