vice president Steve Allison has revealed that the developer's Game of Thrones adventure title will star five playable characters, all from the same family.
The multi-protagonist approach is also being used in Telltale's other upcoming adventure game, Tales from the Borderlands.
“We always will evolve our story telling toolkit from game to game based on the needs of each franchise and the creative decisions we’ve made," Allison told the. “Tales from the Borderlands adds multi-protagonist storytelling for us layered into the tailored narrative design established with The Walking Dead and it works amazingly well with two playable characters."
It's also going to fit in well with the universe of Game of Thrones, as author George R. R. Martin is well known for his complex, multi-narrative books featuring several characters' points of view.
“In Game of Thrones we’re taking that multi-protagonist design even further with five playable characters from the same family whose choices affect everyone in the family, and that adds a whole new layer to things that we’re really excited about," explained Allison.
Telltale's VP also reiterated that premiere episodes for both Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones are still on track to release before the end of 2014.