Microgaming (www.microgaming.co.uk) has signed a licensing agreement to develop online slots based on the award-winning and epic HBO® television series, Game of Thrones. The show’s intricate plot and fantastical themes will take centre stage in Microgaming’s adaptation, set to be released in 2014.
“We are incredibly excited to have signed a licensing agreement for Game of Thrones, a highly relevant and extremely popular show,” said Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming. “We plan on taking all of the features of the small screen fantasy epic to create a masterpiece of a slot. This will be a fantastic addition to our branded content games portfolio. Our operators and their players have plenty to look forward to this year!”
Based on the best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power and a chance to sit on the Iron Throne of Westeros. The series made its debut on HBO in 2011, and will kick off its fourth season in April.
Throughout its run, Game of Thrones has netted numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series in all three seasons and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Television Series (Drama) in 2012. The series is a favourite among critics and has acquired a broad and active fan base that has made the show one of HBO’s most popular series of all time. Its appeal is international, airing in more than 200 markets; it was 2013’s most watched show in the UK on Sky Atlantic.
“Game of Thrones has a huge global presence online, and our partnership with Microgaming will extend the show’s reach into a completely new realm,” said Josh Goodstadt, Director of HBO Global Licensing. “We’re thrilled to be working with Microgaming, a giant in its field, and we have every confidence that the show’s active fan base will be very excited to find another new way to engage with the show.”
Visit Microgaming at ICE Totally Gaming, ExCeL London, 4 to 6 February 2014, at stand number N11-120.