In March 2010, HBO greenlit a television series based on A Song of Ice and Fire, with David Benioff and Dan Weiss attached to write and executive produce. Called Game of Thrones after the first novel, A Game of Thrones, the series stars Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, and Lena Headey. Game of Thrones generally covers one novel's worth of material per season, and the first season premiered on April 17, 2011. Game of Thrones has been well-received critically and has garnered a loyal fanbase. On April 19, 2011, after airing only one episode, HBO announced that it had renewed Game of Thrones for a second season. The show was renewed for a third season on April 10, 2012, and a fourth season on April 2, 2013. The fifth and sixth seasons were ordered on April 8, 2014. A seventh season was ordered on April 21, 2016. An eighth and final season was confirmed in 2016, and the series ended in May 2019.
A prequel to Game of Thrones focusing on the history of House Targaryen was first pitched by George R. R. Martin in the summer of 2016, when he was still working on Fire & Blood. A similar series specifically focusing on the Dance of the Dragons was pitched by Bryan Cogman in September 2017, but it was announced in April 2019 that HBO would not move forward with it. Following the cancellation of Bloodmoon, a prequel planned to focus on the Long Night and the Age of Heroes, House of the Dragon was greenlit in October 2019 and received a 10-episode straight-to-series order by HBO, who have hired Miguel Sapochnik to direct the pilot episode and additional episodes. In addition to Sapochnik, Ryan Condal will serve as co-showrunner.
- A Game of Thrones is a collectible card game (CCG) produced by Fantasy Flight Games. A number of base sets have been released for the game, each with a number of expansions. The game's primary designer is Eric Lang and the lead developer is Nate French. The A Game of Thrones: Westeros Edition won the Origins Award for Best Trading Card Game of 2002. The A Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire Edition won the Origins Award for Best Card Game Expansion or Supplement of 2003. It is an ongoing project consisting of five editions and eight expansions to date.
- A Game of Thrones is a strategy board game released in 2003 by Fantasy Flight Games and created by Christian T. Petersen. The Origins Award-winning game allows the players to take on the roles of several of the Great Houses vying for control of the Seven Kingdoms, including House Stark, House Lannister, House Baratheon, House Greyjoy, House Tyrell, and as of the expansion A Clash of Kings, House Martell. Players maneuver armies to secure support in the various regions that comprise the Seven Kingdoms, with the goal of capturing enough support to claim the Iron Throne. Two expansions for the game, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords, have been released.
- Battles of Westeros is a two-player board game released by Fantasy Flight Games in 2010.. Battles of Westeros is a war game and is more tactically oriented than the board game A Game of Thrones.
- A Game of Thrones Roleplaying Game, created by the defunct Guardians of Order company and published by White Wolf in 2005, is a roleplaying game using the d20 and the TriStat dX rules systems. The game consists of a single large, full-color rulebook featuring information on role-playing in the Seven Kingdoms and also background information to the series not found in the novels, including a detailed map of the Seven Kingdoms. The game was very well-received and was nominated for several awards, but this was not enough to save its parent company from closure in July 2006.
- A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying was released by Green Ronin Publishing in 2009 to fill the void left by the defunct previous roleplaying game. A custom game system was created by the publisher for use with the setting, and since its initial much-acclaimed release has seen numerous supplemental adventures and information. The supplemental book A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide was released in 2010, and included detailed information on the setting.
- Blood of Dragons is an online, text-based RPG MUSH and the only online game specifically authorized by the author. Blood of Dragons fully opened in 2007 and is set approximately 140 years prior to the initial series, beginning during the reign of Daeron I and his conquest of Dorne and having progressed into the reign of Aegon IV. The game is maintained by the administrators of Westeros.org, who collaborated with Martin on The World of Ice & Fire. (link)
- A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a real-time strategy game based on A Song of Ice and Fire for the PC. It was published by Cyanide Studio, in 2011. The game allows players to partake in the conquest of Westeros beginning generations before the time in which the novels are set.
- Game of Thrones is a video game based on the series and published in 2012. It is a role-playing video game based on the novels and containing some voice actors from the television series.
- Game of Thrones Seven Kingdoms is a browser-based, massively-multiplayer role-playing game announced in February 2012 and developed by Bigpoint Games. An initial closed beta was planned for fall 2012.
- Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series is a graphic adventure game by Telltale Games. The first episode of the game, which focuses on House Forrester and is based on the television adaptation Game of Thrones, was released in December 2014.
- Several unofficial mods have been created by fans for several video games, such as Crusader Kings, Crusader Kings II, Mount & Blade: Warband, Neverwinter Nights, and Rome: Total War.
- The World of Ice & Fire is a companion volume to the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. The book was written by Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson, and George R. R. Martin, and was published in the USA by Bantam on October 28, 2014.
- A World of Ice and Fire is a companion guide available as an app for iOS and Android. The app was written by Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson in consultation with George R. R. Martin and was released in 2012.
- The Art of Ice and Fire, published in 2005 by Fantasy Flight Games, contains numerous works of art inspired by the series from a variety of different artists and illustrators. Some of the art previously appeared in the card game or online, but most of it was new. A second volume was released in 2011.
- The Hedge Knight is a graphic novel adaptation of the first of the Dunk and Egg novellas, The Hedge Knight. It was produced by Dabel Brothers Productions, and adapted by Benjamin Avery, with art by Mike S. Miller. It was published as six single issue comic books in 2003–4, and collected as a hardcover trade paperback by Marvel Comics in December 2006. The Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword, by the same art and writing team, adapted the second Dunk and Egg novella, The Sworn Sword. It was published in six issues in 2007–8, and collected as a hardcover graphic novel by Marvel Comics in June 2008. Out of print for several years, the two graphic novel collections were reprinted in paperback and digital by Jet City Comics in 2013-4, under the titles of The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel and The Sworn Sword: The Graphic Novel. In August 2017, Bantam Books published The Mystery Knight: A Graphic Novel, the adaptation of the third novella, The Mystery Knight, again by the same creative team as the previous comics. Unlike the first two adaptations, which were originally published in individual issues, this is a hardcover collection of the entire story.
- George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones is a comic book adaptation by Dynamite Entertainment of Martin's fantasy novel A Game of Thrones, the first in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Writer and frequent collaborator Daniel Abraham scripted the series and artist Tommy Patterson drew it, with covers by frequent collaborator Mike S. Miller. The series published from September 2011–July 2014, and collected by Bantam Books as hardcover graphic novels in four volumes. The adaptation was followed up by George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings, scripted by Landry Walder and drawn by Mel Rubi, with covers by Miller. It was also published by Dynamite, from June 2017–November 2021, and collected as hardcover graphic novels by Bantam.
- A Feast of Ice and Fire is a cookbook of recipes of dish and meals from Westeros and Essos based on descriptions in the five books of A Song of Ice and Fire. It was written by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer, the owner of the website The Inn at the Crossroads. There is a forward by Martin. It was released on May 29, 2012.
- A Game of Groans is a parody book. In August 2011, Thomas Dunne Books announced it acquired the rights to A Game of Groans, a take on Martin's best-selling novel. It is described as: A parody of George R.R. Martin's bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series, set in a world where seasons can last decades (and comparisons to Tolkien a lifetime), the warmth is returning, and in the thawing tundra to the North of Summerseve, the future of the Bark family, their BFFs, and their enemies dangles in the balance, to Peter Joseph at Thomas Dunne Books, by Jason Allen Ashlock at Movable Type Literary Group (World).
- Beyond the Wall is a collection of essays exploring the series influences, its narrative choices, and its epic scope. It was released in June 2012.
- A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar is an annual calendar providing unique drawings for each month of the year. Publication began in 2011 and Random House is expected to publish through 2015/2016.
- The Lands of Ice and Fire is an boxed collection of twelve official A Song of Ice and Fire map posters, stretching from Westeros to Asshai. The maps were illustrated by cartographer Jonathan Roberts and were published by Bantam Books on October 30, 2012.
- Testor Corporation announced that in late 2006 it would begin releasing model figures based on the series, to be followed by a tactical war game. Only one product shipped, a Ruby Ford diorama. In April 2007, Martin announced that the licensing agreement with Testor had expired, and Testor's A Song of Ice and Fire product lines had been canceled. In December 2006, Haute Productions signed a deal to release a range of resin mini-busts featuring characters from A Song of Ice and Fire under the name Valyrian Resin. The company plans to expand the line to include resin statues and pewter chess sets. On August 13, 2007, Dark Sword Miniatures announced a line of premium pewter miniatures based on the world of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and sculpted by renowned miniatures artist Tom Meier.
- Valyrian Steel is a company manufacturing replicas of arms and armor from the novels of A Song of Ice and Fire and the television show Game of Thrones. On March 20, 2007, Martin announced on his blog that he had "signed a deal with Jalic, Inc of East Lansing, Michigan, granting them a license to manufacture and sell full-sized high-quality replicas of the arms and armor from A Song of Ice and Fire under the name Valyrian Steel, starting with the bastard sword Longclaw wielded by Jon Snow. In early 2009, Jalic had Arya Stark's Needle from A Song of Ice and Fire on pre-sale. Both Needle and Longclaw were available in a Limited Edition of 2,500 each.
References and Notes
- Hibberd, James (March 2, 2010). "HBO greenlights Game of Thrones to series". THRfeed.com. http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/03/hbo-greenlights-game-of-thrones-.html. Retrieved March 2, 2010.
- greenlights Game of Thrones Stuart Levine, Variety.com, March 2, 2010
- HBO Confirms Game of Thrones Will End with Season 8 (July 20, 2016)
- Mashable: "Game of Thrones vet Bryan Cogman developing prequel series"
- Variety: "Game of Thrones: Bryan Cogman confirms his spinoff isn't happening"
- Blood of Dragons MUSH FAQ
- Marvel: Hedge Knight Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
- Marvel: Hedge Knight II: Sworn Sword Premiere (Hardcover)
- Not A Blog: Dunk and Egg Return to Comics, July 9, 2013
- Not A Blog: Here Comes The Mystery Knight, December 16, 2016
- Martin, George R. R. (2007-04-17). "Testor's miniatures cancelled". George R. R. Martin's Official Website. http://www.georgerrmartin.com/archive07.html#04-17b. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- Martin, George R. R. (2006-12-06). ""Valyrian Resin" to produce Ice & Fire mini-busts". George R. R. Martin's Official Website. http://www.georgerrmartin.com/archive06.html#12-07. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
- "Dark Sword Miniatures and Tom Meier to produce George Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire premium miniature line". Dark Sword Miniatures Website. 2007-08-13. http://www.darkswordminiatures.com/gallery/GRRMline.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-28.
- Not A Blog - Nothing Holds an Edge Like Valyrian Steel
- Valyrian Steel
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