Tuesday February 4,2014 : MICROGAMING IN HBO LICENCING PARTNERSHIP
New slot in the pipeline based on hit television series Game of Thrones
Microgaming will develop an online slot based on the multi-award winning HBO American fantasy drama television series, Game of Thrones following the signing of a deal with HBO Global Licensing.
The show’s intricate plot and fantastical themes will take centre stage in Microgaming’s adaptation, set to be released in 2014, said Roger Raatgever, chief executive officer of Microgaming.
"“We are incredibly excited to have signed a licensing agreement for Game of Thrones, a highly relevant and extremely popular show. 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!”
Game of Thrones is based on the best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, that 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.
The series 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,” added 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.”
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