An Official Game Of Thrones PC Strategy Game Has Been Released

If you're a big fan of Game of Thrones and would fancy your chances of ruling the seven kingdoms, here's your chance. You can now get your hands on a brand new strategy game for PC called Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming.

Thanks to a collaboration between HBO, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, and Yoozoo, if you're so inclined you will be able to play a real-time game in which you defend your castle, forge alliances with other characters and - of course - build an army capable of taking the Iron Throne.

It's a browser game, so it might not be quite as slick as all of you modern gamers are used to, but it's as good as you're going to get right now.

An official press release about the game, which is available right now, said: "HBO, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Yoozoo Games have collaborated to recreate Westeros on a massive scale, delivering an authentic and immersive multiplayer world laid out across the Seven Kingdoms - complete with major landmarks and castles from the epic TV series.ed

"The story begins immediately following the death of Eddard Stark, when the player emerges as a new Westeros lord or lady in his stead."

There you go, everyone wants to be the 'King in the North' secretly, don't they? Now you can.

The graphics don't quite match the CGI trailer. Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
The graphics don't quite match the CGI trailer. Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

If you're still not entirely sure, there is also an expensive looking CGI trailer that you can watch. You'd be wise not to expect the same from the actual game, however.

Remember, it's just a browser game.

According to the folks who made it, Yoozoo Games, the main aim of the game is to get as many people on side as possible. As anyone who has seen the show knows, it's all well and good having a big army and being really popular, but that won't stop someone murdering you at a wedding.

The game's pitch reads: "Players can invite friends to raise an army and compete with other Westerosi lords and ladies to conquer their castles.

"Should they eventually become the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, players will be able to add their own distinct features and upgrades in order to sit on the Iron Throne in a fashion more befitting their reign.

"Players can also venture out to explore 30 different types of terrain and weather conditions in Westeros, as the continent's appearance changes almost as often as its leaders."

"In certain game modes, players will be able to experience their favourite moments from the show and see the story of Game of Thrones unfold once more."

Here's your chance to sit on the Iron Throne. Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Here's your chance to sit on the Iron Throne. Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

It continues: "They will also be able to unlock exclusive hidden storylines through a wide variety of PVE missions, such as battle progressions that will pit players against hordes of roaming bandits and assassins for a chance to earn valuable rewards."

If all of this sounds appealing to you, head to the game's website and check it out. Either that, or head over to Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook to give us your take on things.

Featured Image Credit: HBO/Warner Bros/Yoozoo

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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