Quick Hits: Games, red carpet interviews, and awards
- Bigpoint has issued a press release promising more details on the free-to-play massively multiplayer online game they are working on based on Game of Thrones. They have launched an official site and journalists will get an advanced look at the game at the Game Developer’s Conference later this week.
- Atlus has released a new trailer focusing on Castlewood, another important location in the Game of Thrones RPG. The official web site has more details on the location. Also, there is now an official Facebook fan page for the game.
- In other gaming-related news, some dedicated (and/or crazy) fans of Thrones have gone about recreating the world of Westeros in Minecraft.
- The Iron Throne is coming to Toronto, alongside a host of other memorable costumes and props from the show, as a part of Game of Thrones: The Exhibition occurring on March 9-18 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
- HBO UK and Sky Atlantic have teamed up to release a new 13-min webcast focused on Game of Thrones. They have a panel on to talk about the show, including Elio and Linda of Westeros.org, some analysis of the costumes from season one, and a special appearance by Miltos Yerolemou.
- A bunch of interviews from the DVD launch party’s red carpet are now surfacing. Getty Images has a collection of short interview clips. Digital Spy has some video interviews of their own. And SciFiNow has a short written interview with Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.
- With the show’s popularity comes… fashion photo spreads. Rolling Stone has a spread with certain members of the Thrones cast. Plus, GQ has one with Emilia Clarke and Men’s Journal has one with Kit Harington.
- Last but not least, one late review of awards for S1. Despite a few close-seconds to the sister show Boardwalk Empire and the late-comer Homeland, there were a couple of positive moments. At the Golden Reel Awards for sound editing, Game of Thrones won both nominations, for dialogue editing and sound effect editing. The show also earned four nominations for the Saturn Awards, viz. best presentation (i.e. best series of 10 eps or fewer), actor (Sean Bean), actress (Lena Headey), and supporting actor (Kit Harington). Results coming on June 20. This just about rounds it up for season one. A potential nomination could still be scored at the TV Baftas for best international programme (announced on April 30).