Just announced by Mashable is a partnership with HBO and Miso, where fans can use Miso’s SideShow app (available for iOS devices) to get a second screen experience while watching episodes of Game of Thrones. The Miso SideShow is a way to bring extra content to fans as they watch an episode of their favorite show. This extra content consists of trivia or interesting factoids, polls, memorable quotes, or links to more information. And not only can fans download and use these SideShows, they can make them themselves! In fact, HBO is holding a little contest for the best fan-made SideShows.
Recognizing that Game of Thrones has a fanatical following, the network is asking fans to create their own SideShow content for each episode of the first season of the show.
Fans can vote on what SideShows they like best and the top three entries for each episode will win Game of Thrones swag and other goodies. When Game of Thrones season 2 premieres on Apr. 1, 2012, HBO and Miso will announce the winning SideShow for each episode. Those winners will get additional prizes, social mentions and have the honor of having their SideShow dubbed the “official” pick in the Miso iOS app.
To help get you guys started, HBO asked me and Westeros.org to make two SideShows. I’ve made one for episode one while Elio and Linda created one for episode two. Check them out and then try making your own for later eps.
Winter Is Coming: I had fun making the SideShow. Hope you guys like it. It’s a pretty cool app. A nice thing to use on episode rewatches, as it gives you a little extra info and it’s a fun way to interact with fellow fans.