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Melbourne-based videogame developer PlaySide Studios Ltd (ASX:PLY) has announced a collaboration with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and HBO to create a multiplayer strategy game based on the award-winning televisions series Game of Thrones.

PlaySide – which has a portfolio of 70 video game titles under its belt, including RTS Age of Darkness: Final Stand – will develop the game, which will then be licensed by Warner Bros on behalf of HBO.

The game itself will recreate the characters and settings seen in the show in real time strategy (RTS) format and will feature multiple game modes. The latter means that people will be able to play on their own, with friends or as part of a larger multiplayer battle.

Gameplay will revolve around significant factions from the series, with each faction having its own heroes and styles of play, meaning that players can take part in a story in which they lead their army to victory, using tactical warfare and politics.

The title will be available for PC, reflecting PlaySide’s experience in developing video games for multiple platforms including PC/console, mobile, virtual reality and mixed reality.

The market seemed pleased with the news, sending PlaySide’s shares up by 8.62 percent – to 94.5 cents – by 15:28 AEST since market open.

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