Online gaming software supplier Microgaming will expand its branded content games portfolio with the launch of a new online slot based on popular HBO television series Game of Thrones.

Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement with HBO Global Licensing for the new game which is expected to be released to operators this year.

“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.

“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.”

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